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Causes: Arts & Culture

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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Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

KFAR is a visionary organization which has opened my eyes (and ears) to the richness and diversity of global Jewish music beyond anything I had imagined. Adam and his supporters are committed to great music and Jewish engagment. Each stands on its own and neither is in service to the other. Introduced me to Balkan Beat Box and the Afro-Semitic Experience.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Kfar consistently offers programming for the Jewish community which is bold and innovative. It often stretches the old definitions of what constitutes Jewish culture. By doing so, it often engages Jews of all walks of life who might otherwise have no affiliation with their culture. Kfar events are often marked by a wonderfully mixed audience of Reform, Orthodox, Renewal and Hasidic. There are few, if any, other organizations which can draw such a mixture -- which is a testimonial for Kfar's dynamic programming.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Even my generation ( age 66) gets inspired ith the upbeat presentations and energy generated by these shows. We plan on continuing to enjoy them for yeart o come. Burt Lindner


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Kafar consistently puts on top-notch, cutting-edge events at a nice variety of Chicagoland locations. Kafar is a great organization and I always look forward to whatever is coming up next.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Kfar is a treasure of an organization. Kfar brings a variety of hot talent to the young(er)Chicago Jewish community, while creating events that bring together a broad cross-section that community. Kudos!


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

KFAR consistently promotes fun events that have introduced me to wonderful music and art that I wouldn't have discovered otherwise. These events have also been a good way for me to make more friends in the Jewish community. I didn't realize I liked klezmer until Purimpalooza this year, and Mor Karbasi is now in regular rotation on my stereo thanks to KFAR's promotion of her concert.