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July 5, 2018 -- 22 Tamuz, 5778  

Welcome to the latest edition of  CENTERSCENE , spotlighting programs and events happening at the J in the upcoming days and weeks. Register for programs  online  or with our JCC App!
July 5 - July 12
Upcoming Programs at the JCC

  • Friday Night Live with Ben Gelber -- Monday, July 9
Children's Book Sale July 16 - July 20
Buy books donated in memory of Tobie Sanders, a Capital University professor of early childhood literacy. All books are $3-$5 and are located in the JCC bookstore in the lobby . Sanders is remembered as a revered teacher, mentor and innovator in early childhood education, child development, and reading and literacy learning and teaching. With more than 40 years of experience in early childhood education and early language and literacy, Sanders devoted her career
developing new educational models that removed or navigated around barriers to to education and literacy. For more information, c ontact Cheryl Dritz at 614-559-6238.
Falsettos Auditions July 15 - 16
Audition for the first production of Gallery Players' extraordinary 70th season Sunday July 15 from 2:00 - 5:00 pm and Monday July 16 from 6:00 -9:00 pm at the JCC College Ave. Falsettos is a touching and profound look into a large, modern, dysfunctional, yet loving Jewish family in New York in the 1970s. Sign up for auditions here
JCC Bookfair Wine and Cheese Night July 17
Relax and enjoy an evening with author Iris Pastor at 7:-00 pm discussing the secret of living happily ever after without prince charming and how laughter and humor can add longevity. Cost: $5. Purchase tickets here or contact Cheryl Dritz at 614-559-6259 for more information.
Ben Gelber and Friends July 9
Enjoy live music at 11:00 am in room 217 at the College Ave. JCC featuring NBC4's Ben Gelber and friends! RSVP for lunch following the concert by calling the front desk at 614-231-2731 or contact Shana Beigelman for more information at 614-559-6214.
Decorative Arts Center July 19
Tour the Reese Peters House and a special exhibit on Creating Illusion: Costumes and Characters from Paramount Pictures with JCC Active Adults. Depart the JCC at 12:15 pm after lunch. Cost for transportation and tour: $12. RSVP to Shana Beigelman at 614-559-6214.
Family Day at Hoover Family Park July 29
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spend the afternoon on the water and in the woods at Hoover Reservoir! Hiking, fishing, boating, swimming, ropes course, and more! FREE for members, $5 for guest.

Hoover Pool will be open for members and guests August 5. Contact Jeanna Brownlee for more information at 614-559-6274.
Senior Day at the Ohio State Fair July 31
Take in the fun of the Ohio State Fair including performances, exhibits, health and wellness expo, and a tribute to the Rat Pack concert at 12:30 pm! Cost: $20, includes transportation, admission, and a boxed lunch. Bus leaves JCC at 10:00 am and returns at 2:30 pm. RSVP TODAY to Shana Beigelman at 614-559-6214 or click here for more information.
Walk-Up Wednesday
Stop by the Snack Bar for the weekly special every Wednesday starting at 11:00 am until supplies are gone! Next Wednesday, July 11, is a French Dip Roast Beef Sandwich with pickled cucumber salad. 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 and Austin Hudson talk about the new MindBody Kiosks!
Jon Diebler Basketball Camp
July 16 - July 20
Register by July 9 for an amazing camp led by former Ohio State basketball all-star Jon Diebler and friends! This camp is sure to sell out. Click her e for more information or contact Jeanna Brownlee at 614-559-6274.
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!
Welcome Jill Bradburn!
The JCC is pleased to announce that Jill Bradburn has been selected as the new site director of the JCC New Albany Early Childhood Education Program. After an extensive search that included national and local outreach, Jill was selected for her excellent achievements in the classroom including the 2012 Shehecheyanu Teacher of the Year Award.

Jill has been a teacher in the JCC New Albany Early Childhood Education Program for ten years, growing in her role as an assistant teacher, co-teacher, and team lead teacher. She began her new role on Monday, June 18.

“I am very honored to be given the opportunity to keep developing the program in a proactive and positive way,” Jill said, “I love the people here. It’s an open and welcoming community who all want to work together as a solid team.”

As site director, Jill will work on tasks such as ensuring exceptional faculty, supporting parent committees, fundraising, and upholding excellence in the classrooms.
“JCC Preschools have been selected as the CBUS #1 Top Pick for early childhood education,” Jill said, “I’d like to continue that path, growing and fostering our goal of inclusion and respect throughout the community.”

Jill has been part of the JCC her entire life. Her mother went into labor watching her father play summer AK softball at the JCC. Her son attended JCC preschool and her sister was involved in Gallery Players. Many days were spent at the JCC in her youth and adulthood.

“The JCC is my world,” Jill said, “It’s family.” 
The Columbus Mamanet team is expanding to the Northwest!

On June 20, Mamanet held an open gym at the Worthington Community Center. Players introduced the game, and taught basic skills and game rules. The league is looking for 14 - 16 women interested in getting involved in Mamanet Northwest. There are several open gyms over the next month at the JCC College Ave. and JCC New Albany. Any woman interested is encouraged to attend in order to get as much exposure to the game as possible. For more information on Mamanet, click here or contact Jeanna Brownlee at 614-559-6274. 
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 Marvin Polster
By Jodie Meizlish & Keith Golden
NEW: Badge Passes
To ensure the safety of our members and guests, all visitors and vendors will now check in at the Front Desk with a Driver's License or valid ID and receive a visitor badge to wear while at the JCC.

JCC members will scan in as usual with their JCC card.
We love that you want to share all the JCC has to offer with a guest! Your guest is our guest, but for the safety of all members and guests,  please read our full JCC Guest Policy by clicking the button above or online .
Important Note: No guest passes are sold on Saturdays, all guests must present a photo ID.
A message to our members
The JCC is moving toward electronic monthly Membership Statements. If you show an outstanding balance due on your account, you already receive a paper Statement in the mail. 

Starting in July 2018 , we will phase out mailing of paper statements. Each month you will receive an email announcing that your JCC Account Statement is available for you to review online. This will be the only notification you will receive to review your account each month. This email will include links and instructions on how to log in to your account through the JCC’s Online Services.

We encourage you to review your statement online.
See the local Jewish Community Calendar for  upcoming programs  scheduled around Columbus.