THIS Sunday, November 18, 9:30-11:30 AM: Pete the Cat is coming to The J for breakfast! Tickets available at the door. For fees and details see the Book Festival Box on our homepage below. Thanksgiving, November 22 hours: 5:30 am - noon. for complete details see box below. Questions? 216.831.0700. ext. 0.
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Special Events

Contemporary Jewish Experiences in the US Army

Jews have served in the United States military across the entirety of our nation’s history. While Jewish Americans are likely familiar with the Jewish experience of parents and grandparents serving in the military during World War II, fewer are connected to Jewish military service in the United States Armed Forces in the latter half of the 20th century – even less so for the 21st century. On this Veterans Day, come spend some time talking about the Jewish experience in the United States Army with one of the Cleveland Jewish Community’s own. Shaker Heights native Lt. Col. Jake Kramer will discuss his past 21 years of service to the nation with fellow Jews. Come participate in a dialogue about a contemporary Jewish experience in the United States Army. 

When: Veterans Day • November 11
Where: Mandel JCC Community Room
Fee: FREE and open to the community • RSVP Requested
RSVP: Contact Nancy Zimmerman: (216) 831 0700 ext. 1314 •


Unorthodox Podcast
Be a part of the live audience for the taping of Unorthodox -- an edgy contemporary weekly podcast produced by Tablet Magazine, an online Jewish source for news and editorials. The podcast is a smart, fresh, fun weekly take on Jewish news and culture hosted by a self-proclaimed “panel of Jewish experts”: Tablet magazine’s editor-at-large and New York Times religion writer Mark Oppenheimer, senior writer Liel Leibovitz and Deputy Editor Stephanie Butnick.

What: Live Taping of Unorthodox podcast
When: Nov 5 • 7 pm
Where: Mandel JCC Stonehill Auditorium
Fee: $25 Members • $30 Community - Group discounts are available

Special VIP Event 
Meet the hosts of the Unorthodox Podcast. Includes cocktails, dinner and ticket to the live taping.

When: Nov 5 - 5:30 pm Cocktails and Meet & Greet • 6 pm Dinner • 7 pm Podcast Live Taping 
Where: Mandel JCC 
Fee: $150 per person • Limited Availability

 Sponsored by: Puffin West, Eliana LeVine and Josh Polster, Laura Simon and Scott Moss, Shelly and Scott Lewis Reservations required • Light refreshments

Silent Film with Live Music- "The Ancient Law"
Master silent-film pianist Donald Sosin and veteran violinist Alicia Svigals, co-founder of the Klezmatics and one of the world’s foremost klezmer fiddlers, provide live musical accompaniment to this long-forgotten German-Jewish silent film that has been newly restored by the Deutsche Kinemathek. The movie dramatizes the tension between the traditional and the modern, the secular and the sacred, through its story of a young Jewish man who causes a serious rift with his rabbi father when he leaves the shtetl to become a stage actor in Vienna. “[A] lost masterpiece” —Jerusalem Post. Cleveland revival premiere. (Germany, 1923, English intertitles, Directed by E. A. Dupont.min.) 

When: Sunday, December 2 • 1 pm 
Where: Cleveland Museum of Art, Gartner Auditorium 
Fee: Special Admission $20 

Michael Solomonov & Stephen Cook
Cookbook Author Appearance & Book Signing. Following their wildly successful cookbook Zahav, Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook embrace the informal, varied, boisterous, and simple food of a nation in Israeli Soul: Easy, Essential, Delicious. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to meet these James Beard Award winners in person!

Who: Open to all
When: Thursday, December 13 • 7pm 
Where: Mandel JCC Stonehill Auditorium 
Fee:$20 Mandel JCC Members • $25 Community • $36 for ticket & book bundle

Special VIP Reception 
Includes author meet-and-greet, hors d'oeuvres, autographed book, reserved seating and admission to the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, Israel: Then & Now Exhibit.  This event is co-sponsored by Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

When: Thursday, December 13 • 5:30 pm
Where: Mandel JCC
Fee: $200 per person • Limited Availability