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Fitness Director Competes on Televised Race

Posted By: Elise Skaggs on Aug 22, 2017 in Blog

FITNESS DIRECTOR COMPETES ON TELEVISED RACE With the rise in popularity of shows like American Ninja Warrior, obstacle course racing (OCR) has grown to over 5.6 million participants from around the country annually. Although obstacle courses can be traced back to the very first Olympics, Tough Mudder, one of the major OCR companies, was founded …

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2017 JCC Maccabi Games

Posted By: Elise Skaggs on Aug 17, 2017 in Blog

JCC ALBANY MACCABI GAMES Attending the largest Jewish youth event in the world, four Columbus teenagers joined 13 other participants from Akron and Cincinnati to form Team Ohio and compete in the 2017 JCC Maccabi Games in Albany, New York. 660 total athletes competed in team sports from August 6 -11, working on sportsmanship, competition, …

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Gallery Players Upcoming Season

Posted By: Elise Skaggs on Aug 09, 2017 in Blog

GALLERY PLAYERS UPCOMING SEASON The Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus is proud to announce the 69th season of Gallery Players. The oldest and longest running community theater in the Midwest, Gallery Players continues its tradition of delivering strong performances that run the gamut of the Jewish experience. The season will include four productions that …

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OhioHealth Delay the Disease at the JCC

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

OhioHealth Delay the Disease at the JCC The JCC serves as a community center from the very youngest who have yet to learn to walk to those who have walked through many stages of life. It is proud to offer many classes that serve active senior adults, especially one that provides exercises particularly for those …

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The JCC Open Benefits Youth Sports

Posted By: Elise Skaggs on Jun 30, 2017 in Blog

It is not news that exercise is beneficial. For youth, it is recommended that 60 minutes of daily rigorous activity is needed to support physical health development. Youth sports provides not only physical activity, but a community for youth to grow and flourish. Just ask LeBron James. Nearly 20 years ago, a tall, lanky kid from …

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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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