Special Programs and Series
Come enjoy special events and series throughout the year! From tax preparation to documentary series, we offer something new each month.
Take a look at what we’re currently offering:
Jewish & Israeli Film Festival Matinee – Across the Waters
February 11, 3pm
Cost: $5 at the Mayerson JCC
Enjoying the nightlife of 1943 Copenhagen, jazz guitarist Arne Itkin is seemingly immune to the hardships of war as the Danish government opts for a compliant relationship with Nazi Germany. He is initially skeptical when his terrified wife Miriam hears rumors of the round-up and deportation of Danish Jews, until an overnight raid forces the couple and their five-year-old-son to flee their home. Aided by a church pastor and underground resistance, they set out on a journey for the fishing village of Gilleleje, where refugees await passage to Sweden by boat. Amidst lurking danger from the Gestapo, the family puts its fate in the hands of strangers whose allegiance and motives are not always clear. Based on true events, Across the Waters is directed and co-written by Nicolo Donato, whose grandfather was among the courageous Danish fisherman to ferry war refugees to safety.
Adath Israel Mitzvah Day
Cost: $20 for transportation and ticket
Need help with household projects? Mattresses need flipping? Hard-to-reach light bulbs need changing? The members of Adath Israel would be happy to help! RSVP to Merle Coyle at 513.761.7500 x1218 by January 22.
Great Faiths: Explored and Explained
at the J unless otherwise noted
Cost: $10 per session, registration required
Explore the diverse religions represented in Cincinnati, as well as the history of the communities, cultures, and beliefs that make up the fabric of our city. Learn what values we share in common and what experiences make each group unique. This six-part series will include interactive discussions with adult learners and religious representatives to learn about their beliefs and cultures. Each gathering will include guest speakers, nosh, and an opportunity to socialize with others.
Introduction to the program with the Jewish Community Relations Council and Ennis Tate, Community Activist and Pastor January 16, 6pm
Islam with Shabana Shakir-Ahmed of the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati January 23, 6pm
Orthodox Judaism with Rabbi Goldschmiedt and Mrs. Goldschmiedt, Congregation Sha’arei Torah January 30, 6pm
Buddhism with UC professor Dr. Greg Griffiths March 6, 6pm
Catholicism with Dr. Nancy Linenkugel OSF, Xavier University March 20, 6pm
Field trip to Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) – The Klau Library Rare Books Room March 27, 6pm meet at HUC-JIR
Organizing Partner: Jewish Community Relations Council
The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health Speaker Series
Dreaming of a Good Night’s Sleep: How to Prevent & Treat Common Sleep Disorders
November 2, 5:30pm
Sleep is an essential part of your health and well-being. It gives your body time to recover and rejuvenate. Disorders like insomnia, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and narcolepsy affect your regular sleep patterns, which can lead to detrimental effects on your physical health.
Join The Jewish Hospital — Mercy Health and Mayerson JCC as we talk about sleep. In this informative discussion, Mercy Health sleep medicine specialist Dr. Sanjiv Patel will explain common sleep disorders and their effect on your health, as well as share ways to prevent and treat them.