JCC of Mid-Westchester Hosts Annual Benefit, A Salute to the Arts
- Good Work
- Published on Sunday, 19 March 2017 15:24
- Joanne Wallenstein
On Thursday, March 30, 2017 the JCC of Mid-Westchester will host its Annual Benefit, this year entitled A Salute to the Arts. The event will be held from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at the JCC at 999 Wilmot Road in Scarsdale. "Now, more than ever, the JCC needs the community to support its mission and growth" says Benefit co-chair Laura Sheppe Miller, a Scarsdale resident. Adds co-chair and fellow Scarsdale resident, Elise Flagg, "I am thrilled that we are focusing the spotlight on the Arts this year so that more people will have the opportunity to join us and learn about the wonderful programs at the JCC and its important presence right here in our back yard".
The event will also honor Peter Rothschild, past Board President, board member and longtime supporter of the JCC Mid-Westchester. Peter is a managing partner at RF Investment Partners and a resident of Scarsdale. A Salute to the Arts will feature the story of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, as told through film, musical performance, and dance.
Over 250 community members and supporters are expected to attend this highly anticipated event. A Salute to the Arts will celebrate the arts in various forms, featuring the JCC Dance School; Josh Aaronson, author; and Itamar Zorman, violinist. Additionally, the work of three artists will be displayed in a gallery setting; items will be for sale with a percentage of the proceeds benefitting the JCC of Mid-Westchester.
"JCC of Mid-Westchester has been a center for culture and arts for over 60 years" says Executive Director Karen Kolodny. "The benefit this year helps us to bring attention to our gem of a theater, the Bendheim Performing Arts Center. We are privileged to have this amazing space in our facility and honored to share it with the community. It is just one of the many elements that make the JCC a unique and special place for the Westchester community."
Westchester Theatre of Dance, under the direction of JCC Dance School Director, Jayne Santoro, will perform to Johann Pachelbel's "Cannon in D," with choreography by Mimi Wallace.
Josh Aaronson, Academy Award-nominated film producer and director, and co-author of the book "Orchestra of Exiles: The Story of Bronislaw Huberman, the Israel Philharmonic, and the One Thousand Jews He Saved from Nazi Horrors", will present an excerpt of the film based on his book.
Violinist Itamar Zorman will perform to a backdrop of images from the original Israel Philharmonic. Itamar has appeared with The Israel Philharmonic, The American Symphony Orchestra in Carnegie Hall, The Tokyo Symphony, Jerusalem Symphony, Haifa Symphony, and St. Petersburg Philharmonic. His participation was secured in cooperation with the Westchester Philharmonic.
The artwork of Tova Snyder and David Stahl will be on display and for sale, along with the "Passage to Israel" exhibit, a traveling gallery that features various renowned Israeli artists.
JCC of Mid-Westchester provides numerous programs and services to the Westchester community, providing stimulating lectures, concerts and panel discussions for active adults to aging-in-place seniors and those who are residing at local assisted living facilities; gymnastics, swim, dance and fitness programs for all ages; a home for special needs programming for children, teens and an adult special needs community gardening projects; a flourishing nursery school and day camps for children from age 2; speech, occupational and physical therapy for children; and the "Witness Theatre," an innovative intergenerational journey for Holocaust survivors and high school students. Just as important it welcomes people from all backgrounds and religions.
For tickets call 914-472-7672 or click here.