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For more information, or questions about membership, please contact
Fern Glazer, NJCN Project Manager




This year's convening will be held June 3-5 in San Francisco.  Thank you to NJCN Members the Contemporary Jewish Museum and the JCCSF for hosting.  


The agenda and session details will be posted here as they become available.


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Annual Convening in San Francisco
Monday, June 3 - Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Optional pre-conference activity Sunday, June 2 

Co-organized and hosted by Member organizations the Contemporary Jewish Museum and the JCC SF

Registration now open.

Current Members – register online today.
Check your email and the closed Facebook group for the membership/registration link, or contact Fern directly.

Not currently an NJCN Member and interested in joining and participating in programming?
Email Fern Glazer at

NJCN Dues-paid Members only.

  • $75 per organization (multiple staff members permitted)
  • $35 per individual (independent producers/presenters)

Please review the membership criteria below. Contact with questions about membership eligibility.

Additional details coming soon -- we're excited to take this annual gathering to the west coast!


2017 New Jewish Culture Network (NJCN) conference speakers onstageWhat is the New Jewish Culture Network?
The New Jewish Culture Network (NJCN) is a project of the National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) that supports the advancement of Jewish music and performing arts by serving a robust network of organizations and individuals across the U.S. and Canada who present Jewish arts and culture.

The Museum strives to creatively teach, interpret, and inspire dialogue about the American Jewish experience in the context of American history. Through all of its programming, the Museum explores the Jewish experience through diverse genres and lenses. The Museum’s support of and affiliation with other Jewish music and arts presenters across the U.S. and Canada through NJCN promotes the cross-pollination of ideas and provides more opportunities for audiences to engage in conversations around the meanings of heritage, history, and identity in their own lives.
 Image: "Presenting the Diversity of the Jewish Experience" Panel, NJCN 2018 Convening at the 14th St Y,  New York, NY

To see past programs, visit NJCN Past Programs.

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2015 New Jewish Culture Network (NJCN) conference workshopWhy join the New Jewish Culture Network?
When you become a member of NJCN you join a network of professional presenters with whom you can share information, resources, and exchange ideas. These connections strengthen the work of member organizations and advance the field by connecting presenters who in turn connect art and artists with audiences, providing rich cultural experiences and engagement with quality Jewish arts and culture, and bringing Jewish culture to life in both traditional and re-imagined ways.

Member benefits include

  • Annual convening: Eligibility to attend the annual spring gathering, co-hosted by an NJCN member community, featuring professional education, networking, opportunities to see work, and meals. Access to any recorded convening materials. Registration for the 2019 convening coming soon!  Join us June 3-5 in San Francisco.
  • Travel subsidies: Current members (dues paid) are eligible to apply for need-based travel subsidies to attend the annual convening.
  • Networking: Official NJCN-organized informal meet-up opportunities throughout the year (e.g., APAP).
  • Private Facebook Group: Access to an online group exclusively for NJCN members to share resources, recommendations, and relevant issues facing presenters today.
  • Membership directory: An online directory of all current members and their contact information.

A modest fee of $100 per organization (all staff included) and $35 per independent producer gets you all of the above. 

2015 New Jewish Culture Network (NJCN) membersWho joins the New Jewish Culture Network?
Nonprofit organizations and festivals or independent producers located in the U.S. or Canada committed to presenting and or supporting the presentation of Jewish music, culture, and performing arts. Our members include:

• Jewish Music Festivals
• University presenters
• Jewish Community Center presenters
• Jewish museums
• Jewish arts and cultural centers
• Independent producers of Jewish music and performance

It's a great time to join NJCN. Email Fern Glazer to become a member now.

For more information or questions about membership, please contact Fern Glazer, NJCN Project Manager, at:

Originally a program of New York City-based Foundation for Jewish Culture, the New Jewish Culture Network is a current program of the National Museum of American Jewish History, A Smithsonian Institution Affiliate, located on Historic Independence Mall in Philadelphia. 
Images: 2015 NJCN Convening, National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, PA

Generous support for the New Jewish Culture Network is provided by:

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