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.



Our 2019-2020 Arts&Talks Program


Arts&Talks Presents – Cinema

The Other Story

Thursday, October 3rd @ 7:15pm

Join us before the film @ 6:30pm for a lite bite while you meet the Westchester Israeli Shinshinim (young Israeli emissaries) 

$18

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

In collaboration with the Jewish Agency for Israel and Westchester Jewish Council 


Arts&Talks Presents – Special Events

Comics Against Hunger

Be prepared to laugh!  A special event to combat food insecurity in Israel & Westchester

In collaboration with Leket Israel and Feeding Westchester 

Saturday, October 12th @7:30 pm

General admission–$100 for one ticket, $175 for two tickets.  Seating for these tickets is first come, first serve (not reserved).


Reserved seating–$360.  Includes two tickets and reserved seating for performance


Sponsorship Opportunities

Silver — $720 — includes two tickets, VIP reserved seating, listing the program


Gold — $1800 — includes four tickets, VIP reserved seating, acknowledgement by host/Emcee, listing in the program


Platinum — $3600 — includes six tickets, VIP reserved seating, acknowledgement by host/Emcee, listing in the program


Arts&Talks Presents – Ladies who Lit

Fall Literary Salon with Local Authors

The Last Book Party – Karen Dukess
Not Our Kind – Kitty Zeldis 
More Than Words – Jill Santopolo

Moderated by Barbara Josselsohn, author of The Last Dreamer and JCCMW Summer Arts Center (SAC) teacher

Thursday, October 17th @10:00am
In the Sukkah (weather permitting)

$25 per person (20% off for Senior Passport Holders)

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


Arts&Talks Presents – Special Events

Sports & Spirits in the Sukkah

Featuring drinks in the Sukkah together with Matthew Goodman, author of The City Game: Triumph, Scandal, and a Legendary Basketball Team

Thursday, October 17th @ 7:30pm (In the Sukkah – weather permitting)

$25

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


Arts&Talks Presents – A morning of art and fashion in NYC

October 24th 10:00am
@ The Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019 
Join us for private docent-led tours of two exhibitions: The World of Anna Sui and Vera Paints A Scarf: The Arts and Design of Vera Neuman

$45 per person (includes tours and entrance fee)

Optional: @12:00 noon – Join us for lunch at Robert’s on the museum’s 9th floor (cost of lunch not included in above price)

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


Arts&Talks Presents – Cinema

Who Will Write Our History?

Narrated by Adrien Brody and produced by Nancy Spielberg

Lecture with Samuel Kassow, author of the book Who Will Write Our History upon which the film is based. FREE  

Tuesday, October 22nd @ 7:00pm @ Westchester Reform Temple, 255 Mamaroneck Rd, Scarsdale, NY

Film Screening:
Sunday, November 10th @ 4:00pm @ Bendheim Theatre, JCC of Mid-Westchester 
Documentary | 90 Minutes | English

Tickets $18; $15 for Seniors and Students

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

In partnership with Westchester Reform Temple and UJA Federation of New York in Westchester


Arts&Talks Presents – Current Events/Israel

World Politics with Professor Ralph Bulltjens

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Friday, October 25th @ 1:00 – 2:30pm

In partnership with Scarsdale Adult School


Arts&Talks Presents – Books on Tour

The Accusation: Blood Libel in an American Town

Friday, November 8th @ 6:30pm

@Temple Israel Center, 280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains


Arts&Talks Presents – Special Events

The 5th Annual Great Big Challah Bake 

Wednesday, November 13th @ 7:00pm

@Temple Israel Center, 280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains

$36 per adult
$25 per child (10-17)

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



Arts&Talks Presents – Multimedia Book Talks

Elvis in Vegas with Richard Zoglin

Thursday, November 21st @ 10:30am 

In collaboration with Senior Connections

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


Arts&Talks Presents – Special Events

A conversation with world-renowned author Susan Isaacs 

Tuesday, December 3rd @ 11:00am

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


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 – Books on Tour

D-Day Girls 

Friday, December 6th @ 6:30pm

@Temple Israel Center, 280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains


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


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 – Books on Tour

Tehran Children: A Holocaust Refugee Odyssey

Friday, January 10th @ 6:30pm

@Temple Israel Center, 280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains


Arts&Talks Presents – Special Events

Annual Women’s Lunch and Laugh

Thursday, February 6th @12:00 am

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


Arts&Talks Presents – Books on Tour

Hitler’s Pawn

Friday, February 14th @ 6:30pm

@ Temple Israel Center, 280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains


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 – 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 – Current Events/Israel

World Politics with Professor Ralph Bulltjens

buultjens

Friday, May 1 @ 1:00 – 2:30pm

In partnership with Scarsdale Adult School


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.