August 9, 2018 -- 28 Av, 5778  
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Welcome to the latest edition of  CENTERSCENE , spotlighting programs and events happening at the J! Register for programs  online  or with our JCC App!
Nominations are open for Columbus CBUS Top Picks through August 31! You can nominate once per day.
Click here to nominate or see details below!
Gaynor Lecture Series August 29
Steven Weisman, Vice President for Publications and Communications at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, will discuss his new book The Chosen Wars: How Judaism Became an American Religion at 7:00 pm at the JCC for the annual Rabbi Nathan and Sylvia Gaynor lecture. The event is FREE and open to the community, but an RSVP is requested.
The Biggest Day of the Year
August 19, 2018
Spend the WHOLE day at the JCC! Fitness, arts and crafts, family fun, music and more! Click here for all the details on the biggest day of the year!
Lunch and Learn August 23
Enjoy lunch, a screening of The Post staring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, and a discussion with JCC member Seymour Raiz, former managing editor of the Columbus Citizen-Journal and Professor of Journalism at Otterbein College at 12:00 pm. Cost: $5. RSVP to Cheryl Dritz at 614-559-6238.
Gallery Players Season Subscriptions
Falsettos! Funny Girl! Newsies! ... Score the best entertainment deal in town while it lasts!
 Buy 1 season subscription, get a 2nd season subscription 50% off!
Individual subscriptions are $70.
Visit or contact Giselle Siegel for more information.
There's a new category! Best Camp for Kids!

One of the jewels of the JCC is our amazing summer camp! Watch our summer recap and don't forget to nominate us!
Nominate Us!
The time has come to defend our title! Nominate us for Best Daycare/Preschool, Best Indoor Play Area, Best Kid's Birthday Party Place, Best Camp for Kids, Best Student Tutoring, Best Gym, AND Best Live Theater! Nominations are easy! Visit or click the buttons below and nominate the
'Jewish Community Center'!

Nominations are now open through August 31. Nominate us once a day for each of your email addresses!
West Side Story Sing-A-Long August 26
Attend the film screening at the JCC at 2:30 pm and sing along to the beloved classic to celebrate Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday! Purchase tickets here or at the front desk. FREE for season subscribers. For more information, contact Giselle Siegel at 614-559-6248.
Funny Girl Auditions September 4 and 5
Sign up here to audition for Gallery Players' Funny Girl which follows the semi-biographical story of beloved comedienne and Broadway star Fanny Brice. Shows run December 8 - 23.
Contact Giselle Siegel for more information at 614-559-6248.
Walk Up Wednesday August 15
Stop by the Snack Bar for the weekly special every Wednesday starting at 11:00 am until supplies are gone! Next Wednesday, is a BBQ Brisket Sandwich with carrot celery slaw.
Served with fries and a drink for $12!
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 hear Fitness Director Jason Goggins give a sneak peak of the Abe Weinrib Memorial 5k trail!
Adult Basketball Fall 2018 Leagues
Register for AK+, Golden Boys and AK League by August 21 for the Fall season! Click here for dates and pricing information and to download the registration form. Sign up for New Albany League by September 5!
Randy Kohn Youth Basketball League
November 11 - February 24
Basketball season will be here before you know it! Sign up now for our youth league! Click here for full details on dates and information! Contact Jeanna Brownlee with questions at 614-559-6274.
Fall Swim Lessons
School is starting but hold on to that summer feeling with fall swim lessons! Click here for details on swim lessons starting August 27. Contact Jenna Kreider with questions at 614-559-6213.
Overcome the Fear of Water
Tuesdays and Thursday Now - August 30
Recreational Therapist Pamela Jackson offers swimming lessons to adults 18+ to develop life long swimming skills. Contact Jenna Kreider to register at 614-559-6213
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!
Introducing Becca Sigal,
New Outreach Director

Becca began at the JCC on August 6 as the JCC Outreach Director. She will create and lead programming that brings the JCC into the community. Becca has been a part of the JCC her entire life, attending JCC Preschool, Kaleidoscope, JCC Summer Camp, Swim Team and also has been involved in the larger Columbus Jewish community. She recently graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Jewish Studies.

"As the new Outreach Director, I am looking forward to meeting as many people as possible," Becca said, "I want to see what the community is missing and what it wants. We have so much to offer here. I'm excited to bring our programming to the outlying regions of the Columbus area."

Becca spends her time with her two beagles and her family and is truly passionate about being involved in the Jewish community. She can be reached at or 614-559-6215.

"I want the community to know there is someone they can count on to connect them to community programs," Becca said, "I am here for the whole community, as an information source and a listening ear for ideas on what can connect us!"
Teachers are Ready!
JCC Early Childhood Education Teachers from all three sites gathered together Monday and Tuesday for teacher training to get ready for the new school year!

Classes begin Monday, August 13!
We can't wait to start the fun!
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.  
The Andrew Good Memorial Fund for Youth Sports
In Memory of Andrew Good
By Dr. Arnold Good and Lisa Newmark
By Sherri & Bruce Lazear
By Elliot and Sharon Karp

The JCC Early Childhood Program
By Geraldine Ellman
The Abe Weinrib Memorial 5K Race
In Memory of Abe, Anna and Bruce Weinrib
By Irene Wexler

In Memory of Abe Weinrib
By Jim Winnegrad and Janice Manheim
By Robert and Sheila Shapiro
Work with our Award Winning Early Childhood Education Program! The new school year is just around the corner and the JCC is currently hiring Early Childhood Teachers and Assistant Teachers. Part time and full time positions are available in all age groups. The JCC offers benefits for it full time staff including a membership to the JCC. Find more details and an application here.
Please contact Nikki Henry at (614)5 59-6290 to set up an interview ASAP.
See the local Jewish Community Calendar for  upcoming programs  scheduled around Columbus.