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Great Faiths: Explored and Explained

Great Faiths: Explored and Explained

January 30 @ 6:00 pm
Great Faiths Explored and Explained

Cost: $10 per trip RSVP is required; MayersonJCC.org Explore the diverse religions represented in Cincinnati, as well as the history of the peoples, cultures, and beliefs that make up the fabric of our city. Learn what values we share in common and what experiences make each community unique. This six-part series will include interactive discussions with adult learners and...

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Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Robert Barr

Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Robert Barr

January 31 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for an inspiring Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Robert Barr from Congregation Beth Adam. Rabbi Barr will discuss his experiences with his brother Eric Barr, an actor, writer, and director who suffered a series of debilitating strokes in 2013 robbing him of speech, movement and his future plans. We’ll watch a brief documentary, A Piece of My...

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Galit Roichman

Galit Roichman

February 1

Galit Roichman, an Israeli film screenwriter, will join us for opening night of the JCC’s Jewish and Israeli Film Festival.

20s and 30s Go to the Movies!

20s and 30s Go to the Movies!

February 1

Come walk the red carpet with other 20s and 30s as we kick off the 2018 Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival. Enjoy food and drinks with friends before the film at our own private reception at 20th Century Theater! Learn more at MayersonJCC.org.

Jewish & Israeli Film Festival Opening Night

Jewish & Israeli Film Festival Opening Night

February 1 @ 7:00 pm

OPENING NIGHT Hummus! The Movie Join us for an unforgettable evening! We’ll roll out the red carpet for a screening of Hummus: The Movie, an eclectic, touching film about hummus, the delicious superfood sweeping America. Secret recipes and a Guinness World Record reveal the power of hummus to bring Muslims, Christians and Jews together in the Middle East, America,...

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Ben-Gurion, Epilogue

Ben-Gurion, Epilogue

February 5 @ 7:00 pm

Six hours of lost archival interview footage from 1968 reveals one of modern history’s greatest leaders: David Ben-Gurion. Living in his secluded desert home, the 82-year old leader has a clear hindsight perspective on the Zionist enterprise. Ben-Gurion’s introspective soul searching provides a surprising vision for the crucial decisions Israel faces today.

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The 90-Minute War

The 90-Minute War

February 6 @ 7:00 pm

Under the threat of renewed hostilities, Israeli and Palestinian leaders agree to end their intractable conflict once and for all – with a winner-take-all soccer match. Based on the book by Itay Meirson, this film captures the drama leading up to the outcome of the game, tackling a serious subject as a politically incorrect mockumentary.

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De-Stressing Your Workday

De-Stressing Your Workday

February 7 @ 5:30 pm

For many people, work can be a leading cause of stress and resulting health problems. Get tips on identifying and dealing with work-related stress, and techniques to improve work-life balance. Join The Jewish Hospital — Mercy Health and Mayerson JCC as we discuss workplace stress. The presentation and Q&A will be led by Dr. Barry Brook, M.D. and Dr....

Home Port

Home Port

February 7 @ 7:00 pm

Aharon, a veteran seaman, returns to land after 30 years determined to fix his broken relationship with his daughter. He begins work at the Ashdod Port and soon finds himself at odds with the corruption that has reigned at the port for years. As he fights the status quo, he soon realizes that life on land is more complicated than he thought.

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Rookwood Pottery: A Cincinnati Treasure

Rookwood Pottery: A Cincinnati Treasure

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cost: $5 for transportation; lunch is on your own Walking: Considerable amount Explore Rookwood Pottery Company and witness the handcrafted quality processes that make Rookwood the premier brand of American-made architectural tile and art pottery. After our guided tour, we’ll enjoy a little taste of Paris

Scaffolding

Scaffolding

February 8 @ 7:00 pm

A known troublemaker, 17-year-old Asher is torn between two worlds: that of his strict father, who sees him as successor to the family’s scaffolding business, and his gentle  literature teacher, who allows him to see new possibilities for himself. When a sudden tragedy sends his life into a dangerous spin, Asher makes choices from which there is no turning back.

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Kids Night Out: Mystery Extravaganza

Kids Night Out: Mystery Extravaganza

February 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

J Member: $15; public: $20 Kids are invited to the J for a Mystery Extravaganza – no parents allowed! Kids ages 5-9 will enjoy dinner, go on a scavanger hunt, and watch “Toy Story”, all just for kids! Tweens (ages 9-12) will enjoy dinner, and help lead programs before watching a “National Treasure” of their own, separate from the...

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Israel on Campus Fellowship

Israel on Campus Fellowship

February 11 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Cincinnati Hillel The Israel on Campus Fellowship (ICF) is designed to give college-bound high school seniors the ability to have productive conversations about Israel on college campuses, as well as equip them with the tools necessary to advocate for Israel on campus in the face of proponents of BDS and in other anti-Israel situations. The two-day program will educate...

