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Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

The JCC of Staten Island is the place to be in Staten Island for arts and culture, whether your interest is film, art, literature, music, theatre or Jewish Life and Learning. And if you like to travel we have special cultural trips as well.

Bella Smorgonskaya, Arts & Culture Coordinator • 718.475.5262 or

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Magic of Israel @ 70 Family Fun Event

April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the magic of Israel, stilt walker, juggler, balloonist, magician, face painting & much more at this fun family event.

Alison Cook Beatty Dance presents: Passion for Dance

April 26 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Alison Cook Beatty Dance presents: Passion for Dance    

Cinema Club: The Prime Ministers

May 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

The Prime Ministers:  The Pioneers Based on the best- selling book by Ambassador Yehuda Avner, The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers takes the audience inside the offices of Israel's Prime Ministers through the eyes of an insider.

Salute to Israel

May 3 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

A musical performance by the CLLD Young @ Heart Performers. Join our home grown choir as they perform a concert of Israeli songs. 

SAJE Presents Nadav Yesod

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dr. Esther Grushkin Seminars for Adult Jewish Education (SAJE) Presents Nadav Yesod, Human Rights Advisor to the Israeli Mission to the UN speaking about the UN and Israel - Current Trends and What the future Holds. The discussion will provide an overview on the topics that Israel deals with at the UN: human rights, development and peace and security.  

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Art at the J in the

Murray Berman Art Gallery

Interesting. Intriguing. Stimulating. Exhibits year round at the Art at the J Gallery in the rotunda. Art @ the J continues to offer a wonderful space to local artists to show their work. The exhibits have ranged from nationally recognized artists to photo exhibits by JCC members.

The committee of Art @ the J is co-chaired by Elaine Bloomfield, Dr. Dennis Bloomfield and Tamra Walker. The committee members include Rita Berg,  Molly Honigsfeld, Ronit Lapid, Murray Berman and Stanley Weinstein.

Art @ the J dedicated to finding and giving local artists a place to reach the public while providing JCC members, and the public at large, an opportunity to experience the accessible, stimulating creativity that quietly lives among them.

Murray Berman Art Gallery

@ the Bernikow JCC

1466 Manor Road

Dorothy Delson Kuhn Music Institute

The Dorothy Delson Kuhn Music Institute has been a powerful stimulus to music on Staten Island since its inception. Current and former faculty members and students are active in the cultural life of the community. They teach in Staten Island schools and colleges and they are performers and conductors for ensembles and orchestras locally and throughout the New York City area.


For Membership Inquiries Please Contact:
Membership Services 718.475.5223 

Select JCC facilities are available to all organizations, groups and individuals for life cycle events, meetings and celebrations. Call 718.475.5261 for information.