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As an organization concerned about the legacy we leave for others, the Farash Foundation sees the imperative to support our greatest contemporary artists, philosophers, and thinkers...those who are at work this very minute. It has therefore established the Farash Fellowship for the Advancement of Jewish Humanities and Culture.

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2020 Fellow

Celebrated painter and muralist Archie Rand has been named the 2020 Farash Fellow. As he begins his Rochester residency in the summer of 2020, the University of Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery will mount an exhibition of Rand’s magnum opus called “The 613” (2001–06). This 1,700 square-foot multi-panel painting depicts emotional and intuitive—and, to some, surprising—responses to the 613 Biblical commandments.


2018 Fellow

The first Fellow, in the spring of 2018, was Amos Oz, the acclaimed novelist, short-story writer, and essayist who has been called “Israel’s best known literary voice.” During his Rochester residency, Oz’s public presentations included those at the Dryden Theatre of George Eastman Museum; University of Rochester; and Writers & Books, the local literary center.