Founder: Gail Prensky
The Jüdische Kulturbund Project focuses on the organization of the same name that was created by Jews in Nazi Germany as they were fired from their music jobs. From 1933-1941 the Jüdische Kulturbund put on performances of operas, plays, concerts, and ballets that were performed, directed, funded and attended by Jews. This organization provided a haven for audiences to escape the antisemitism around them, and provided musicians a way of earning a living during this difficult time.
As a music collaborator with the Jüdische Kulturbund Project I explore, and sing the vocal repertoire performed by the Kulturbund back in 1930's Berlin. In this capacity, I have performed with the project at venues such as:
The Library of Congress (See whole presentation HERE)
The Jewish Museum of Maryland
As Education Director of the Jüdische Kulturbund Project, I have produced a workshop for Middle and High School aged students: Music & Art: Exploring Responses to Oppression. This workshop allows students to better understand what it might be like to live under oppression, and explore how creating music, art, and literature, even under restriction, can become a way of healing.