Thursday, September 13, 2007

Bexley, Ohio. JCC schedule of events.

Kriss Galloway, director of communications for the Jewish Community Center was the morning guest with John Manning on WCRX-LP. Kriss began by answering a question that was discussed the previous week, namely “What is ‘bingo’ in Yiddish?” Kriss said she contacted a Yiddish expert and that the answer is “BINGO.”

Listeners who are interested in speaking Yiddish with others who grew up speaking it, are invited to a meeting of the Yiddish Club. The next meeting is Wednesday, September 19 at 1:30 p.m. at Creekside. Ann Rubin is the Yiddish Club contact at 231-5838.

Kriss also reported on the Pooch Pond held at JCC last Sunday. Twenty dogs and their owners participated. The event marked the closing of the outdoor pool for the season. The JCC indoor pool remains open and is available for individual exercise, aquatics fitness classes, swim lessons

Final preparations are being made for the premiere of the JCC Juried Member Art Exhibit. A juror for the show has been selected by the committee from outside the JCC membership.

JCC members may submit up to two pieces of art to be considered for the exhibit. Artwork may be dropped off at the JCC front desk on Tuesday, September 18 and Wednesday, September 19, from 4 to 8 p.m.

All types of artistic media are welcome, and must be ready for display. The artwork selected will be placed on exhibit in the JCC lobby from Sunday, October 7 through Sunday, November 4. Tim Kauffman, JCC assistant executive director is the contact for more information at 559-6223.

Kriss also noted that Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown Wednesday, September 12. The JCC will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday and remain closed for the Jewish New Year on Thursday and Friday. JCC will reopen on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

Kriss also discussed Rosh Hashanah. She said that it is widely understood as the Jewish New Year Day. She said that the holiday has a fourfold meaning. First. It is the Jewish New Year, celebrated with holiday greeting cards, special prayers, and festive and sweet foods (such as apples and honey) to ensure sweetness in the New Year. Second. It is also the Day of Judgment, a day when Jews worldwide examine their past deeds and ask for forgiveness of their sins. Third. It is a Day of Remembrance when Jews review the history of their people and pray for Israel. Finally. It is the Day of Shofar Blowing. The Shofar is blown in the synagogue to herald the beginning of the 10-day period known as the High Holy Days. The Jewish High Holy Days are observed during the 10-day period between the first day (Rosh Hashanah) and the 10th day (Yom Kippur) of Tishri, the seventh month of the Jewish calendar.

Kriss said that a free concert by Mark Wilder will take place Sunday September 23 as part of the dedication of a new mural in the JCC College Avenue Preschool Multi-purpose room. The mural, which depicts the Creation and other stories from the Torah, is being dedicated to Mim Chenfeld in honor of her 37 years of service to the Early Childhood program at the JCC. The event will begin at 4 p.m.

In November, Holiday Bazaars are scheduled at the College Avenue and New Albany JCC locations. The Holiday Bazaars showcas the work of artisans from across Central Ohio. Currently, the committees are looking for vendors. Each vendor has the opportunity to display and sell their goods during the Bazaar, which is free and open to the community.

Kriss also reported on activities for seniors. She noted that the JCC provides transportation to seniors within a 10 mile radius, and that participants do not have to be Jewish to participate in programs. She said that the programs currently scheduled are a Senior Camp Out, Wednesday, September 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Blacklick Woods.

Another interesting program coming up is “Get to know your voting machine,” presented by Howard Heard of the Franklin County Board of Elections, on Monday, September 24 at 11:15 a.m. This program also is free and open to everyone.

Another monthly event is the regular birthday celebration. For seniors with September birth dates, members of Opera Columbus will sing Happy Birthday to seniors on Wednesday, September 26.

Kosher lunches are provided at noon every weekday at the JCC by Life Care Alliance. Suggested donation is $1.25, and registrations should be made a day prior. Kriss said that the menu for today, included Kosher egg salad on wheat bread with lettuce and tomato, macaroni salad, and melon. Since the JCC is closed for the holidays on Thursday and Friday, there will be no lunches those days. The regular lunches will resume on Monday, when Chef Tony makes his Kosher bologna sandwiches.

Kriss said that more information on any of the New Horizons programs for seniors is available from Debbie Vinocur at 559-6214.

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