The Leichtag Foundation honors the legacy of Lee and Toni Leichtag through igniting and inspiring vibrant Jewish life, advancing self-sufficiency and stimulating social entrepreneurship in coastal North San Diego County and Jerusalem. The Leichtag Foundation was the first to identify the potential of the Jerusalem Biennale and to stand behind it.
The Jerusalem Municipality, under the leadership of Mayor Nir Barkat, has increased significantly its support in the field of culture and Arts in the last years. The Biennale enjoys enthusiastic support from Deputy Mayor Ofer Berkovich, who is also the head of commercial and cultural development. The professional team in the Municipality Culture and Art department is fully engaged with the Biennale and has chosen it to be the yearly municipal festival.
The Pershing Square Foundation is a private family foundation based in New York. The Foundation was founded in December 2006 by Karen and Bill Ackman. The Pershing Square Foundation awards grants and social investments to support exceptional leaders and innovative organizations that tackle important social issues and deliver scalable and sustainable impact.
Mifal Hapais (the Israel State Lottery) mission is to raise funds from the public, through lotteries and games of chance, in order to achieve public goals and improve the quality of life for the population of Israel in the fields of education, health, community sport, art and environmental quality. During the years of its existence, Pais has invested over NIS 23 billion in establishing buildings for education, sports, health, welfare and culture for the community.
The Ginot Ha’Ir Community Council serves 50,000 residents from the German Colony, Greek Colony, Rehavia, Talbia, Katamon, Yamin Mose, Kiryat Shmuel and Naiot neighborhoods. The community council works towards shaping a pluralistic community in Jerusalem building its programs around imparting values of responsibility and involvement in all parts of the community.
The Jerusalem Foundation has been working on behalf of Jerusalem and its residents for nearly 50 years. The Foundation’s early years were shaped by the city's need to develop, mostly by building a city, block by block, school by school, park by park.
The Israel Museum, the largest cultural institution in Israel and one of the world’s leading art and archaeology museums, houses encyclopedic collections, including works dating from prehistory to the present day, in its Archaeology, Fine Arts, and Jewish Art and Life Wings, and features the most extensive holdings of biblical and Holy Land archaeology in the world. The Biennale enjoys the proffesional support of the museum and two of the museum's senior curators are members of the Biennale's Advisory Committee.
The Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem is located in the medieval citadel known as the Tower of David, near the Jaffa Gate, the historic entrance to the Old City. The Museum presents Jerusalem’s story. It details the major events in its history beginning with the first evidence of a city in Jerusalem in the second millennium BCE, until the city became the capital of the State of Israel, as well as its significance to three religions.
Jerusalem Wineries was established in 1976 and in 2006 acquired by the Guetta family. The winery is located in northern Jerusalem and produces a wide variety of wines. Jerusalem Wineries Wines are marketed in Israel and world-wide and have received awards and recognitions in various competitions.
As part of today's changing world, the Israeli government is emphasizing the role of culture, science and economics as important means by which to develop relations with the countries of the world. The Israeli Foreign Ministry views these as the state's calling card. The Division for Cultural and Scientific Affairs, Isreael Ministry of Foreign Affairs, seeks to promote those by supporting events as the Jerusalem Biennale.
The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute (VLJI) is a leading intellectual center for the interdisciplinary study and discussion of issues related to philosophy, society, culture, and education. The Institute gives expression to the wide range of opinions in Israel and takes particular pride in its role as an incubator and creative home for many of the most important civil society efforts to enhance and deepen Israeli democracy.
Hechal Shlomo building, on King George Street in the center of Jerusalem, has served in its first years as the seat of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. The building, that was built to host the chamber of the Chief Rabbi, functions today as the Wolfson Museum for Jewish Art. The museum holds one of the 10 most important Judaica collections in the world.
The First Station is a central neighborhood hub for entertainment, culture, and enrichment. The station is located at a meaningful focal point in Jerusalem’s urban space – between the Cinematheque, Jerusalem Theater, Sultan’s Pool, Khan Theater, Smadar Cinema, and Train Theater.
