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Allan Finkelstein Reflects as Lifelong Career in Jewish Community Programming Comes to Close

Posted By: WebManager on Jan 28, 2015 in Blog

This spring, Allan Finkelstein, who served as Executive Director of the Columbus JCC from 1982-1991, will retire from leading the Jewish Community Centers Association of North America, where he served as president and Chief Executive Officer since 1994. For over two decades, Finkelstein made strengthening the Jewish community, and the role Jewish community centers play …

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JCC Gala to Rekindle ‘60s and ‘70s Motown Memories with Performance by The Spinners

Posted By: WebManager on Jan 21, 2015 in Blog

A Throwback Thursday Gala returns to the JCC promising a “magical night of musical memories,” that according to Gala Co-chair Carol Luper, will appeal to every generation on the Throwback Thursday night of March 12. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., with hors d’oeuvres, drinks, including wine, beer, and vodka tastings with Bliss in a Bottle, World …

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January 22 iIsrael Photo Exhibit Opening Reception to Share Passion for Israel

Posted By: WebManager on Jan 14, 2015 in Blog

Beginning January 22 the JCC and the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP) are teaming up to bring a photo exhibition to the JCC lobby, sharing and celebrating the beauty and inspiration of the land of Israel, which a group of Columbus women recently found during a JWRP-led trip to Israel. This was the first time …

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It’s Back! Old Columbus Jews Telling Jokes – January 17

Posted By: WebManager on Jan 02, 2015 in Blog

Here’s an old Columbus Jew telling a couple jokes… funny and appropriate for all ages, courtesy of our own Fred Luper: http://youtu.be/uH2VHrUddrg  Last year’s smash hit “Old Columbus Jews Telling Jokes” is back for another night of big laughs all in memory of our own “Smiling Sam” Gordon. The one-night only event will take place …

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J-Reach Bringing Hanukkah to Wildlights

Posted By: WebManager on Dec 05, 2014 in Blog

J-Reach Bringing Hanukkah to Wildlights and Holiday Gifts to Central Ohio Families in Need Every December, young Jewish families across central Ohio struggle to find holiday events that embrace Hanukkah and engage their children with fun and merriment. Providing meaningful programming and exciting activities focused around Jewish themes, education and culture is just what Becca …

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Rockin’ Ruach Community Celebration – December 14th

Posted By: WebManager on Dec 04, 2014 in Blog

Rockin’ Ruach Community Celebration Promises Lively Hanukkah Entertainment The Jewish Community Center and PJ Library of Columbus are partnering this holiday season to bring young Jewish families a Hanukkah celebration that both children and adults will enjoy. Getting the party started in the JCC’s Schottenstein Room at 10:30 am on Sunday, December 14, will be …

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Posted By: WebManager on Nov 24, 2014 in Blog

Familiar Faces Ready for Central Ohio Premiere of Korczak’s Children For the second show of its 66th season, Gallery Players will perform the Jeffrey Hatcher play, Korczak’s Children, a moving portrait of the famed children’s physician and a harrowing tale of how he attempted to save the lives of over 200 children in his Warsaw …

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DOC N ROCK SUNDAY

Posted By: WebManager on Oct 29, 2014 in Blog

DOC N ROCK SUNDAY at Jewish Film Fest Continues 10th Anniversary Celebration Special guests and special events abound with the 10th Annual Columbus Jewish Film Festival, beginning this Sunday, November 2 with the 6:30 pm premiere of The Wonders and a visit from its director, Avi Nesher. The 10th anniversary celebration will continue with almost-daily …

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Posted By: WebManager on Oct 29, 2014 in Blog

For a new and different approach to training for foot races, or just for a fun hike in the woods, visit the new addition to the JCC grounds, just behind the baseball diamond. This newly constructed half-mile trail took 8 weeks to complete, but won’t take you that long to run, walk, or use for …

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What’s New at the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School?

Posted By: WebManager on Oct 22, 2014 in Blog

What’s New at the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School? Everything! New Teachers, New Classes, New Location! A whole new year of exciting discussion, engaging text, and dedicated educators is about to begin at the Melton Adult Mini-School. Classes begin this week and several new topics are in store, along with new teachers and even a new …

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