October 11, 2017 -- 21 Tishrei, 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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Wednesday, October 11
Building will close at 6:00 pm

Thursday, October 12
Building Closed

Friday, October 13
Building Closed
These adorable JCC Preschool North students celebrated Sukkot with their very own toddler-friendly Sukkah!

Shemini Atzeret literally translates to "the eighth day of assembly" and is at the end of Sukkot. Simchat Torah celebrates the completion of the reading of the Torah and starting anew. Read more here!
The JCC has been named finalists in SIX categories for CBUS Top Picks 2017!

Vote once a day now through October 22 from each email you have!

Best Live Theater
Best Daycare/Preschool
Best Indoor Play Area
Best Kid's Birthday Party Place
Best Student Tutoring
Best Gym
Personal Safety and Self Defense Strategies October 17
Join this FREE class from 9:30 - 11:30 am in the conference room and learn ways to keep yourself safe in your home, your car and when you are out and about! Contact Shana Beigelman for more information at 614-559-6214.
JCC Chess Club Sundays
Learn to play chess and other strategy games for ages 8+ at the JCC New Albany Sundays from 1:00 - 2:00 pm. Contact Jeremy Arcus-Goldberg at 614-559-6215 for more information.
Shabbat Sha-BOOM October 20
Children 0-5 years and their grown-ups are invited to celebrate together at the JCC New Albany campus with songs, snacks, and crafts 9:00 - 9:30 am. FREE and open to the community. Contact Jeremy Arcus-Goldberg at 614-559-6215 for more information.
J-Talks Lunch and Learn October 19
Join Carol Luper in a discussion exploring Today’s Changing Media: What’s Real and What’s Fake in room 218 at 12:00 pm. Cost: $5. Contact Cheryl Dritz to RSVP or for more information at 614-559-6238.
Time is running out for the Season Subscription Sale! Buy one subscription, get the second FREE ! Sale ends October 21.
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern October 21
Gallery Players first show of its 69th season, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, opens at 8:00 pm. Tom Stoppard's best known comedy is both hilarious and thoughtful. All showtimes here. For group tickets, contact Jared Saltman at 614-559-6248.
Columbus Jewish Film Festival Reel Passes Available
Purchase a reel pass to gain access to the entire lineup of this year's CJFF PLUS one extra free ticket to a film of your choice!*
Earlybird pricing: $115 through October 22.
Contact Emily Schuss for more info at 614-559-6205.
New artwork at the JCC
Columbus artist Susan Schubert's artwork is on display in the JCC Goldberg Gallery. A FREE artist's reception on October 22 will be at 1:30 pm in the main lobby. Meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments before heading to the Sunday matinee of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead! For more information, contact Melanie Butter at 614-559-6233.
Thirteen Nasty Little Snakes, October 24 Columbus resident Victor Levenstein will discuss his book and experiences as a Russian prisoner in the 1940s, arrested for plotting to assassinate Joseph Stalin. In the first event of the 54th JCC Jewish Bookfair, hear stories of history and survival first hand at 7:00 pm at the College Ave. JCC. Buy tickets here or contact Cheryl Dritz for more information at 614-559-6238.
Dear Cancer, Love Stacy, October 26
Diagnosed with breast cancer in her early 40’s, Stacy Middleman shares a message of prevention and how understanding the BRCA is essential to the future of the Jewish community. Middleman is a visiting author for the JCC Jewish Bookfair. The event is held at Temple Beth Shalom at 7:00 pm. Purchase tickets here or contact Cheryl Dritz at 614-559-6238.
NEW! Zumba Class with Paige
Tuesdays 7:15 - 8:00 pm, FREE for members. Ditch the routine and burn up to 700 calories an hour in this fun, upbeat, total-body-toning class! Contact Jason Goggins for more information at 614-559-6237.
Pilates Reformer Intro Class
Learn necessary skills to take any Pilates Reformer class! Sunday, October 29 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. Cost: $40. Register on Mindbody. For more info, contact Carlie Snyder at 614-559-6219.
Don't miss a class! View the October/November Fitness 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 this week's tip on the proper way to do a push-up!
Tai Chi Begins October 16
Join Beth McCullough for classes Mondays and Thursdays at 2:00 pm for a 12-week course in moving for better balance and fall prevention. Cost: $45. To register, contact Beth at 614-559-6307.
Zumbini - Baby Zumba - October 14
Move and groove with your child 0 - 4 years old Sundays for a 45-minute class at 10:00 am or 11:00 am. Class cost: $135. For more information, contact Jeanna Brownlee at 614-559-6279.
Looking for a fitness class or to stay heart healthy?
...Check out what the J has to offer! Click below!
Schools Out Day at the JCC!
No school? No problem. K - 8th graders can spend the day at the JCC October 27 and November 6 - 7, and 22. 8:00 - 4:00 pm. Pack a dairy lunch, swimsuit and towel! $60 per child, $10 sibling discount. Register here or call 614-559-6251 with questions.
Mark Your Calendar! Take the Better Babysitting Course Mondays, November 6 - 27, 4:00 - 6:30 pm. Kids Home Alone Course Wednesdays November 8 - 15, 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Register here or call the children's department with questions at 614-559-6251.
Gallery Players Season Opener With its usual passion, high-caliber acting, and diverse programming, Gallery Players opens its 69 th season with Tom Stoppard’s best known work Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. On October 21 at 8:00 p.m. in the Roth/Resler Theater at the JCC, actors and community members alike take the stage to present the play inspired by William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The dark comedy explores deep and important questions of the human condition through bright humor and biting wit.

Stoppard, a Czech-born Jewish British playwright, is recognized for his film screenplays such as Shakespeare in Love (1998 Academy Award, Best Original Screenplay) and Anna Karenina, and his numerous theatrical plays. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead stands as his first major work to gain recognition, celebrating its 50 th anniversary this year. It took home the 1968 Tony Award for Best Play along with New York Drama Critic’s Circle Award in the same category. A defining characteristic of Stoppard’s writing style is addressing philosophical questions with wit and comedy which is exemplary in even this early work. Read more here.
Pictured Left to Right: Aaron Shatz, Marcie Golden, and Ken Clubok.
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.  
Columbus Jewish Film Festival
By Ms. Stacy Leeman & Mr. Gary Liebesman
The JCC is currently hiring for the following full and part-time positions: Preschool Teachers & Assistant Teachers, Housekeepers, Maintenance Techs, Bus Drivers (CDL-P), 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 JR 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.