August 10, 2017 -- 18 Av, 5777

Welcome to the latest edition of  CENTERSCENE, featuring programs and events happening at the J in the upcoming days and weeks.  Register for programs  online or with our JCC App!
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Find and Register for Fall Programs!
Check out the fall edition of the J-Guide! A comprehensive view of all programming at the JCC from now - December 2017!  Available in print at the front desk and online by clicking the button. 
Gallery Players Season Subscription Now on Sale! 
Buy One Get One FREE now! 

The 69th season of Gallery Players opens October 21 with the 50th anniversary of the Tony Award-winning modern dramatic masterpiece, Rosencratz and Guildenstern are Dead, a fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the view of two minor characters in Shakespeare's play. Read the full season lineup here

Purchase a season subscription or individual tickets now at the front desk or online. For group tickets or more information, contact Jared Saltman at 614-559-6248. 

Buy-one-get-one-free available on season subscriptions only. 
  October 21 -November 5
 March 3 - 18
 December 2 - 17
 May 5 - 13
Don't just be in the audience! Join on stage!
Gallery Players Auditions are August 21-22 for "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead" are at the JCC at 6:30 pm; Callbacks Aug. 23. Bring a head shot and a resume. Click here for more information. For questions, contact Jared Saltman at 614-559-6248.
Dancing Under the Stars August 14
Dress up and have a night out at the J! Enjoy a formal dinner, a brief performance, a short lesson and an opportunity to dance! Cost: $30 members, $35 guests. 
RSVP to Shana Beigelman at 614-559-6214 by Aug. 10.
Walk Up Wednesday August 9
Come by the Outdoor Pool for a very special Walk Up Wednesday! Fresh homemade falafel in a pita with Israeli salad, fried cauliflower, pickles, fries, and more featuring guest Israeli Chef Timmor Dill. Served with a drink for $12. 
Coming Soon! Purchase a MyZone belt at the JCC with a 30-day money-back-guarantee! Use the belt to track fitness progress inside and outside the JCC. Contact Jason Goggins at 614-559-6237 for more information. 
Now at the J! Register for fitness classes at the JCC through the MindBody app on your mobile device! Download the schedule, sign up for classes, and pay for personal training! For more information, contact Jason Goggins at 614-559-6237. 
Mamanet Fall League Begins August 23
Join mothers from all around Columbus playing newcomb at the JCC Wednesdays through Dec. 13. Try out the league for FREE Aug. 23 and 30 at 7:00 pm! No experience needed! To register, or for more information, contact Jeanna Bronwlee at 614-559-6274. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Merav Livneh Dill at
Fall Swim Lessons Begin August 28 
  • Adult Group Swim Lessons offered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
  • Red Cross Swim class offered Monday -Thursday 
  • Private lessons Tues and Thurs
  • Sunday Morning lessons 

For more information and pricing, contact Jenna Kreider for more information at 614-559-6213.

Adult Basketball League Registration Join AK+, Golden Boys, New Albany or the AK Lague this fall for seven regular season games and a single elimination tournament. Click here for deadlines and more information. For questions, contact Nathan Fox at 614-559-6286. 
Pickleball Starts August 22
Tuesdays and Thursdays through Sept. 12,  FREE for JCC members, guests $15/session. Click  here for more information. Contact  Nathan Fox at 614-559-6286 to reserve spots or with questions. 
Jr. Maccabi Day August 20
Boys and Girls ages 9 - 12 get a taste of Maccabi playing soccer, dodgeball, gaga, and capture the flag from 12:00 - 3:00 pm Register early and save! $20 before
Aug. 11 includes t-shirt, lunch, and ice cream. Click  here to register or contact  Jeanna Brownlee at 614-559-6274. 
Upcoming After School Sport

  • Pre-K Fun Sports Begin 8/30: Thursdays, Kids ages 4-5 play a variety of sports at JCC College Ave
  • Kef Sports Begin 8/31: Thursdays, Kids ages 5-12 at JCC New Albany

Register by Aug. 23 to avoid $20 late fee. For more information, visit pg. 16 of the J-Guide or  contact Nathan Fox at 614-559-6286. 

Ronnie McClendon Pre-Season Basketball Clinics 

  • Sundays 8/27 - 10/22, JCC College Ave., registration deadline 8/23 
  • Open to 4th - 12th graders 

Register here

For more information, visit pg. 17 of the J-Guide, or contact Nathan Fox at 614-559-6286. 


Camp Wrap-Up

What a summer! With the "Mitzvah" theme, hundreds of campers spent the summer learning to be kind to animals, help those in need, and how to have a whole lot of fun! From ice cream trucks, color runs, petting zoos, shaving cream fights, to weekly field trips, rainy day lip sync battles and focuses on science, drama, music, Judaics, and Israeli culture, these kids made our summer so much fun with their energy and great attitudes! 

Thanks for a great summer 2017! We can't wait to see you back next year! 

JCC ECS Teacher Orientation

The new school year begins Monday, August 14 and all the teachers met this week in a several day training to discuss fun fall activities and powerful ways to educate and help our children. 

Defend our title! Vote here starting August 22 to help us stay Cbus Top Picks #1 Preschool. 
   Tribute and memorial gifts are meaningful ways to honor a special occasion or the memory of a friend or loved one. Recipients will be notified of the thoughtful gift made in their name. To make a donation in honor or in memory of someone  click here  or call Sheila at 559-6225.  

Early Childhood Education

In honor of Eli Kozberg’s birthday

In honor of Juda Albert’s birthday

By Violet Heksch

Children’s Scholarship Fund

In honor the JCC Camp Staff

By Betty and Michael Klapper

  Guest passes may be purchased  during Member Service hours Sunday - Friday.  Members must make arrangements in advance if they want to bring a guest on Saturdays
See the local Jewish Community Calender  for  upcoming programs  scheduled around Columbus.