A recent survey of Jewish Identification in America “raises profound questions about the future viability of one of the world’s oldest religions”… so reads an article in one of America’s major newspapers.
What would your grandparents and great grandparents think if they read a statement suggesting that the existence of Judaism was in question; your ancestors who kept alive a heritage and tradition often at the risk of their own lives.
The mission of The Foundation For Jewish Continuity, Inc. is to issue a challenge.
A challenge that asks us to examine our identity at its very roots and ask ourselves the following question: How do I truly measure the value my Jewish identity?
The Foundation will connect with Jewish people from across the entire spectrum through our innovative and unique creative projects. We will reach out to the unaffiliated, the alienated, the culturally but not practicing, the reform, conservative and orthodox and we will challenge Jews everywhere to embark upon this very personal journey to within.
The National Foundation for Jewish Continuity, Inc.’s (NFJC) mission is to promote, encourage, and preserve Jewish continuity through the arts. It was established to educate, and enlighten the various sectors and generations of the Jewish community on the significant worth/value of their Jewish birthright and challenge them to participate in protecting and continuing to honor the virtues of that birthright and legacy for future generations. NFJC works to achieve its vision through its development and/or underwriting of special events and educational programs, initiating meaningful partnerships and alliances in and outside of the Jewish community, and fulfilling grants using the arts — from the performing to the fine arts — as the primary medium. |
Our creative outreach will include theater, film and communal events such as:|
- The SS St. Louis Project with history-making program on December 13-14, 2009 at the Eden Roc Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida that will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the ill-fated voyage and honor the survivors at a special reunion and the passenger signing of the U.S. Senate Resolution 111. The signed documents will be housed in the United States National Archives “Legislative Treasures Vault”, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.; State of Israel; Yad Vashem; Jewish Museum of Berlin and Oskar Schindler Family Archives [Schindler’s List], and other prominent world institutions.
Participating U.S. and international dignitaries will include Rev. Rosemary Schindler (relative of Oskar Schindler); Richard Hunt, director for the U.S. Center for Legislative Archives; Scott Miller, director of Curatorial Affairs of the U.S. Holocaust Museum, U.S. Congressman Ron Klein, government officials from several countries, and playwright/documentarian Robert Krakow. Program includes the premiere of playwright/Documentarian Robert Krakow’s “The Trial of Franklin D. Roosevelt”, the official Resolution signing, and Menorah lighting and beachfront dedication ceremony.
- “The False Witness: The Trial of Adolf Hitler” to be held on December 14, 2009 at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, Boca Raton, Florida: The original play by playwright/documentarian Robert Krakow provides for a provocative exploration of the assault on Jewish identity.
Headquartered in Boca Raton, NFJC is a non-profit private foundation that has applied for tax exempt status as a 501(c)(3) charity with the IRS. IRS approval is pending. Upon receiving its exempt status the Foundation will notify donors of the deductible/non-deductible portion of their contribution.