About

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Mission

At JAE, we are dedicated to educating the wider world on the contributions of the Jewish visual arts to Jewish civilization. JAE continues to explore innovative uses of media to tell the story of Jewish civilization to a wider audience. Our programs and DVDs are geared at all audiences, from religious schools and adult living programs, to casual home users -- anyone who is interested in learning the connection between the visual arts and Jewish civilization. We are broadening our reach through the development of curriculum to bring the Jewish visual arts into the classroom.

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Our Story

Since 2007, Jewish Art Education (JAE) has been dedicated to increasing the understanding of the contributions of the visual arts to Jewish civilization.  It was founded by Myrna Teck, PhD, and much of its program is based on her research and presentations. JAE’s initiatives have focused on expanding the appreciation of Jewish art to a wider audience. Initially, JAE In 2011, JAE produced its first film, The Art of the High Holidays, which portrayed the holiest days of the calendar through the centuries of art associated with the season. launched its website and its JArtEd Blog, which continues to provide insight into contemporary thinking on the subject. JAE developed the Jewish Art in Jewish Classrooms (JAJC) project to build on the film and extend its work to our Jewish youth by integrating the visual arts into Jewish educational programming.

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Our Audience

Senior Living Communities, Houses of Worship, Community Centers, and other organizations which provide programs for lifelong learners have enjoyed our presentations.

In-person programs are currently available in:

  • Washington, DC metropolitan area (including the Maryland and Northern Virginia suburbs)

  • Williamsburg, VA

  • Coastal Virginia (including Norfolk, Newport News, Virginia Beach, Hampton, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and Suffolk)

Real-time, online programs are also available via Zoom and have been presented in or are scheduled to be presented in the following locations across the United States and Canada:

  • Arizona

  • California

  • Connecticut

  • Florida

  • Kentucky

  • Maine

  • Massachusetts

  • Michigan

  • Nevada

  • New Jersey

  • New York

  • Ohio

  • Ottawa, Ontario

  • Toronto, Ontario

  • Vancouver, British Columbia