Monthly Archives: March 2012

And the Award Goes to… The JCC of Greater Columbus

JCCs of North America New Orleans Biennial 2012

The 2012 JCC Association Biennial Excellence Awards were announced last week which honored JCCs for their exceptional achievements. The winners represent impressive ideas in programming, service, and marketing. The JCC of Greater Columbus was recognized for outstanding work accomplished and received two awards, maintaining financial sustainability and growth and programmatic excellence and user engagement. The …

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Camp Chaverim: Returning Staff Know What It’s All About

kids at camp concert

Camp Chaverim staff are busting at the seams in anticipation for June to come around. On June 18th they’ll start their first day at camp and cannot wait to see their campers. Camp Director Whitney Maurer is one of those eager staff members thrilled to get the summer started. This will be Whitney’s third summer …

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Celebrating a Passover Seder

Celebrating a Passover Seder

In its short life, Israel has absorbed Jews from all over the world, and each group brought with them a colorful variety of traditions and cuisines. On Passover, this amazing spectrum of practices illuminates the Seder table. Around 85 percent of Jewish Israelis host or attend a Seder (it’s the most celebrated Jewish holiday in …

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The 2012 Gala is THIS Saturday-8:00pm

Gala 2011 fun

“We’ve been members of the JCC since 2004. I joined when my son was born and the first thing we did was take Mommy and Me swimming classes!” said JCC member Jeni White. “We loved it! Lee took to the water like a little turtle, and the rest is history.” For the last seven years, …

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Time to Celebrate Purim

Thursday, March 8 corresponds with the 14th of Adar, which means it is time to celebrate Purim!  Purim is told in the Book of Esther. The heroes of the story are Esther, a beautiful young Jewish woman living in Persia, and her cousin Mordecai, who raised her as if she were his daughter. Esther was …

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