Arts&Talks at JCCMW: World-Class Cultural Arts Programming in 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.

Join us to explore culture and ideas, including thought-provoking conversations with leading experts and authors, and film discussions.



Arts&Talks Presents – Special Events

Woodstock at 50: A Night of Words & Music with Steve Katz from Blood, Sweat & Tears

Hear from musician Steve Katz about his new book Is Steve Katz a Rock Star? while we enjoy the upbeat sounds of his legendary band. 

Thursday, December 12 @ 7:30pm, Bendheim Theatre

In conjunction with JCCMW’s Winter Gala – click here for more information and to buy tickets


Arts&Talks Presents – Special Events

Auschwitz: Not Long ago, Not Far Away
Private Docent Tour of the Museum of Jewish Heritage

Limited Engagement

Tuesday, December 17th
Tour begins promptly @1:30 p.m.  
Ticket price $40 (seniors $36)
(Includes private docent tour and entrance fee)
Lunch is on your own

An additional $2.50 processing & handling fee will be charged per ticket


Arts&Talks Presents – Multimedia Book Talks

Generation Friends:  An Inside Look at the Show That Defined a Television Era with Saul Austerlitz

It’s the 25th anniversary of Friends! 

Thursday, January 9th @ 7:00pm 

$20.00

An additional $2.50 processing & handling fee will be charged per ticket


Arts&Talks Presents – Special Events

Annual Women’s Lunch and Laugh

With Elyssa Friedland

Thursday, February 6th @ 12:00pm

An additional $2.50 processing & handling fee will be charged per ticket


Arts&Talks Presents – Book Talk Thursdays

Bittersweet Brooklyn with Thelma Adams

Thursday, February 27th @10:30 am

In collaboration with Senior Connections

$20

An additional $2.50 processing & handling fee will be charged per ticket


Arts&Talks Presents – Special Events

Former Congressman Steve Israel on his Book: Big Guns,
in conversation with Scott Richman, AJC

Thursday, March 12th @7:30 pm

An additional $2.50 processing & handling fee will be charged per ticket


Arts&Talks Presents – JCCMW Cinema

Crescendo

Wednesday, April 1 @ 7:30 pm

An additional $2.50 processing & handling fee will be charged per ticket


Yom Hashoah
Arts&Talks Presents – Multimedia Book Talks

The Flight Portfolio 

Julie Orriniger

Tuesday, April 21st @ 10:30am

$20

An additional $2.50 processing & handling fee will be charged per ticket


Arts&Talks Presents

The Ballet Giselle

Thursday, April 30 @ 11:00am

$20

An additional $2.50 processing & handling fee will be charged per ticket

The ballet Giselle:  Love beyond the grave.

Giselle, one of the great  classical ballets, encompasses it all: love and death, madness and forgiveness, vengeance and transcendence. It is, in the words of Cyril Beaumont, “the supreme achievement of the Romantic Ballet.” 

Join The Dance School Director, Kristen McGrew as she recreates this drama in an illustrated discussion.  


Arts&Talks Presents – Yom Hazikaron

Remember and Celebrate April 27 – 29


Arts&Talks Presents – Current Events/Israel

World Politics with Professor Ralph Bulltjens

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Friday, May 1 @ 1:00 – 2:30pm

In partnership with Scarsdale Adult School


Arts&Talks Presents – Special Events

Words and Music: Broadway Star Alexandra Silber

May 14 @ 7:00pm

An additional $2.50 processing & handling fee will be charged per ticket



Arts&Talks Presents – Book Talk Thursdays

Cinema Judaica:  The Epic Cycle 1950-1972 

Ken Sutak 

Thursday, June 11th @ 10:30am

In collaboration with Senior Connections

$20

An additional $2.50 processing & handling fee will be charged per ticket


Arts&Talks Presents – Classes

Let’s Play Mah Jongg: Supervised Play

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Mondays, September 16 – November 18 @ 7:00-9:00pm

$150

No class on: 9/30/2019, 10/14/2019, 10/21/2019, 11/11/2019


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, please contact Stephanie Risa Balkin at (914) 472-7672 or balkins@jccmw.org or click here to make a donation online.


Other Adult Programs

In addition to the Arts & Talks program, the JCC has a number of other classes and events for adults:

Volunteering: find out how to support JCCMW

ENGAGE: UJA-Federation of New York’s Engage Service Corp Chapter based at JCCMW coordinates volunteer opportunities for boomers across Westchester.

Adult Dance: JCCMW offers Adult Ballet and Tap Classes, Zumba Fitness and Israeli Folk Dancing for adults.

Adult Art:  JCCMW offers a range of classes for adults wishing to try their hand or develop their skills in media such as wheel throwing, life drawing, ceramic pottery, Open Studio Life Painting, and Holiday Workshops.