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  • Building community under one roof

    Posted by Katie Maurer on October 11, 2019 | Share

    It’s always exciting when the sukkah is constructed in the J’s courtyard each year to celebrate the holiday of Sukkot. There’s something about the sheltered space that makes us want to come together as a community to share special celebrations and even simple, everyday moments in the spirit of Sukkot: joining a friend to catch up over a cup…

  • Meet our March of the Living Leaders

    Posted by Katie Maurer on April 09, 2019 | Share

    The 2019 Cincinnati March of the Living delegation heads to Poland and Israel later this month to experience the trip of a lifetime as they observe Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) in Poland and march with Jewish teens from around the world from Auschwitz to Birkenau, the largest concentration camp complex built during World War II. They’ll then travel…

  • Culture Meets Community at Jewish Film Festivals

    Posted by Katie Maurer on January 16, 2019 | Share

    Winter is a popular time for film – from award shows that pervade the first three months of the year, to festivals that gather people inside for screenings and discussions. Over the past several decades, Jewish film festivals have risen in popularity the world over – and they’re not just limited to major cities like New York, Los Angeles,…

  • A Journey of Memory and Hope

    Posted by Mayerson JCC on February 05, 2015 | Share

    By Rabbi Shena Potter Jaffee, JCC Director of Jewish Family Life On this 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, I take time to remember a walk I took with my father and 24 Cincinnati teens four years ago through the world’s largest and perhaps most notorious factory of death. In 2011, I was fortunate to be the rabbi…