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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, March 6 - 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

 

 


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: March 7 & April 11  • 7:30PM
Where: Mandel JCC • Admin Conference Room
For Info: (216) 831-0700 ext. 1348  ideas@mandeljcc.org
Fee:
 Free & open to the community
 

 

 


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, March 15 - May 17•  10 AM - 12 PM 
Where: Mandel JCC • Multi-Purpose Room 2
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, March 15 - May 17 •  1 PM - 3 PM 
Where: Mandel JCC • Multi-purpose Room 2
Fee: $70 Members/ $80 Community
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, April 1 - May 20 • 10-11 AM 
Where: Mandel Community Room

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

 

 

 


Lessons from History
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. Instructor: Terry Pollack. 

When: Mondays, April 1 - May 20 • 11:30 AM -12:30 PM 
Where: Mandel Community Room

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

 

 


The Jewish Influence on American Theatre
Explore the history of the Yiddish/Jewish theater, in Europe and America, and those Jews whose creative talents gave birth to not only modern American theatrical dramas and comedies, but the musical theater. Instructor: Dr. Roy Berko.

When: Wednesdays, April 3 - May 15 • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (no class April 17)
Where: Mandel Community Room
Fee: $60 members / $70 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: Tuesday, May 7 • 6-8 PM
Where: 
Mandel Community Room
Fee: 
Free & Open to the community, registration requested
To Register: 
Contact Jan at (216) 831-0700 ext. 1348 • ideas@mandeljcc.org  


Yom Hazikaron Ceremony
Join Jewish Cleveland and members of the Israel Defense Forces to salute fallen soldiers and honor civilian victims of terror and those who have lost their lives protecting the State of Israel.

 

When: Tuesday, May 7 • 7 PM
Where: 
Mandel JCC • Stonehill Auditorium
Fee: 
Free & Open to the community, registration requested
For more information or to register go to www.jewishcleveland.org


Terry & Jerry: Guide to Politics 
This class will analyze politics of the day & provide the political/historical analysis of key events. Please join us for our analysis of real news as we will combat the “fake” news coming out of D.C.

When: Wednesdays, April 3 - May 22 • 10 - 11:15 AM (No Class 4/17)
Where: Mandel Community Room
Fee: $85 members / $95 Community 
For Info:
 (216) 831-0700 ext. 1348 • ideas@mandeljcc.org
  

 

 


Canasta with Ellan Rabb
Canasta is enjoying renewed interest with people of all ages. Come and learn this easy to understand yet challenging game. It’s a great way to get together and socialize! Open to all.

When: Thursdays, April 4 - April 25 • 9:30 AM - 12 PM
Where: Mandel Community Room
Fee: $60 members / $70 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: First day of the Hebrew month • 7:30 AM
Where: 
Horseshoe Lake, Shaker Heights
(meet on the bridge at the lake outlet – west end of the lake)
Fee: FREE,
no pre-registration required
Info: 
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 more.Three six-week sessions with a different rabbinic instructor for each block.Participants may join the class at the beginning of each section.

When: 
TBD
Where:
 Mandel Community Room
Fee:
 
$225 individual or couple
1
0% DISCOUNT FOR MANDEL JCC MEMBERS
To Register: 
(216) 831-0700 ext. 1348 • ideas@mandeljcc.org 


Israeli Scouts Friendship Caravan Returns!
Back by popular demand, the Israeli Scouts caravan will bring their message of hope and peace for Israel as they entertain us with music, songs and dance.

When: Sunday, June 30
Where:
 Mandel JCC • Stonehill Auditorium
Fee: FREE and open to the community


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.

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