Monthly Archives: December 2011

Give Generously…For Their Future

The kids attending Winter Break Camp at the JCC sure are enjoying themselves. One day last week, Joe Blankenship led the children in conducting several experiments – they dropped food coloring into milk to see how liquids disperse; created soap bubbles filled with carbon dioxide and water vapor from dry ice, went “ice fishing” for …

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After School Classes Chase Away Kids’ Winter ‘Blahs’

 The JCC is offering several After School Classes that will help kids conquer the winter blahs. The Youth Fit Club for kids ages 8 to 12 years, is an hour-long class starting at 4:45 p.m. that offers fitness, plus Sabakiball, kickball, and wall ball, for 6 weeks beginning Jan. 11. The After-School Sports classes for school-age …

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JCC New Albany Dedicates Library

On Dec. 16, Ali and Andy Senser dedicated the library at JCC New Albany in memory of their beloved grandmother, Billie Goldberg (z”l).In attendance was Reese Senser (in pink-and-gray top), the great-granddaughter of Billie, who recently enjoyed having a book read to her in the library with some of her friends. “Billie Goldberg was an …

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Preschool Prepares for Chanukah

There probably are very few things that tots enjoy more than eating challah. So it was a special treat that the children of the JCC North Preschool prepared Chanukah-themed challah. Teacher Stephanie Robinson and Halle Schwartz, JCC director of Children, Youth, Teens and Camping, collaborated on the Judaic lesson for the class of two-year-olds. Pictured above, …

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We Want Feedback About the Columbus Jewish Film Festival

In describing how programs move from being Good to Great, Jim Collins, author of the book by the same title, notes, “Your goals don’t have to be quantifiable, but they do have to be describable. …You have to be able to tell if you’re making progress.” One way organizations gather information on whether their programs …

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Early Bird Registration Starts Jan. 11

While snow may be on the way, but the JCC Summer Camp directors and staff already are planning for the 2012 camp season. “We are so excited for next summer,” said Halle Schwartz, director of JCC Children, Youth, Teen and Camping. “The theme for camp will be ‘The Summer of Creation,’ Briat Ha Olam. Each week …

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