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JCC Lane Dworkin Jewish Book Festival Celebrates 25 Years!

September 29, 2017

For its 25th anniversary year, the JCC Lane Dworkin Jewish Book Festival boasts a stellar group of authors, starting with Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon. The two-week lineup includes other award-winning and local authors whose works range from political thrillers and mystery to biography, humor and history. Click here for full article.

Hollywood Soapbox on JCC's Church & State headed Off Broadway

March 3, 2017

Jason Odell Williams talks about CenterStage and the creation of CHURCH & STATE, which starts previews Off Broadway March 3, 2017



JCC Actor Profiled in Talker of the Town

April 24, 2017

Introducing Willis Ajamu Brooks; An Actor Paving His Way Within The Community


JCC CenterStage The Flick on TV

March 3, 2017

Ralph Meranto and actor Scott Adam chat with Doug about "The Flick" March 4-19 at CenterStage Theatre.



Calamari Sisters to open JCC Theatre Season in October

April 24, 2017

'Upscale' brings harmony to JCC and Fox News

December 30, 2016

'Upscale' brings harmony to JCC and Fox News in advance of performances New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

Good Day Rochester Link

JCC's TYKEs Brings Goodnight Moon to the Stage

April 5, 2017

Good Day Rochester salutes TYKEs' Goodnight Moon!

Read more: http://foxrochester.com/news/good-day-rochester/jcc-tykes-bring-goodnight-moon-to-the-stage

UpScale Vocalists on News 8

December 30, 2016

News 8's Allison Warren sat down with the vocal group UpScale, performing on New Year's Eve at 7pm and New Year's Day at 2pm. Saturday is close to selling out. Get your tickets now.


Goodnight Moon on JCC stage

April 4, 2017

Goodnight Moon featured on News 10 at noon with Rebecca LeClair. 

Read more: http://www.whec.com/news/good-night-moon-classic-book-on-jcc-stage/4444933/?cat=10086

One-man show at JCC is a laugh-filled 'tragedy'

December 1, 2016

An off-Broadway comedy hit is coming to CenterStage Theater" at the JCC.

"My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy" starring actor/comedian Brad Zimmerman is here for ten performances starting Thursday December 1st.

Zimmerman talked to 13WHAM about the show on Good Day Rochester Thursday morning.

Read more: FOX Rochester

CenterStage transfer to Off Broadway gets Rave Reviews

April 4, 2017

Here's something we don't get to celebrate every day....JCC CenterStage's World Premiere play CHURCH & STATE had it's Off Broadway opening on March 27, 2017. Developed by our own Artistic Director Ralph Meranto with playwright Jason Odell Williams, the show is getting great reviews and enthusiastic audiences. Ralph was there on Opening Night representing all the fine people in Rochester that helped to make it happen.


Curtain Up Review: Church & State

Time Out New York Review: Church & State

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New York Times Bestseller Ron Lieber Wows At Book Fest

November 17, 2016

If you missed Best-Selling Author Ron Lieber's talk about Raising Financially Conscious Kids, check out Emily Rittenberg's blog on the book and chat 

Read more: Emily's Blog!

The Flick's Parking Lot Finale at CenterStage

April 4, 2017

"Coney Island Christmas" return starts a new tradition

November 17, 2016

Last Season's CenterStage hit play: "Coney Island Christmas" is returning for a limited run this December. The story is set in 1930s NYC and tells of young Shirley, a Jewish girls cast to play Jesus in her school's Christmas play. We figure if Geva can do "A Christmas Carol" every year, we can have a holiday tradition of our own!

CONEY returns for one weekend only, December 15-18.

Read more: Coney Island Christmas

TYKEs presents Goodnight Moon

March 28, 2017

News 8's Mark Gruba interviews Freyda Schneider, TYKEs' director. 

Read more: http://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/local-news/tykes-presents-goodnight-moon/682948032