Arts & Entertainment
Art, music, dance, film, television, and theatre all feed the soul. Festivals and live performances draw people from across the country and promote tourism – stimulating the local economy and fostering pride in the community.
Art-based programs also provide therapy for children and families living in frontier communities who face constant threat of rocket attacks and often suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Arts and entertainment are powerful tools that transform the lives of our brothers and sisters.
We are dedicated to strengthening the Negev and Galilee by bringing art and cultural events to countless communities. This is where you come in – our visionaries, artists, planners, and creative minds – the driving forces behind our Arts and Entertainment Task Force. Please join our Task Force with a minimum annual donation of $5,000. All donation amounts welcome.
Start Art is a program for youth from the Galilee who are drawn to the arts, designed to integrate students into the Margalit Startup City culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. The essence of this project is to expose them to the Galilee's FoodTech and AgTech innovation and startups. The youth participating in the Start Art program will learn to explore the relationship between arts and food throughout history as they continue to interact with leading multidisciplinary artists and bring their own inspiration and artistic point of view to life.
Sponsor one student for one year $5,000
Tri-Region Music Consortium
The Tri-Region Music Consortium creates regional cooperation among three conservatories in the Gaza Envelope, enabling students to participate in musical ensembles and achieve the highest levels of success. The program brings top-tier instructors to the area, provides new and improved instruments to students, and offers scholarships to those who otherwise might not be able to afford lessons. The bright light of music in these families’ lives is an essential therapeutic and cultural necessity, an important escape from the trauma of living in these tense regions. Music has the power to transform the desert into a magical place of rhythm and stability, uplifting the spirits of both the musicians and those who hear them play.
Student scholarships and donation opportunities range from $5,000 to $1,000,000
Beautification of Bomb Shelters
As part of our efforts to provide comfort and respite to those suffering from PTSD in the Gaza border communities, Jewish National Fund-USA works with local artists to paint murals on bomb shelters to beautify them and make them feel less threatening. The shelter-painting program allows artists to create something beautiful and positively impact over 50,000 residents in the region. Over 160 bomb shelters have been beautified to date.
Beautify and dedicate one bomb shelter $10,000
Special in Uniform Music Program
Jewish National Fund-USA provides individuals with disabilities the chance to train and serve on IDF bases throughout the country. When young people with disabilities learn a musical instrument, their social functioning, self-esteem, self-expression, motivation, and memory are all positively impacted. Our goal is to provide soldiers with disabilities an environment where individual differences are celebrated. We are changing the lives of the soldiers and their families while showing the world that true strength resides in the resiliency of the human spirit.
Scholarship & Donation opportunities range from $5,000 to $150,000
Akko ‘Western Galilee Now’ Cultural Activities
JNF-USA Western Galilee Tourist Information Center hosts cultural activities that foster co-existence for Israel’s diverse population including its Jewish, Arab, Druze, and Bedouin citizens. With your support, we are enhancing the region’s tourism, boosting the local economy, fostering mutual living, and improving the quality of life for so many.
Onsite Plaque Recognition starts at $25,000 ∙ Donation and Sponsorship opportunities start at $1,800
Arad Music Conservatory
The Arad Music Conservatory provides quality music education annually to over 400 youth in Arad. This education not only exposes children to instruments and provides an opportunity for music appreciation and enrichment, but also enhances the values of listening, mutual respect, determination, diligence, and discipline. Additionally, the Conservatory provides an array of music programming for schools in Arad and hosts concerts for residents for the over 30,000 residents, bringing classical music and culture to the region.
Student scholarships and donation opportunities range from $5,000 to $100,000
The Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music
The Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music opened a Branch Campus in Akko in the western galilee. We are helping to provide musical instruments in order to attract students from across the Galilee to study music, thereby enriching the cultural experience for both residents and visitors to the region. Rimon has an exchange program with the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
MAKOM Artist Communities
MAKOM invests in over 250 creatives, including artists, musicians, film producers, dancers and actors across six artist communities. Artists serve as a community resource and produce cultural programming, impacting over 25,000 people. These are designed to enrich the surrounding regions and prepare talented young creatives for careers in arts and entertainment.
Donation and Sponsorship opportunities start at $5,000
Danielle A. and Irving J. Grossman JNF Amphitheatre in Be’er Sheva
Jewish National Fund-USA built the largest amphitheater in Israel—12,000 seats—in the heart of the Be’er Sheva River Park. Tens of thousands of people from all over Israel enjoy concerts, theater, an annual opera production, and more. Your support also helps to provide respite days and complimentary admission to residents of the Gaza Envelope suffering from PTSD, which helps relieve the stresses of their daily lives.
Onsite Plaque Recognition starting at $25,000
Sderot Indoor Recreation Center’s C. Hugh Friedman Music Program
Thousands of children pass through the doors of this secure indoor playground every year, enjoying the respite it offers from the trauma of life on the border with Gaza. One of its keystone programs introduces the world of melody & harmony to Sderot’s youth. Music offers a creative outlet to those who live with ongoing stress from the constant threat of rocket attack.
Sponsor one student for one year $5,000 ∙ Donation opportunities start at $1,800
Arava Music Equipment
The Arava Region is located in the Negev Desert along the Jordanian border between the Dead Sea and Red Sea. While the slower pace of life in this region can be heavenly, daily life can also be fraught with anxiety, loneliness, and a lack of resources needed for overall quality of life. Through the music program in the Arava, JNF-USA enhances the lives of the over 9,000 residents by providing musical instruments to residents, improving their mood, overall health, cognitive skills, and more.
Donation opportunities start at $1,800