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 purchase tickets to our events visit www.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!

2016-2017 Cultural Arts Sponsor Letter

2016-2017 Cultural Arts Sponsor Levels

Click here to become a sponsor


2017-18 Jewish Film Festival Sponsor Letter

2017-18 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 least two weeks prior to event.

Single Tickets
$55 / members $45

To purchase tickets or be added to the wait list please call 516-484-1545.

THE IMPERIAL WIFE BY IRINA REYN
Two women’s lives collide when a priceless Russian artifact comes to light. One in contemporary New York City and the other in 18th century Russia, the question of what female ambition means both today and in the past is raised.
Thursday, April 6, 10:30am

LILAC GIRLS BY MARTHA HALL KELLY
The lives of three women – a New York socialite, a Polish teenager and a young German doctor are set on a collision course in 1939. Their stories cross continents as they strive to bring justice to those whom history has forgotten.
Thursday, May 4, 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.

To purchase tickets visit sjjcc.org/boxoffice

HAVE I GOT A STORY FOR YOU BY EZRA GLINTER
Glinter combed through 120 years of the oldest Yiddish newspaper to find the best stories about immigrant life in New York.
Tuesday, March 28, 11:00am
$12 / members free

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!

To purchase tickets visit sjjcc.org/boxoffice

ISRAEL’S EDGE BY JASON GEWIRTZ
Israel’s Edge contains dozens of interviews with Talpiot graduates and several early founders of the program.
At Temple Sinai
Thursday, March 16, 7:30pm
$5 donation requested

PIRATES OF PENZANCE — PRESENTED BY GILBERT AND SULLIVAN YIDDISH LIGHT OPERA
Woven into the original plot of Gilbert and Sullivan’s opera are Jewish experiences and idioms, adding another dimension to the plays already-existing humor and wit. Audiences do not have to know Yiddish to enjoy this unique interpretation. In partnership with the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center.
At Sid Jacobson JCC
Sunday, March 26, 2:00pm
$18

SH*TTY MOM FOR ALL SEASONS BY ALICIA YBARBO, MARY ANN ZOELLNER AND ERIN CLUNE
A tongue-in-cheek guide of parenting scenarios with advice, tips and relatable stories on how to navigate the bumpy roads of motherhood, written by three Today Show producers. Please note: Appearance and signing will only include Alicia Ybarbo.
At Temple Beth Sholom
Monday, April 3, 7:30pm
$10

WHITE WALLS BY JUDY BATALION
Confronted with the task of raising a daughter after her own dysfunctional childhood, Judy reflects on her upbringing and the lives of her mother and grandmother, both Holocaust survivors.
At Temple Judea
Tuesday, April 25, 7:30pm
$10

SOMEHOW I AM DIFFERENT BY ALYSSA PETERSEL
Petersel immersed herself in modern Jewish Hungary, reminding us we have the power to make a difference.
At Temple Beth Israel
Wednesday, May 10, 7:30pm
Free

Interested in becoming a participating location? Click here to fill out our form.

Film
Festival

Art
Gallery

COLLAGE ART

December 28, 2016-April 2017
By Bert Taffet and Tony Wells

Collage, is a technique of art where the artwork is made from grouping various items together to create a new piece of art.

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Bert Taffet’s point of view is varied; he is drawn to building, streets and areas with distinctive features. By using perspective, he shows the depth of view so the observer feels drawn into the picture.

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Tony Wells’ collages are made from hundreds of separate pieces of paper with carefully chosen images and color. As a lifelong resident of New York City, his work reflects both the urban environment and nature reserves.


CALLING ALL ARTISTS:
SOMEHOW, SOMEWHERE, SOMEONE AND SOMETHING

Who: Open to artists of all ages and areas of residency
What: A creative contest
When: Applications and photos of the art will be accepted from March 13–17, 2017
How Much: Entrance fee $40 / members $30 / students $18

Entries may include two and three dimensional works and up to four original works addressing the theme.

For our brochure click here


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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