November 9, 2017 -- 20 Cheshvan, 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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Ten More Opportunities to See Columbus Jewish Film Festival Movies
The 13 th Annual Columbus Jewish Film Festival continues this weekend and next week with ten more opportunities to catch the best in international and independent films playing throughout the Columbus area. 

Documentaries include Monsieur Mayonnaise TONIGHT at 7:00 p.m. at the Columbus Museum of Art. The film is Phillip Mora’s stories of his parent’s Holocaust survival and their resistance efforts saving thousands of Jewish lives. Mora will be in attendance and will lead a discussion following the screening. 

Read more here.
It's not too late! Purchase tickets here or contact Emily Schuss for more information at 614-559-6205.
It's community day at the JCC! Bring family and guests November 24 for a community open house to experience the great offerings at the JCC!
Toss a frozen turkey the furthest to win!

Non-Members: 1 FREE Year of single adult membership
JCC Members: 1 Free Health Upgrade OR $100 personal training package OR
1 FREE week of JCC Summer Camp
Open to ages 18+
Entry is FREE
Prizes include: FREE week of JCC Summer Camp, FREE pair of tickets to Side Show, FREE Fried Chicken Dinner, FREE Take & Bake Item, FREE Gift Baskets, and much more!
Black Friday Open House also includes FREE chair massages, special fitness classes, open Pickleball play and open training on the Black Diamond Obstacle Course.
For full information, click here .

Kosher Thanksgiving To-Go
Leave the cooking to us and order a dinner to go! Feeds up to ten people and includes a 12 - 14 lb whole turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, relish and rolls for $144.69. Order by November 16, pick up by November 21 or 22. Contact Carolyn Reis at 614-559-6258.
Calling all Challah!
JCCA 100 years of Recipes
During the 100 years that JCCs have been meeting the needs of the community, millions of meals and snacks have been served to the community. Many are made by JCC participants like you, with the same love and care you lavish on your own meals. Let all of your JCC friends know how they can make their own families happy with the food you have loved over the years by submitting your favorite r ecipe!
Help inspire others to give with your stories! #GivingTuesday is November 28 and we want to hear your story of kindness! Post to social media and gather votes. Two first place winners are granted $10,000 which can be donated to the JCC. There's no time like the present! Submit your story today and share so we can help celebrate how and why you give back!  Submit your story and more information here.
Are you interested in playing Canasta at the JCC? We are looking to put together a group to play on Tuesday afternoons at 12:30 pm.
For more information, please contact Shana Beigelman at 614-559-6214.
Gallery Players Side Show Auditions
December 4- 5 at 6:30 pm at the College Ave. JCC. Bring a solo from a musical theatre song, headshot, and resume. Callbacks are December 6 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm. Sign up for an audition slot here . For more information click here or contact Jared Saltman at 614-559-6248.
Oliver! Opens December 2
Don't miss this classic tale come to life at the JCC December 2 - 17. The well-loved story of Oliver is set to music in this energetic, festive production showcasing talented performers of all ages. Buy your tickets here or contact Jared Saltman for group ticket information at 614-559-6248.
Lunch and Learn November 27
You can't tell your story until you know where you come from! Join Flo Gurwin at 12:00 pm as she explains the process on researching genealogy using today's tools and technology. Cost: $5 includes a light Kosher lunch. For more information, contact Cheryl Dritz at 614-559-6238.
Movie Monday November 13
Enjoy FREE screening of Above and Beyond at 12:30 pm in the Roth/Resler Theater at the College Ave. JCC. Learn about the beginning of the Israeli Air Force through this gripping narrative. Contact Shana Beigelman for more information at 614-559-6214.
(Pssst... don't forget to Like us on Facebook for up-to-date information on programming!)
Burn off that turkey before you gobble it up! Check out the JCC Thanksgiving group exercise schedule here !
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 the link to see Carlie explain the proper way to lift heavy weights.
MyZone HIIT Training
Thursdays 5:30 - 6:20 pm and Fridays 9:30 - 10:30 am, maximize caloric burn and incorporate strength training using the MyZone heart rate monitor. Register using Mindbody. For more information, contact Carlie Snyder at 614-559-6219.
Looking for a fitness class or to stay heart healthy?
...Check out what the J has to offer! Click below!
Pickleball League Starts November 14
Play Pickleball with friends Tuesdays 7:30 - 8:30 pm in the auxiliary gym through December 19. Members are invited to bring non-member guests. $35 for members, $45 for guests. To register or for more information, contact Nathan Fox at 614-559-6286.
Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga Sundays
For four sessions on Sundays at 5:30 pm beginning November 26, join Jen Hegerty, RYI Paddleboard and Integrative Yoga Therapies Instructor, in adding a little Zen with Jen! $50/four classes. Class limited to seven participants. RSVP to Jenna Kreider at 614-559-6213.
School's Out Day November 22
No School? No problem! Spend the day at the JCC 8:00 am - 4:00 pm! Have a fun themed day of special activities! Please pack a dairy lunch, swimsuit, and towel. Member Cost: $60. Aftercare available from 4:00 - 6:00 pm for an additional fee. For more information please contact Kaley Rosenthal at 614-559-6253.
Do A Mitzvah November 22
Drop off your kids ages 5+ from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm to make Chanukah decorations, cards, dreidels and more for our sister JCC in Houston that was devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Additionally, kids will help serve lunch to seniors at the JCC. To register for this FREE experience, contact Halle Schwartz at 614-559-6204.
Mini Swim Lessons Begin in November
Toddlers age two - preschoolers learn swimming basics and water safety Monday - Thursday at 11:30 am and 4:00 pm November 27 - December 22. Click here for more info. For questions or to register, contact Jenna Kreider at 614-559-6213.
Randy Kohn Youth Basketball
It's not too late to sign up! Now on Sundays through February 25, boys and girls K - 6th grade can develop basketball skills and team play. For more information or to register, click here or contact Nathan Fox at 614-559-6286.
Save the Date for #GivingTuesday, November 28 !

T hanksgiving Thursday, Black Friday, Cyber Monday... don't forget to mark your calendar for #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday is a global giving movement built by individuals and communities in the US and in countries around the world. On #GivingTuesday, millions of people come together to support and champion the causes they believe in by donating and fundraising on their behalf. Join the community in giving back and help make a difference for our programs at the JCC!

End-of-the-year giving is a great way to support the JCC and receive a tax benefit at the same time! When you donate to the JCC, your contribution supports after school programs like student tutoring and educational opportunities, summer camp, youth sports recreation leagues, senior adult activities, and preschool scholarships. Contributions are 100% tax deductible. If you have any questions about a year-end gift, contact Sheila Cline at 614-559-6225.
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
In memory of Ruth Rothschild
By Lisa Newmark and Dr. Arnold Good
William A. Barkan Youth Basketball Fund
In memory of Irv Barkan
By Dr. Stephen Oppenheimer
Columbus Jewish Film Festival
By Stacy Leeman and Gary Liebesman
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
See the local Jewish Community Calender for  upcoming programs  scheduled around Columbus.