Events Calendar

The Arts of it All

Welcome to a new season of theater, literary events, film, visual arts, comedy, music and more at the Mandell JCC.  Our volunteers and staff have sought out the most interesting, innovative and engaging artists, authors, actors, musicians and filmmakers to bring you The Arts
of it All, right here under one roof and the JCC.  Mark your
calendars and stay tuned for full season details!

For those who find joy in the written word, The Jewish
Book Festival
is the only event of its kind in Hartford. Visitors can attend seminars; meet celebrity authors at presentations, receptions, and book signings; and peruse hundreds of books covering an astounding range of topics.

On a larger scale, our 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.

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

The Hartford Jewish Film Festival showcases films highlighting the international Jewish experience and is acclaimed as one of the foremost Jewish film festivals in North America because of the fine caliber of films offered and the unprecedented participation we receive from the greater Hartford area.