One of the most heartbreaking things that humans do to themselves and others is to refuse to accept the reality we are given and cannot change. In Parashat Vayeitzei, we see this dynamic played out so clearly between sisters Rachel and Leah. Older sister Leah is the first wife of Yaakov/Jacob, but less loved.
The Miami Jewish Film Festival is thrilled to announce that it is a recipient of this prestigious award, which will provide $25,000 in funding to support the Festival's special curated program celebrating Yiddish silent cinema at next year's MJFF. This program will not only showcase newly discovered and restored Yiddish silent films, but also commission local musicians to create original film scores that will be performed live, bringing these forgotten films and the culture they depict to new audiences.
The Knight Foundation will award $1.8 million to forty-four artists and arts organizations who have been selected as winners of the Knight Arts Challenge, which was established to fund arts projects that would enrich the city of Miami and South Florida. The organization will also recognize twenty-one community leaders as champions of the arts during a celebration at the Pérez Art Museum Miami on Monday night and provide them each with $10,000 to give to local cultural producers and institutions.