The Bender JCC is proud to offer adults and students of all ages meaningful exhibits revolving around the Jewish experience, identity, and culture in a beautiful, warm, and welcoming gallery space. The Goldman Art Gallery is open when the Bender JCC building is open and may be used as a beautiful backdrop for program space.
|Crafts and Carafes: Beaded Serving Utensils||Thursday, February 20th - 7:00 PM|
|Remembrance and Rescue: Exhibits from Israel||Sunday, February 23rd -|
|Call for Art Submissions! A Lifetime of Perspective: Art by Older Adults||Saturday, February 29th -|
|Crafts and Carafes: Frames and Mirrors||Thursday, April 23rd - 7:00 PM|
Crafts and Carafes: Beaded Serving Utensils
Thursday, February 20
Do you get more creative with wine? We do too! Join us for a night of wine (or coffee), delicious desserts, and DIY crafts! You will create your own, unique, beaded serving utensils, like you see at the craft shows. We will guide you through how to make 2 gorgeous, one-of-a-kind pieces to beautify your next gathering or give as a gift. No art experience needed and all materials/supplies (including wine) provided.
Sunday, February 23rd
January 12 – February 23
In commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the Maryland-Israel Sister State Committee, in partnership with the Bender JCC, the Israeli-American Council, the American Society for Yad Vashem and the Israeli Embassy are proud to present two inspirational exhibitions.
BESA: A Code of Honor
Muslim Albanians who Rescued Jews during the Holocaust
This exhibit, developed and curated by Yad Vashem, is about the ‘Righteous Among the Nations’ – non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. It is comprised of portraits and text about Muslim families in Albania, who saved Jews during the Holocaust, converging two seemingly opposed worlds. The remarkable assistance afforded to Jews during this time was grounded in BESA, the code of honor which still exists today. This exhibit is on loan from the American Society for Yad Vashem.
In conjunction with
IsraAID: Stories of Courage and Resilience
This exhibit features photographs and stories documenting rescue and relief efforts by Israel for world communities devastated by natural disasters. Photos/resources provided by IsraAID, the Israel Trauma Center and the Israel Defense Forces.
To honor the upcoming 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Maryland Secretary of State John Wobensmith charged the Maryland-Israel Sister State Committee with the mission of developing a program to pay tribute to Israel by honoring the victims of the Holocaust — and to deepen ties between Marylanders and Israelis. The impetus for the request was borne out of Governor Larry Hogan’s visit to Yad Vashem during his trip to Israel in 2016.
In support of the State of Maryland’s objective to bolster Holocaust education programming, we encourage groups to schedule exhibit tours accompanied by short lectures designed for:
- Open to the Public – during JCC operating hours on most days from January 12 – February 23.
- Holocaust Education Professional Development Workshop – January 22nd.
- Student Workshops – professional development and exhibit walk-through; available by appointment
For more information or to schedule, contact Randall Morgan at 703-928-0746.
Saturday, February 29th
Submissions accepted Monday, January 13 through Saturday, February 29
The exhibit will be held May 24 – June 14
Through the month of January and until space is filled. Hurry, space is limited!
Please contact Kandy Hutman at 301.348.3889 to make an appointment to have a piece selected for the show.
Artists 65 or better may submit recent work in the following media:
- PhotographyFabric Art
- Fine Craft
Crafts and Carafes: Frames and Mirrors
Thursday, April 23
Do you get more creative with wine? We do too! Join us for a night of wine (or tea), delicious desserts, and DIY crafts! Get creative with decoupage, shells, sandpaper, stamps, buttons, beads, glass tiles, and many other fun choices. We will teach you how to make 2 artsy, one-of-a-kind mirrors or picture frames to keep or give as gifts. No art experience needed and all materials/supplies (including wine) provided.