Research. Educate. Produce.


Produce. Inspire. Educate.

These words have come to symbolize the three ongoing inter-related endeavors of the National Jewish Theater Foundation. All our originally produced work seeks to motivate and educate. Our educational programs are uniquely connected to the power of theater. In all cases we hope to inspire future generations of theater creators, educators and audiences with the ongoing importance and relevance of work generated by and about jewish artists, history and themes.


Holocaust Theater International Initiative

The NJTF/HTII grew out of a series of conferences and a major program grant funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and private donors. Developed by more than 50 nationally recognized Holocaust scholars, archivists and theater artists, it has three components...

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Lifetime Achievement Awards

NJTF has recognized many worthwhile individuals with its Lifetime Achievement Award. These ceremonies have taken place in New York City, London, Miami and San Diego. Honorees have included actors Theodore Bikel, Jack Klugman, Sir Antony Sher and Henry Goodman...

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Remembrance Theater Readings

Our goal is to raise Holocaust awareness by having play readings chosen from the Holocaust Theater Catalog occur across America and beyond at theaters, museums and other institutions...

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'This Is What I've Scene'

USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education and the National Jewish Theater Foundation and its Holocaust Theater International Initiative have developed a new theater-based activity for the Institute’s IWitness website that guides secondary students to develop historical narrative monologues using testimonies of Holocaust survivors, witnesses and liberators.

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