The Foundation for Jewish Culture, which announced last week that it will close, said in a press release that it will use the time it has left to find new homes for its programs.
“The Foundation has a proud heritage of incubating a broad array of programs that have re-defined and enlarged the expression and experience of Jewish culture in America,” announced immediate past board co-chair Judith Ginsberg. ”We believe we can most effectively serve the cause of culture in the Jewish community by ensuring that our tested and proven programs continue to succeed.”
After over fifty years serving the Jewish community, the Foundation for Jewish Culture will fold at the end of next year, the Jewish Week reported last week. The board of directors made this decision due to increasing financial concerns. Since 1960, the FJC has provided grants for a huge span of Jewish artistic endeavors, from the Jewish Documentary Film Fund to an upcoming multimedia musical project based on the Sarajevo Haggadah.