Kolture Resource Center
Expertly curated and created by the award-winning cultural hub JArts, Kolture makes Jewish engagement easy by connecting your community to a growing library of high-quality Jewish art.
Our team of in-house and special guest curators have scoured the world to bring the best of Jewish art and culture to its new home.
From Israeli pastry recipes to Jewish comedy podcasts, biblically-inspired poetry, and more — each curation offers a framework for guided conversation through prompts centered around a vast array of Jewish themes, making engaging and appealing to your community’s diverse interests easier than ever.
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Why is this site different from all other sites?
What can I find in the Kolture portal?
Kolture explores the depth and breadth of Jewish experience through compelling art, comedy, dance, film, food, literature, music, theater, and more. Our curators feature original content under an ever-changing roster of themes (e.g. holidays, celebrations, and inspiring individuals, among others). The content is categorized and archived for easy access at any time and from any place with an internet connection.
Why the need for Kolture?
Despite declining synagogue affiliation and other signs of communal disengagement, there is a deep desire among American Jews to connect Jewishly. A 2020 Pew study showed that more than 40 percent of Jews engage with Jewish or Israeli content, while 54 percent of secular Jews cook or eat traditional Jewish foods. There is a demonstrated need for American Jews to connect Jewishly on their own terms, and Kolture satisfies that need by dramatically scaling and increasing access to Jewish arts and culture – a boon for the increasingly digital post-Covid era.
Who is Kolture for?
Anyone from Jewish communal leaders to those who are simply “Jewishly curious” can find something in Kolture that speaks to them. As an organizational tool, the platform helps leaders better serve their communities, expand to reach new ones, and foster greater connection to Jewish life. For the individual user, Kolture is a trove of cultural treasures that links them to a network of Jewish arts enthusiasts.
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