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:
AARP Tax Assistance
Thursdays, February 2 – March 30, 9:30am – 3pm
Appointments required; contact Susan Bradley-Meyer at: 513.792.5654 beginning January 9
AARP volunteers will be offering free federal and State of Ohio tax assistance for those age 50+. Returns prepared by AARP volunteers will be filed electronically. Please note: Appointments required; walk-ins will not be accepted.
Jewish and Israeli Film Festival
February 4 – February 23
Enjoy a month of international and award-winning films at various venues throughout Cincinnati.
The Last Mentsch (film showing at the JCC)
February 19, 3pm; J/ASK Member: $5
Register: Susan Bradley-Meyer at: 513.792.5654
Marcus buried his Jewish identity after surviving the Holocaust. Years later, alone and aging, he wishes to be interred in a Jewish cemetery. His only hope is to return home to his Hungarian village and find proof of the identity he so desperately shed. Along the way, Marcus befriends a brash young Turkish-German woman and the journey changes their lives forever.
Please note: You must register with Susan for these specialty-priced, senior seats. A limited number are available.View Movies, Dates, and Trailers
Live Without Joint Pain: Ways to Help You Get Back in Motion
March 7, 6pm
Come at 5:30pm for appetizers and wine
If aching joints keep you from doing what you love, you may be surprised to learn that getting back to an active life is still within your reach. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States, yet you don’t have to let it limit you. Regular exercise and healthy diet can help maintain the mobility of your joints over time.
Join The Jewish Hospital — Mercy Health and Mayerson JCC as we talk about arthritis and joint pain. This informative and engaging discussion will give you a better understanding of the causes, treatment and relief for arthritis pain. The presentation and Q&A will be led by board-certified orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Michelle Andrews.
FREE with RSVPRSVP
Kaleidoscope: An Inclusive Community Art Exhibit
March 8, 7 – 9pm | FREE with RSVP
Join us for a show featuring pieces created by artists from local organizations that support and provide assistance to individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities. We’ll highlight artist stories and celebrate expression for people of all abilities! Enjoy a performance by Edward Wright at this opening night event.RSVP
Rembrandt’s Fascination with Judaism
March 20, 7pm | FREE with RSVP
At Cincinnati Skirball Museum on the campus of Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion
Dr. Shelley Perlove, University of Michigan Professor Emerita of Art History, and author of the award-winning book, Rembrandt’s Faith: Church and Temple in the Dutch Golden Age, will explore the complex relationships between Rembrandt’s art and faith, with a particular focus on the artist’s fascination with Judaism. This lecture accompanies the exhibition Rembrandt and the Jews: The Berger Print Collection”on display at the Skirball Museum from March 5 – April 30. After Dr. Perlove’s lecture, stay to view the exhibition which was organized by the Westmont Ridley – Tree Museum of Art in Santa Barbara, CA, and features 22 Rembrandt etchings of Jewish and biblical subjects and a drawing by Pieter Lastman, Rembrandt’s teacher. Also on view will be two Rembrandt etchings from the B’nai B’rith Klutznick Collection of the Cincinnati Skirball Museum.
Presented by the Cincinnati Skirball Museum of Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in partnership with the Mayerson JCCRSVP
Great Faiths: Explored and Explained
Visit Cincinnati’s religious landmarks and learn about their beliefs. Explore the values we have in common and what makes each religion unique. Don’t miss the Great Faiths overview on March 28 with Sarah Weiss for an introduction to the series! Participants are invited to join as many trips as they like.
Cost: $10 per trip
March 28, 6pm | Exploring Buddhism, Great Faiths overview
with Sarah Weiss, Director of Jewish Community Relations Council
April 4, 6pm | Interdenominational Christianity
with Pastor Ennis Tate at Church of the Living God
April 25, 6pm | Non-denominational Christianity
at Crossroads Church
May 9, 6pm | Sikh
at Guru Narak Society of Greater Cincinnati
May 16, 6pm | Reform Judaism
at Plum Street Temple
May 23, 6pm | Islam
at Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
Organizing Partner: Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC)
Note: All visitors to the Islamic Center are requested to observe the Islamic requirement for dress and demeanor when entering the prayer area. Specifically, women are asked to bring scarves for head covering and wear either skirts that are at least mid-calf length, or loose fitting pants and long-sleeved blouses. Likewise, men are asked to dress modestly which means that they should wear long pants, which are loose fitting and sleeved shirts. Also, when entering the prayer area it will be necessary to remove your shoes, as the prayer areas are fully carpeted.
Special Series: Classic Films
Join us on Thursdays at 10:30am to watch classic movies together! We’ll meet in room 124. No RSVP needed.
The King & I (film)
Thursday, February 16, 10:30am (part 1)
Thursday, February 23, 10:30am (part 2)
This visual and musical masterpiece tells the story of an Englishwoman, Anna, who comes to Siam as schoolteacher to the royal court in the 1860’s. Though she soon finds herself at odds with the stubborn monarch, over time Anna and the King stop trying to change each other and begin to understand one another. Stars: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner
Philadelphia Story (film)
Thursday, March 2, 10:30am (part 1)
Thursday, March 9, 10:30am (part 2)
When a rich woman’s ex-husband and a tabloid type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself. Stars: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart
A Streetcar Named Desire (film)
Thursday, March 16, 10:30am (part 1)
Thursday, March 23, 10:30am (part 2)
Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her. Stars: Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden
Some Like It Hot (film)
Thursday, March 30, 10:30am (part 1)
Thursday, April 6, 10:30am (part 2)
When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft
Fiddler on the Roof (film)
Thursday, April 13, 10:30am (part 1)
Thursday, April 20, 10:30am (part 2)
In pre-revolutionary Russia, a Jewish peasant contends with marrying off three of his daughters while growing anti-Semitic sentiment threatens his village. Stars: Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey
High Noon (film)
Thursday, April 27, 10:30am
A marshal, personally compelled to face a returning deadly enemy, finds that his own town refuses to help him. Stars: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly