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Arts, Ideas & Jewish Life

The J’s Arts, Ideas & Jewish Life  program offers a wide array of dynamic recreational, social and educational programs; all designed to help you engage with the arts, Jewish life and contemporary issues. 

Upcoming Programs

Jewish Book Club
Gain a deeper understanding and enjoyment from the books you read, while making new friends at this monthly book club. Led by moderator and librarian Andrea Davidson. Registration required. 

When:  First Wednesday of the month, Jan 2 - June 5 • 11:00 am - Noon
Where: Mandel Community Room
Fee: Free for members / $10 Community (includes all sessions)
For Info: (216) 831-0700 ext. 1348 • ideas@mandeljcc.org



News of the Week
This popular series will explore the issues of the day/week plus provide historical context for 'current events'. Opinions are welcomed and encouraged in this interactive class.  Led by Terry Pollack.

When: Mondays, Oct 22 - Dec 10 • 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Where: Mandel Community Room

Fee: $70 members / $80 Community 
For Info:
 (216) 831-0700 ext. 1348 • ideas@mandeljcc.org


NEW! Supreme Court Cases that Changed America with Terry Pollack
We will look at the history behind several Supreme Court cases and learn how each case either was a precedent decision or "judge made law." The Supreme Court is the judicial branch of government but many indicate it is also another legislative branch; many cases have truly changed America and many cases are still being argued in the "court of public opinion" today. 

When: Mondays, Oct 22 - Dec 10 • 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Where: Mandel Community Room
Fee: $70 members / $80 Community 
For Info:
 (216) 831-0700 ext. 1348 • ideas@mandeljcc.org  


NEW! Terry and Jerry: Not Chet & David
Finding it impossible to follow all the breaking news? Fearful that our system is broken?  Unsure how many and who Mueller will bust? Wondering if the Democrats will be able in the midterm election to put the brakes on Trump’s policies? Join Terry and Jerry after break-fast and get some answers!

When: Thursdays, Oct 18 - Dec 6 • 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Where: Stonehill Auditorium 

Fee: $85 members / $95 Community 
For Info:
 (216) 831-0700 ext. 1348 • ideas@mandeljcc.org 

Getting Started with Medicare

If you are approaching 65, or going on Medicare for the first time, this is your opportunity to gain basic understating of how Medicare works and how it affects you. Learn about what Parts A, B, C & Cover and what it does not cover and the difference between the Original Medicare Plan and a Medicare Advantage Plan.

When: TBD • 6-8 pm
Mandel Community Room
Free & Open to the community, registration requested
To Register: 
Contact Jan at (216) 831-0700 ext. 1348 • ideas@mandeljcc.org 

Beginning Drawing
In this beginners class, you will learn to draw forms using, lines and values. Supplies needed: drawing pencils both B’s and H’s, drawing paper tablet, kneaded eraser and ruler. Instructor Jennifer Theil.

When: Fridays, 10 AM - 12 PM • Oct 19–Dec 14
Where: Mandel JCC • Multi-Purpose Room 2
$70 Members / $80 Community
For Info: (216) 831-0700 ext. 1348 • ideas@mandeljcc.org


NEW! Evaluating the Presidents w/ Jerry Graham
Each week we will discuss presidents' accomplishments and failures. At the end of each class, participants will be asked to give the president several “grades”.  The “grades” will be recorded and assigned a GPA.  At the final class, we will compare the grades given by the class to actual ones, given by academics with a PhD in American History.

When: Wednesday, Oct 24 - Dec 12 • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Where: Mandel Community Room
Fee: $70 members / $80 Community 
For Info:
 (216) 831-0700 ext. 1348 • ideas@mandeljcc.org

Painting with PastelsColored Pencils and other media
Discover the beauty, magic and excitement of painting with a variety of media. Learn about light, color and composition while using the medium of your choice: water color, colored pencils, pen and ink, graphite or pastels. All levels welcome. Instructor Jennifer Theil will discuss supplies at the first class.
When: Fridays, 1 PM - 3 PM • Oct 19–Dec 14
Where: Mandel JCC • Multi-purpose Room 2
Fee: $65 Members/ $75 Community
For Info: (216) 831-0700 ext. 1348 • ideas@mandeljcc.org

Rosh Chodesh Rhythm of the Months: Walking Meditation
Join us on the first morning of every Hebrew month as we spend time outdoors to reflect on the cycles of nature, the rhythms of the Jewish calendar.
When: 7:30 AM
Nov 9 (Kislev)
Dec 10 (Tevet)
Horseshoe Lake, Shaker Heights
(meet on the bridge at the lake outlet – west end of the lake)
Fee: FREE,
no pre-registration required
Kirby Date, kdate@sbcglobal.net

Mah Jongg with Ellen Rabb
Starts Sept 20
Learn the rules and necessary strategy to become a skilled player, while making friends. Bring $9 to purchase this year's Mah Jongg card. Open to all.
When: TBD • 10 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Mandel JCC • 
Multi-purpose Room 2
$60 Members / $70 Community 

Between the Lines Women's Book Club
Connect with book lovers in this lively monthly book group for women in their 30s, 40s & 50s. 
When: Nov 8, & Dec 13 • 7:30PM
Where: Mandel JCC • Admin Conference Room
For Info: (216) 831-0700 ext. 1348  ideas@mandeljcc.org
 Free & open to the community

Introduction to Judaism
In partnership with the Cleveland Board of Rabbis
Explore Jewish observance of the holidays and life-cycle events, major periods in Jewish history, and more.Three six-week sessions with a different rabbinic instructor for each block.Participants may join the class at the beginning of each section.

4 Sections - Sept 27 - March 7, 2019 • 7-9 PM
 Mandel Community Room
$225 individual or couple
To Register: 
(216) 831-0700 ext. 1348 • ideas@mandeljcc.org 

Please note, unless otherwise specified, all programs above take place at the Mandel JCC.
Find out more about:

Cleveland Jewish FilmFest

Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish Book Festival 

Playmakers Youth Theatre

Accommodation for the Mandel JCC Arts and Culture Program provided by: Marriott Cleveland East


 Local Public Funding Supports & Enriches the Work of the
Mandel Jewish Community Center of Cleveland  

Over the past eight years, the Mandel Jewish Community Center of Cleveland has received over $215,500 in support from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, which has helped bring tremendous films from throughout the world which otherwise would not be accessible in the community. The support has enabled The J to bring in special guests to enhance the audience experience, expand to new audiences through the use of new venues and broaden marketing efforts to reach new constituents. The festival’s popularity continues to grow annually and would not have that opportunity without the base of support from CAC.

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is the public funder of arts and culture organizations, programs and events in Cuyahoga County. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s sole funding source is a dedicated cigarette tax levied within Cuyahoga County. Established by voters in 2007, CAC has awarded over 1,200 grants since then, distributing over $125 million in tax dollars to more than 300 organizations based in the County. 

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s sole funding source is a dedicated tax within Cuyahoga County. Renewal of this funding source will be on the ballot on November 3 for voters to consider. Click here to learn more about this important source of public funding.