About


A nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, JCI receives and administers the funds donated to the independent projects under its fiscal sponsorship.

JCI was founded in 1990 by John and Ruth Rauch as the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity. It has always taken a special interest in the cultural life of Israel as part of its mission of service to creative artists. Fiscal sponsorship is extended to projects that align with its mission of furthering artistic and cultural creativity, as distinct from primarily religious, educational, or social-welfare activities.

Our Board

Bob Goldfarb
PRESIDENT
CEO of Jewish Creativity International

Michael P. Leavitt
VICE PRESIDENT
President of the American Society for Jewish Music

Zvi Howard Rosenman
SECRETARY-TREASURER
Film producer, based in Los Angeles

Naomi Firestone Teeter
DIRECTOR
Naomi Firestone Teeter is the Executive Director of the Jewish Book Council.

Debby Amias
DIRECTOR
Debby Amias is the past chair of the Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival.