Posts by: Elise Skaggs

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead opens Oct. 21

GALLERY PLAYERS SEASON OPENS WITH TONY AWARD WINNER    With its usual passion, high-caliber acting, and diverse programming, Gallery Players opens its 69th season with Tom Stoppard’s best known work Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. On October 21 at 8:00 p.m. in the Roth/Resler Theater at the JCC, actors and community members alike take the …

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2017 Jewish Film Festival

ESTABLISHED FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR 13TH SEASON With more movies, guest speakers, venues, and entertainment than ever before, the Columbus Jewish Film Festival (CJFF) kicks off its 13th season of 13 current, cinematic films on Sunday, November 5 with an opening night extravaganza. Hosted at the Lincoln Theater at 6:30 p.m., the event will screen …

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Upcoming Jewish Bookfair and Author Series

  2017 BOOKFAIR LINEUP BOASTS DIVERSE LINEUP The 2017 JCC Jewish Bookfair, in its 54th year, has undergone a transformation, expanding from a few weeks of jam-packed excitement in the fall to hosting author events from October through April. With the style and content of the traditional Bookfair that has become a cherished program at …

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OhioHealth Delay the Disease at the JCC

OhioHealth Delay the Disease at the JCC The JCC serves as a community center from the very youngest who have yet to learn to walk to those who have walked through many stages of life. It is proud to offer many classes that serve active senior adults, especially one that provides exercises particularly for those …

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The JCC Open Benefits Youth Sports

It is not news that exercise is beneficial. For youth, it is recommended that 60 minutes of daily rigorous activity is needed to support physical health development. Youth sports provides not only physical activity, but a community for youth to grow and flourish. Just ask LeBron James. Nearly 20 years ago, a tall, lanky kid from …

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New Kosher Catering for Patients at Grant

JCC PARTNERS WITH OHIO HEALTH FOR KOSHER MEALS The JCC is proud to announce a new partnership with OhioHealth creating a kosher catering program to adult hospitals in Columbus. Meals are prepared, packaged, and sealed at the JCC under the supervision of Buckeye Kosher, and are then delivered to OhioHealth Grant Medical Center where they …

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Gallery Players Presents Merchant of Venice

GALLERY PLAYERS PRESENTS MERCHANT OF VENICE The last show of the Gallery Players’ 68th season, William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, will open Saturday, May 13 at 8:00 p.m. Directed by Mark Mann, the play will be set in the 1960s and includes some of the most highly-charged scenes dramatizing the competing claims of tolerance …

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JCC Gala Benefits JCC Children’s Scholarships

The award-winning JCC’s Early Childhood Education program has three sites in Columbus, with roughly 15 percent of children enrolled receiving financial aid. Because of its goal and ability to create children that are independent, confident, inquisitive and enthusiastic learners, and successful students in a warm environment, it was recently voted the top preschool by The …

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JCC Brings Global Pianists to Columbus

If you’re going to a fundraiser you might as well be entertained. Dueling Pianos International will take center stage on April 1 at 8:30 pm at the 2017 JCC Gala and will provide fast, fun, and unforgettable entertainment. Two sharp-witted, incredibly talented dueling piano players that have a lot of experience entertaining donors and guests …

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Ragtime tells a Story of the Past and While Reminding Us of Today

  By Teresa Contini Ragtime marks David Bahgat’s second appearance as the director of one of Gallery Player’s premiere productions. In 2015, he directed the acclaimed production of Les Miserables. Fans will also remember him in the role of Motel the Tailor in the 2016 production of Fiddler on the Roof. Outside of the JCC’s stage, …

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