January 11, 2018 -- 24 Tevet, 5778

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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January 11 - January 18
Click to see a comprehensive list of all JCC programs
This week's upcoming programs at the JCC:

  • JCC Summer Camp Fair -- Sunday, January 14
  • Pre- K Basketball Starts -- Sunday, January 14
  • Game On! -- Sunday, January 14
  • Mamanet Season Begins -- Wednesday, January 17

Details below
It may feel like winter but summer is just around the Corner!

THIS Sunday, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm!

Come and take advantage of One-Day-Only Deals on JCC Summer Camps!

  • $25 off every week you enroll
  • Coupon book for other JCC. programs, Winter Break and Spring Break Camp, Schools Out Day, Birthday parties, Snack Bar, Health Club and more!
  • Other over-night camps in attendance.
  • 6-month payment plans available.

Questions? Contact Halle Schwartz at
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Game On This Sunday
Make new friends (or bring your old!) at the J-Reach gaming event at Tabletop Cafe from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (4316 N. High St.) Cost: $6 that can be used towards food, drink, or retail. Kids under 13 are FREE with a paying adult. For questions or to RSVP, contact Jeremy Arcus-Goldberg at 614-559-6215.
Screenagers January 21
Parents and students grades 6th and up are invited to attend a FREE screening of the film Screenagers about growing up in the digital age at 5:00 pm at the College Ave. JCC in partnership with the Columbus Community Kollel. Kosher pizza and ice cream will be served. For more info and to RSVP email Rabbi Kapenstein.
Shabbat Shaboom January 19
Join J-Reach in its Intergenerational Shabbat Celebration of Tu B'Shevat for 0 - 5-year-olds and a special adult that includes crafts, singing, and snacks at 8:45 am at the JCC New Albany. FREE. For more information, contact Jeremy Arcus-Goldberg at 614-559-6215.
The Power of Different February 12
Join Gail Saltz, MD, as she discusses the link between disorder and genius at 7:00 pm at the JCC College Ave - "The source of our struggles can be the origin of our greatest strength." To purchase tickets, click here or contact Cheryl Dritz with questions at 614-559- 6238.
Have a friend who is not a member? Share the news! Current annual members that refer a new member receive a $25 JCC gift certificate! Click here for full information!
Hall of Fame Nominations
The JCC is now accepting applications for its Jewish Sports Hall of Fame through February 1. To be considered for induction, a candidate must be Jewish, 35 years of age or older, have shown exemplary skills as an outstanding athlete, or coach in an amateur or professional athletics, and be a Columbus native or resident of the Columbus area for a significant portion of his or her life. For questions or an application, contact Jeanna Brownlee  at 614-559-6274. 
WOW! Mark your calendars! Details to come...
Fit Tip of the Week

Join the JCC fitness staff each week to learn about proper form, gym etiquette, healthy lifestyle tips, and all the Diamond Family Fitness Center has to offer!

