Jewish Museum and Cultural Center in Portsmouth offers varied events

by | Apr 20, 2023 | What’s Happening

Steeple to Steeple: Saturday, May 13, 9 am – 3 pm

The Zelma G. Rivin Wonderful Wednesdays Summer Music Series: Begins on Wednesday, July 19, 7:30 pm

Dinner and auction: Sunday, August 27

Every May in Olde Town Portsmouth there is the event known as Steeple to Steeple. This is a multi-block walking tour of eight churches and one synagogue.  The one synagogue is Chevra T’helim which houses The Jewish Museum and Cultural Center.  Tickets for Steeple to Steeple, which includes lunch at St. John’s are $22 in advance and $25 at the gate on 206 High Street. Proceeds from this event will go to EDMARC Hospice for Children.  Only 100 tickets are available at

JMCC’s Summer music series known as The Zelma G. Rivin Wonderful Wednesdays Summer Music Series begins Wednesday, July 19 with the Hardwick Chamber Ensemble followed on July 26, by the Glencoe Lads.  Yevgeny Dokshanksy and Richard Masters, known as The Jewish Life Duo will perform at the museum on Wednesday August 2.  The series concludes on Wednesday, August 16 with Bagels and Fraylox.  Every concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Jewish Museum located at 607 Effingham Street in Portsmouth. Tickets for the entire series can be purchased at $75 or for $25 per concert at
The Museum’s dinner and silent auction will take place on Sunday, August 27, at Uno’s Pizzeria and Grill located at 5900 East Virginia Beach Blvd. in Norfolk.