Sponsors and Partners
Washington Jewish Music Festival


The Washington Jewish Music Festival is presented by the Washington DCJCC’s Morris Cafritz Center for the Arts. The Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation is the major sponsor of the Washington Jewish Music Festival. The festival is also supported by a priority grant for Israel Programming through the Arts from the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. The Morris Cafritz Center for the Arts is supported by the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. The Festival is also supported by the Arthur Tracy “The Street Singer” Endowment Fund.

Friends of the Festival

Festival Sponsor

The Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation


Louie and Ralph Dweck


Melanie and Lawrence Nussdorf
Susan Wedlan and Harold Rosen 


Sara Cohen and Norman Rich
Linda and Sid Moskowitz   


Mark London, Esq. and Dania Fitzgerald 
Michael Singer


Stuart S. Kurlander and David L. Martin
Francine Zorn Trachtenberg and Stephen Joel Trachtenberg
Diane Abelman Wattenberg 


Lois and Michael Fingerhut
Linda and Jay Freedman
Mickey Klein
Lorraine Gallard and Richard H. Levy
Marsha Gentner and Joe Berman

Dina Gold
Debra Goldberg and Seth Waxman
Martha Winter Gross and Robert Tracy
Shoshana and Peter Grove
Kay Halpern
Tamara and Harry Handelsman
Alma and Sidney Kaplan
Janet Kolodner
William Kreisberg
Laura and Adam Magnus
Mindy Strelitz and Andrew Cornblatt
Barbara Silverstein and Alan Kirschenbaum
Gwen Zuares

Gifts as of March 13, 2013 

Program Co-Sponsors

Adas Israel Congregation

American Sephardi Federation

American University Center for Israel Studies

Deborah Lerner Gross Jewish Cultural Arts Center of the Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy

Embassy of Israel

Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Foundation for Jewish Studies

Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation's Capital

The Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Program and Center for Jewish Studies, University of Maryland 

Kesher Israel: The Georgetown Synagogue

Magen David Sephardic Congregation

NEXT DC of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

Ohev Sholom--The National Synagogue  

The Program in Judaic Studies of The George Washington University

Sixth & I

Temple Micah

Temple Sinai

Washington Hebrew Congregation

Washington Performing Arts Society

Yiddish of Greater Washington

Promotional Partners

Embassy of India

The Generation After 

Institute of Musical Traditions

Jewish Study Center

Temple Micah

Media Sponsors

Corporate Sponsor

And a special thank you to our volunteers!

Presented by the Washington DC Jewish Community Center's Morris Cafritz Center for the Arts. The Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation is the major sponsor of the Washington Jewish Music Festival.

Washington DCJCC
1529 16th Street NW at Q Street
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 518-9400

CONTACT: info@wjmf.org

MUSIC HOTLINE: (202) 777-3251

DIRECTOR: Lili Kalish Gersch, (202) 777-3254

FESTIVAL COORDINATOR: Alena Kranzberg, (202) 777-3250

PRESS CONTACT: Rabinowitz/Dorf Comunications

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