Arts & Talks at JCCMW

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.

Spring Luncheon with Dr.Ruth

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Hear from the legend herself!  How did Dr. Ruth come to be Dr. Ruth?  It’s quite a journey!  Using a trip to an amusement park with her grandchildren as its framework, Dr. Ruth Westheimer’s new graphic novel-style Young Adult autobiography depicts all the ups and downs of her remarkable life and demonstrates lessons of grit, resilience, and strength that readers can apply to their own lives.

Thursday, June 6 @12:30 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.  
$54 (delicious lunch, sponsored by Kensington Assisted Living of White Plains)

Books will be available for purchase and signing by Dr. Ruth.

Westchester Premiere Screening of Fiddler: Miracle of Miracles followed by Musical Sing-a-long

NY Premiere for Max Lewkowicz’s Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles. The story behind one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals, Fiddler on The Roof, and its creative roots in early 1960s New York. With live musical performances and sing-a-long.

Wednesday, June 19th @7:00pm – 9:00pm  

Sponsored by Kensington Assisted Living of White Plains

Courses and Classes

Course: Beginner Canasta

Canasta is back and enjoying renewed interest with people of all ages. Learn the rules, strategies, and scoring with hands on play of this intriguing and challenging game. Attendance at the first class is required.

$150 (plus $15 materials fee paid to instructor)

In partnership with Scarsdale Adult School 

Course: Beginner Mah Jongg

Bam! Crack! Dot! Come learn the basics of this intriguing ancient Chinese tile game of luck and skill. You will learn the “western” style game of play as sanctioned by the National Mah Jongg League. Experienced instructor will provide all learning materials as well as the current NMJL card.

Supervised Play  


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Course: STEM for Adults (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)

All of the kids are learning STEM… now it’s your turn!  Join us for this new hands-on program and see what all the rage is about.  A great way to stretch and sharpen your mind.

March 19 and May 21 @ 10:30 am.-12 noon $10 per class

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In partnership with Scarsdale Adult School 

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 Balkin at (914) 472-7672 or

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.