Svetlana Portnyanskaya will perform at the "Joy of Jewish Music" concert with violinist Arkadiy Gips at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus, 1125 College Ave.

Svetlana Portnyanskaya will perform at the "Joy of Jewish Music" concert with violinist Arkadiy Gips at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus, 1125 College Ave.

She will perform a solo program that includes Jewish songs, Russian romances and songs popular all over the world. Portnyanskaya is a graduate of the Moscow Musical Academy and a laureate of three international festivals.

Regular tickets are $25 and senior tickets are $22. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call Raisa Patlashenko at (614) 559-6215 or e-mail rpatlashenko@columbusjcc.org.

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus will hold its annual pre-Passover kosher dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 6, at the JCC, 1125 College Ave.

Chef Toney Robertson will serve fried chicken, soup, a mixed green salad, mashed potatoes, green beans, baby carrots, rolls, fresh fruit and Italian ice. The dinner is being supervised by the Columbus Va'ad Ho'ir.

Meals are $16 for adults and $7.50 for children under 8. Children 3 and younger are free. Reservations are due Monday, March 30.

The JCC also is offering kosher deli and dairy trays for those entertaining at home. The trays are $12 per person, with a minimum of 10 people. Orders require 48 hours notice.

To make a reservation for the dinner or to order a tray, contact Tina Rice at (614) 559-6276 or trice@columbusjcc.org.

The JCC will again offer Circus Camp as one of its "specialty" summer camps. The camp will be held July 6-10, with auditions beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 5.

Circus Camp offers campers the opportunity to be transformed into circus performers throughout the week. Campers learn and practice the art of circus acts like trick roller skating, fire eating, aerial ballet, mini trampoline and more.

At the end of the week, campers present two circus performances, complete with costumes. When not practicing for Circus of the Kids, children participate in a broad range of other circus and camp activities, ranging from juggling to swimming.

The JCC will offer several additional specialty camps this summer. All children are invited to participate regardless of religious affiliation.

Visit the Web site at www.summercamps.columbusjcc.org or contact camp registrar Sue Vail at (614) 559-6251 for additional information.