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AJS Arts and Culture Community Grants

The Association for Jewish Studies congratulates the recipients of the 2019 – 2020 AJS Arts and Culture Community Grants:

Public Program: “The Jewish Language Project Presents a Multimedia Event: Passover around the World”
Lead Applicant: Sarah Benor, Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) and Courtesy Professor of Linguistics at the University of Southern California
Co-sponsors: Pico Union Project, USC Casden Institute

Public Program: “Celebrating the Music of Mieczyslaw Weinberg”
Lead Applicant: Paula Sanders, Director of the Boniuk Institute and Professor of History, Rice University
Co-sponsors: Da Camera, Holocaust Museum Houston

Public Program: “Letters to Erich: Family Disruption and Holocaust Memory”
Lead Applicant: Nancy Sinkoff, Academic Director of the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life and Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and History, Rutgers University
Co-sponsors: New Brunswick Jazz Project, New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education


The AJS Arts and Culture Community Grant program offers three matching grants of $5,000 (community sponsors contribute $2,500 for a total of $7,500) to support public-programming throughout 2019 – 2020. These grants enable local communities to present projects that combine cultural programming with a scholarly component.