Arts & Ideas

More than a fun night out, a beautiful painting on the wall, or a good read on the bedside table, arts and ideas is a connection – through generations, across geography, and beyond our differences. Through performance, conversation, and exhibitions, we find a new language for exploring what unites us.

Our cornerstone program, Tapestry, is about celebration, exploration, and building a community through the arts. From the annual Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival to the year-round exhibitions and cultural events, Tapestry explores Jewish history, tradition, life, and future in a way the entire community can appreciate.

This JCC program is now part of our Beyond a Building efforts, where we serve the community online, virtually, or in the home. Tapestry: Arts & Ideas from the JCC continues to serve as a central hub for building community through the arts in Milwaukee.

Click here to view the Tapestry Winter/Spring 2021 Season

Click here to get your Ticket to Tapestry 

From January to June, this season will give you access to new and innovative programs including performances, author events, films, and classes designed specifically for our community, some with curbside pickup options to enhance your experience. While most programs offer a la carte pricing for tickets, we are excited to again offer a Ticket to Tapestry subscription for this season which will allow you to engage in top-quality arts and ideas programming while also receiving discounted pricing and access to a concierge program registration service.

Questions about our arts & culture programs?

Contact Rabbi Shari Shamah, Community Services and Program Director, at 414-967-8229 .

"“Each year we support Tapestry because we want our community to have access to the richness of theater, movies, and Jewish arts and ideas. The braiding of fellowship with others, while sharing common interests, means so much to us.” "

Ken & Dee Stein


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