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!

2017-2018 Cultural Arts Sponsor Letter

2017-2018 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

2 Spring programs
$110 / members $90

Single program
$60 / members $50

THE LIGHT WE LOST BY JILL SANTOPOLO
Before Lucy can make a life-altering choice, she must share her story from the very beginning.
Thursday, April 12
10:30am

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.

SPRING AUTHOR EVENTS
Join us for both Fiona Davis and Joy Mangano programs
$80 / members $60

Single program
$45 / members $35
Register

FIONA DAVIS
Renowned and nationally bestselling author joins us to discuss her popular historical New York-based fiction novels The Dollhouse and The Address and soon-to-be released The Masterpiece.
Tuesday, April 10
10:30am
Register

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
Register

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

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!

Register

JEWISH COMEDY: A SERIOUS HISTORY BY JEREMY DAUBER
Dauber traces the origins of Jewish comedy and it’s development from biblical times to the age of Twitter.
At Temple Beth Israel
1 Temple Drive, Port Washington
Wednesday, March 7, 7:30pm
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A WORLD ERASED BY NOAH LEDERMAN
After college, Noah, a travel writer, roamed the world for 15 months and after missteps in Europe, he landed in his grandparents’ country, Poland. When he arrived home he explored the past with his grandmother creating a vital contribution to Holocaust collections.
At South Huntington Jewish Center
2600 New York Avenue, Melville
Thursday, March 15, 7:30pm
$10
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ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID (FOR HIRE) BY JEN GLANTZ
In this hilarious and insightful memoir about Glantz’s journey to find herself, her career and true love while juggling a unique job as the world’s only professional bridesmaid.
At Temple Beth Sholom
401 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights
Tuesday, April 10, 7:30pm
$10
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THE FOREVER SUMMER BY JAMIE BRENNER
Marin Bishop has it all, a fiancé, prestigious legal career and her father’s admiration. But after a careless mistake at work, she is unemployed and alone.
At Temple Judea
333 Searingtown Road, Manhasset
Wednesday, April 18, 7:30pm
$10
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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

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
May 17, 7:30pm
$5
Register

Film
Festival

Must see films for the 25th anniversary! Festival begins Wednesday, June 13.

Full film festival line-up to be released in April.

Box office opens Monday, April 30, 9am.

Film Festival Sponsorship

Art
Gallery

AWARD SHOW FOR JURIED EXHIBITION
January 1-April 10

View the works of Arnold Conklin, Caryn Coville and Susan Friedlieb, the winners of our Biennial Juried Exhibition Somehow, Somewhere, Someone + Something.

Tree, 2017, drawing on paper

ARNOLD CONKLIN
After spending more than 45 years in retail advertising, Conklin is now putting his creative energy into his drawings. His chosen media are fine felt tip pens, color markers and color pencils on drawing paper. For the past two years he has been exploring the technique of cross-hatching in his drawings of trees and flowers as well as some abstracts.

Gone Fishing, colored pencil and water-soluble wax crayons

CARYN COVILLE
Coville is primarily a colored pencil and East Asian brush painting artist whose style is realism.  Caryn enjoys the contrast between the very slow process of creating a colored pencil painting layer upon layer and the spontaneity of brush painting where she tries to convey the essence of a subject by using minimal strokes of ink and watercolor.

Smiles and Stripes, watercolor

SUSAN FRIEDLIEB
The artist’s subjects are mostly realistic, and lately focus on portraits. The viewer’s eye can read the different layers  of watercolors and blend them, much like layers of colored cellophane.


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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