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.
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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!
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.