What We Offer

Creative Arts
Author Events
Leisure games
Film Screenings
Learning & Conversations
Jewish Experiences

Unleash Your Creativity

Our hands-on classes help spark your inner self and engage your mind. No matter your age or experience, discover new interests and hobbies through art classes, card and tile games, book clubs and Israeli dance.



Topics of Interest

If you enjoy dialogue about current events and historical context, we have a variety of classes that will engage your mind and expand your views. From weekly news highlights to issues of race to Jewish studies, The J supports lifelong learning.

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.– Maya Angelou

Cleveland Jewish FilmFest

Watch a diverse, international selection of dramas, documentaries, shorts and TV series that explore, educate, entertain and provoke discussion on the Jewish and Israeli experiences. From dramatic to humorous, we screen powerful and award-winning films for all movie lovers.



Cleveland Jewish Book Festival

Indulge in a celebration of books written by nationally, internationally and locally acclaimed
authors who share the stories behind their books We highlight a variety of books including Jewish life, historical fiction, Israeli literature, cooking, memoirs and more.

Playmakers Youth Theatre

An inclusive educational theatre program for students in grades kindergarten through college. We support and help build self-confidence, creativity, teamwork and an appreciation for the arts. 



Men’s Club

Join the conversation at weekly morning programs where adult men connect with peers, socialize, share ideas and listen to guest speakers. Topics range from education, health, Israel, Jewish holidays, local economic development and more. 

60 Connect

Connect with adults aged 60 and above during weekday programs that include exercise, live entertainment, games and outings. We provide congregate Kosher lunches and free transportation to assist older and disabled adults to eliminate isolation.

Featured Classes

Arts & Ideas

07/23/2024 - 07/23/2024

A free introductory class for adults covering computer security and online safety.

Arts & Ideas

08/30/2024 - 08/30/2024

A fast-paced, mind aerobics class designed to rev up your brain while promoting lifelong learning.

Arts & Ideas

07/26/2024 - 07/26/2024

A fast-paced, mind aerobics class designed to rev up your brain while promoting lifelong learning.

Arts & Ideas

07/31/2024 - 07/31/2024

A class that provides practical tips and tricks for remembering people’s names.

Arts & Ideas

08/19/2024 - 08/19/2024

Learn how memories are stored in your brain and practical strategies to maintain or improve your memory as you age.

Arts & Ideas

07/18/2024 - 07/18/2024

A free introductory class for adults covering internet browsing, social media, emailing and streaming.

Arts & Ideas

07/25/2024 - 07/25/2024

A free introductory class for adults covering video chatting, FaceTime, and sharing photos and videos.

Arts & Ideas

08/14/2024 - 08/14/2024

Learn about the latest brain-related issues making headlines and explore the intersection of neuroscience and current events.

Arts and Ideas Leadership

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