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Gallery Players Presents the Musical “13″

Posted By: Meghan Tubbs on Nov 22, 2016 in Blog

Gallery Players presents “13” at the Roth/Resler Theater on select days Dec. 3 through Dec. 18. The hilarious coming of age musical includes an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown and book written by Dan Elish and Robert Horn. “The story is timeless,” says director and choreographer Ryan Scarlata. Scarlata is …

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12th Annual Columbus Jewish Film Festival Breaks New Ground

Posted By: Meghan Tubbs on Oct 26, 2016 in Blog

Twelve years ago the Columbus Jewish Film Festival debuted with showings of five films at three venues. This year, Nov. 6-20, the 12th Annual Columbus Jewish Film Festival embarks on a new milestone, showing 12 films which feature the best in international and independent film at five venues around Columbus. “[This year] we expanded access …

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One Shabbat for All Columbus

Posted By: Meghan Tubbs on Oct 19, 2016 in Blog

When Jerry Sigal heard about The Shabbat Project, an initiative to bring Jews together which began in South Africa, he knew he wanted to bring it to Columbus. “In South Africa they don’t have many different [affiliations]. They’re just Jews. They wanted to show as many Jews as they could what Shabbat is about.” The …

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Linda Kass Takes Audiences “From Truth to Imagination”

Posted By: Meghan Tubbs on Sep 27, 2016 in Blog

JCC Jewish Bookfair continues with “From Truth to Imagination” featuring Columbus native Linda Kass, author of Tasa’s Song, and Suzuki Music Columbus on Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. at the JCC.  This special event is produced in collaboration with the Jewish Community Center and Columbus Jewish Historical Society. Tasa’s Song tells the story of a …

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Artist Reception with Marty Kalb

Posted By: Meghan Tubbs on Sep 07, 2016 in Blog

The JCC will hold an artist reception for Marty Kalb on Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. to kick-off his “Altars and Icons” exhibition. The reception is free and open to the public. Kalb’s exhibition will continue at the JCC through the end of October. Kalb has been exhibiting his ar twork in various media for …

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Central Ohio Debut of “Becoming Dr. Ruth” Opens Gallery Players 68th Season

Posted By: Meghan Tubbs on Sep 07, 2016 in Blog

Josie Merkle has performed with Gallery Players intermittently since she was 15 years old, but “Becoming Dr. Ruth,” which opens Sept. 24 at the JCC Roth/Resler Theater, will be a first of many things for Merkle. The play is unique as it is a one-woman show, featuring Merkle as the only actor. This will also …

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VISUAL ARTS, BOOKFAIR, FILM FESTIVAL COMING THIS FALL

Posted By: Meghan Tubbs on Aug 25, 2016 in Blog

Marty Kalb Artist Showcase The JCC will feature artwork by Marty Kalb through September and October in the JCC Main Lobby. This exhibition will include paintings from Kalb’s “Land and Sky” series. There will be an artist reception at the JCC to kick off the exhibition on Sept. 11.  Kalb will speak and greet the …

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2016 JCC Maccabi Games – THANK YOU!

Posted By: Meghan Tubbs on Aug 03, 2016 in Blog

To the Columbus Jewish Community: When the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus was founded in 1913, the underlying goal was to “relate the members of the organizations meeting within its walls to each other, to their families, to the community and, finally, to humanity…” endeavoring to “develop a responsibility to family, faith and nation.” …

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Carrying on the Maccabi Legacy

Posted By: Meghan Tubbs on Jul 12, 2016 in Blog

The JCC Maccabi Games Opening Ceremony on July 24 will be as entertaining and monumental as the Olympic Games it is modeled after. Held in the Greater Columbus Convention Center downtown, the Ceremony will feature a Parade of Athletes from around the world, guest speakers, anthems, and a special five minute entertainment finale presented by …

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Gallery Players 68th Season

Posted By: Meghan Tubbs on Jun 24, 2016 in Blog

Gallery Players Announces 68th Season The Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus is proud to announce the 68th season of Gallery Players productions, including two plays and two musicals. From 16th century Venice to present day Indiana, the season will continue to entertain audiences and explore stories of Jewish culture from all angles. The 2016-17 …

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