Click to listen Fitness Director discuss the importance of gym etiquette.
Young Adults Racquetball League
Monday Night Challenge Ladder
Make new friends, get a great workout, and compete for the title of Young Adult Racquetball Champion from Mondays 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm from January 29 through March 19. For ages 21 - 39. Register by January 21. Cost: $10 for members, $35 for guests. Contact Nathan Fox for more information at 614-559-6286.
-- Check out our NEW Indoor Pool lane schedule here --
Mamanet Begins January 17
Join the winter and spring season of the Columbus Cachibol League for Women Wednesday nights through May 9. This fun volleyball-like sport is open to all women! Choose between a recreational or competitive league, cost: $40. JCC membership not required for participation, For more info, click here. Register by January 14.
Pilates Reformer Basics January 21
Take advantage of special New Year pricing and get your sweat on for $40 (regular pricing $99)*. From 11:00 am - 1:00 pm learn the basics ready yourself for any Pilates Reformer class! Space is limited to five people - register on MindBody or by contacting Carlie Snyder for more information at 614-559-6219.
*Offer good for NEW Pilates Reformer clients only.
Looking for a fitness class or to stay heart healthy?
...Check out what the J has to offer!
Click here for the fitness schedule or click MindBody to sign up!
Pre-K Basketball Starts January 14
Young athletes ages 4 and 5 can learn basic fundamentals of basketball on Sundays, 10:15 am - 11:00 am through February 18. Their gross motor skills will be developed through a variety of activities will work on their individual and team playing skills and having fun playing the game. To register, contact Nathan Fox at 614-559-6286 for more information .
Babies and Bubbles Sundays
Take your toddler to the ideal swim lesson for children under 2 years old at 10:30 am! This class allows parents to get in the water during lessons, and helps the child to gain confidence, independence, coordination, and balance while introducing the child to water safety and skills. Must be 6 months of age. For more information, contact Jenna Kreider at 614-559-6213.
The JCC Annual Gala will honor JCC members – some that have belonged to the JCC for over 50 years. Through its transitions, growth, and transformations, our members are the reason the JCC builds community programs. Since doors opened over 100 years ago, members have grown up at the JCC, met their spouses, raised their children, and spent time socializing with friends.

On February 24, the JCC Gala will take place at 8 p.m. for a night full of nostalgic games, vintage décor, classic dishes, and memorabilia (furnished by the Ohio Jewish Historical Society) to decorate the facility. Pictures of youth teams, sports outings, Maccabi, and important JCC events will line the walls celebrating all JCC members. Over forty members have belonged to the JCC for fifty years or more. Many families have multiple generations of members who have attended the JCC preschool, JCC Summer Camps, Youth Sports, Adult Rec Leagues, or Silver Sneakers exercise classes through the years. This year, the Gala honors them and all our members, telling their stories and saying “thank you” for continued support.

Funds raised from this year’s Gala will directly support children’s scholarships, enabling families to attend the award-winning JCC Early Childhood Education program, JCC Summer Camp, youth teams, and more. Tickets for the event are now available!

Do you have a great memory at the JCC?
Please share it! Contact Sheila Cline at 614-559-6225 with memories or for sponsorship opportunities. 
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.  
Children’s Scholarship Fund
By Steve and Joanne Grossman
By Cheryl and Stanley Dritz
Gallery Players
By Steve and Joanne Grossman
By Joan and Marc Fishel
Ali Senser Memorial Fund
By Kate and Matt Chinn
Columbus Jewish Film Festival
By Karl Rubin and Sharon Simon
By Marilyn Fais
By David and Ruth Stroud
JCC Recreation & Wellness
By Burton Hirsch
Columbus Jewish Film Festival
In memory of Scott Rudd
By Rosanne and Mark Rosen

JCC Early Childhood Education
By Jon and Miriam Segaloff
Senior Adult Programs
In memory of Henry Marx
By Mrs. Margot Marx
JCC Men’s Health Center
In memory of Bruce Weinrib
By Carol and Jeff Folkerth
JCC Kosher Catering
In memory of Bob Lane
By Carol and Jeff Folkerth
The JCC is currently hiring for the following full and part-time positions:
Preschool Teachers & Assistant Teachers, Housekeepers, Maintenance Techs, Recreation Coordinator, Lifeguards & Water Safety Instructors, and Personal Trainers.

JCC Employees enjoy competitive wages, fitness center membership and a range of benefits for both full-time & part-time employees, including paid time off.

A list of all open positions (with job descriptions) can be found here . Applicants can apply directly from the website. For more information, contact JCC HR Director, Pamela J. Andrews , PHR, SHRM-CP at 614-559-6287.
  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
Need a 2017 Dependent Care Statement for your taxes?  
Please request one by email to Linda Fischer at lfischer@columbusjcc.org or Sharon Sadlowski at ssadlowski@columbusjcc.org .
See the local Jewish Community Calender for  upcoming programs  scheduled around Columbus.