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Arts & Talks

World-class arts & culture programs 

Arts&Talks is our JCC’s unique adult programs for those who are interested in all things arts & culture. Arts&Talks offers adults in Westchester films screenings, author talks, expert speakers, panel discussions, travel programs, cooking programs, guided tastings, theatre and music programs, community events like the annual Challah Bake and much much more.


Arts&Talks Sponsorships

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.

Arts, Culture & Learning Adult Programs in partnership with Osher Marin JCC

Still Traveling: More Bewitching Broadway

Mondays, June 7, 14, 21, 28 @ 2-3:15pm

Join our dynamic, professional guide – a “walking encyclopedia of Broadway!” – who shares interesting stories and rarely seen photographs to make Broadway’s past & present merge before your eyes. Attendance on our first set of trips not required. 

 

For details & tickets, click here. 

Still Traveling: Neglected Napoli 

Mondays, June 7, 14, 21, 28 @ 2-3:15pm

Capital of the province of Campania and third largest city in Italy, Napoli (re: Naples) has been overlooked by many visitors for years.  Some thought it was dangerous, others heard it was uninteresting. Today, it is neither.  Naples is a vibrant city, steeped in history and traditions.  Let trip leader James Sokol zoom you to meet our fantastic, professional, local guide to go on four “trips” to uncover and discover the treasures of this neglected southern Italian gem! 

For details & tickets, click here. 

Still Traveling: Captivating Cambodia

Mondays, August 2nd-23rd @ 2-3:15pm

China, Japan, even Thailand are popular Asian destinations for U.S. travelers. However, tucked in Southeast Asia is the fascinating and – alas! – often overlooked, Kingdom of Cambodia, which offers rich, interesting and beautiful multi-layered experiences to fulfill any curious voyager. Let James Sokol zoom you off, across the time zones to join our terrific, local, professional guide Tek for these special visits, including: 

·The Great Angkor Civilization (Aug 2) 

·The Pagoda & Spiritual Life – A Local’s Perspective (Aug 9) 

·Phnom Penh – Vibrant Capital, Turbulent History (Aug 16) 

·Traditional Wedding Customs (Aug 23) 

For details & tickets, click here. 

Exploring Broadway: Tuneful Italia! 

Thursday, June 17th @ 4-5:40pm

Shows set in and characters from Italy have peppered Broadway throughout its history.  Join popular San Francisco Bay Area instructor James Sokol to learn about and experience (with audio & video clips) some of the musicals that transport us, even if only momentarily, to Italy. 

For details & tickets, click here. 

Exploring Broadway: Tuneful Trivia

Thursday, August 12 & 26 @ 4-5:30pm

$25 with earlybird registration!

Whether interested or not in joining a fun, educational and non-competitive game – a combination of Name That Tune (or show, or performer, or composer…) and Jeopardy – don’t miss popular instructor James Sokol’s new 2-part mini-series, which will touch on a wide range of Broadway shows & songs. Answers will be found in delightful video performance clips that bring the joy of musical theater into our discussion.  Come for the songs; stay for the fun! 

For details & tickets, click here. 

 

Exploring Broadway: Fabulous "Fiddler"

Thursday, September 9 

4-5:15pm (ET) 

Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock’s beloved Fiddler on the Roof is widely considered the last of Broadway’s “Golden Age” musicals. Before its premiere, some producers were concerned that it was “too Jewish” to attract mainstream audiences. However, the touching story and beautiful score proved to capture “the essential human longings for love, community, success, freedom, and family.” Join instructor James Sokol for a one-time exploration – filled with interesting facts, delightful tidbits & nostalgic video clips – of this perennial favorite!  

For details & tickets, click here.

Exploring Opera: Notable Napoli 

Thursday, June 24th @ 4-5:30pm    

Opened in 1737, Naples’ Teatro di San Carlo is the oldest continuously active venue for opera in the world. Join popular San Francisco Bay Area instructor James Sokol to learn interesting tidbits about this notable theater and about some of the masterpieces that premiered there. Experience some of these gorgeous operas with video performance clips, which bring the beauty of this soaring art form into the discussion. A great class for the opera newcomer and the longtime fan! 

For details & tickets, click here. 

Exploring Opera: Tuneful Trivia

Thursday, August 5 & 19 @ 4-5:30pm    

Whether interested or not in joining a fun, educational and non-competitive game – a combination of Name That Tune (or opera, or singer) and Jeopardy – don’t miss popular instructor James Sokol’s new 2-session mini-series, which will touch on a wide range of operatic repertoire & singers. Answers will be found in beautiful video performance clips that bring the thrill of opera into our discussion. Come for the music; stay for the fun! 

For details & tickets, click here. 

Terrific Tastings: Rustic Artisan Crisps

Sunday, July 11 at 5pm – Order by Sun, June 27! 

Let us deliver to your doorstep a curated, discounted collection of Rustic Artisan Crisps; so flavorful and delicious, they don’t even need cheese! However, feel free to pick up some cheese(s) – recommendations sent closer to the tasting date – then, join a fun & interesting discussion and a guided tasting of these tasty treats! 

For details & tickets, click here. 

Terrific Tastings: Appealing Aperitifs

Sunday, August 15 at 5pm – Order by August 1st! 

Owners & Co-Founders of Jardesca, Roger Morrison and Marshall Dawson wanted to make an aperitif that wasn’t just from California but actually tasted like California, sunny, bright and refreshing. After years of experimenting, they discovered the perfect balanced blend that captured “California in a bottle!” Let us ship to your doorstep two bottles of Jardesca – one white, one red – then, join culinary host James Sokol and special guest Roger Morrison for a discussion, guided tasting & mixology class with these light and delicious aperitifs! 

For details & tickets, click here. 

JTours - Virtual Tours - Free but registration required

JCC Chicago JTours: Frank Lloyd Wright Westcott House

Monday, June 21 @3:00pm EDT 

Register here

 

JCC Chicago JTours: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Emil Bach House

Tuesday, June 22 @8:oopm EDT 

Register here

 

JCC Chicago JTours: The Underground Railroad & the South Suburbs with Dr. Larry McClellan

Tuesday, June 29 @8:00pm EDT 

Register 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

Adult Dance