3rd Annual PJ Library Hamantashen Bake

3rd Annual PJ Library Hamantashen Bake

February 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

FREE with RSVP Families can bake hamantashen together and learn about Purim. We will celebrate the holiday with an activity, kids’ cooking demo, and story time! Kids (and grown ups) are encouraged to come in costume! There will be a costume contest with small prizes.

Across the Waters

Across the Waters

February 11 @ 3:00 pm

Based on true events as Denmark complies with Nazi Germany, carefree jazz guitarist Arne Itkin is confronted by the war when a raid forces his family to flee. Aided by the resistance, they set out for a small village where refugees await passage to safety, putting their fate in the hands of strangers whose motives are not always clear.

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Bye Bye Germany

Bye Bye Germany

February 12 @ 7:00 pm

Frankfurt, 1946. David Bermann and his Jewish friends have survived the Nazi regime and build a booming business to fund their dream of leaving for America, wooing housewives with charm and fine linens. But questions about Bermann‘s past catch up with him, keeping US officer Sara Simon on his case. She matches his quick wit with iron severity, but can she escape his charm?

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Lunch and Learn with Betsey Zenk Nuseibeh, Executive Director and Founder of Melodic Connections

Lunch and Learn with Betsey Zenk Nuseibeh, Executive Director and Founder of Melodic Connections

February 13 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Betsey Zenk Nuseibeh, MEd, MM, MT-BC, a music therapist and special educator, will lead a discussion on how to think about building community from a new lens…and perhaps with new ears! Melodic Connections is a community music therapy studio that provides services to students of all ages and abilities. Utilizing music therapy techniques, their mission is to prepare students...

And Then She Arrived

And Then She Arrived

February 13 @ 7:00 pm

This charming romantic comedy, based on a true story, follows 30-year-old Dan Freilich, who has everything he could ever hope for and then some: the perfect job at his father’s law firm, the perfect loving family, and the perfect girlfriend. But a chance encounter with a waitress in Jerusalem makes him realize something was missing all along

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Music Hall: Our National Treasure

Music Hall: Our National Treasure

February 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cost: $20 for transportation and tour; lunch is on your own RSVP required by February 7 Walking: Considerable amount Cincinnati Music Hall has been a National Historic Landmark and our cultural center for 138 years. We’ll learn about its unique history and tour the spectacular, newly renovated architectural design. Gain new insight into why Music Hall truly merits its...

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BBYO International Convention

BBYO International Convention

February 15 - February 19
Voice Your Vote

February 15 – 19 Current BBYO members only Travel to sunny Orlando, Florida over President’s Day weekend for this exciting convention. Represent Cincinnati and have fun with 3,000 Jewish teens from the International Order of BBYO. This is sure to be an unforgettable experience, including special sessions with guest performers and speakers, opportunities to relax and make new friends,...

Across the Waters

Across the Waters

February 15 @ 7:00 pm

Based on true events as Denmark complies with Nazi Germany, carefree jazz guitarist Arne Itkin is confronted by the war when a raid forces his family to flee. Aided by the resistance, they set out for a small village where refugees await passage to safety, putting their fate in the hands of strangers whose motives are not always clear.

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BBYO International Convention

BBYO International Convention

February 15 - February 19
Voice Your Vote

February 15 – 19 Current BBYO members only Travel to sunny Orlando, Florida over President’s Day weekend for this exciting convention. Represent Cincinnati and have fun with 3,000 Jewish teens from the International Order of BBYO. This is sure to be an unforgettable experience, including special sessions with guest performers and speakers, opportunities to relax and make new friends,...

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BBYO International Convention

BBYO International Convention

February 15 - February 19
Voice Your Vote

February 15 – 19 Current BBYO members only Travel to sunny Orlando, Florida over President’s Day weekend for this exciting convention. Represent Cincinnati and have fun with 3,000 Jewish teens from the International Order of BBYO. This is sure to be an unforgettable experience, including special sessions with guest performers and speakers, opportunities to relax and make new friends,...

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BBYO International Convention

BBYO International Convention

February 15 - February 19
Voice Your Vote

February 15 – 19 Current BBYO members only Travel to sunny Orlando, Florida over President’s Day weekend for this exciting convention. Represent Cincinnati and have fun with 3,000 Jewish teens from the International Order of BBYO. This is sure to be an unforgettable experience, including special sessions with guest performers and speakers, opportunities to relax and make new friends,...

Mommy & Me Meetup

Mommy & Me Meetup

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come by the PJ Patch and chat with fellow moms about all things related to motherhood. Want opinions about sleep training? Have questions about solid foods? Or just need to vent? Come join your friends and chat while your kids play in the PJ Patch or at J Play! Bring your swimsuits if you would like to stay afterwards...

Improv Workshop with Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

Improv Workshop with Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

February 18 @ 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm

Learn the basics of improvisation with teachers from Cincinnati’s famed Ensemble Theatre! Participants ages 16+ will work collaboratively in a fun, encouraging environment to learn about the art of improv and practice some basic improv exercises. This workshop is for individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities who are able to participate independently.

