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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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JCC NORTH PRESCHOOL ANNOUNCES ENDOWMENT

The JCC is excited to announce the establishment of the first program endowment and match program for Early Childhood at the new JCC North Early Childhood location. This fund, created by Ron Blank in memory of his wife Ruth Ann Blank and mother Dorothy Blank Kahn, will provide and enhance educational materials, teacher training, and …

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New Staff, New Activities at JCC Camps

The JCC welcomes Yale Glinter and Anthony Valenti as the new Director and Assistant Director at Camp Hoover, respectively. Both are current employees of the JCC who will take on new roles at Camp Hoover in addition to their current positions.  They look forward to creating a fun and adventurous summer for campers with new …

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Gallery Players Presents the Musical “13”

Gallery Players presents “13” at the Roth/Resler Theater on select days Dec. 3 through Dec. 18. The hilarious coming of age musical includes an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown and book written by Dan Elish and Robert Horn. “The story is timeless,” says director and choreographer Ryan Scarlata. Scarlata is …

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12th Annual Columbus Jewish Film Festival Breaks New Ground

Twelve years ago the Columbus Jewish Film Festival debuted with showings of five films at three venues. This year, Nov. 6-20, the 12th Annual Columbus Jewish Film Festival embarks on a new milestone, showing 12 films which feature the best in international and independent film at five venues around Columbus. “[This year] we expanded access …

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One Shabbat for All Columbus

When Jerry Sigal heard about The Shabbat Project, an initiative to bring Jews together which began in South Africa, he knew he wanted to bring it to Columbus. “In South Africa they don’t have many different [affiliations]. They’re just Jews. They wanted to show as many Jews as they could what Shabbat is about.” The …

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Linda Kass Takes Audiences “From Truth to Imagination”

JCC Jewish Bookfair continues with “From Truth to Imagination” featuring Columbus native Linda Kass, author of Tasa’s Song, and Suzuki Music Columbus on Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. at the JCC.  This special event is produced in collaboration with the Jewish Community Center and Columbus Jewish Historical Society. Tasa’s Song tells the story of a …

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Artist Reception with Marty Kalb

The JCC will hold an artist reception for Marty Kalb on Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. to kick-off his “Altars and Icons” exhibition. The reception is free and open to the public. Kalb’s exhibition will continue at the JCC through the end of October. Kalb has been exhibiting his ar twork in various media for …

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Central Ohio Debut of “Becoming Dr. Ruth” Opens Gallery Players 68th Season

Josie Merkle has performed with Gallery Players intermittently since she was 15 years old, but “Becoming Dr. Ruth,” which opens Sept. 24 at the JCC Roth/Resler Theater, will be a first of many things for Merkle. The play is unique as it is a one-woman show, featuring Merkle as the only actor. This will also …

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VISUAL ARTS, BOOKFAIR, FILM FESTIVAL COMING THIS FALL

Marty Kalb Artist Showcase The JCC will feature artwork by Marty Kalb through September and October in the JCC Main Lobby. This exhibition will include paintings from Kalb’s “Land and Sky” series. There will be an artist reception at the JCC to kick off the exhibition on Sept. 11.  Kalb will speak and greet the …

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