September 6, 2018 -- 26 Elul, 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!
This Week at a Glance:
September 6 - September 13

  • JCC/Temple Israel Food Drive Begins -- Friday, September 7
  • Rosh Hashanah Begins -- Sunday, September 9 at sundown
  • Building Closed -- Monday, September 10
  • Building Closed -- Tuesday, September 11
Learn more about the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, here!
Pooch Pond September 16
Bring your favorite dog to end the summer season at the Outdoor Pool for the 11th Annual Pooch Pond! From 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, canine friends can splash around or soak up the rays! Admittance is $5/dog. All owners will need to bring their scoop to clean up after their pets. For more information, contact Jeanna Brownlee at 614-559-6274.
Yom Kippur is around the corner! Order your Holiday Challah here !

Click the poster for full pricing and information.
Starting Friday, September 7 through Yom Kippur, donate non-perishable items to the Temple Israel and JCC High Holy Days Food drive! Click here for more information.
Chopped Rosh Hashana Edition
On September 16, Kids K - 6th Grade will compete in a fun, friendly Chopped style event from 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm! Cost: $25 for members, $12 for each additional child. Register here by September 7 or contact the Children's Office at 614-559-6251 with questions.
Mighty Mites Monthly Options
Mighty Mites classes are now offered on a month to month basis! Sign up kids ages 2-5 for tennis, tumbling, gymnastics and sports! Children are welcome to join a program at any time during the season. Click here for full details on schedule and pricing. Register online.
Register now for Girl's Volleyball
The instruction Program begins September 26. 4th- 8th graders meet Wednesdays from 5:00 - 7:00 pm to work with Capital University Head Coach Amanda Hubbard! Save $20 by registering before September 21! Contact Jeanna Brownlee for more information at 614-559-6274.
Randy Kohn Youth Basketball League
October 28 - 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.
COBA Tryouts
Join the JCC/Bexley Basketball travel team! Tryouts for boys and girls 4th - 6th grade will be Sundays, October 17 and 14 and Tuesdays, October 9 and 16. Practices begin the week of October 29 with games through February. Click here for full information. Contact Jeanna Brownlee to register at 614-559-6274.
New! Torah & Turf Men's Flag Football
Mondays at 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm, play in a new Flag Football league on the JCC Fields from October 7 - November 5. Cost: $50 for JCC members, Young Jewish Columbus members, and Kollel students. Learn more about Torah and Turf here. For more information on the JCC league, contact Jeanna Brownlee at 614-559-6274.
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 discuss fitness and the High Holiday schedule!
September GRIT Special
Push yourself to the limit with High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) now with FREE registration for new participants ($40 value). GRIT is scientifically proven double or triple the results when compared to standard exercise in a motivating team environment. Learn more here or contact Austin Hudson at 614-559-6219 with questions.
  • The Auxiliary Gym is closed now through September 21 for routine maintenance.

  • The Indoor Pool is now closed through September 12. Aquatic classes and programs will take place in the Outdoor Pool, weather permitting.
Register for Mamanet 2018-2019 Season
Join Columbus Mamanet at College Ave., Northwest, in New Albany! Meet for weekly practices and games playing Cachibol, a variation of volleyball. All women are welcome! Learn more here. Register online by September 5 or contact Jeanna Brownlee for more information at 614-559-6274.
PUSH at the JCC
PUSH (Persist Until Something Happens) is a CrossFit style class that teaches fundamentals through constantly varied, high-intensity, functional moves! Join CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Dan Sheerer for hour-long workouts that are sure to build strength and melt fat! Click here for full information and pricing.
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!

Shana Tovah!

Have a Happy and Healthy New Year from all of us at the JCC!
Four Star Charity Navigator
The Columbus JCC's strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. The JCC has been awarded this top distinction seven times.

Using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology. These Accountability & Transparency metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities operate in accordance with industry best practices and whether they are open with their donors and stakeholders.

“The Columbus JCC' s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. This adds the Columbus JCC to a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges. Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support the J.”
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
In Memory of Andrew Good
By Ava, Edward, Jordan, Danielle, Riley and Brooklyn Mendelson

Canter Leadership Fund
By Aimee Hodgson
By Amanda and Brian Piergiovanni

Gallery Players
By Linda Royalty
See the local Jewish Community Calendar for  upcoming programs  scheduled around Columbus.