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BBYO International Convention

BBYO International Convention

February 15 - February 19
Voice Your Vote

February 15 – 19 Current BBYO members only Travel to sunny Orlando, Florida over President’s Day weekend for this exciting convention. Represent Cincinnati and have fun with 3,000 Jewish teens from the International Order of BBYO. This is sure to be an unforgettable experience, including special sessions with guest performers and speakers, opportunities to relax and make new friends,...

Amor

Amor

February 19 @ 7:00 pm

After years of wandering, Daniel returns to his smalltown childhood home in Israel. There, he is confronted with reminders of lost love and what could have been. The film explores the depths of what love sometimes demands of us, and how memories, both fragile and fleeting, are sometimes all that we have.

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My Hero Brother

My Hero Brother

February 20 @ 7:00 pm

This meaningful documentary follows a group of young people with Down syndrome and their siblings, who embark on a demanding trek through the Himalayas. During their difficult journeys, their relationships are tested and strengthened.

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Treasures from the Tiffany Collection

Treasures from the Tiffany Collection

February 21 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Cost: $21 for transportation and guided tour; lunch is on your own RSVP required by February 14. Walking: Moderate amount Opulently colored stained glass and intricately patterned surfaces characterize the brilliant creations of Louis Comfort Tiffany. This exhibition at the historic Taft Museum of Art presents more than 60 stunning examples of Tiffany’s decorative genius. After our tour we’ll...

Community Connections: an Evening with Terry McManus from May We Help

Community Connections: an Evening with Terry McManus from May We Help

February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us at the J to learn about a local non-profit doing amazing work: May We Help. May We Help creates assistive devices for those with disabilities. Working with skilled volunteers who design, develop and fabricate tailor-made devices, May We Help strives to allow individuals to pursue their passions – and defy their limits by providing solutions for individuals...

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Closing Night: Big Sonia

Closing Night: Big Sonia

February 22 @ 7:00 pm

After an eviction notice threatens the tailor shop she’s owned for more than 30 years, 91-year-old businesswoman and Holocaust survivor Sonia Warshawski faces the specter of retirement, prompting her to revisit her past as a refugee and witness to genocide. This poignant documentary offers a humorous portrait of love’s triumph over bigotry, and the healing power of truth-telling.

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Israel on Campus Fellowship

Israel on Campus Fellowship

February 25 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

February 11th and 25th It is required for students to attend both sessions  Cincinnati Hillel The Israel on Campus Fellowship (ICF) is designed to give college-bound high school seniors the ability to have productive conversations about Israel on college campuses, as well as equip them with the tools necessary to advocate for Israel on campus in the face of...

Life: Animated BBYO Pre-Screening

Life: Animated BBYO Pre-Screening

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In anticipation of Ron Suskind speaking at the Mayerson JCC on March 12, Cincinnati BBYO will be showing a special pre-screening of the Oscar-nominated film, Life: Animated. This powerful film tells the story of Suskind’s son Owen’s struggle with regressive autism, and his breakthrough in communication using Affinity Therapy through popular Disney movies. Don’t miss out on the chance...

We Declare

We Declare

February 25 @ 2:00 pm

Join us for a journey exploring the realities of Israel and our vision for its future. This discussion will center on Israel’s Declaration of Independence, exploring the vision Israel’s founding fathers and mothers had when they put pen to paper in 198, as well as how the document is lived and breathed today. By diving deep into the text,...

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Purim Parade

Purim Parade

March 1 @ 10:00 am
PJ Library Purim Party at the J

Purim* is one of the zaniest and most fun holidays on the Jewish calendar! Stop by the J to see our adorable Early Childhood School students parade in costume throughout the building.

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BBYO Spring Convention

BBYO Spring Convention

March 2 @ 5:00 pm - March 4 @ 12:00 pm
Create Your Jewish Legacy in Cincinnati

March 2, 5pm – March 4, 12pm Current BBYO members only At Camp Campbell Gard BBYO members are invited to join the rest of the Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio (KIO) region to celebrate the last regional convention for our outgoing senior class! Eighth graders will experience their first regional convention while getting to know other members in the region. Spring...

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BBYO Spring Convention

BBYO Spring Convention

March 2 @ 5:00 pm - March 4 @ 12:00 pm
Create Your Jewish Legacy in Cincinnati

March 2, 5pm – March 4, 12pm Current BBYO members only At Camp Campbell Gard BBYO members are invited to join the rest of the Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio (KIO) region to celebrate the last regional convention for our outgoing senior class! Eighth graders will experience their first regional convention while getting to know other members in the region. Spring...

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BBYO Spring Convention

BBYO Spring Convention

March 2 @ 5:00 pm - March 4 @ 12:00 pm
Create Your Jewish Legacy in Cincinnati

March 2, 5pm – March 4, 12pm Current BBYO members only At Camp Campbell Gard BBYO members are invited to join the rest of the Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio (KIO) region to celebrate the last regional convention for our outgoing senior class! Eighth graders will experience their first regional convention while getting to know other members in the region. Spring...

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