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.
|Lifetime of Perspective Virtual Exhibit||Monday, August 17th -|
Monday, August 17th
July 1 through August 17
This year our Lifetime of Perspective exhibit may look a little different, but you will still find delightful paintings, sculptures, photographs and so much more by talented amateur artists age 65 and better. It was important to JCC staff and the Kaplan family that even during this unprecedented time of uncertainty and physical distancing we still feature the annual Lifetime of Perspective exhibit. In fact, now more than it ever it seems our community could use a dose of the warmth and connection we have come to associate with this beloved gallery show. We hope you enjoy our very special virtual presentation of A Lifetime of Perspective.
Before you tour the online exhibit, please take a moment to watch two short videos.
The first is by Kandy Hutman, who has been at the helm of this exhibition since its inception, first as a staff member and then as a volunteer. Her passion for this show and dedication to the artists only increases with each passing year. We are truly grateful to her for working tirelessly to transform this year’s exhibit to a virtual platform.
The second video is from Jessica Kaplan and is delivered on behalf of the entire Kaplan family. We are incredibly grateful to the Kaplan family, our generous sponsors of A Lifetime of Perspective, and their ongoing support and enthusiasm as we transitioned to this year’s virtual exhibit.
We hope you enjoy the collection and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Goldman Art Gallery for A Lifetime of Perspective’s 23rd year in 2021.
About A Lifetime of Perspective
From the Exhibition Sponsors
David Berliant, father and grandfather, was an avid “Sunday painter;” his wife, Eve, was his most devoted fan. Their love of art has been passed down to us, their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In their honor, we want senior artists to have the opportunity to display their talent and share it with their loved ones. From the family of David and Eve Berliant: Deena Berliant Kaplan, Jerome A. Kaplan, Karen E. Kaplan, Jessica M. Kaplan, Joseph Youcha, Carolyn K. and Steven H. Bernstein.
This Exhibit is Supported By
The Berliant-Kaplan Endowment Fund. Additional support for this and other Gildenhorn/Speisman Center for the Arts (GSCA) programs is provided by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art. The Bender JCC is also supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, the County Executive’s Ball for the Arts and other private sources.
Senior Adult Programs at the Bender JCC
The Bender JCC of Greater Washington sponsors an extensive range of activities for older adults — including kosher lunches, classes, lectures, excursions, educational and cultural programs, programs for visually impaired senior citizens, ESOL and citizenship classes for immigrants, educational seminars, cultural programming, self-directed groups, volunteer opportunities, exercise and health education — as part of its ongoing commitment to wellness and the welfare of adults in the community. The Center is a home away from home for thousands of senior adults. In addition to programs at our Rockville location and Ring House, the Bender JCC sponsors senior adult programming in Silver Spring.