Staenberg Kooper Fellman Campus

Eisenberg Gallery at the J

From historical and educational exhibits to beautiful displays of local, national, and international art,  the Eisenberg Gallery at the J  hosts a wide array of content. Located just next to the Alan J. Levine Performing Arts Theater in the Staenberg Omaha Jewish Community Center, the Gallery provides individuals an excellent opportunity to immerse themselves on culturally enriching exhibitions. Exhibits cycle through on a monthly basis, providing a constant stream of new material.

December 1-29

Showing in the Main Gallery

“The Heart of the Matter” – Watercolors by Telagio Baptista

Local artist, Telagio Baptista, has taken a winding and adventurous path to becoming a full-time watercolor artists. He owned and operated a graphic design studio in Hawaii for 20 years, a concertmaster violinist for a symphony, and a professional golfer touring the South Pacific before returning to his ultimate passion – patining  His paintings have won regional, national, and international juried art competition. Telagio is a portrait, figurative, cityscape, and seascape artists displaying various atmospheric painting techniques. He often utilizes negative space to give his images room to “breathe” and express a specific feeling or mood. Every image is an attempt to tell a story. Telagio conducts private and group watercolor workshops, including the “Exploring Watercolor” workshops held here at the JCC! (2023 dated coming soon!)
An artists opening reception will be held Sunday, December 4th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

To purchase artwork, please contact Lynn Batten, Gallery Manager, at (402) 334-6564 or


Gallery Hours

Monday – Thursday
5:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

5:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday
7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Admission: FREE

The Gallery is open to the public.
All guests must check in with
the Front Desk receptionist.



Showing in the Pop Up Gallery:

Photographs by Margaret West

Born and raised in a large city, Margaret West craved openness and nature from a young age. She fell in love with photography as a young teen but school and life took her down other roads. In 2017, her interest for photography was reignited and she taught herself the ways of cameras, lenses and software. Margaret says, “Photography is an absolute passion: a window of the world through my eyes, through others, and a way to relate to nature, blending well with my love of travel. While my primary interests lie in landscapes and night photography, I also have a love for flowers, a moody scene and interesting nature shots on my international travels. I hope you enjoy the photos I selected for you today.”

To purchase artwork, please contact Lynn Batten, Gallery Manager, at (402) 334-6564 or