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AJS Arts and Culture Community Grants

The Association for Jewish Studies congratulates the recipients of the 2022–2023 AJS Arts and Culture Community Grants:

Public Program: Shakespeare and Sacred Texts: A Midsummer Retreat
Lead Applicant: Julia Reinhard Lupton, Professor of English, University of California, Irvine
Co-sponsors: Rabbi Marcia Tilchin and the Jewish Collaborative of Orange County; Academy for Judaic, Christian, and Islamic Studies

Public Program: On the Road to Zion by Sholem Asch: A World Premiere Radio Drama and Roundtable Discussion on Polish Jewry
Lead Applicant: Lisa Newman, Director of Public Programs, Yiddish Book Center
Co-sponsors: Congress for Jewish Culture and The Faux Real Theatre Company

The AJS thanks The Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation for supporting the 2022 – 2023 AJS Arts and Culture Community Grant program.


The AJS also recognizes the recipients of the 2020–2021 AJS Arts and Culture Community Grants (due to delays caused by the pandemic, these public programs took place during the 2021–2022 academic year):

Public Program: Indecent
Lead Applicant: Joel Berkowitz, Professor of Foreign Languages & Literature and Director, Center for Jewish Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Co-sponsors: Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Tapestry Program of the Harry and Rose Samson Jewish Community Center, UWM LGBT Studies Program, and Yiddish Book Center

Public Program: Global Day of Jewish Learning: Jewish Women Breaking Boundaries
Lead Applicant: Matthew Kraus, Associate Professor of Judaic Studies and Director, Hebrew Program, University of Cincinnati
Co-sponsors: Mayerson Jewish Community Center and Women Writing for a Change

Public Program: Medieval Afternoon
Lead Applicant: Miriamne Krummel, Professor of English, University of Dayton
Co-sponsors: Dayton Metro Library, Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton, and Beth Abraham Synagogue