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An Israeli choreographer and an American professor of performance studies will receive Jewish Cultural Achievement Awards.

The Foundation for Jewish Culture will honor Ohad Naharin and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett at a June 12 awards ceremony.

Naharin is the renowned Israeli choreographer and artistic director of the internationally acclaimed Batsheva Dance Company. Kirshenblatt-Gimblett is a university professor and professor of performance studies at New York University.

The foundation will also present a special citation for service to Macy Hart, president and founder of the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life, for his service as past chair of the Council of American Jewish Museums.

Since 1985, the Jewish Cultural Achievement Awards honor a select group of scholars, artists and patrons who have developed and sustained Jewish culture and who have created a significant and influential body of work and demonstrated excellence in their field.

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