KFAR JEWISH ARTS CENTER

Rating: 4.85 stars   13 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: PO Box 6334 Vernon Hills IL 60061 USA

Mission: KFAR Jewish Arts Center is an independent arts organization that stimulates, promotes and produces the next generation of Jewish expression. Hebrew for village, KFAR brings artists and audiences together around vibrant arts-oriented celebrations of Jewish heritage in Chicago, creating alternative conduits to community and inspiring investigations of identity by artists and performers exploring our culture through their craft.
Geographic areas served: Greater Chicago
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EIN 32-0252184
773.362.4760
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Rating: 5 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

Over the past decade, KFAR has brought progressive Jewish bands to the Jewish mainstream..... From my experience, these concerts have brought together all streams of Judaism----IE--it's very common to see Orthodox attending concerts along with Reformed or even Renewal folks. Overall, KFAR is a great organization!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The Hothouse. Great venue---wish it was still around!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their ability to bring progressive, non-traditional Jewish music to forefront....

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

good people.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

give more exposure to great bands....

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-3-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

KFAR has brought a surprising variety of Jewish music programs to the Chicago area and made them interesting and accessible to both Jews and non-Jews. For example: The recent presentation, in the (gentile Polish) Chopin Teatre, of Daniel Kahn's Berlin-style strongly social-commentary cabaret group was extremely effective; the overflow crowd experienced the real feel of intellectual/political activism intensity! Then the next KFAR show was the super-contemporary Israeli club act Soulico.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their enthusiasm!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

cooperative and helpful.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

Kfar Jewish Arts Center is a great organization. KFAR consistently presents excellent shows and provide wonderful opportunities for young Jewish adults to connect.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing talented artists and connecting with other Jews who I have been unlikely to meet otherwise. Both the performers I've seen and the people I've met have helped me further connect with my Judaism.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

passionate, intelligent, talented, creative, Jewishly knowledge individual who think outside the box.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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