About the project
The Art & Culture Program for Schoolchildren is a cultural enrichment program for schoolchildren throughout Jerusalem. Begun in 1973 as the Children to the Theater Program, it later was expanded to include musical performances, museum exhibits and more, with the aim of bringing every child between the ages of five and 18 to a cultural event at least once per year. In 1973 alone the fund allowed 51,000 children to see live theater, many for their first time. A series of benefit concerts in Jerusalem by world-renowned performers, including Frank Sinatra, Maestro Arthur Rubinstein and Danny Kaye helped raise funds for the program.