About Us

Welcome to The Berman
Inspired by an extraordinary gift from Mandell and Madeleine Berman, The Berman Center for the Performing Arts is a beautiful, world-class theatre.  The Berman showcases the Jewish Community Center’s exceptional events and offers opportunities for exciting new programs for all audiences of Metropolitan Detroit.

Since it’s first public performance in the Spring of 2011, The Berman has been the host to over 75,000 people for such performers as Marvin Hamlish, Patti LuPone, David Broza, Bebe Neuwirth and Anat Cohen.

Click here to view The Berman’s history

AWARDS

  • Oakland County Board of Commissioners Proclamation Honoring The Berman Center for the Performing Arts at The Jewish Community Center (2012)
  • Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition by Congressman Gary C. Peters (2012)
  • State of Michigan Special Tribute (2012)
  • Greater West Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce Community Excellence Award for Arts and Culture (2012)
  • Charter Township of West Bloomfield Certificate of Recognition of the Grand Opening of Berman Center for the Performing Arts (2012)

THE BERMAN STAFF

  • Elaine (Hendriks) Smith, Managing Director      Office: 248.432.5673
  • Eric W. Maher, Technical Director                       Office: 248.432.5414
  • Rachel Ruskin, Group Sales Manager                Office: 248.432.5658
  • Bryan Spangler, Box Office Manager                 Office: 248.661.1900

THE BERMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

  • Madeleine Berman, Co-Chair                Sharon Hart, Co- Chair
  • James August                                            Joanne Danto
  • Irwin Elson                                                 Carol Weintraub Fogel
  • Rita Haddow                                              Barbara Kratchman
  • Jill Menuck                                                 Allan Nachman
  • Mary Lou Zieve                                          Norm Katz

THE BERMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit
D. Dan & Betty Kahn Building | Eugene & Marcia Applebaum Jewish Community Campus
6600 W. Maple Rd.
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
248.661.1900