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Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon highlights JCC book festival

November 3, 2017

It’s not every day that Rochester readers get a chance to hear a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist in person, talking about his work and life.

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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

Fox Rochester: JCC Book Festival celebrating 25 years

November 2, 2017

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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CITY Newspaper Choice Events - Michael Chabon

November 2, 2017

Michael Chabon is one of those genuinely wonderful writers that makes it difficult to say, "Start with this book." Of course, "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" — Chabon's 2001 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel set during the Golden Age of comic books — is a high recommendation, for good reason. But then there's his engrossing noir mystery "The Yiddish Policemen's Union" (my introduction to the writer and a personal favorite), or his bestselling debut, "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh," a more realistic, coming-of-age story. Or there's his latest, 2016's "Moonglow," a creatively told memoir of his grandfather. Chabon's work has been deservedly praised for the writer's style and his touching exploration of Jewish identity, sexuality, and family ties.

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The Flick's Parking Lot Finale at CenterStage

April 4, 2017

"Coney Island Christmas" return starts a new tradition

November 1, 2017

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.

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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

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

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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