KFAR Jewish Arts Center

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Adam Davis
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  • Chicago
  • United States
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Adam Davis is the Founder and Director of KFAR Jewish Arts Center. A veteran of the Chicago Off-Loop theatre community, he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and is presently a candidate for Master’s Degree at Spertus College.

A leader in the forefront of the current Jewish Cultural Renaissance, he was a finalist for the Joshua Venture fellowship and has presented and spoken before UJC Hadesh West Conference, Hillel’s Schusterman Student Leadership Conference, Oyhoo’s Schmooze / Sidney Krum Jewish Culture Conference and NewCAJE.

Named a “Trailblazer” by Bnai Brith Magazine, Mr. Davis has been featured in articles in The Forward, Chicago Reader, Chicago Tribune, Na’amat Magazine, Chicago Jewish News and JUF News. His articles have been published in World Jewish Digest, American Jewish Magazine and Mima’amakim Journal. He resides in Chicago.

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Favorite KFAR event to date
Zohar @ Hothouse, Pharaoh's Daughter, Rabbinical School Dropouts @ Empty Bottle..
How are you involved in the arts?
Musician, Singer, Actor, Improviser, Art Lover, Music Fan, Presenter
Last great concert/film/performance/film/exhibit saw was...
Mor Karbasi @ Martyrs, Vagabond Opera, Balkan Beat Box
Favorite Chicago Arts Venue
I love Millenium Park's Pritzker Pavillion in the summer...
The thing I like about KFAR is...
the event we're doing next.

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Love, Wine and Song - Adam on Arts & Culture February, 2013

Posted on February 12, 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments

Love is in the air this month, and appropriately, we're in a cultural month of the "one love" spirit of reggae and, Israeli musical fusion. By virtue of proximity to Purim, we can add confusion to that list, with belated latkes served alongside Hamentashen, and things being turned on their head, reversals, and surprise endings... …


A heart bursting with love and song

Posted on February 6, 2013 at 3:56pm 0 Comments

Idan Raichel, Israel's…


Sephardic Jazz and Confederate Seders

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 4:46pm 0 Comments

This month JUF News focuses on Israel, and conveniently,  Adam on Arts & Culture is able to profile Omer Avital, a rising star drawing heavily on his own Israeli identity in his music performing this month in Chicago.  Likewise, with the Civil War being a hot topic these days, a production of The Whipping Man at Northlight is worth its weight in matzoh.



December's Musical Maccabees

Posted on December 3, 2012 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

Adam on Arts & Culture is a monthly article by KFAR founder Adam Davis originally published in JUF News. 

Chanukah celebrations remind us to preserve our heritage and keep it alive for our children and future generations.…


Adam on arts and culture November

Posted on November 12, 2012 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

This month, I began writing a new arts and culture column in JUF News. I'm honored to have been called upon and recognized for my work on behalf of Jewish arts, music and culture from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and its leading print and online publication.  I hope you enjoy reading it.  I will cross post it on this blog and…

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At 8:55am on July 24, 2008, Taryn said…
yes, its one of my paintings, i thought i posted it as my profile pic but made a mistake, posted it as a photo instead.
At 6:04pm on July 11, 2008, Alan said…
Fear not... the first of many big fat KFAR plugs on StereoSinai.com is coming soon...

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