Posted By: WebManager on Oct 01, 2015 in Blog

Gallery Players to Open 2015-16 Season with Brighton Beach Memoirs Gallery Players 2015-16 season opens October 17 at 8 pm with Brighton Beach Memoirs, the semi-autobiographical play from Neil Simon, documenting his family’s struggles and his own misadventures as a young boy in 1937 Brooklyn. The play reunites several cast members with director Mark Mann …

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Member Spotlight: Terry Pike on Achieving Goals with Trainer Andy Yoder

Posted By: Mike Levison on Sep 10, 2015 in Blog

When Terry Pike first started working out with JCC personal trainer Andy Yoder in the fall of 2014, he had one goal: hike to the summit of Pike’s Peak with his family.    That first goal quickly turned into several more, each building upon the next as he achieved success and a new level of …

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New York Themes Focus of Gallery Players’ 67th Season

Posted By: Mike Levison on Aug 27, 2015 in Blog

The JCC is proud to announce the 67th season of Gallery Players which will feature four crowd-pleasing classic, or soon-to-be classic, plays ranging from comedic introspection to absorbing drama, all linked by their connection to New York City. Season tickets are on sale now, BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE (for a limited time), only $60 …

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JCC Member Exceeds Fitness Goals

Posted By: Mike Levison on Jul 09, 2015 in Blog

Congratulations to JCC member Ben Bass, who recently achieved his weight loss goal of losing over 50 lbs. With the help of JCC trainers Carlie Snyder and Paige Boyer, he surpassed his initial fitness benchmarks and, as Ben explained, to the delight of his doctor, has reduced his cholesterol, blood pressure, and BMI, going down …

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“There’s Something About this Place” Theme of JCC Annual Meeting

Posted By: WebManager on Jun 04, 2015 in Blog

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus held its annual meeting on Wednesday, May 27, honoring inspiring leaders and program successes over the past year. Rachel Lichten chaired the event, opening the evening with her remarks. She reflected on the meeting’s theme: “Where else can you get friends, family, culture, athletics, recreation and a community …

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Kaleidoscope Afterschool Program Looks Forward to New Faces in the Fall, Registering Now

Posted By: WebManager on May 21, 2015 in Blog

Laughter floated through the warm, summery breeze as carnival music and the wafting smells of kosher hot dogs, funnel cake, and cotton candy beckoned the school-aged kids arriving off the bus from the JCC. These kids, enrolled in the JCC’s afterschool childcare program, Kaleidoscope, were coming to join their friends in the Jewish community at …

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Annual Meeting to Honor JCC Leaders, Staff and Volunteers

Posted By: WebManager on May 14, 2015 in Blog

The Jewish Community Center’s 2015 Annual Meeting is set to start at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, at the College Avenue location. An evening of awards and honors will reflect the theme, “There’s Something About This Place,” and will be accompanied by a light dinner. The Annual Meeting recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of …

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May 31st Gaynor Lecture featuring Dr. Ethan Katz

Posted By: WebManager on May 07, 2015 in Blog

Dr. Ethan Katz to Provide Insightful, Historical Look at Jewish-Muslim Relations in France In the wake of recent tragedy in France, including the shootings at kosher supermarket Hyper Cacher in eastern Paris and at the offices of the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, Muslim violence against French Jews has suddenly burst into the headlines. But …

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The Farnsworth Invention to Shine Light on Little Known History in Play’s May 2 Premiere

Posted By: WebManager on Apr 29, 2015 in Blog

Gallery Players’ latest play takes big ideas and historical events – who invented television and how – and turns them into a very intimate look at two men and their race to make the impossible possible. From the mind of Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing, The Farnsworth Invention is equal parts character study, …

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JCC Softball and Baseball Diamonds Shine Brighter than Ever Thanks to Community Support

Posted By: WebManager on Apr 23, 2015 in Blog

Thanks to the efforts of a local dad and baseball coach, the contributions of 37 donors plus tremendous in-kind support, and the hard work of many volunteers, the JCC baseball fields are now better than ever. This spring and summer, the JCC is proud to host its AK softball teams and the Columbus Baseball Invitational, …

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