The Ark began as the JMF’s first artist residency in 2008 and has now blossomed into an international powerhouse. The Ark Project consists of nine of the best artists in Jewish music.
The Ger Mandolin Orchestra is a memorial project of a Jewish Mandolin Orchestra in pre-war Poland. Avner Yonai, a descendant of orchestra members, has joined forces with the Jewish Music Festival in organizing a musical tribute. By celebrating the spirit of this orchestra through musical performance, we will memorialize the legacy of Jewish musicians whose lives were lost in the holocaust.