Texas Jewish Arts Association

A nonprofit organization

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$8,000 Goal

The Texas Jewish Arts Association (TJAA) was formed in May 2013 by a small group of Dallas-Fort Worth area Jewish artists and art enthusiasts who saw the need to create a platform for discussion, critique, exhibition and education. The creation of TJAA resulted from an event organized by the Dallas Jewish Historical Society titled In the Eye of the Beholder, that brought together 19 local Jewish artists to exhibit artwork and attend a brief lecture about the nature of Jewish Art. The event attracted over 200 people and was deemed a huge success. Capitalizing on the energy of that evening, TJAA was formed. The association is comprised of seasoned and widely-exhibited artists, as well as emerging artists.

In order to nurture a vibrant and enduring Jewish identity, culture, and community, TJAA strives to engage Jewish and non-Jewish audiences as important collaborators in the development of a contemporary Jewish cultural exchange. Our goal is to foster artistic growth and camaraderie through informational and educational gatherings, performance, and exhibition opportunities.

Our Needs

North Texas Giving Day will help Texas Jewish Arts Association (TJAA) fund its current Dance and Music Division projects.

Our current Dance Division's project is "The Sh'ma Project". The Sh'ma Project is a movement against hate; it emphasizes outreach to North Texas youth with performances and educational workshops in high schools and colleges. Deeply resonant contemporary dance, theater, music, and film reveal personal narrative and historical context while honoring the many peoples who have been othered, displaced, detained, and deported since the Holocaust.

Our Music Division project is a collaboration with the Israeli Composers' League to bring new music to be performed for Dallas/Fort Worth audiences. The most recent work that has been premiered is "Serenade for Solo Violin" located on the TJAA website.

TJAA is a community of artists, art professionals, art enthusiasts, musicians, and dancers. Membership is open to all. TJAA believes that artistic creativity brings out the best in humanity, and it supports members in the visual arts, performing arts, literature, art therapy, and art education. This is TJAA's first year to participate in North Texas Giving Day, and we look forward to raising funds to help support these significant projects.


TJAA is a volunteer-run non-profit arts organization for the visual and performing arts, committed to supporting our artist members by fostering camaraderie, offering educational and social programming, and bringing our artists' work to the public through varied opportunities and in various locations around the metroplex. Although we are a Jewish organization, our membership is open to all who wish to join. A community of professional and emerging visual and performing artists, art professionals, and art enthusiasts.


Texas Jewish Arts Association, TJAA, is a non-profit art association that supports the arts in local Texas cities.TJAA works to provide educational opportunities, programs, and exhibitions to provide artists ways to show off their artwork. TJAA also works to provide education and opportunities for the youth to learn more about the arts. TJAA appreciates support to help funds these opportunities and educational experiences.

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Organization Data


Organization name

Texas Jewish Arts Association

Tax id (EIN)



Operating Budget

Less than $100,000

Counties Served

Collin, Dallas, Tarrant

BIPOC Leadership



7800 Northaven Road
Dallas, TX 75230