Most Jewish people identify themselves as cultural, rather than religious, Jews. Given this, cultural arts should assume a central role in Jewish organizational and communal life. Our search for renewal and continuity should begin where people are most touched and inspired: the concert hall, the book of poetry, the film, the dance floor.Read more
Food & Humor
Culinary treats for every occasion.
A tool for self-ridicule, fighting anti-Semitism, and even passing down traditions.
A recipe for triangular Purim cookies.
Jokes, old and new, by and about Jews.
One way that Jews, through the ages, have created an idea of themselves.
Film, Theatre & Dance
Jews have always played a key role in the American movie industry.
From Yiddish theatre to Israeli folkdance.
Looking at Judaism on the small screen.
A cultural phenomenon of Jewish America in the early 20th century.
Turning away from tradition and establishing its own roots.
Art, Language & Literature
The earliest pieces of Jewish art were religious objects.
Hebrew, Aramaic, Ladino, Yiddish, and Judaeo-Arabic.
Storytelling has always been an integral part of Jewish life.
The language of the Jewish sacred texts has undergone many changes over time.
The life and work of Yiddish literature's Nobel laureate.
Music & Sports
Jewish music today extends well beyond the synagogue, to the concert halls of Israel, the Klezmer revival, and the reggae of Matisyahu.
Jews have risen to fame in professional baseball, basketball, and boxing.
The category of secular Jewish music is as elusive as it is important.
Jewish prayer relies heavily on music.
Jewish women have kept the game alive in North America.