Yearly Archives: 2012

Hanukkah Lights to Bring Families Together Both On and Off the Stage

Cast members pictured left to right are: Kristian Grizzell as Lori Martin, Mindy Agranoff as Katie Martin, Norma Whitmyre as Tammy Pearl, Orel De La Mota as Judah Macabee, and Bobby Belair as Isaac Pearl

It’s the darkest time of year, but Gallery Players promises to bring audiences light…

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Learn more about Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights

Hanukkah is the Hebrew term for rededication. The holiday begins on the 25th day of the month of Kislev in the Jewish calendar. It is celebrated for eight days in honor of the Jews’ victory against the Syrian/Greeks and the miracle of the oil lasting for eight days to rededicate the temple. Over 2,300 years …

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BBYO Shows Spirit, Wins Big

Congratulations to the Greater Columbus BBYO (B’nai B’rith Youth Organization) for its many awards won at the recent KIO (Kentucky-Indiana-Ohio) Spirit Convention. Columbus BBYO brought 46 teens to the KIO Spirit Convention on October 26-28, 2012. The four Columbus chapters— two teams of boys and two of girls—had fun working together to prove they had …

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Hanukkah Lights Sends Message of Unity

“In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.” These words, uttered by the Dalai Lama, echo the message of the December children’s play being performed by the Gallery Players Theater, Hanukkah Lights in the Big Sky. The play takes on the challenging story of how a young Jewish boy, after a horrific …

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My Best Enemy Kicks Off Film Fest This Sunday

My Best Enemy will grip you to your seat and surprise you with its exciting combination of suspense, betrayal, and romance. Kicking off the Eighth Annual Columbus Jewish Film Festival, the film will appeal to just about everyone. “Something for everyone” seems to be the theme of the entire festival, with films that address a …

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Anticipation Builds for Fitness Center Expansion

Big changes are coming. Thanks to your support of the Capital Campaign, in 2013 the JCC will add 16,000 square feet of space—much of which will support recreation and wellness including a new gymnasium, the J-Zone (youth-specific fun and fitness area), and room for more group exercise classes and programming for all ages. Details are …

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The JCC is Proud to Announce the 2012 Jewish Film Festival Lineup

Eigth Annual Columbus Jewish Film Festival

Family secrets. An Israeli astronaut’s legacy. Holocaust memories. Young people making sense of relationships and the Arab-Israel conflict. A foot-tapping exploration and celebration of Hava Nagila. The 2012 Columbus Jewish Film Festival brings to town twelve great first-run films that address a broad range of Jewish culture, values and experiences. Columbus Jewish Film Festival Co-Chair …

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Chag Sameach From the JCC

Chag Sameach

Building Hours: Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah Sunday, Oct. 7 Building closes at 6 p.m. Pool closes at 5:30 p.m. Locker Room Wet Areas close at 5:45 p.m. Monday & Tuesday, Oct. 8 & 9 JCC Closed Sukkot Sukkot– (Hebrew: סוכות‎ or סֻכּוֹת sukkōt or sukkos, Feast of Booths, Feast of Tabernacles) is a biblical …

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JCC North Preschool Earns Quality Award

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus

As if the beginning of each school year wasn’t exciting enough, the JCC North Early Childhood Education program kicked off its 25th year with big news—a prestigious two-star rating from the voluntary, quality rating system, Ohio’s Step Up To Quality program. “It gives our program an edge. It tells families that we’ve achieved certain criteria …

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JCC Employee Celebrates Second Bar Mitzvah

Ralph Rothschild

The first time Ralph Rothschild was called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah, it was August 29, 1942, and he stood there alone. “It was during the war. I had no family with me, and there was no formal celebration. I was glad to be alive, but I missed my family. I was a …

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