Thursday Night Salon

Our Thursday Night Salon is one of the highlights of the summer season at Jewish Center of the Hamptons. Each week, influential and noteworthy speakers from around the country will join us for a casual and informative forum. Attendees will have an opportunity to engage with the speakers as they share personal anecdotes from their lives.

This season’s underwriters of Thursday Night Salon are Jonathan and Lizzie Tisch.

The Salon: Michael Musto & Rabbi Lyle Rothman
Quality of Equality: Being Gay in Today’s America

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The Salon: Paul Goldberger
Ballpark: Baseball in the American City

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The Salon: Lorraine Bracco & Angela LaGreca
Few actresses have left such an indelible mark in cinema as Lorraine Bracco, both in her performance as Karen Hill, her Academy Award nominated role in Goodfellas, and as Dr. Jennifer Melfi, Tony Soprano’s psychiatrist in the Sopranos. In conversation with Emmy Award winning producer Angela LaGreca, the discussion runs the gamut from the changing role of women in film, and the effect of the Me Too movement in Hollywood.

The Salon: Faith Popcorn & Susan L. Solomon
Moderated by Terrie Sultan
“Nostradamus of Marketing” and CEO of Faith Popcorn’s BrainReserve, applies her insights into cultural and business trends to develop new strategies and innovate products, services, and experiences. Susan L. Solomon spearheads the world’s leading independent non-profit research institute dedicated to translating cutting- edge stem cell research into clinical breakthroughs and cures for patients. Together, the two women talk about the brave new world to come.

The Salon: Ron Delsener
Ron Delsener, Chairman of Live Nation, has been the largest promoter in the New York area since the 60s. Some of the concerts he has promoted include the Beatles’ first outdoor concert at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, Bob Dylan, Barbra Streisand, Woody Allen, and Frank Sinatra with Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, and the Count Basie Band conducted by Quincy Jones. Delsener is also responsible for the Central Park summer concert series that he instituted in the 1970s.

The Salon: Stan Herman & Fern Mallis

The Salon: Stephen M. Silverman & Steve Cuozzo
Stephen M. Silverman is the author of Dancing on the Ceiling. He is a twenty-year veteran of Time Inc. and was the first editor of His books include biographies of the filmmakers David Lean and Stanley Donen, and his work has appeared in Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, The New York Times, The Times of London, Vogue, and The Washington Post. Steve Cuozzo is an American writer, newspaper editor, restaurant critic, real estate columnist, and provocateur for the New York Post.

The Salon: Terrie Sultan & Ross Bleckner
The Nexus of Art
Terrie Sultan is an art historian and the director of the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill. She has organized more than 40 exhibitions in her career, including Chantal Akerman: Moving through Time and Space, and Jessica Stockholder: Kissing the Wall, and Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration. Artist, Ross Bleckner, is easily one of the most acclaimed painters of his generation. Perhaps best known for his paintings dealing with loss and memory, Bleckner notably tackled the emotional toll brought by the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. His work can be found in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, among others.

Thursday Night Salon is FREE of charge for JCOH Members. Non-members can purchase advance tickets by filling out the form below: