Community Outreach

Looking to Get Involved in Northwest or Northeast Columbus?

J-Reach provides inclusive, low-barrier programming to the Northwest and Northeast communities, often in public space settings.

J-Reach is an Outreach initiative of the JCC of Greater Columbus and the Columbus Jewish Federation. Outreach brings Jewish programming to outlying suburbs – rather than expecting those from different parts of town to travel to Bexley for Jewish programming. J-Reach focuses on creating and maintaining a strong Jewish identity for residents of Northwest and Northeast Columbus. Programs are open to all individuals and families seeking involvement in Jewish life.

J-Reach plans programs for intermarried couples and families, LGBT community members, adults, children & youth, etc.

For more information about how to get involved with J-Reach, or to share ideas, contact our Outreach Director, Yale Glinter, at (614)559.6215 or

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J-Reach E-Newsletters

Did you know that our Outreach Director sends out an E-Newsletter each month to Northwest and Northeast Columbus-area residents? The J-Reach Newsletter is the best place to learn about Jewish programs in NW or NE Columbus. The newsletter contains upcoming programs – by any Jewish agency or organization as well as large community-wide events that may be of interest to Jewish residents.


Northwest Programming

While the JCC has a Northwest Columbus site housing our preschool, J-Reach is constantly looking for additional public spaces to house events. These events are educational, family-friendly, and/or centered on Jewish holidays and customs.

Northeast Programming

Many J-Reach programs are held at JCC New Albany. This new facility offers a meeting space, social gathering space, and a gymnasium. Programs are open to the community regardless of JCC membership.


J-Reach Programs are listed on the JCC Calendar of Events and the Schedule of Programs page of the JCC Website.

About the JCC

The JCC is a place that nurtures a passion for Jewish learning and living. Through its programs and services, the JCC provides an inviting Jewish Neighborhood and comfortable place to thrive. Hours: M-Th 5:30 am - 10 pm; Fri 5:30 am - 6 pm; Sat 1:30 - 6 pm; Sun 7 am - 7 pm

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