Joel Silverstein grant recipient: The Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture
The purpose of the MFJC Fellowship program is to assist well-qualified individuals in carrying out an independent scholarly, literary or art project, in a field of Jewish specialization, which makes a significant contribution to the understanding, preservation or transmission of Jewish culture.
Joel Silverstein has been awarded the grant to finish his book project, called The Brighton Beach Bible, comprises 60-90 images, with essays by Ori Z. Soltes and Hillel Smith. Completion projected for Spring 2023.
Joel is a Founding Member of the Jewish Art Salon, and currently a Board member and Director of Exhibitions.
The Jewish Art Salon (JAS) is a 501.c.3 non-profit organization. It is a global network of contemporary visual artists and art professionals. Established in 2008 and based in New York City, JAS has over 400 members and over 2,000 participants. Through its 60+ shows, events and collaborations in the US, Europe and Israel, JAS has reached approximately 30,000 individuals since its inception. JAS provides important programs and resources, and develops lasting partnerships with the international art community and the general public.