Arts & Culture



Chase Family Gallery

The Chase Family Gallery presents six to eight major exhibits each year, with works ranging from contemporary to classical to avant garde. Opening reception parties allow members to meet the artists, mingle with their friends, and get a sneak preview of the pieces on display.  

Our beautiful Gallery is a treat for the eyes and nourishment for the soul, presenting the works of local, national and worldwide artists and craftspeople.  We proudly present art in all forms:  painting, sculpture, photography, glass and ceramics. 



Mark Rich

Improvisational Abstracts - Abiding the Muse

February 2 - February 29, 2020

Opening Reception | Sunday February 2, 1:00-3:00pm


Trying to pull from the sub-conscious, the layers in Mark Rich's work mimic the way he thinks. Commenting on the human condition, it remains sanguine. As an artist, Rich feels it is his duty to share the hope, light and humor that inspires his optimism.



Herbert & Evelyn Gilman Theater

The JCC's 400-seat Herbert & Evelyn Gilman Theater hosts dozens of performances annually, including: the annual Hartford Jewish Film Festival and our renowned youth and teen musical productions. Its lobby is home to the Ann Randall Art Gallery which features select small art collections each month.

The theater is also available for rentals. The space features a Proscenium stage suitable for rehearsals, productions, concerts, dance presentations and speakers. There is a professional lighting and sound system, as well as support from the Mandell JCC technical director.

The theater is equipped to accommodate people with physical disabilities and/or the hearing impaired, and there is a Green Room located backstage with dressing rooms and restrooms. 






Download the 2020 Film Festival Brochure (PDF)




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