The First 100 Years

Celebrating 100 Years 1913-2013

A Century of Stories

In 1913 Joseph “Pop” Schonthal provided meeting rooms at 355 South Washington Avenue for local organizations to have a centralized space. He wanted to make sure Jewish people had a place to meet. And for the last 100 years, Jewish people—and people of all faiths—have had a place to meet, to celebrate holidays, to perform plays, to swim, to discuss books, to sing and dance, to play racquetball, to go to preschool, to enjoy a hot kosher lunch, to go to summer camp, to play mahj, and much, much more.

For every member, the JCC has served a different purpose, created a different story.
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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 7 am - 7 pm

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