Monthly Archives: October 2012

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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