Exhibition of Creative Responses



WHAT WE DO . . .


The Jüdische Kulturbund Project leads workshops, "Music + Art: Exploring Responses to Oppression", collaborating with educators, musicians, performing artists, and visual artists to produce engaging experiences for the classroom (primary, secondary, high-school and university curricula) as well as Web- and community-based educational programs.

The goals of the initiative are to raise awareness, augment young people’s perception of the past, catalyze students to action, share a little-known inspirational story of the past, and to recognize contemporary mirrors perhaps within our own families, communities, and selves.

The intention of the program is to explore issues resulting from the choice artists make everyday living under oppression.  Do I stay or leave?  We want to encourage discussion among social and cultural history, theatre, and music students as well as encourage thoughts about how the story the Jüdische Kulturbund is relevant today.

Please see an online exhibition of creative responses by participants in our workshops.






We celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution on Václav Havel's birthday, October 5, 2019, leading an inter-generational workshop at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, DC.  A special feature of the workshop was a presentation and discussion about the Czech singer and activist Marta Kubišová.  In 1968, Marta wrote "A Prayer for Martha", which became the anthem of occupied Czechoslovakia.  Marta helped lead the Velvet Revolution, singing her song from a balcony above Wenceslas Square on November 21, 1989 to thousands who had gathered below.  The Velvet Revolution restored peace and democracy to the country, which is enduring to this day.



Andy's Summer Playhouse workshop participants in July 2018


The Arts Institute and the Performing Arts Department at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD hosting our workshop "Make Art Not War", Arts Responses to Oppression. Students and faculty participated in our program and are featured in our highlight video, above.


Sponsored by Classrooms Without Borders and the Jewish Federation—Greater Pittsburgh, we led students from several middle- and high-schools in Pittsburgh, as shown in the highlight video, above.


We had a successful turnout of 50 teachers participating in our workshop at the Jewish Museum of Maryland as revealed in our highlight video, above.


Examples of art produced by teachers at our education workshop at the Jewish Museum of Maryland, Baltimore on August 3, 2016.  (Photographs by Kaitlyn Haney, Pandxa)



In an effort to reach people around the world, we lead workshops over Skype.  As Internet becomes more accessible and stable, we will be able to work with more participants in our workshops who can build connections with each other.

Working with participants from Nawe Osobola Mcing Project Uganda for working with us in our Connecting Classrooms Workshop last Tuesday. We loved that your group included participants of all ages from 7 years old to 71!


Collaborating with Musicians for World Harmony in Ithaca, NY; the Kulturskolan at Hagfors Kommun in Hagfors, Sweden; and the Root Foundation in Kigali, Rwanda, we led a "Connecting Classrooms" pilot, using Skype to connect everyone remotely, as seen in the video above.




More About the Project
The Jüdische Kulturbund Story
Exploring Issues of Oppression
Artivists — The Exhibition
Bullets to Books — The Feature Documentary Film
Hannah's Dance — The Performance
Remembering the Jews of Greece — The Music Performance
Singer — The Dramatic Feature Film
The Ring Project — The Multimedia Play
Public Program Events
Project Team



  1. The Jüdische Kulturbund Project
    May 17, 2017

    […] Education Program […]

    • Margot Neuhaus
      June 3, 2017

      Very inspiring!! This project has a tremendous potential to affect many lives all over the world…..opening doors…..to hope and freedom.

      With gratefulness for your work and wishes that it may wildly spread!


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