Center for Arts & Culture

The Center for Arts & Culture offers programs, classes and events that seek to encourage members of The J and the Stamford community to explore the many aspects of culture and the arts that are found here in our diverse neighborhood.

For more information or to register, contact Connie Cirillo Freeman at or 203.487.0983.


Book & Author Conversations
Join us for fascinating conversations with prominent authors. Featuring fiction and non-fiction writers of topical and compelling books, the discussions promise to educate, enlighten and entertain.


A new series designed to showcase highly accomplished individuals, within the Stamford Jewish community and the community at large, who have contributed to the growth and richness of our daily lives for being champions of unique Innovations, community initiatives or other groundbreaking ventures across a wide spectrum of achievements, from science, to the environment, to philanthropy, to community and public service. Watch for the announcements of the Book & Author events and the first J-Talks speakers!  


VIRTUAL Taste of Torah
Featuring the Parsha of the Week
Join us every Friday for a discussion on the Torah portion. Our conversation will focus on the timeless life lessons of our tradition, gleaned from both traditional and modern commentaries. Knowledge of Hebrew is not required. Led by Jonathan Fass, Elaine and James Schoke Jewish Family Service. Feel free to bring a bag lunch.

Fridays, 12 - 1 p.m.
Click HERE to attend


JCC Book Club
Love to read? Enjoy meaningful discussions? Interested in getting to know people in a different way? The JCC Book Club will meet every 4-6 weeks to discuss a book of the group’s choosing. It’s a great way to make new friends and engage in interesting conversation. 

Sunday, Oct. 18 • 11:30 a.m. • Born a Crime by Trevor Noah • Click HERE to attend.
Sunday, Nov. 15 • 11:30 a.m. • Swans of Fifth Avenue: 
A Novel by Melanie Benjamin
Sunday, Dec. 20 • 11:30 a.m • The Last Palace: Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House by Norman Eisen
Sunday, Jan. 24 • 11:30 a.m • The Queen of Paris: 
A Novel of Coco Chanel by Pamela Binnings Ewen

All are welcome. There is no charge.
For more information and to RSVP, please contact


VIRTUAL Neshama Yoga
Neshama Yoga is a fusion of Kundalini Yoga and Jewish spirituality. These two systems of ancient wisdom share much in common. At their core, they provide the practitioner access to the pathways to connect with G-d on a deep, spiritual level. No prior experience needed. Suitable for all fitness levels. Led by Jackie Tepper.

Fridays, 9 – 10:30 a.m. 
Sept. 11 – Dec. 18 (No class Nov. 27)
Member $266 / Community $294 (14 sessions)
Click HERE to register.



The Center for Arts & Culture Video Archive

Book & Author Conversations: The Interpreter by A.J. Sidransky

For the Love of The J: Neshama Carlebach In Concert To Benefit The Stamford JCC


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