Wednesday, September 29, 2010

JAM 2011 Update

Last year JAM became a reality thanks to the generosity of The Oregon Arts Commison, National Endowment for the Arts and some individual donors.

We had numerous sponsors who will be identified in the next blog posting. Special thanks needs to go to The Mittleman Jewish Community Center (MJCC) who not only took on fiscal management responsibility but also donated space and staff time to make this possible.

A new grant has been written to the OAC and we hope that they might be willing to offer us funding one more time. This financial assistance will allow to concentrate on fine tuning our festival while looking for other financial resources.

Last year we developed a template for hosting a Portland area Jewish arts festival. Our planning team reviewed, studied and evaluated everything we did. We learned so much and we're determined to make year two more exciting - a festival that will reach more broadly across age groups and spread across the broader community.

Above all, we will need to find ways to financially support JAM. We can't become dependent on grants for our future.

Do you want to be involved as a planner? Write to us! or to eddy shuldman at

Would you consider a tax deductible donation? Donations large and small are needed. Send your check to the MJCC but write in JAM donation on the memo line. Your contribution will be a statement of your support to building networks throughout our community through the arts.

Stay tuned for info re: JAM events. I think you will be pleasantly surprised!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

JAM returns ...spring 2011

We're busily writing grants and dreaming our schedule.

Would you like to help?  Post a note here or send an email to

We need dreamers and we need do-ers!