The Jewish Cultural Achievement Awards
On June 7, The National Foundation for Jewish Culture Presents the 15th annual Jewish Cultural Achievement Awards in the Arts. Here are the winners:
PATRON OF THE ARTS: Daryl Roth
A producer of five Pulitzer Prize-winning plays, Roth’s current productions include “Anna in the Tropics” and “Caroline, or Change” the latter by Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori.
VISUAL ARTS: Tobi Kahn
Since his selection in the 1985 Guggenheim Museum exhibition “New Horizons in American Art,” Kahn has exhibited his paintings and sculpture in over 40 solo shows and over 70 museum and gallery group shows. His most recent solo exhibitions include “Sky & Water” at the Neuberger Museum of Art.
LITERARY ARTS: Anne Roiphe
Roiphe has published some 14 books of both fiction and nonfiction, including “Secrets of the City” (2003), which was serialized in the Forward.
PERFORMING ARTS: Wendy Wasserstein
Wasserstein is the author of “The Sisters Rosensweig,” “Isn’t It Romantic?” and “The Heidi Chronicles,” for which she won a Tony Award and a Pulitzer Prize. She is also a recipient of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award.
CULTURAL LEADERSHIP AWARD: Richard Siegel
Siegel began working professionally at the National Foundation for Jewish Culture in 1979 and was appointed its fourth executive director in 1991. Siegel is also the co-editor of “The Jewish Catalog,” among other books and articles on contemporary Jewish life in America.