Goldman Art Gallery

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.


HUMANS OF OUR JCC | Photographs by Melissa McGowan

September 7 – October 28

RECEPTION WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHER + HUMANS: Thursday, September 6, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM 

Inspired by the movement launched in New York City, photographer Melissa McGowan captures the many faces of our JCC community. From babies to senior adults, this exhibit illustrates the diversity of our community while exploring the common threads that connect us all. Join us for a special reception where you will experience the stories behind the faces you pass in the halls.

Photo by Melissa McGowan

Please RSVP to Lisa Del Sesto at

TO BEAR WITNESS | The Art of Testimony

December 23, 2018 – February 24, 2019

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, January 3

In commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day the Goldman Art Gallery presents an exhibit of artwork by Holocaust Survivors. Submissions should reflect the artist’s experiences and memories as a survivor—a visual testimony.

We are currently accepting entries for this exhibit. Please apply HERE.


Article Feature: Leaps of Faith – CultureSpot

“The Bender Jewish Community Center in Rockville is weighing forth with an opinion of its own – or rather, several opinions — about the intriguing biblical statement.”

Read it here.