The Achim Hasid complex includes two historic Armenian buildings that were built in the beginning of the 20th century, and a large front yard. The venue is located in the center of Emek Refaim Street - one of the most trendy and dynamic areas of Jerusalem. The "Achim Hasid" company builds luxury apartments in Jerusalem for the last 40 years.
The Worldwide North Africa Jewish Heritage Center, is a unique center of culture based in Jerusalem. It offers the general public with permanent and temporary exhibitions showing the extraordinary history and heritage of the Jews communities of North Africa. The crown of the center is an audio-visual presentation, that include documents, movies, music, bibliography, and pictures telling the thrilling narrative of the Jewish communities in Morocco, Algeria and Tunis.
Established in 1963 as a post-doctoral center of archaeological and biblical studies, the Jerusalem campus has grown since 1971 to serve as the center of HUC-JIR’s Israel experience for stateside students, including theYear-In-Israel Program, and prepares Israeli students for leadership in the Israel Rabbinical Program, M.A. Program in Pluralistic Jewish Education with the Melton Centre of Hebrew University, and the Blaustein Center for Pastoral Counseling’s Mezorim Program.
PresenTense is making entrepreneurship accessible to all of Israeli society, in order to grow local economies, enrich community life, and solve core challenges facing society. The Biennale was one of many initiatives accelerated by the Jerusalem Yazamim Accelerator.
The JCU professional development program, which has been designed by Ruth Cummings and Nirit Roessler, teaches and encourages new and adaptive management practices so that art organizations can thrive instead of struggle to survive in the changed and volatile economic environment which has affected both funders and grantees
The Oman School of Art, nowadays an official branch of Bezalel Arts School, is the only school in Israel that offers college-level arts studies in a strictly Haredi environment. It has programs in the plastic arts, photography, metalworking and ceramics. Oman was an active partner in creating the exhibition "My Soul Thirsts" and six of its graduates participated in the exhibition.
The Jewish Art Salon is an international artist-driven community that promotes understanding and appreciation of contemporary Jewish visual art. It provides important resources and programs that develop lasting partnerships with the global art community and the general public.
The Jewish Art Salon was launched in 2008 to create a forum for dialogue and shared experiences between artists, scholars and the general public. It presents public events in New York and elsewhere, and produces art projects in partnership with international art institutions. It has organized dozens of art exhibits and events leading international artists and scholars, exploring Jewish themes, related to current issues.
Jewish Artists Initiative (JAI) is a membership organization made up of over 65 artists and curators who are committed to fostering visual art and promoting dialogue about Jewish identity and related issues among members of the arts community. Our group believes in the transformational power of art and its ability to transcend barriers of language and culture. We have benefited from the emergence of Los Angeles as a world-class center for the arts and from the unique confluence of cultures that enrich the fabric of life in our region. The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles in partnership with the University of Southern California (USC) Casden Institute and the USC Roski School of Art and Design originally conceived JAI. We are now under the fiscal sponsorship of the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity.
The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem is an interactive time capsule for visitors of all ages and faiths. Visitors from Israel and from around the world enjoy touring through the galleries and discovering the wonders of the ancient cultures and their interrelationships.
Jerusalem Publishing Atelier is a publishing group dedicated to the art, life and the 3000 years history of Israel and the Holy City. Each one of JPA's directors brings over 20 years of experience in the fileds of art publishing, printing, marketing and promotion. Together with living and working in Jerusalem, JPA introduces art and history lovers, to several of Jerusalem renowned artists, who gained international fame, by depicting the life, faith and art of Jerusalem and the Holy Land, in ways and forms that are unmatched.
Kol HaOt harnesses the magical power of the visual and performing arts in transformative, interactive educational programs that convey Jewish ideas, texts and values. At Kol HaOt, the exploration of Jewish ideas takes place in beautifully conceived environments—whether in their central Jerusalem location, their virtual home, or in schools, communities and homes
The Schechter Institutes, Inc. is a not-for-profit (501-c-3) organization dedicated to the advancement of pluralistic Jewish Education. The Schechter Institutes, Inc. provides support to four non-profit organizations based in Jerusalem, Israel and forms an educational umbrella that includes the largest M.A. program in Jewish Studies in Israel with 670 Israeli students and 1360 graduates.