The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) has received a grant from the David Berg Foundation to support a fellowship in The Graduate School's Master's Program in Jewish Art and Visual Culture for the 2009–2010 academic year.
The first of its kind in the United States, the master's program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and expertise to place Jewish art in the perspective of both Jewish studies and world art history. It also offers specialized training in the field of Jewish art and visual culture and serious study opportunities for those interested in deepening their knowledge of the Jewish contribution to the visual arts.
The inaugural fellowship has been awarded to Tamara Kohn, who will begin her studies in spring 2010. Born in Buenos Aires, Ms. Kohn received her BA from Hebrew University, where she majored in the History of Art and minored in the field of Jewish Thought. Following the completion of her master's degree, Ms. Kohn intends to pursue a doctorate in the history of Jewish art.