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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. 


UnReined Film and Live-Streamed Q & A

UnReined is the story of Nancy Zeitlin, an Israeli Equestrian champion who spent 10 years building the Palestinian Equestrian Team. Her personal life also reflects the turmoil of Israeli society; she married a Christian, an ultra orthodox Jew and then a Palestinian.

Fee: Free
Who: Open to all
When: Film available Jan 24 till Jan 31 • Live-Streamed Q & A Sunday, January 31, 11 am

Click here to get tickets to watch the film

Click here to register for the Live-Streamed Q & A 

News of the Week

This popular series led by Terry Pollack will explore the issues of the day/week plus provide historical context for current events. Opinions are welcomed and encouraged in this interactive virtual class. Registration opening soon. Questions: contact ideas@mandeljcc.org.

When: Mondays, March 1 - April 26
Time: 10 - 11:15 am
Where: Zoom Meeting
Fee: $80


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.