October 4, 2018 -- 25 Tishrei, 5779
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Welcome to the latest edition of  CENTERSCENE , spotlighting programs and events happening at the J!

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This Week at a Glance:
October 4 - October 11
  • Ron Agam Artist's Reception -- Sunday, October 7
  • K Zone Babysitting Passes Available -- Sunday, October 7

Ron Agam Reception This Sunday
Hear internationally renowned artist Ron Agam discuss his artwork and his career with a meet and greet and light reception to follow from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. His artwork will be on display at the JCC through November 19. This event is FREE but please RSVP to Melanie Butter at 614-559-6233. Click to learn more about the artist or watch the video!
Buy or Lease Car Tips October 14
Stalled out looking for a new/used car? Should you buy or should you lease? Drive on in for a discussion with expert Howard Schnitz, former General Motors car dealer, on saving time and money at 9:30 am at the College Ave. JCC. Cost: $5 includes light brunch. Contact Cheryl Dritz for tickets at 614-559-6255.
Falsettos Dinner and Discussion October 18 Get the most out of a night out at the theater! Join J-Reach at 6:30 pm for a delicious dinner and discussion with Carol Fey on Judaism and LGBTQ experiences followed by the 7:30 pm performance of Falsettos ! Members: $25, Guests: $30. Falsettos runs October 13 - October 28. See info on showtimes, tickets, and more in Newsworthy!
From Krakow to Krypton October 21 Author Arie Kaplan will discuss his book and the influence of Jews in comics at 7:00 pm as part of the JCC Jewish Bookfair Visiting Author Series. The book tells the stories of super heroes and how they bring uniquely Jewish perspective to their work and the comics industry as a whole. Buy tickets here or contact Cheryl Dritz for more information at 614-559-6238.
NEW! K-Zone Babysitting Passes Available Beginning October 7
JCC General Members can now purchase a K-Zone Babysitting Passes for ten one-hour sessions for $30. Purchased passes will be kept in the babysitting room. As the hours are used, they will be marked off on the card. Once the card is completed, members simply purchase another card at the front desk!

Deluxe Health Center members will continue to receive free babysitting but will need to pick up their K-Zone Health Center Babysitting pass (pictured above) in the membership office. Single one-hour passes are still available. For more information or questions, contact Linda Starr at 614-559-6229 or visit the front desk.
The Great Challah Bake October 25
and Havdalah Concert October 27
Join Shabbat Project 614 and the community and celebrate the International Shabbat Project at 7pm on October 25 at the Columbus Torah Academy making dough and braiding bread. On October 27, attend the Havdalah Concert at the JCC at 7:30 pm featuring Cantor Bat-Ami Moses and Arkadiy Gips in a free community event! For more information, visit shabbatproject614.org. The JCC is a proud sponsor of Shabbat Project 614.
Nelly Toll Exhibit October 16
Join Adult Activities to see more than 40 paintings created as a child by artist and author Nelly Toll while hiding for nearly two years in Poland during the Holocaust. Cost: $15, includes transportation and tour. The bus departs from the JCC at 12:15 pm. Contact Shana Beigelman for more information at 614-559-6214.
Square Dancing Class October 23
Join Active adults in a class led by Velma, a member of the Central Ohio Callers Association and CALLERLAB International at 10:15 am in room 217 with lunch afterward. RSVP by October 19 by contacting Shana Beigelman at 614-559-6214.
Ballet Met Dress Rehearsal October 26
Attend the final dress rehearsal of Lineage - a collection of short ballets - at the Davidson Theatre at 11:00 am with JCC Adult Acitivities. LIMITED seats available. Cost: $30 for members. Includes transportation and ticket. Contact Shana Beigelman for more information or to secure your reservation at 614-559-6214.
Hereditary Cancers in the Jewish Community October 28
In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, join the JCC, Tifereth Israel Sisterhood, and Sharsheret in a special presentation featuring Leigha Senter, Genetic Counselor and Associate Professor at The Ohio State University’s James Cancer Hospital. She will discuss BRCA mutations and how to identify, manage and reduce cancer risk at 7:00 pm. FREE and open to the community. RSVP to Shana Beigelman appreciated.
Register now for Girl's Volleyball Clinics
The instructional program is November 7 through December 19. 3rd- 8th graders meet Wednesdays to work with Capital University Head Coach Amanda Hubbard! Click for more details. Save $20 by registering before October 31! Contact Jeanna Brownlee for more information at 614-559-6274.
Don't miss a class - check out the October/November Group Class 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!

Learn from Fitness Director Jason Goggins about the JCC Leaderboard and current fitness challenges!
Tai Chi Begins October 15
Start this 12-week program that meets Mondays and Thursdays at 2:00 pm to learn 8 Tai Chi forms derived from the Yang style that helps coordinate movement, improve body alignment and balance, reduces blood pressure, and more! Click fore more info or contact Beth McCullough at 6140-559-6207.
Overcome the Fear of Water
Now through October 31, join recreational therapist Pamela Jackson to learn swimming skills and comfort in the water. For adults 18+. Classes offered Monday and Thursday, 9:15 am - 10:15 am and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:15 am - 11:15 am. For more info, click here or contact Jan Wesley at 614-559-6213 to register.
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!
Falsettos Hits the Roth/Resler Stage October 13

Gallery Players opens its monumental 70 th season with the Broadway Tony-Award winning musical, Falsettos on October 13 at 8 p.m. in the Roth/Resler Theater at the College Ave. JCC.

One of the oldest and longest running theaters in central Ohio, Gallery Players continues its tradition of delivering strong performances that run the gamut of the Jewish experience. Falsettos originally premiered in 1992 and was nominated for seven Tony Awards, taking home Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score. With book by William Finn and James Lapine, and music and lyrics also by William Finn, the musical tells the story of a large, dysfunctional – yet loving, Jewish family in New York in the 1970s. With mixed and matched love triangles and non-traditional family values, Falsettos has become a Broadway classic and will entertain audiences at the JCC through October 28, 2018.

Under Musical Director Allan Finkelstein and choreographer Tonya Kraner, songs come to life on the JCC stage. Director Ross Shirley emphasize the themes placing importance on love and family.
“This show is very significant to the LGBTQ community and the Jewish community,” Shirley said, “It’s a beautiful story that helps clue-in people on what goes in to being in a non-traditional family. It shows why it is important to stand strong together in the face of a hardship and to support and love each other.”

Will Macke stars as Marvin, Jay Rittberger as Whizzer, Rachel Hertenstein as Trina, Nick Van Atta as Mendel, Elliot Hattemer as Jason, Heather Carvel as Charlotte, and Jordan Shafer as Cordelia.

Show times are as follows: Saturday October 13, 8 p.m., Sunday October 14, 2:30 p.m., Thursday October 18, 7:30 p.m., Saturday October 20, 8 p.m., Sunday October 21, 2:30 p.m., Thursday October 25, 7:30 p.m., Saturday October 27, 8 p.m., and Sunday October 28, 2:30 p.m.

For more information and tickets, visit jccgalleryplayers.org
or contact Melanie Butter at 614-559-6233. 
Pictured Above: Back Row, Left to Right: Jay Rittberger as Whizzer, Rachel Hertenstein as Trina, Elliot Hattemer as Jason, Heather Carvel as Dr. Charlotte, Jordan Shafer as Cordelia. Front Row, Left to Right: Nick Van Atta as Mendell, Will Macke as Marvin. All photos courtesy of Jerri Shafer.
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.  
See the local Jewish Community Calendar for  upcoming programs  scheduled around Columbus.