Arts&Talks at JCCMW: Bringing world-class arts & culture to the heart of Westchester
Arts&Talks is the JCC’s unique program for adults interested in the arts, current events, ideas, culture, conversation and more. Arts&Talks offers adults in Westchester films screenings, book talks with the authors, expert speakers on a range of topics, panel discussions, community events like the annual Challah Bake and more.
Arts & Talks Sponsorships help the JCC of Mid-Westchester produce a season filled with enriching events for the community. Position yourself or your organization as a community leader by sponsoring our arts & culture season. For sponsorship opportunities, click here to make a donation online.
Shoshana's Tapestries: An Interactive Virtual Experience
Join us for an extraordinary interactive experience of Holocaust remembrance and artistic expression.
Friday, April 16th, 1-2pm (EST)
Travel virtually to the NYC apartment of Ted Comet, a 96 year-old respected Jewish community leader, to view five unique tapestries woven by his late wife, Shoshana Comet – Holocaust survivor, psychotherapist, and artist. Each tapestry is a testament to the power of the mind to turn trauma into creative and healing energy. A lifelong friend of Elie Wiesel, Ted is an eloquent speaker with an inspirational story about suffering, loss, and healing that you will never forget.
Free but registration required. This unique opportunity is on a first come first serve basis to ten registrants, with a waiting list.
Made possible by DOROT* and in partnership with the Pozez JCC and Edlavitch DCJCC
*DOROT alleviates social isolation among older adults through the assistance of volunteers, fostering mutually beneficial relationships while enabling older adults to remain independent in their homes.
To register, click here.
Questions? Email email@example.com or 914.725.7300 x825
Book Festival of the MJCC In Your Living Room
Don’t miss our upcoming Virtual Book Festival Events! Join us for Book Festival In Your Living Room LIVE on Zoom. Book Festival of the MJCCA Presents Virtual Author Talks LIVE!
Click on the links below to sign up!
Thursday, April 1st at 8pm – Sharon Stone, The Beauty of Living Twice — with Gloria Estefan
Wednesday, April 7th at 8pm – Brooke Baldwin, Huddle: How Women Unlock Their Collective Power
Sunday, April 11th at 2pm – Daniel Lee, The SS Officer’s Armchair: Uncovering the Hidden Life of a Nazi
Tuesday, April 13th at 8pm – Jenny Lawson, Broken (In conversation with Judy Blume)
Thursday, April 15th at 8pm – Tovah Feldshuh, Lillyville: Mother, Daughter, and Other Roles I’ve Played
Sunday, May 2nd at 8pm – Hadassah Lieberman, Hadassah: An American Story
Monday, May 10th at 8pm – Judy Batalion, The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos
Wednesday, May 19th at 8pm – Senator Amy Klobuchar, Antitrust: Taking on Monopoly Power from the Guilded Age to the Digital Age
Arts, Culture & Learning Adult Programs in partnership with Osher Marin JCC
Still Traveling: Jewish Argentina
Sundays, 2-3:30pm (EST), April 11 & 18
Let James Sokol zoom you to meet a local guide who specializes in the Jewish history of Argentina. Part 1 focuses on the immigration & history of the Jews in Argentina between the 16th century and WWII. Learn about the inquistion in Lation America, Jewish gauchos and a pogrom in Buenos Aires. Part 2 looks at the country during WWII through today, including the Nasis & Eichmann, terror attacks, the political & economic crisis, emigration waves, antisemitism and Jewish life & culture today.
To “meet” James and hear about the traveling program, click here.
For details & tickets, click here.
Still Traveling: Magical Morocco More than Marrakech
Mondays, 2-3:15pm (EST), May 3, 10, 24 & 31
Many visitors go to Morocco to visit its most famous city, Marrakech. But, the country holds countless interesting treasures throughout the land from its coasts to its deserts! Pour yourself a cup of mint tea and let James Sokol zoom you away on our virtual “trips” to this magical North African country, so different from most Arab-dominant countries. Morocco has its own unique, fascinating culture – a blend of indigenous Berber, Arabian, Sub-Saharan African & European (Christian & Jewish) influences. Join our wonderful, local guide for visits around his diverse and vibrant country to discover wonders that await!
To “meet” James and hear about our virtual travel program click here: https://vimeo.com/491710444
For details & tickets, click here: https://www.eventbrite.
Still Traveling: Haunted Broadway
Monday, May 3rd at 5pm-6:15pm
On National Paranormal Day, let our JCC colleague James Sokol zoom you to Times Square for a truly spooky adventure. After the thousands of audience members leave the 41 Broadway theaters, a nightly ritual takes place unseen by most: the setting of the ghost-light. Join our guide, a “walking encyclopedia of Broadway,” to explore this, and other superstitions rooted in days gone by, but still held by theatre folk everywhere. Learn stories of spirits that still lurk in the shadows backstage and some truly spooky sightings: acrobats, costume designers, playwrights, actors, and even a priest! See how the haunted of Broadway’s present brings Broadway’s past back to life!
To hear more about our virtual travel program, click here.
For details & tickets, click here.
Other Adult Programs
In addition to the Arts & Talks program, the JCC has a number of other classes and events for adults:
Social: social groups meeting virtually to connect, share and discuss current events
Judaic: Cooking, Hebrew, Holiday & Art Programs
Volunteering: find out how to support JCCMW
Technology: JTech Coaches Program