Performing Arts Programming
The Yiddishkayt Initiative produces and promotes a wide range of programs and services to participating organizations. These programs fall into multiple categories, all central to engaging and building the Jewish Community.
Yiddishkayt Initiative’s professional production team has the skills to assure audiences a Neshome (Soul) stirring theatrical experience, ranging from musical comedies to searing dramas and everything in between.
Film / TV
There’s a treasure trove of Jewish and Yiddish themed movies and TV programs that are both entertaining and enlightening. We are able to identify these cinematic gems and provide budget-friendly programming that’s a perfect fit for any size group, in any format, from a single showing to a complete festival.
The world of contemporary Jewish music is very wide. On request, we provide anything from a solo performance to a full concert, in any genre, from traditional klezmer and cantorial to Jewish rap, rock and more.
The Yiddishkayt team has deep roots in American Jewish, Israeli and Yiddish comedy, from vaudeville to stand-up and has contacts with both established and rising comedy stars. Whatever an organization’s budget, we can deliver laughter and with it, a new connection to the audiences it attracts.
The Yiddishkayt Initiative can source, procure and arrange art exhibitions to fit virtually any preference. Artwork will be accompanied by curatorial descriptive and explanatory materials.
From chicken soup to bagels and lox, the entire world loves Jewish food. Yiddishkayt Initiative can provide lively food demonstrations with noted Jewish chefs to widen an audience’s knowledge or Jewish cuisine… as they joyously fill their bellies.
Jewish organizations have discovered that cultural festivals can draw enormous crowds. The Yiddishkayt Initiative can deliver complete weekend to week-long festivals that include any or all of the above elements. Our Inaugural YI Love Yiddish Festival took place on Miami Beach in 2018 and included International Grammy and Emmy award winning performers, bands, films, lectures and Children’s programming.
Turn-key Solutions for your Jewish Cultural Events
The Yiddishkayt Initiative’s wide experience in the cultural and entertainment worlds allows us to locate, gather and package contemporary expressions of Jewish culture, in forms ranging from a single performance or exhibition to a complete Jewish festival.
When a Federation, JCC, synagogue or other organization wishes to reward its current members and attract new ones with a cultural experience, all it needs to do is call or visit our website and explore the programs that meet their needs. From planning, presenting or producing each event to marketing and multi-channel communications, the Yiddishkayt Initiative will make it happen.