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Patrons of the Arts: Celebrating Arts, Culture & Education

When you subscribe to Patrons of the Arts, you’re guaranteed tickets to all of the cultural arts events in the POA series, including film, theater, music, dance and the renowned Adolf-Adams JCC Forum.

For over fifty years, the Weinstein JCC’s cultural and performing arts programming has brought our community exceptional events that celebrate essential aspects of Jewish and community culture.

This season has been a huge success, and we can’t wait for all the fun and exciting events heading our way next year! Our 2018-19 lineup will include a Harmony Concert featuring a cappella groups The Maccabeats and Naturally 7, Simply Diamond Musical Performance with a Neil Diamond tribute band, The Fife-Davis Family Jewish Book Fair & Gift Shop featuring Georgia Hunter, NY Times Bestselling author of We Were The Lucky Ones and Judge Allan Goodman, author of Father, Son, Stone, as well as Jewish Family Theatre productions of The Rothchilds and Driving Miss Daisy, and more! For more about how to become a Patron of the Arts or to renew your subscription, click here.

Remember: 2 tickets to all events are included in Patrons of the Arts subcriptions. See you next season!

Sponsorship Levels

We offer a wide selection of ways to support the arts at the Weinstein JCC.

Executive Producer – $12,000
Producer – $7,500
Director – $3,000
Promoter – $1,500
Artist – $695
Friend of the Arts – $475

Have you renewed your Patrons of the Arts Subscription for the 2018-19 season? If not, reserve your place today by contacting Lisa LooneyClick here for this year's renewal form.

2018-19 Season Subscriber Level Benefits:

Subscriber FRIEND OF THE ARTS  ■  $475

  • This level includes 2 tickets to each of the Patrons of the Arts events with reserved seats by section, as well as preferred purchasing for the HARMONY Concert (does not include concert tickets).

Subscriber ARTIST  ■  $695

  • Includes all Friends benefits as well as 2 tickets (valued at $50 each) to the HARMONY Concert. Includes preferred seating, reserved by name.

Sponsor PROMOTER  ■  $1,500

  • Includes all Artist benefits as well as 2 tickets (valued at $75 each) to the HARMONY Concert and invitation to exclusive pre-event reception. Also includes reception sponsorship of your choice (as available).

Sponsor DIRECTOR  ■  $3,000

  • Includes all Promoter benefits as well as 2 tickets (valued at $75 each) to the HARMONY Concert and invitation to exclusive pre-event reception. Also includes event sponsorship of one cultural arts event of your choice (as available).

Sponsor PRODUCER  ■  $7500

  • Includes all Director benefits as well as 2 tickets (valued at $125 each) to the HARMONY Concert and invitation to exclusive pre-event reception. Also includes event sponsorship of one premier cultural arts series or event of your choice (as available).

Sponsor EXECUTIVE PRODUCER  ■  $12,000

  • Includes all Producer benefits as well as 4 tickets (valued at $125 each) to the HARMONY Concert and invitation to exclusive pre-event reception. Also includes title sponsorship for one premier cultural arts event of your choice.

2018-19 Schedule of Events

October
18 - Sara D. November Gallery Opening: Hal Horwitz, A Retrospective
28 - POA Season Kick-Off: Mark Nizer 4D

November
8-18 - The First Annual Jewish Film Festival:
       8 - Sammy Davis Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me
       11 - Curious George 
       12 - From Philadelphia to the Front
       18 - RBG

8-20 - The Fife-Davis Family Annual Jewish Book Fair & Gift Shop:
       10 - Martin Fletcher
       11 - Family Event - Curious George
       13 - Allan Goodman
       13 - B.A. Shapiro
       14 - Rabbi Roy Shaffin
       15 - Andrew Gross
       20 - Community Read with Georgia Hunter

29 - Sara D. November Gallery Opening: Joanna Tyka
 

December
6-16 - Jewish Family Theatre: Annie

January
9-13 - Ninth Annual Israeli Film Festival:
       9 - An Israeli Love Story
       10 - The Essential Link: The Story of Wilfred Israel
       12 - Shelter
       13 - The Cakemaker
30 - The Adolf-Adams JCC Forum: An Evening with Randi Zuckerberg

February
6-10 - Eighth Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival:
       6 - Opening Film & Performance: Crooked Beauty & An Anxious Woman
       7 - A Whole Lott More
       9 - Sanctuary
       10 - Kesem Encore
14 - Simply Diamond ROCKS!
27 - Sara D. November Gallery Opening: Douglas Beecher
27 - Jewish Family Theatre: The Rothschilds

March
14-25 - Jewish Family Theatre: The Rothschilds
28 - Women's Night Out

April
2-10 - Jewish Family Theatre: Driving Miss Daisy
18 - Sara D. November Gallery Opening: Undiscovered Artists & Photographers Exhibit

May
2 - Yom Hashoah: BIG SONIA
8 - POA Season Finale: Dancing Through the Decades, Bowen McCauley Dance Company
23 - Sara D. November Gallery Opening: Children of the Weinstein JCC

Make sure to mark your calendars for these exciting events!

