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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



"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

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.



JCC Member and Holocaust Survivor Henry Silberstein dies at at age 86

November 17, 2016

Henry regularly spoke to youth about his experiences and was an active part of our community.
Read more: Henry N. Silberstein Obituary

'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

CenterStage premiere play CHURCH & STATE to get Off-Broadway Run

November 17, 2016

Church & State is heading to NYC. Developed at CenterStage Theatre right here at the JCC, our world premiere play by Jason Odell Williams has been slated for an opening OFF BROADWAY this spring. The Rochester production was a huge sucess and we are thrilled to pass this home-grown play off to a NYC Cast and Director. Our CITY NEWSPAPER review is below...


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.


Loaves of Love in Rochester

November 7, 2016

The JCC hosted 400 women for our incredible biannual "Loaves of Love" Mega Challah Bake, partner program with Pittsford Chabad. 

Read more: http://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/local-news/loaves-of-love-in-rochester

And http://www.brightonpittsfordpost.com/news/20161011/chabad-jcc-to-host-loaves-of-love

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

JCC Featured on WHEC's "Rochester in Focus"

October 16, 2016

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!