JCC Launches New Parkinson’s Fitness Program

Posted By: Meghan Tubbs 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: Meghan Tubbs 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: Meghan Tubbs 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: Meghan Tubbs 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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Karen Bokor Hired as New Development Officer

Posted By: Meghan Tubbs on Apr 14, 2016 in Blog

The JCC is excited to welcome Karen Bokor to the JCC staff as the Development Officer, a newly created position which will focus on enhancing JCC endowments and planned giving. Bokor has a wealth of experience with development locally that she brings with her to the JCC. She began work on April 4. “The ultimate …

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Legends of Gallery Players Review

Posted By: Meghan Tubbs on Apr 13, 2016 in Blog

LEGENDS OF GALLERY PLAYERS The Harold M. Eisenstein Theater was alive with music and memories the evening of Thursday, April 7 at the Jewish Community Center. Over 200 people attended Legends of Gallery Players to celebrate the six honorees who gave so much of their time and talents to Gallery Players productions over the past …

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Allan Finkelstein to Direct Music at Legends of Gallery Players

Posted By: Meghan Tubbs on Mar 15, 2016 in Blog

“Gallery Players is kind of in my blood,” says Allan Finkelstein, former President and CEO of the Jewish Community Centers of North America (JCCA).  Finkelstein will return to the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus to lead the music in the Legends of Gallery Players theatrical production on Thursday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. Before …

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Legends of Gallery Players

Posted By: Meghan Tubbs on Feb 29, 2016 in Blog

GALLERY PLAYERS Legends of the theatre Local actress Irene Braverman has performed in over 50 Gallery Players productions at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus. “Some of the happiest moments of my life have been when I am in theater,” says Braverman. Braverman is one of six individuals who will be honored on Thursday, …

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Gallery Players Director Mark Mann on Guys & Dolls

Posted By: Meghan Tubbs on Feb 15, 2016 in Blog
Left to right: : Christopher Storer as Sky Masterson, Kristen Yarger as Sarah Brown, Amy Silver Judd as Miss Adelaide and Todd Covert as Nathan Detroit

Gallery Players will present Guys & Dolls as the third show in its 67th season which continues to transport audiences to New York City as this season’s theme. Sixty-six years after making its debut on Broadway, Guys & Dolls still packs a punch, says director of Gallery Players production, Mark Mann. “Every joke still lands, …

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Posted By: Meghan Tubbs on Jan 20, 2016 in Blog
Ross Friedman with Coach Preston Goldfarb at the 2013 Maccabiah in Israel.

“Out of all the things I’ve done in soccer, I would say the [JCC] Maccabi Games is my proudest,” says Bexley native and former Columbus Crew member Ross Friedman. Friedman competed in the 2004 JCC Maccabi Games in Columbus at the age of 12. After graduating from Bexley High School, he went on to play …

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