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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 programs are designed to help you engage with the arts, Jewish life and contemporary issues. Please note, unless otherwise specified, all programs above take place at the Mandel JCC. 


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 • 10 AM-11 AM
May 6 •  The Color of Love by Marra B. Gad
Where: Mandel Community Room
Fee: Free & open to all

For Info: (216) 831-0700 ext. 1348 • ideas@mandeljcc.org 

Between the Lines Women's Book Club
Join like-minded readers for an evening discussion on the latest memoirs, fiction, and non-fiction Jewish-themed books.

When: Thursdays • 7:30 - 9 PM
: Mandel JCC • Admin Conference Room
Fee: Free & open to the 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. Supply list will be provided at the first class. Instructor: Jennifer Theil 
When: TBD
Where: Mandel JCC • Ante Room
Fee: $70 Members / $80 Non-Members
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. 
When: TBD

Where: Mandel Community Room
Fee: $70 Members / $80 Non-Members
For Info: (216) 831-0700 ext. 1348 • ideas@mandeljcc.org  
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NEW! Mass Movements
Instructor: Terry Pollack
In the 21st century we have observed civil wars in the Middle East, stock market fluctuation, a resurgence of antisemitism, the growth of populism and authoritarianism, the Me-Too Movement, etc. This class will take a look back in history to explore the lessons from historic events.
When: TBD
Where: Mandel JCC
Fee: $70 Members / $80 Non-Members

Terry & Jerry: Lead up to Election 2020
Instructors: Terry Pollack & Jerry Graham
This class will provide insight into 2020 Presidential Election. Please join us for our analysis on how the election will shape the next decade.
When: TBD
Where: Mandel JCC
Fee: $85 Members / $95 Non-Members

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: First day of the Hebrew month • 7:30 AM
Shaker Nature Center
Fee: FREE, 
no pre-registration required
Kirby Date, kdate@sbcglobal.net

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 significant Jewish concepts through lecture, engaging text study, meaningful dialogue, and exploration into the community. Class will be taught in four sections with a different rabbinic instructor for each session. Participants may join the class at the beginning of each section.
Where: Mandel Community Room
$225 individual or couple
To Register: 
(216) 831-0700 ext. 1348 • ideas@mandeljcc.org 


 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.