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.
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.
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
Ancient Chinese Health and Longevity Practices: The Key to Living Well
March 7th, 14th, & 21st
J Member: $75; public: $85 for all three workshops
Qi Gong (chee gung) is an ancient Chinese healing art with thousands of years of history. The word “qi” in Chinese refers to original life energy or life force; “gong” refers to exercise, cultivation, or work. Through meditation and gentle movements, Qi Gong generates stronger qi, which creates benefits including stress reduction, improved heart health, increased balance, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and increased energy levels and mental clarity. Ralph Dehner is a Licensed Occupational Therapy Practitioner and Certified Personal Trainer. A master trainer of Qi Gong and Tai Chi, he has taught regularly throughout the area, with students ranging in age from 7 to 102 years old.Register