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Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival: Picture of His Life

Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival: Picture of His Life

January 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

2019 • Documentary • 71 minutes • English, Hebrew, Inuit • Dani Menkin, Yonatan Nir World renowned wildlife photographer Amos Nachoum has developed a unique approach that puts him face to face with his subjects. Fascinated by the most fearsome creatures on Earth, he is about to face his ultimate challenge: to swim, unprotected, with a polar bear. As...

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HumanSport Equipment Demo

HumanSport Equipment Demo

January 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
A woman working out

Learn exercises that will help train your muscles to work together while increasing stability and coordination on the HumanSport equipment.

New Year Neurobics: A Workshop for the Body and Brain

New Year Neurobics: A Workshop for the Body and Brain

January 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
A group of women working out.

Start the New Year with this two-hour experiential program designed to awaken your brain and body through unique yoga and brain exercises. This experience is designed to improve listening, balance, and confidence while reducing stress! Yoga therapist Sharon Byrnes, M.Ed., C-IAYT and gerontologist Pat Faust, MGS, CAt combine their skills to offer a gentle mental and physical workout. RSVP...

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Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival: Those Who Remained

Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival: Those Who Remained

January 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

2019 • Drama • 83 minutes • Hungarian • Barnabás Tóth Aldo lives a solitary life as a doctor in Budapest; Klara lives reluctantly with her great-aunt, holding on to hope that her father and mother will return. The two meet, and soon find something in each other that has long been absent in their lives. This lyrical story of...

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Pelvic Floor Training

Pelvic Floor Training

February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Three women working out

Pelvic floor exercises offer plenty of benefits for women, including better bowel and bladder control, as well as improved recovery after childbirth. Come learn some of the best exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor.

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Let’s Make a Mess with PJ Library

Let’s Make a Mess with PJ Library

February 2 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
A child finger painting

Ages 0 – 3 Take the mess out of your house and make it in ours! Come to the J with your little ones where we will make a mess while we explore all types of fun projects! Science, food, art – as long as it’s a mess!

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Flexibility Demo

Flexibility Demo

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A trainer helping a woman work out

Learn how to work flexibility training into your routine to gain strength and prevent injury.

Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival: The Spy Behind Home Plate

Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival: The Spy Behind Home Plate

February 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

2019 • Documentary • 101 minutes • English • Aviva Kempner Brilliant scholar-athlete Moe Berg was a Princeton and Columbia Law School graduate fluent in a half-dozen languages, and a beloved player and coach for five MLB teams during baseball’s Golden Age. Upon the acceleration of WWII, Berg began spying overseas. Rare historical footage and revealing interviews drawn from...

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Know Your Neighbors: Exploring Faiths Throughout Cincinnati

Know Your Neighbors: Exploring Faiths Throughout Cincinnati

February 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Children making a star with their hands

Visit Cincinnati’s religious landmarks and learn about their beliefs. Explore the values we have in common and what makes each religion unique. Participants are invited to register for individual visits or enroll in all five. Transportation is not included.

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Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival: The Passengers

Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival: The Passengers

February 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

2019 • Documentary • 70 minutes • English, Hebrew, Amharic • Ryan S. Porush Telling the story of more than 9,000 Jews surviving within a temporary and harsh reality in Ethiopia, Demoz and Gezi take a fateful trip to America as spokesmen in a grassroots advocacy campaign for their abandoned community to immigrate to Israel. The campaign soon finds...

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Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival: Night of Short Films

Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival: Night of Short Films

February 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

An evening of short films, both documentary and narrative, that will make you think, laugh, and possibly even shed a tear. From moving stories of relationships past and present, to personal growth and changes of heart, to the absurdities of life, these films will showcase the best of short-form storytelling. SPECIAL FEATURE: Panel discussion featuring community member, filmmaker and Jerusalem...

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Tu B’Shevat Luncheon

Tu B’Shevat Luncheon

February 7 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
A group of people having lunch together.

RSVP by January 31

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Kids’ Night Out: Triwizard Tournament

Kids’ Night Out: Triwizard Tournament

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
A boy dressed as a wizard with a wand

Ages 5 – 14 We are pleased to inform you that you have been selected to participate in the Triwizard Tournament – just for young wizards, no parents allowed! You’ll be sorted into your Hogwarts house, and compete with your housemates in three Harry Potter-themed challenges. We’ll end a brilliant evening with a feast at the Yule Ball. Who...

Intergalactic Havdalah with PJ Library

Intergalactic Havdalah with PJ Library

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Father and his little daughter looking at the exhibits of the one of the world`s largest planetarium.

Celebrate Havdalah with PJ Library families under the stars. The planetarium’s instructors will start with what’s outside at night. PJ Library friends will receive a star chart and are instructed how to use it to locate visible constellations, planets, moons and other astronomy phenomena. Then we will get together in the dome for an immersive adventure.

