Category: Arts & Ideas

  • Banana Bread The J Cafe Way

    Posted by Mayerson JCC on May 05, 2020 | Share

    Ingredients: 1 cup oil                                                                   2 cups sugar                                                                        2 eggs                                                                                    6 tablespoons water                                                                       2 tablespoons vinegar                                                                     1 teaspoon vanilla extract                                                        3-4 over-ripe bananas (mashed)                                               3 cups flour                                                             2 teaspoons baking soda                                                             ¼ teaspoon salt Directions: In a large mixing bowl: mix the oil & sugar. Then add eggs and mix thoroughly. In a separate bowl mix water, vinegar, vanilla, &…

  • Building community under one roof

    Posted by Mayerson JCC 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…

  • Day 4: The March of the Living

    Posted by Mayerson JCC on May 02, 2019 | Share

    Mixed emotions. I think that describes the day perfectly. Arriving at Auschwitz is never a happy occasion, yet, coming here today, I’m not gonna lie when I say I was teeming with excitement. It was a beautiful sunny day and I couldn’t wait to see the different countries that were represented, meet as many of the roughly 12,000 people…

  • This February, Cincinnati children’s author Emma Carlson Berne had the amazing opportunity to travel to Israel with PJ Library as one of a group of 20 fellow authors on PJ Library’s Author Israel Adventure. The purpose of the trip was to provide inspiration for characters, settings, stories, and more. After ten days, Emma returned from Israel to the Cincinnati…

  • Building Inclusive Communities

    Posted by Mayerson JCC on February 19, 2019 | Share

    Inclusion is central to what we do here at the J. In the broadest sense, we engage people regardless of religious affiliation, background, age, ethnicity, or other factors that all too often form boundaries. We’re also proud to be home to the Milton and Frances Schloss Special Needs & Services department, which provides programming for people of all ages…