Cultural Arts

Cultural Arts

“Culture is the most attractive doorway into Jewish identity: Jewish culture speaks to the heart and soul. . .directly. . .powerfully. . .loudly.”

-  C. Newberger, National Foundation for Jewish Culture

Jewish Bookfair

The JCC’s annual Jewish Bookfair is one of Central Ohio’s largest and most popular literary events held each fall, and features author appearances and book signings, events and activities. For more information about the JCC Jewish Bookfair, contact JCC Bookfair Coordinator Cheryl Dritz at (614) 559-6238 or cdritz@columbusjcc.org.

Purchase books YEAR ‘ROUND to benefit the JCC Jewish Bookfair through our partnership with AMAZON. Start your online shopping here and follow the links to purchase books, household items, movies, toys, and more through Amazon.com. By initiating your purchase here at the JCC Jewish Bookfair webpage, all of your AMAZON purchases will benefit future Bookfair programs. THANK YOU for your order!

Gallery Players

Gallery Players, started in 1948, is the oldest semi-professional theater group in Central Ohio and strives to present a season lineup highlighting the Jewish experience and work by Jewish playwrights, and that are of interest to the Jewish and general communities. For more information, contact Gallery Players Managing and Artistic Director Jared Saltman at (614) 559-6248 or jsaltman@columbusjcc.org, or visit the Gallery Players website at www.jccgalleryplayers.org.

Columbus Jewish Film Festival

The Columbus Jewish Film Festival, held each fall, brings Central Ohio audiences a sampling of the best in contemporary independent and international Jewish films. The Festival promotes a Jewish legacy that values art and embraces universal themes, moral questions and ethical concerns. By pushing the boundaries of what is considered Jewish and taking the Festival outside of the walls of Jewish institutions, the Festival opens a window that invites sharing in the richness of the Jewish heritage and experience. For more information, click here.

Emily Schuss serves as the Columbus Jewish Film Festival Director. For more information, she may be reached at eschuss@columbusjcc.org or (614) 231-2731.

Visual Arts

Brightly colored paintings, hand-crafted quilts, stunning sculptures and intriguing photographs are examples of the beautiful pieces on display throughout the year in the JCC’s Goldberg Gallery, located in the building’s lobby. Exhibits are free and open to the community. For more information on exhibits please contact Melanie Butter, JCC Program Director at 614-559-6233 or at mbutter@columbusjcc.org  For Goldberg Gallery hours, visit the JCC’s Hours and Directions page.

Art At The Center

At Art at the Center you can find that elegant or perhaps funky piece, maybe a modestly-priced gift, or a museum-quality collector’s piece, or just something that pleases you. There is Judaica for everyone over a wide price range: Jewish arts and crafts, ritual items, Israeli and Yiddish posters, gifts, jewelry, and more. Hours vary. For more information, visit www.artatthecenter.com or call (614) 559-6273.

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JCC College Ave.
1125 College Ave.
Columbus, OH 43209
phone 614.231.2731
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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 8 am - 7 pm

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