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New Kosher Catering for Patients at Grant

Posted By: Elise Skaggs on May 03, 2017 in Blog

JCC PARTNERS WITH OHIO HEALTH FOR KOSHER MEALS The JCC is proud to announce a new partnership with OhioHealth creating a kosher catering program to adult hospitals in Columbus. Meals are prepared, packaged, and sealed at the JCC under the supervision of Buckeye Kosher, and are then delivered to OhioHealth Grant Medical Center where they …

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Gallery Players Presents Merchant of Venice

Posted By: Elise Skaggs on May 03, 2017 in Blog

GALLERY PLAYERS PRESENTS MERCHANT OF VENICE The last show of the Gallery Players’ 68th season, William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, will open Saturday, May 13 at 8:00 p.m. Directed by Mark Mann, the play will be set in the 1960s and includes some of the most highly-charged scenes dramatizing the competing claims of tolerance …

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JCC Gala Benefits JCC Children’s Scholarships

Posted By: Elise Skaggs on Mar 23, 2017 in Blog

The award-winning JCC’s Early Childhood Education program has three sites in Columbus, with roughly 15 percent of children enrolled receiving financial aid. Because of its goal and ability to create children that are independent, confident, inquisitive and enthusiastic learners, and successful students in a warm environment, it was recently voted the top preschool by The …

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JCC Brings Global Pianists to Columbus

Posted By: Elise Skaggs on Mar 08, 2017 in Blog

If you’re going to a fundraiser you might as well be entertained. Dueling Pianos International will take center stage on April 1 at 8:30 pm at the 2017 JCC Gala and will provide fast, fun, and unforgettable entertainment. Two sharp-witted, incredibly talented dueling piano players that have a lot of experience entertaining donors and guests …

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Ragtime tells a Story of the Past and While Reminding Us of Today

Posted By: Elise Skaggs on Feb 08, 2017 in Blog

  By Teresa Contini Ragtime marks David Bahgat’s second appearance as the director of one of Gallery Player’s premiere productions. In 2015, he directed the acclaimed production of Les Miserables. Fans will also remember him in the role of Motel the Tailor in the 2016 production of Fiddler on the Roof. Outside of the JCC’s stage, …

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JCC NORTH PRESCHOOL ANNOUNCES ENDOWMENT

Posted By: Elise Skaggs on Jan 18, 2017 in Blog

The JCC is excited to announce the establishment of the first program endowment and match program for Early Childhood at the new JCC North Early Childhood location. This fund, created by Ron Blank in memory of his wife Ruth Ann Blank and mother Dorothy Blank Kahn, will provide and enhance educational materials, teacher training, and …

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New Staff, New Activities at JCC Camps

Posted By: Elise Skaggs on Dec 14, 2016 in Blog

The JCC welcomes Yale Glinter and Anthony Valenti as the new Director and Assistant Director at Camp Hoover, respectively. Both are current employees of the JCC who will take on new roles at Camp Hoover in addition to their current positions.  They look forward to creating a fun and adventurous summer for campers with new …

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Gallery Players Presents the Musical “13″

Posted By: Elise Skaggs 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: Elise Skaggs 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: Elise Skaggs 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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