Friends Of The Arts

Arts and Ideas programming illuminates the human experience through concerts, literary events, films and visual arts. Our program fees alone do not always cover the operating costs to provide these programs.  Therefore, we have created the Arts & Ideas giving society, Friends of the Arts, and invite you to actively support the continuation of these programs you love by becoming a member.

Your gift helps support outstanding and accessible programs all year long, engaging the community through concerts, literary events, film and visual arts. Help keep the Bender JCC the center of the Jewish arts community in the greater Washington metro area, providing a home for you and so many others who depend on these community-building opportunities.

Our community is stronger because of you.

MAKE YOUR GIFT TODAY


Program Areas

CONCERTS: Polinger Artists of Excellence Concert Series
Featuring rising stars and renowned artists.
& exceptional musical experiences.

LITERARY: Lessans Family Literary Series
Thoughtfully-selected authors and speakers.
& Innovative events such as the Local Authors’ Fair.

FILM: Cinema J
International films through a Jewish lens.
& Engaging talkbacks and community partnerships.

VISUAL ARTS: Goldman Art Gallery
Presenting meaningful and educational art exhibits.
& Exhibits featuring local and international artists ranging in from preschoolers to centenarians.


Giving Levels

PRODUCER OF THE ARTS ($1800 or more)

  • Membership to Nineteen13, the Bender JCC’s signature giving circle
  • EIGHT complimentary tickets to the Arts + Ideas film or literary program(s) of your choice
  • Invitation to attend the annual Friends of the Arts wine and cheese appreciation reception
  • Reserved seating for Lessans Family Literary Series and Cinema J programs
  • Opportunity to take artists to dinner, introduce events, or enjoy private “green rooms” before the event. *Subject to availability
  • Friends of the Arts donors will be recognized online and at Arts + Ideas events.

DIRECTOR OF THE ARTS ($1000 – $1799)

  • SIX complimentary tickets to the Arts + Ideas film or literary program(s) of your choice
  • Invitation to attend the annual Friends of the Arts wine and cheese appreciation reception
  • Friends of the Arts donors will be recognized online and at Arts + Ideas events.

PATRON OF THE ARTS ($500 – $999)

  • FOUR complimentary tickets to the Arts + Ideas film or literary program(s) of your choice
  • Invitation to attend the annual Friends of the Arts wine and cheese appreciation reception
  • Friends of the Arts donors will be recognized online and at Arts + Ideas events.

FRIEND OF THE ARTS ($180 – $499)

  • TWO complimentary tickets to the Arts + Ideas film or literary program of your choice
  • Invitation to attend the annual Friends of the Arts wine and cheese appreciation reception
  • Friends of the Arts donors will be recognized online and at Arts + Ideas events.

For more information about Friends of the Arts or Arts + Ideas programming at the Bender JCC please contact Lisa Del Sesto or 301-348-3756.

MAKE YOUR GIFT TODAY

By Mail:  Bender JCC
Attn:  Development
6125 Montrose Road
Rockville, MD 20852
(checks made out to: Bender JCC, with note: for Friends of the Arts)

By Phone: 301-348-3855

*Please note if you would like to:designate your gift to a specific program i.e. Lessans Family Literary Series and/or renew your recognition annually. 

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