ish Festival

Exploring new ways to engage Jew-ishly

aka ish   |   Cincinnati, OH   |  https://ishfestival.org

Mission

ish brings artists and communities together to explore Jewish and Israeli cultural traditions through the arts.

Ruling year info

2019

Founder, Executive & Artistic Director

Marie Krulewitch-Browne

Main address

427 Tusculum Ave.

Cincinnati, OH 45226 USA

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EIN

83-2433747

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Community Celebrations (A27)

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Our programs

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ish Festival

Cincinnati's biennial Jewish and Israeli arts and culture festival

Population(s) Served

ishUES is a new virtual program series presented by ish Festival to connect artists with communities to explore Jewish and Israeli arts and culture together during these challenging times. All ishUES programs are remote/virtual, which means you can learn something new right from the comfort of your couch (while wearing your fav pjs :)).

Population(s) Served
Adults

Through a nine (9) month cohort experience, Fellows will learn the foundations of Design Thinking and Community Program Design, grow their connection to Cincinnati and their own cultural heritage, design new arts & cultural experiences and engage with social justice & Jewish wisdom. Fellows will participate in one of two tracks: Liv.ri.ut, the Art of Self Expression (Art & Creative Practice focused) or Kavanah, the Art of Gathering (Social Justice & Jewish Wisdom focused).

Who?
ish engages young professionals (approx. 22-40 years) both Jewish, Jew-ish, and not at all Jewish, but who have great appreciation for diversity, cultural exploration, & community programming. The most qualified applicants are young adults with experience in peer-to-peer networking, artistic expression, social justice practice, and deep connections to the Cincinnati arts, social action &/or Jewish communities.

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers
Artists and performers
LGBTQ people
Young adults

Holidays-in-a-Box launched in fall 2020 as a way to bring joy to individuals and families distanced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Curated artisan gift boxes invite curious culture-seekers of most ages to explore and engage with Jewish cultural holidays in a new way. Past boxes have featured works from regional Midwest artisans from Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Chicago, Dayton, and Columbus.

ish typically produces four Holiday Boxes a year which are released seasonally.

Population(s) Served

A Walk Through History
Historical Walking Tours of Jewish Cincinnati's Downtown Roots
Featuring the stunning art of Cincinnati photographer J. Miles Wolf, explore the sounds and sites of Cincinnati's West End and Central Business District. Hear the stories of women, immigrants, Rabbis, entrepreneurs, Mayors, and more who shaped the legacy of Cincinnati's Jewish community.

On Your Mobile Device, visit ​​CINCYJEWISHTOURS.COM to begin the Walking Tour Experience

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Religious groups
Ethnic and racial groups
Religious groups
Ethnic and racial groups
Religious groups
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Religious groups
Adults
Children and youth
Academics

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ish Festival

Board of directors
as of 08/25/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jenna Shaifer

Ombre Gallery

Term: 2021 - 2023

Ariel WEISS

Bnai Brith International

Holly Wolfson

Mayerson JCC

David Burstein

Congregation Beth Adam

Sydney Fine

ArtWorks

Kate Minevich

self-employed

Robyn Lamont

Neal Jacobs

retired

Rotem Greniman

Meals by Rotem

Andrea Dylewski

Consultant/Project Manager

Andrew Goddard

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Pam Kravetz

retired

Abby Schwartz

Cincinnati Skirball Museum

Jennifer Clark

Jewish Federation of Cincinnati

Stacey Edelstein

retired

Jasmine Wolk

Kroger Co.

Organizational demographics

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White/Caucasian/European
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Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
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