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Pelvic Floor Training

Pelvic Floor Training

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Three women working out

Pelvic floor exercises offer plenty of benefits for women, including better bowel and bladder control, as well as improved recovery after childbirth. Come learn some of the best exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor.

Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival: Love in Suspenders

Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival: Love in Suspenders

February 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

2019 • Romantic Comedy • 102 minutes • Hebrew • Jorge Weller Tami and Beno, both widowed, confront their losses in very different ways. Optimistic Tami still talks to her husband, years after his death; Beno puts up a tough front, but suffers internally from the loss of his wife. An encounter between two people with such different lifestyles...

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A Discussion on Special Education Law with Carla Loon Leader

A Discussion on Special Education Law with Carla Loon Leader

February 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mayerson JCC Disability Inclusion Awareness Programs

Do you have questions about IEP’s, 504 plans, extended year services or just daily school services? Join attorney Carla Loon Leader for a seminar on Special Education Law and Advocacy. Leader’s practice focuses on special education and education rights matters, recognizing that assisting students in obtaining appropriate support and educational services to meet their unique and often complicated needs...

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Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival: Aulcie

Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival: Aulcie

February 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

2019 • Documentary • 120 minutes • English, Hebrew • Dani Menkin Content Warning: Drug references The highly anticipated follow-up to On the Map, this inspiring film tells the story of Aulcie Perry, the last to be cut from the NY Knicks in 1976 who soon found himself playing for Israel. He became a basketball legend, playing for Maccabi Tel...

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Flexibility Demo

Flexibility Demo

February 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
A trainer helping a woman work out

Learn how to work flexibility training into your routine to gain strength and prevent injury.

Day Trip: Matthew 25 Ministries Tour

Day Trip: Matthew 25 Ministries Tour

February 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Matthew 25 Ministries

Join us as we visit Matthew 25: Ministries to learn about their humanitarian aid and disaster relief programs, as well as their use of in-house manufacturing right here in Blue Ash, which provides access to frequently requested items by repurposing products that would otherwise be destined for the landfill! Come dressed to volunteer and tour the facility, including comfortable...

Move Forward Town Hall

Move Forward Town Hall

February 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

On March 17th, Hamilton County voters will have the opportunity to vote for improvements to roads and buses. Join us at the J to hear Council Member Greg Landsman speak about this initiative to expand transit. Learn more about the plan here.

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Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival: Leona

Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival: Leona

February 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

2018 • Drama • 95 minutes • Spanish • Isaac Cherem Content Warning: Nudity and sexual content A young woman from Mexico City finds herself torn between her Syrian-Jewish family and forbidden love in this intimate drama. She is forced to negotiate the labyrinth of familial pressure, religious precedent, and her own burgeoning sentiment as she discovers the world...

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Sweetheart Day Luncheon

Sweetheart Day Luncheon

February 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
A group of people having lunch together.

RSVP by February 7

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ESports Tournament

ESports Tournament

February 16 @ 12:00 am - February 17 @ 12:00 am
An x box controller

Ages 13 – 18 Online Tournament: February 16 In-person Tournament: March 22; 10am – 6pm at the Mayerson JCC (doors open at 9am) FREE with RSVP at cincyjewishteens.com Join us for a live esports tournament, featuring Rocket League and Super Smash Brothers. Play, watch, and enjoy live commentary as the tournament is broadcast on Twitch. Parents and teens will...

STEAM Night with PJ Our Way

STEAM Night with PJ Our Way

February 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
A boy looking through microscope

Ages 8 – 13 Join your PJ Our Way friends and Emily and Amber from Strive Academy for a fun-filled STEAM night! Learn how to make and play carnival games! Let’s bring your parents back a little early so they can play your carnival games too. Dinner will be provided.

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ESports Tournament

ESports Tournament

February 16 @ 12:00 am - February 17 @ 12:00 am
An x box controller

Ages 13 – 18 Online Tournament: February 16 In-person Tournament: March 22; 10am – 6pm at the Mayerson JCC (doors open at 9am) FREE with RSVP at cincyjewishteens.com Join us for a live esports tournament, featuring Rocket League and Super Smash Brothers. Play, watch, and enjoy live commentary as the tournament is broadcast on Twitch. Parents and teens will...

American Red Cross Babysitter Training Course

American Red Cross Babysitter Training Course

February 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
American Red Cross Babysitter Training Course

Ages 11 -15 February 17, 9am – 4:45pm J Member: $92; public: $120 The American Red Cross (ARC) Babysitter Training Course is an interactive, comprehensive course that shares the latest information on child care, including age-appropriate activities, basic first-aid, emergency protocols, and more. Lectures and interactive classes make the course engaging, informative, and fun. Upon successful completion of the...

Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival: Family in Transition

Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival: Family in Transition

February 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

2018 • Documentary • 70 minutes • Hebrew • Ofir Trainin The lives of a family in small-town Israel change completely after their father announces that he’s transitioning to become a woman. But one journey of identity leads to another. This family story changes what we thought we knew about gender, parity, and parenthood. But most of all, it...

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Day Trip: Lunch at Two Cities Pizza

Day Trip: Lunch at Two Cities Pizza

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Two Cities Pizza

Do you love pizza? Come enjoy lunch with us as Two Cities Pizza Company, a new local favorite that specializes in both world-class New York thin crust and Chicago Deep Dish pizza. Two Cities is built on the premise that the combination of two inherently distinct visions could be actualized in one extraordinary culinary and cultural outcome.

Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival: Working Woman

Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival: Working Woman

February 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

2018 • Drama • 94 minutes • Hebrew • Michal Aviad Trigger Warning: Sexual harassment and assault Ambitious and capable thirty-something Orna takes to her new job in the high-end real estate business with zeal and thrives despite the challenges facing her at home. As she proves her worth and her professional fortunes rise, so do unwanted advances from...

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Flexibility Demo

Flexibility Demo

February 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
A trainer helping a woman work out

Learn how to work flexibility training into your routine to gain strength and prevent injury.

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Improv Workshop with Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

Improv Workshop with Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Mayerson JCC Disability Inclusion Awareness Programs

Ages 16+ Back by popular demand! Learn the basics of improvisation with teachers from Cincinnati’s famed Ensemble Theatre! Participants will work collaboratively in a fun, encouraging environment to learn about the art of improv and practice some basic improv exercises.

Improv Workshop with Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

Improv Workshop with Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

February 23 @ 2:10 pm - 3:00 pm
Mayerson JCC Disability Inclusion Awareness Programs

Ages 16+ Back by popular demand! Learn the basics of improvisation with teachers from Cincinnati’s famed Ensemble Theatre! Participants will work collaboratively in a fun, encouraging environment to learn about the art of improv and practice some basic improv exercises.

Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival: The Mamboniks

Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival: The Mamboniks

February 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

2019 • Documentary • 90 minutes • English, Spanish • Lex Gillespie In the 1950s, a group of free-spirited, mostly Jewish dancers from New York City fell in love with a sultry dance from Cuba called the mambo, earning them a nickname: the mamboniks. Set in New York, Miami Beach, the Catskills and Havana, this little-known story reveals the...

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Know Your Neighbors: Exploring Faiths Throughout Cincinnati

Know Your Neighbors: Exploring Faiths Throughout Cincinnati

February 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Children making a star with their hands

Visit Cincinnati’s religious landmarks and learn about their beliefs. Explore the values we have in common and what makes each religion unique. Participants are invited to register for individual visits or enroll in all five. Transportation is not included.

Flexibility Demo

Flexibility Demo

February 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A trainer helping a woman work out

Learn how to work flexibility training into your routine to gain strength and prevent injury.

Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival: Witness Theater

Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival: Witness Theater

February 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

2018 • Documentary • 74 minutes • English • Oren Rudavsky More than 70 years ago, Aron, Eazek, and Claudine lost their entire families during the Holocaust before coming to the U.S. and settling in New York City. Now they are sharing their stories with high school students in a program led by a drama therapist. The result is...

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Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival Closing Night: Fiddler: Miracle of Miracles

Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival Closing Night: Fiddler: Miracle of Miracles

February 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

2019 • Documentary • 92 minutes • English • Max Lewkowicz The origin story behind one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals, Fiddler on The Roof, has its creative roots in early 1960s New York, when “tradition” was on the wane as gender roles, sexuality, race relations and religion were evolving. The tremendous success and worldwide impact of Fiddler and its subsequent film...

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Move Forward Town Hall

Move Forward Town Hall

February 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

On March 17th, Hamilton County voters will have the opportunity to vote for improvements to roads and buses. Join us at the J to hear Council Member PG Sittenfeld speak about this initiative to expand transit. Learn more about the plan here.

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PJ Library’s 5th Annual Hamentaschen Bake

PJ Library’s 5th Annual Hamentaschen Bake

March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
A father and a daughter smiling

We will be mixing dough, filling our triangles with all sorts of deliciousness including chocolate, sprinkles, and various jellies. While the cookies are baking, we’ll be interactively telling the story of Purim. We look forward to celebrating Purim with your family and eating yummy hamentaschens together!

PJ Library’s 5th Annual Hamentaschen Bake

PJ Library’s 5th Annual Hamentaschen Bake

March 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
A father and a daughter smiling

We will be mixing dough, filling our triangles with all sorts of deliciousness including chocolate, sprinkles, and various jellies. While the cookies are baking, we’ll be interactively telling the story of Purim. We look forward to celebrating Purim with your family and eating yummy hamentaschens together!

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