Edward & Bernice Wenger Center for the Arts

Experience a world of culture from spotlight speakers, question and answer sessions with best-selling authors, film screenings, art shows, Israeli and Jewish cultural events and local and international travel.

We are known for bringing quality programs to our community and we partner with local venues to help bring you the best and brightest events.

To register for our events, visit sjjcc.org/boxoffice.

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Support the Arts

Promote great programs and support amazing events by becoming a Patron of the Arts. We have many giving levels for both Cultural Arts and Film. See how you and/or your business can support artistic endeavors.

For questions on development within the cultural arts please contact us. It feels good to give back!

2018-2019 Cultural Arts Sponsor Letter

2018-2019 Cultural Arts Sponsor Levels

Become a sponsor


2018-19 Jewish Film Festival Sponsor Letter

2018-19 Jewish Film Festival Sponsorship

Author
Breakfast

Author Breakfast + Book Signing Series

Enjoy a continental breakfast, author Q&A and free valet parking. Featured books may be purchased at the Front Desk and can be signed by the author at the event.

Please note seating requests will only be honored if submitted at time of registration or three weeks prior to event! We will do our best to accommodate seating requests, but understand that due to circumstances, all requests cannot be honored.

TO BE ADDED TO THE AUTHOR BREAKFAST + BOOK SIGNING WAITING LIST, PLEASE CONTACT ELYSE INGBER, eingber@sjjcc.org

Single program
$60 / members $50

MY MOTHER’S KITCHEN BY PETER GETHERS
In this memoir, Gethers shares a meal with his mother, the daughter of a restauranter — the legendary Ratner’s — while learning her kitchen secrets.
Thursday, May 3
10:30am

Speakers +
Events

Irene & Ronald Cohen Spotlight Speakers Series

This series includes speakers that take us on moving journeys as they overcome adversity and promote Jewish identity. Join us as we spotlight their lives and discuss their enriching stories.

JOY MANGANO
Long Island’s own entrepreneur and inventor of the Miracle Mop, Huggable Hangers, My Little Steamer and more, plus the inspiration behind the acclaimed movie Joy starring Jennifer Lawrence discusses her book Inventing Joy.
Tuesday, May 8
10:30am
$45 / members $35
Register

Cultural Arts sponsorship opportunities available for the 2018-19 season which include tickets Joy Mangano’s program. For more information, contact Elyse Ingber, Director of Performance + Visual Arts, 516.484.1545 ext. 144, eingber@sjjcc.org.


A CONVERSATION WITH

EHUD BARAK
The Randie Waldbaum Malinsky Center for Israel proudly presents Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, who joins us for his first New York and exclusive Long Island appearance to discuss his memoir My Country, My Life, an unprecedented and frank account of both Israel’s and Barak’s own history. Held in the Rubenstein Theatre.
Thursday, May 1 0
Meet and greet reception 7:30pm*
Doors open 7:45pm
Program begins 8pm
$50 preferred seating / $35 general admission
Register
*$500 sponsorship opportunities available to benefit the Randie Waldbaum Malinsky Center for Israel including:

  • Meet and greet with Ehud Barak
  • Preferred seating
  • Dessert reception
  • Two tickets
  • One signed book

Partners with
the Community

Linda & Gerald Marsden Partners with the Community Program

Taking our act on the road! Would you like to host a JCC event at your venue? Contact us to be a part of our community!

THE POWER OF DIFFERENT BY GAIL SALTZ
A powerful and inspiring examination of the connection between the potential for great talent and conditions commonly thought to be “disabilities,” revealing how the source of our struggles can be the origin of our greatest strengths.
At Temple Beth Israel
1 Temple Drive, Port Washington
Monday, April 30, 7:30pm
Register

JEWISH COMEDY: A SERIOUS HISTORY BY JEREMY DAUBER
Dauber traces the origins of Jewish comedy and its development from biblical times to the age of Twitter.
At Temple Beth Israel
1 Temple Drive, Port Washington
Thursday, May 17, 7:30pm
Register

THE PATRIOTS BY SANA KRASIKOV
Based upon a true story, Krasikov explores the entangled relationship of two superpowers as it played out across three generations of one Jewish-American family.
At Temple Sinai
425 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights
Thursday, May 17, 7:30pm
$5
Register

Film
Festival

Art
Gallery

 

THELMA APPEL: LANDSCAPES, CITYSCAPES + BIBLICAL JOURNEYS
April 30-August 15

Appel was born in Israel, educated in Nepal and England and emigrated to the United States in 1967. She is known primarily for her paint-soaked brush strokes on large canvases that recreate the energy, color and the immediacy of classic, romantic landscapes.

Recently her focus has become more on image, narrative content and the emotional impact of subject matter. She returned to her roots in Israel and created a series of fabric collages inspired by Jerusalem called City of Dreams.


For more information about the art gallery, contact Susan Seelig, susanseelig@gmail.com.



Looking for more information about our programs?

Elyse Ingber, Director of Visual + Performing, Arts 516-484-1545 ext.  144, eingber@sjjcc.org

Susan Kalman, Theatre Arts Director, 516-484-1545 ext. 110, skalman@sjjcc.org

Susan Seelig, Fine Art Director, susanseelig@gmail.com

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