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

Posted By: Elise Skaggs 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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Posted By: Elise Skaggs 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: Elise Skaggs 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: Elise Skaggs 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: Elise Skaggs 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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Goldstein, Athletes Paint New JCC Mural

Posted By: Elise Skaggs on Jun 08, 2016 in Blog

Columbus will host the JCC Maccabi Games for the fifth time July 24-29. This time the Games will make a permanent mark on the Columbus JCC. Since early May, artist Curtis Goldstein and groups of JCC Maccabi Games athletes from Team Columbus have been working on a mural for the wall across from the gym …

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JCC Launches New Parkinson’s Fitness Program

Posted By: Elise Skaggs on Jun 07, 2016 in Blog

A kick-off open house will be held on Tuesday, June 14 from 6-8 p.m. at the JCC to introduce a new fitness program for those with Parkinson’s disease (PD), the only program of its kind on the Near East side of Columbus. The program, OhioHealth Delay the Disease (DTD), is designed to improve the physical, …

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Annual Meeting in Review

Posted By: Elise Skaggs on May 26, 2016 in Blog

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus held its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 25. Using the “Spirit of the Games” for the theme, each department shared records achieved in the past year, such as Kaleidoscope’s largest enrollment (115 kids), most fitness visitors in one day (591), and the most Roundtable Award Nominations for a …

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JCC Annual Meeting 2016

Posted By: Elise Skaggs on May 03, 2016 in Blog

The Jewish Community Center’s 2016 Annual Meeting will honor the leaders and volunteers who have contributed to excellent programming in the past year. The event will be held at the College Ave JCC on Wednesday, May 25 at 6:30 p.m. There will be a light dinner and the public is invited to attend. The theme …

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A View from the Bridge

Posted By: Elise Skaggs on Apr 26, 2016 in Blog

The Gallery Players production of “A View from the Bridge” opens Saturday, May 7 at the JCC. “I equate it to trying to solve a large, complex puzzle,” explains Nancy Williams of her experience directing Arthur Miller’s classic drama. This will be her debut directing for Gallery Players. Actress Eliya Smith, who plays the main …

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