The Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity was founded in Tel Aviv in 1990 by leading Israeli and North American artists, scholars and entrepreneurs who recognized that creative talent is a major resource of the Jewish people and that persons gifted with these attributes should be identified, mobilized and bonded by the Center into an activist movement devoted to sustaining Jewish identity.
A non-profit educational institution in both the United States and Israel, the Center functions as a global fellowship of creative and performing artists, scholars and benefactors committed to evolving the dynamic national Jewish culture envisioned by Zionist philosopher Ahad Ha'am. To preclude the fossilization of Jewish culture, the Center stimulates and facilitates the creation of serious new cultural works from a Jewish perspective and the dissemination of the resulting artistic expression in respected public venues, thereby broadening the horizons of Jewish culture and ensuring an ongoing Jewish contribution to universal civilization.
The Center is neither a building nor primarily a funder but the vibrant hub of an international league of successful affiliated artists and scholars, who receive nurturing, comradeship and collaborative opportunities. While maintaining strategic relations with many institutions, the Center is totally independent and embraces the spirit of K'lal Israel.