Contact: The Journal of the Jewish Life Network / Steinhardt Foundation -- Jewish Expression and the Arts

Publication Date: January 2005

Publisher: Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life

Author(s): David Gedzelman; Stephen Hazan Arnoff; Michael Dorf

Research Area: Culture and religion

Keywords: Culture; Jewish Engagement; Artistic Expression; Fundraising and Philanthropy

Type: Other


This issue of Contact focuses on Jewish arts. Rabbi David Gedzelman and Stephen Hazan Arnoff discuss Makor, a program offering Jewish New Yorkers in their 20s and 30s opportunities to engage with one another in an environment committed to cultural innovation, intellectual excellence and Jewish exploration. Michael Dorf and Aaron Bisman discuss trends in cutting-edge Jewish music. Tova Mirvis describes how her novels explore the interplay of personal and communal identities. Richard Siegel discusses why the Jewish community ought to support the arts. Also included are articles by Debbie Krivoy, Amy Fox, Deborah Rosenthal, Henry Bean, and Karen Brooks Hopkins.