JFT Presents: Annie


Book by Thomas Meehan, Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin, Directed by Debra Clinton

Leapin' Lizards! The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals. Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations...and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Opening Night Chanukah Dinner Sponsored by Barbara and Stuart Simon

Tickets are SOLD OUT for the December 16 show. 

Israeli Film Festival 2019 - An Israeli Love Story


A film by Dan Wolman | 93 minutes | Fiction | Hebrew with English subtitles

Based on the true story of theatre director and actress Pnina Gary, multiaward winning director Dan Wolman tells a passionate story of love and independence. Set in pre-state Palenstine, Eli and Margalit are torn between their love for one another and where they see their own futures in the Jewish state. In the budding theatre world of Tel Aviv and the kibbutzim, Margalit finds her place in the spotlight. Eli, while planning to marry Margalit, is drawn deeper into the armed struggle for Jewish independence from the British.

The 9th Annual Israeli Film Festival is sponsored by Weinstein Properties. It will run January 9 – 13 at the Weinstein JCC.

Festival Concessions are sponsored by Risa and Jay Levine

Israeli Film Festival 2019 - The Essential Link: The Story of Wilfrid Israel


A film by Yonatan Nir | 71 minutes | Documentary English, Arabic, Hebrew

This film sheds light on an oft-forgotten wealthy German Jew who—through a combination of wily negotiations with the Nazis, large sums of his own money and a long series of selfless acts—saved thousands of Jews in the 1930s and 1940s. Wilfrid Israel, the owner of a department store, was one of the great saviors of Jews and played a key role in the Kindertransport operation. The story of one extraordinary man becomes very personal as filmmaker Yonatan Nir takes us on a journey from a kibbutz in northern Israel to Germany in the 1930's. Nir, who was born on the kibbutz where Wilfrid's name was known but his story was kept secret, takes us on an adventure as he searches for the mysterious hero, and for the reasons for his disappearance from history.

The 9th Annual Israeli Film Festival is sponsored by Weinstein Properties. It will run January 9 – 13 at the Weinstein JCC.

Festival Concessions are sponsored by Risa and Jay Levine

Israeli Film Festival 2019 - Shelter


A film by Eran Riklis | 93 minutes | Drama English, Arabic, Hebrew

Naomi, an Israeli Mossad agent is sent to Germany to protect Mona, a Lebanese informant recovering from plastic surgery to assume her new identity. Together for two weeks in a quiet apartment in Hamburg, the relationship that develops between the two women is soon exposed to the threat of terror that is engulfing the world today. In this game of deception, beliefs are questioned, choices are made, and their fate takes a surprising turn in this suspense-laden, elegant neo-noir.

The 9th Annual Israeli Film Festival is sponsored by Weinstein Properties. It will run January 9 – 13 at the Weinstein JCC.

Festival Concessions are sponsored by Risa and Jay Levine

Israeli Film Festival 2019 - The Cakemaker


A film by Ofer Raul Graizer | 104 minutes | Drama English, Hebrew, German

Thomas, a young German baker, is having an affair with Oren, an Israeli married man who has frequent business visits in Berlin. When Oren dies in a car crash in Israel, Thomas travels to Jerusalem seeking for answers regarding his death. Under a secret identity, Thomas infiltrates into the life of Anat, his lover’s newly widowed wife, who owns a small Café in downtown Jerusalem. Thomas starts to work for her and create German cakes and cookies that help her business thrive and her son overcome his grief. The encounter with the unfamiliar reality will make Thomas involved in Anat’s life in a way far beyond his anticipation, and to protect the truth he will stretch his lie to a point of no return. Pastry dough is far from the only thing that requires—and receives—delicate handling in The Cakemaker, a tender, tactile and just-sweet-enough story of hidden love, challenged faith and unwittingly shared grief.

*Mature Content: Recommended for adult audiences; appropriate for persons over 18

Talkback discussion following the film led by Rabbi Ahuva Zaches

The 9th Annual Israeli Film Festival is sponsored by Weinstein Properties. It will run January 9 – 13 at the Weinstein JCC.

Festival Concessions are sponsored by Risa and Jay Levine

NEW! POA Jr.

Now kids can have an arts and culture club all their own! Much like the Patrons of the Arts subscription series currently offered by the Weinstein JCC for adults, POA, Jr. offers kids ages 3-12 years old the opportunity to experience a sampling of programs to include theater, film, music and literature. Along with a gained appreciation of cultural arts, “Jr. Patrons” will also be exposed to people and topics that support the Weinstein JCC’s mission to bring community and culture together.

With their $36 subscription, these budding arts and culture enthusiasts will receive one admission ticket to each of the following youth and family-friendly programs: 


In addition to the admission to the event, subscription benefits include the following exclusive member-only perks:   

  • Meet and greet with world champion juggler and entertainer, Mark Nizer 
  • Autographed copy of a Curious George book plus additional giveaways
  • Meet the cast of Annie following the performance on Sunday, December 9
  • Special "Mister G" musical instrument giveaway

Register today!

To learn more about becoming a Patron of the Arts, check out our 2018-19 Patrons of the Arts Guide or call Director of Donor Relations Lisa Looney at (804) 545-8608.