Cultural Arts and Jewish Heritage Programs

The Cultural Arts & Jewish Heritage Programs Department presents thought-provoking virtual classes on art, film, and religion; engaging virtual speaker events on cultural, Jewish, and other contemporary topics; and a devoted book discussion group.

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Cultural Arts & Jewish Heritage Speakers & Authors

Commonpoint Queens partners with the Jewish Book Council to offer engaging virtual and in person speaker events for all ages and topics!

Virtual Cultural Arts & Jewish Heritage Classes

The Cultural Arts & Jewish Heritage Programs Department presents thought-provoking virtual classes on art, film, and religion, as well as a book discussion group.

Now you can use your lunchtime to learn something new and stay connected to your community. All classes begin at noon.

Explore the virtual Jewish Heritage with "The Brothers Karamazov" by Michael Katz.

Virtual Book Club

Come find out why this book group has such a devoted following! Thoughtful, lively, provocative discussions focus on the best new and classic literature and non-fiction. Moderated discussions dig into the books to get the most from them, yet we also have a lot of fun. New participants are always welcome.

Up Next:

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Brothers Karamazov
Thursday, April 4, 2024 – 12:00pm

Dostoevsky’s final, greatest novel, The Brothers Karamazov, paints a complex and richly detailed portrait of a family tormented by its extraordinarily cruel patriarch, Fyodor Pavlovich, whose callous decisions slowly decimate the lives of his sons—the eponymous brothers Karamazov—and lead to his violent murder. In the aftermath of the killing, the brothers contend with dilemmas of honor, faith, and reason as the community closes in on the murderer in their midst. A murder mystery, a courtroom drama, and a portrait of Russian life at a turning point in Russian history.

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Cultural Arts Special Events

The Cultural Arts & Jewish Heritage Programs Department is excited to bring engaging events for families and community members both in person and virtually! Join us to celebrate Jewish holidays, cultural celebrations, festivals, and more for all ages.

For more information on upcoming programs, please contact