Senior Lecture Series
Our Senior Center Lecture Series offers rare opportunities to hear from top thinkers, artists, chefs, authors, and innovators in intimate conversations that connect, enrich, and inspire. Join us on Tuesdays at 10:30am. No RSVP needed.
GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II
August 7, 10am
Through this fascinating video, we’ll discover the story of the 550,000 brave Jewish Americans who served in World War II. According to Director/Producer Lisa Ades, shared a bit more about what inspired her to make the film: “After Pearl Harbor [Jewish Americans] had lied about their age to in order to enlist; what it meant to serve as children of immigrants; the anti-Semitism they confronted in basic training on their way to fight the Nazis; the horror of the concentration camps they liberated; and how, on their return home, they found themselves changed forever.”
August 14, 10:30am
Do you like quilting? Come meet a local artist who will share her fabric art techniques and bring her works of art to share with us.
Cincinnati’s Jewish Heritage
August 21, 10:30am
Speaker: Carolyn Honkomp, Cincinnati Museum Center Heritage Program Speaker
What prompted the first Jew to choose Cincinnati as his home? Learn about the curiosity he aroused in this burgeoning little town. What caused Jews to be so well assimilated here and become so successful that, by 1850, Cincinnati had the third largest Jewish population of any American city? How was it that Isaac M. Wise came here and made Cincinnati the birthplace of Reform Judaism? Discover some of the treasures Cincinnati’s Jewish community has given not only to the city, but also to the entire world.
All About Kosher
August 28, 10:30am
Speakers: Rabbi Shena Jaffee and Rachel Sollofe
We have wonderful hot Kosher lunches here at the JCC. Do you wonder what Kosher really means?
Come learn about how the JCC kitchen meets Kosher standards from Head Kosher Chef Rachel Sollofe. JCC Rabbi Shena Jaffee will also explain religious and historical meanings of Kosher.