Thursday, September 6, 2007

Bexley, Ohio. Kriss Galloway discusses scheduled events at Jewish Community Center.

Communications Director Kriss Galloway of the Jewish Community Center of Columbus, Ohio was interviewed by WCRX-LP station manager John Manning. The interview included descriptions of two premiere events, a number of events for senior citizens and other events for teenagers.

The first event discussed by Kriss Galloway was the JCC Juried Member Art Exhibit.

Amateur and professional artists have the opportunity to showcase their talents this fall at the JCC Juried Member Art Exhibit. This is the first juried art exhibit at the JCC.

An independent juror is being selected by the JCC art committee. The juror will be a recognized arts community figure who is not a JCC member. The juror will select the individual art works for display.

JCC members may submit up to two pieces of their artwork for consideration.

Artwork may be dropped off at the JCC’s front desk for consideration for the exhibit 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.

Galloway then discussed another new event at the JCC. Next Sunday, September 9, the inaugural “Pooch Pond” will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. in the JCC’s outdoor pool.

After the JCC’s outdoor pool is closed for the day, canine friends of JCC members will have a chance to have the run of the place for an afternoon.

Admission is $5 per dog.

Galloway reminded listeners that Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown, Wednesday, September 12 and that the JCC building will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, and remain closed for the Jewish New Year on Thursday and Friday, September 13 and 14. The JCC will reopen on Saturday, September 15, at 1:30 p.m.

During the holiday, JCC Chef Tony can prepare a meal of Va’ad supervised kosher poached salmon, brisket, chicken or a salad for members. Contact to order kosher meals is Tina Rice at (614) 559-6276.

Galloway also discussed Communiteen High School and the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School.

Communiteen allows teens in grades 9 through 12 to explore faith, values, ethics and Jewish history through current events and contemporary thinking. Classes for both programs begin on Sunday, September 16.

The Florence Melton Adult Mini-School is a two-year program that presents a comprehensive Judaic curriculum ranges from the Jewish life cycle to Jewish ethics and history.

The views of Reform, Conservative and Orthodox Judaism are presented in a comfortable setting that encourages discussions, questions and exploration.

“Jerry’s Girls,” is the opening production of the 2007-2008 Gallery Players’ season. The musical has been cast and rehearsals are underway.

Cast members include Gallery Players’ veterans Susan Bunsold, Wendy Cohen, Eileen Howard and Julie Russell. Making their Gallery Players’ debut will be Dawn Farrell and Danielle Mann, as well as newcomers Octavia Bogan and Ashley Parizek.

A brief review of events for senior was also provided by Galloway. She began by noting that JCC provides transportation for events within a 10 mile radius, and that events are open to participants who are not Jewish.

The Ohio Alliance for Retired Americans will give a presentation Friday, September 7. The program is free and open to everyone age 60 and older.

The New Horizons 60+ seniors group will tour the Ohio Governor’s Residence and Heritage Garden on Tuesday, September 11. The tour bus will depart the JCC at 9:30 a.m., and the docent-guided walking tour will take a little over an hour. There is a fee of $5 for JCC members and $6 for non-members.

Tuesday – and every Tuesday during the school year – line dancing, taught by Mary Bova-Ervin, takes place at the JCC from 1 to 2 p.m.

Galloway also discussed “Get to know your voting machine,” a presentation 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.

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