NAACP Honors JCC for Civil Rights Legacy

Basketball leagues. Preschool. Fitness. Bookfair. Swimming. Kosher meals. Senior outings. There is something for everyone today at the JCC. But for the past 100 years, this hasn’t just been about the variety of programs and services, but the fact that the JCC welcomes everyone—no matter what religion, race, gender, age, or ability—and because of this, …

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Tuskegee Airmen to Visit JCC Friday

The Tuskegee Airmen – an elite group of African-American aviators during World War II – will be giving a presentation this Friday, February 8, at 10:30 a.m. Nearly 1,000 fighter pilots trained as a segregated unit at an air base in Tuskegee, Alabama. Not allowed to practice or fight with their white counterparts, the Tuskegee …

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J-Reach NE Book Club Meeting-Tuesday, February 12 at 7 pm

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus

Join other Northeast Columbus-area residents for a community book club meeting on Tuesday, February 12. We will meet in the conference room at JCC New Albany (150 E. Granville Rd.) at 7 pm to discuss The Innocents by Francesca Segal. All are welcome to join the community book club. Contact Becca Nitzberg at or 559-6215 for …

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One of a Kind, JCC-Inspired Graeter’s Flavor To Be Unveiled in May

Thank you to Graeter’s for helping make our 100th Birthday Kick-Off such a hit. The line for the creamy, French Pot ice cream wrapped around the lobby on Sunday. Children and adults alike eagerly waited for a bowl of chocolate or vanilla Graeter’s ice cream and their chance to guess the new mystery flavor Graeter’s …

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JCC Annual Meeting

JCC Annual Meeting 2012

The JCC Annual Meeting will take place on Monday, May 21st at 7:00pm and welcome to all members. This year’s annual meeting will feature the following award winners: The Gaynor Jewish Cultural Award The Gaynor Jewish Cultural Award, which honors a JCC program that recognizes excellence in Jewish programming, is presented to the JCC Jewish …

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Your Jewish Body, Mind and Soul Series—Participants Nourished their Bodies, Enlightened their Minds and Exercised their Muscles

Jewish Body Mind Soul

After the lectures, JCC personal trainers instructed participants on the use of equipment in the cardio area and offered suggestions on how to incorporate the newly-introduced equipment into their workouts. Participants also learned about the importance of weight training and attended a group exercise class. Look for other exciting JCC/synagogue collaborations in the coming months! …

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Bargains Abound Baby (and Kiddo) What a Deal! Sale

Baby (and Kiddo) What a Deal!

Bargain hunters looking for great deals on gently-used maternity, baby and children’s items, should look no further than the Baby (and Kiddo) What a Deal! sale on May 20 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the JCC. For the first time, early-bird shoppers can attend the sale before it begins from 9-10 a.m. with …

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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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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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