Upcoming Programs

2018 JCC Scholar Series

This winter, we invite you to a series of educational lectures from scholars at Youngstown State University and Westminster College. The subject matter will vary in topic and a light lunch will be provided at each program.
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Embodying an American Conscience: Dorothy Day’s Life, Work and Honors
Dr. Angela Lahr will discuss Dorothy Day, who is a co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement. This movement worked to “arouse the conscience” of Catholics and non-Catholics alike to the needs of the poor. Day drew inspiration from her Catholic faith, especially from the lives of the saints, to draw attention to her causes. While Day accepted many honors recognizing her work, it was also her principled rejection of certain honors that revealed her unique contribution to a national political conscience.

About the Speaker: Dr. Angela Lahr is Associate Professor of History at Westminster College. She researches American religious history and is the author of Millennial Dreams and Apocalyptic Nightmares: The Cold War Origins of American Evangelicalism.
Date: Thursday, March 22
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: JCC Multi-Purpose Room
Cost: FREE
Registration required by March 15

The Holocaust in Czech Cinema
Speaker: Jacob Ari Labendz
Between 1959 and 1969, Czechoslovak filmmakers released about ten Holocaust-themed films, many of extremely high quality. Dr. Labendz will discuss the films in their historical contexts with specific attention to the complex political and cultural uses of Holocaust memory by state actors, citizens and proto-dissidents. Through this cinematic journey, we will learn more about the place of Jews in communist Central Europe, why Jews could function as potent political symbols, and what this all meant for actual Jews.

About the Speaker: Jacob Ari Labendz is the Clayman Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Youngstown State University, where he directs the Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies. He specializes in the history and culture of Jews in modern Europe, with a focus on postwar Czechoslovakia.
Date: Friday, April 13
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: JCC Multi-Purpose Room
Cost: FREE
Registration required by April 6
This program is also a part of the JCRC's 2018 Yom Hashoah events.

JCC Music Series
The JCC will host two concerts from artists and students from the YSU Dana School of Music. Join us for these wonderful evening performances with great music and lots of fun. Light refreshments will be served at each performance. 
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An Evening of Music: Flute Solos and Duets
A delightful evening with flute solos and duets played by two of Youngstown State's finest graduate flute students, Anna Reitsma and Morgan Frederick. They will be accompanied by part-time YSU faculty member, Diane Yazvac. Music will include works from Bach, Nielsen, Doppler and more!
Date: Monday, April 23
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: JCC Multi-Purpose Room
Cost: $5/Member | $7/Non Member
Registration required by April 19

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