Upcoming Programs

JCC Israeli Scholar Series
Israeli scholars living in the U.S will speak about their fields of study. These programs are free and open to the public, a light lunch will be provided at each program.

Fashioning American Citizens: Jewish Immigrants in the Land of Dollars
Dr. Einav Rabinovitch-Fox of Case Western University will discuss the ways the fashion and textile industry played an important role in Jewish immigrants' assimilation during the late 19th and early 20th century. She will show how the garment industry became an important avenue for Jews to enter the middle-class, gain political influence, and create a community in the new country.

About the Speaker:
Einav Rabinovitch-Fox is a visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Case Western Reserve University. Einav holds a PhD in History from New York University in 20th Century U.S. history with a particular focus on Women's and Gender History.
Date: Friday, March 22
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Multi-Purpose Room
Click Here to register by Monday, March 18

Hummus Nation
You are invited to dip into hummus! Dr. Rafi Grosglik will discuss its history, social meaning of consumption and production in Israel, the shared culinary passion of this food by Jews and Arabs, and its representation of globalization and localization in Israel and the Arab world.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Rafi Grosglik is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Jewish Studies at UC Davis. He earned his PhD at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and was a recipient of the Jonathan Shapiro post-doctoral fellowship at Tel Aviv University. He was also a research fellow in the Department of Sociology at Brandeis University and has taught at Boston University and Tufts University.
Date: Thursday, April 4
Time: 6:00 -7:30 p.m.
Location: Multi-Purpose Room
Click Here to register by Monday, April 1

Adult Programs


Hen Mazzig- IsraeLGBT
Join us for a talk with Israeli writer and speaker Hen Mazzig who was named one of the 100 people most positively influencing Jewish life in 2018. Mazzig served in the IDF as an openly gay commander and worked as an intermediary between the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), the Palestinian Authority, the UN, and the many nongovernmental organizations working in the West Bank. He was also the Campus Coordinator for StandWithUs where
he fought BDS on college campuses and in communities.
Date: Thursday, March 14
Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Location: Multi-Purpose Room
Click Here to register by Monday, March 11

YSU Barbershop Chorus: “One Achord”
The JCC is happy to welcome back “One Achord’’! This 17-member acappella men’s chamber ensemble has been singing barbershop harmony since 2015. They have performed at a variety of local events such as Carols and Cocoa/Dana Holiday Concert, and they have also appeared on local TV stations WFMJ and WKBN.
Date: Thursday, April 11
Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Location: Multi-Purpose Room
Click Here to register by Monday, April 8

Club Gelbe Stern Cabaret Night
Set in Berlin, 1933, Club Gelbe Stern - a musical in one act - tells the story of Erika Stern, a fictional Jewish chanteuse living and performing in Berlin as the Nazis rise to power. Erika is provocative, sassy, feisty and above all determined to give a magnificent performance to her loyal audience. Using German, British and American cabaret music of the 1920’s and 30’s, Club Gelbe Stern is a cabaret within a play, offering audiences a glimpse into what it may have been like for Jewish performers in the final days of the Weimar Republic.
Date: Thursday, May 16
Location: Multi-Purpose Room

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