April 12, 2018 -- 27 Nisan, 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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April 12 - April 19
Click to see a comprehensive list of all JCC programs
This week's upcoming programs at the JCC:

  • Zumbini Begins -- Friday, April 13
  • J-Serve Day of Service -- Sunday, April 15
  • Seeing Allred Lunch and Learn -- Monday, April 16
  • Memorial Day Mayhem Training -- Monday, April 16
  • Yemen Blues -- Thursday, April 19
  • Yom Ha'atzmaut -- Thursday, April 19

Details below
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Seeing Allred April 16
Join the Lunch and Learn series at 12:00 pm in room 219 for a screening of the documentary that follows women's rights attorney Gloria Allred, with a discussion to follow. A light Kosher lunch is included. Cost: $5. For questions or to RSVP, contact Cheryl Dritz at 614-559-6238.
Jewish Bookfair Continues April 25
Join Author Rabbi Evan Moffic at 7:00 pm at Congregation Beth Tikvah in a discussion of his book that distills The Eilu Devarim, an ancient prayer for happiness found in the Talmud, into ten practices so that nothing can hamper our happiness. Buy tickets here or contact Cheryl Dritz .
AES Short Film Competition
Emerging filmmakers are invited to submit a short film 4- 12 minutes in length in any genre relating to Judaism, Jewish culture or history, the Jewish experience, or Jewish themes. Open to Ohio residents from 16 - 40 years of age, the films must be submitted online by July 31, 2018. Each applicant may submit up to two films with an entry fee of $10/film. Multiple awards with total prize money up to $2,500 available!
Please send inquires to shortfilms@columbusjcc.org
JCC Annual Used Book Sale
The JCC Annual Book Sale is going on now! Stop by the bookstore in the front lobby to peruse books or drop off slightly used books of any genre! The front desk will have tax donation letters. Contact Cheryl Dritz at 614-559-6238 with questions.
J-Serve International Day of Service April 15
Join Columbus Jewish teens in 6th - 12th grade from 8:30 am - 1:00 pm and give back to the community! Meet at the College Ave. JCC. Lunch is included. Sign up here or contact Halle Schwartz at 614-559-6279 for more information. Photo courtesy of Lorn Spolter
Preschool Registration is open for 2018-2019 School Year!
Enroll your child ages six weeks - pre K in the top-notch JCC Early Childhood Education program! For more info on registering your child(ren) for the 2018 - 2019 school year in this joyful, dynamic learning experience, click here.

Interested in working for the #1 CBUS Top Pick Preschool? JCC Early Childhood Education is looking for great teachers at all three locations! Contact Nikki Henry at 614-559-6290 for more information!
Victory Day May 8
Celebrate Victory Day at the JCC from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm with a ceremony, dinner and a special concert featuring Arkadiy Gips and friends! Cost: $10.
For questions, or to RSVP by May 3, conctact Shana Beigelman at 614-595-6214.
Mother's Day Brunch May 13
Bring your mother and enjoy a delicious meal at 11:00 am that includes bagels, lox, scrambled eggs, fresh salmon, waffles, french toast, fresh fruit, omelets made-to-order, and MORE! Register online or contact Matan Gutwaks with questions at 614-559-6276.
Incident at Vichy Opens May 5
The last production of Gallery Players' 69th season is the Arthur Miller play that delves into the right of life and how the atrocities of the Holocaust were perpetuated for so long. The production is directed by JCC member Laurie Alexander and features several JCC members in the cast including Rick Holt, Sam Fishel, Noah Portman, and Walt Whitmyre.

For more information and tickets, click here .
For questions or group tickets, contact Nina Martin at 614-559-6248.
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 to Fitness Director Jason Goggins and Personal Trainer Dan talk about the six-week Memorial Day Mayhem Training course!
Memorial Day Mayhem Training
Train every Monday starting April 16 for six weeks from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm for the Memorial Day Mayhem Obstacle Course Race on May 28! Participants in the program will receive a FREE race entry ($60 value) and train on the obstacle course. For more information or to register, contact Jason Goggins at 614-559-6237.

Zumbini Begins TOMORROW
Join the interactive music and movement experience with your child up to age 4 Fridays from 10:00 am - 10:45 am. To register or for more information, contact Jeanna Brownlee at 614-559-6274.
Young Adult Racquetball Starts April 23
Join the Monday Night Challenge Ladder through June 25 from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm to get a great workout and compete for the title of JCC Young Adult Racquetball Champion! For ages 21 - 39, $10 for members. Register here or contact Nate Fox for more information at 614-559-6286.
AK Softball League Begins May 10
Thursdays at 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm, or 8:30 pm, play in a league with an extended ten-game regular season and a double elimination tournament! Open to non members, must be ages 18+. Early bird registration through May 3. Register here or contact Nate Fox at 614-559-6286.
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!
Columbus Celebrates Israel @ 70

On April 19, celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut and enjoy the sounds of Yemen Blues as we celebrate Israel's Independence Day with an Israeli dinner, drinks, and a concert! The event begins at 6:30 pm. Cost: $10. Tickets can be purchased here.
Join us in celebrating Israel @ 70 with recipes, stories, activities and more! Each week leading up to Yom Ha'atzmaut on April 19, CenterScene will feature ideas, fun facts, trivia, and more to help you and your family celebrate with us or at home!
Yom Ha'atzmaut is one week away!

How will YOU celebrate? Here are Five DIY Ideas to make the day festive!
JCC Open Golf Outing June 25

Blue Skies, green courses, warm weather.

We can’t wait for summer and all the outdoor fun it brings! We look forward to our annual JCC Open Golf Outing on Monday, June 25, 2018 . This year’s event will be held at the Columbus Country Club !
Check out the newly renovated course here!

Food, friends, and of course, GOLF! 

Participation is not only FUN but it changes lives - Funds raised provide funding and scholarships for JCC Youth Sports programs all year round.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Sheila Cline at 614-595-6225.
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.  
Erkis/Berliner Jewish Scholar Athlete Fund
In honor of Dr. Ron Erkis’ retirement
By Jim and Pat Palermo, Lisa Palermo-Edwards and Michael Palermo
JCC Gala
By Suzanne and Kenny Ecker
Abe Weinrib Memorial 5K
In memory of Abe & Anna Weinrib and Bruce Weinrib
By Irene Wexler

Denise Glimcher Teacher Education Fund
In memory of Mayer Glimcher
By Elaine Lewin
In memory of Al Kaufman
By The Gasbarro Family
 The Andrew Good Memorial Fund for Youth Sports
In memory of Andrew Good
By Bryan, Marisa, Sydney and Dylan Frackman
By Lauren and David Friedman
By Zach Shore
By Stephanie and Gerry Waterman
By Mindie and Steve Zisser
By Randy and Harriette Hansell
By Kathy and Larry Shkolnik
By Michelle, Stuart, Izzy, Harry and Simon Dubrow
By Patti and Chuck Cooper
By Michael Ungar and Ulmer & Berne
By Georgia Ruch/Acloche Fund of the Columbus Foundation
By Jeffrey and Bridget Concepcion
By Harriette and Darryl Robbins
By Paul and Kathy Moriarty
By Donna Rosen
By Georgia Joetta Eanes
By Louis and Sheila Chodosh
The JCC is currently hiring for the following full and part-time positions:
Graphic Designer, Assistant Catering and Rentals Manager, 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.
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S ee the local Jewish Community Calender for  upcoming programs  scheduled around Columbus.