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Monday, March 18 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
The Arts—Catalyzing a New Conversation on Israel

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Photographer Frederic Brenner’s newest project, “Israel: Portrait of a Work in Progress” brought 12 world-class photographers to Israel to create a unique portrait of the country’s multifaceted society. It rolls out this year with a thoughtful plan to spark complicated, nuanced conversations and reactions about Israel. This session previews the exhibit and launches a conversation of our own, about how funding the arts can be part of a funding strategy for issues such as Israel advocacy, social justice, and more.

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Yael Reinharz

Executive Director, Artis
Yael Reinharz is executive director of Artis, a position she has held since 2007. She has grown the organization from its origins as the annual "Israeli Art Week in New York" into the preeminent international organization working with Israel's most innovative contemporary visual artists. Yael has spent her career working within the nonprofit and for-profit visual arts communities, including the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Venice; the... Read More →

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Frederic Brenner

Artistic Director, Israel: Portrait of a Work in Progress
Frederic Brenner is an acclaimed photographer and artistic director of "Israel: Portrait of a Work in Progress." He is best known for "Diaspora," the result of a 25-year search in 40 countries to create a visual record of the Jewish people at the end of the 20th century. Frederic has had solo exhibits at venues including the International Center of Photography in New York, Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie in Arles, the Musée de... Read More →
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Sonia Simon Cummings

Trustee, Nathan Cummings Foundation
Sonia Simon Cummings has been an activist and philanthropist for the past eighteen years, focusing on the environment, the arts, coexistence and Jewish life. She is a past trustee of the Santa Monica Museum of Art, Friends of the Tel Aviv Foundation, the Institute of Contemporary Midrash, the Medici Archives Project and the Los Angeles Jewish Community Foundation. She founded the Arts in School! giving circle and was vice chair of the Los... Read More →
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Eyal Sher

Director, Art and Culture, Jerusalem Foundation
Eyal Sher is the director of the Jerusalem Foundation's Art and Culture Department. He serves on the Boards of the Jerusalem Season of Culture, the Jerusalem Theatre, The Israel Festival, the Yellow Submarine and the School of Visual Theatre. He was previously deputy director of the Jerusalem Cinematheque and producer of the International Jerusalem Film Festival.  A UCLA Film & TV graduate, Eyal produced Claude Lanzmann‘s "Zahal," wrote the... Read More →

Monday March 18, 2013 10:45am - 12:00pm
Brighton Room Beverly Hilton

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