Mandel JCC

Special enrollment offer - $20.15 per person enrollment fee special! Regular dues apply. Offer expires November 30, 2014. Click here for details & to see our affordable rates.

Tuesday, December 2  • 4 - 7  pm
Tours, free one week guest pass and more!


Holiday Hours
Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 27

Fitness & Aquatics Open: 5:30 am - 12 pm 
Membership Desk: 8 am-12 pm

Building Hours: 5:30 am - 12:30pm
KidKare babysitting CLOSED
Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule- Gym, Pool, Group Fitness & Guest passes- Click here

Thursday, Nov. 27 & Friday, Nov. 28
No Family Place programming.drop-in play still available.

Nov 26 - No Stories and Songs

After Nov 27 regular business hours resume - Click here for hours.

Facility Updates

Referring has its rewards and it looks good too!

Receive a FREE gray zip-up fleece jacket and a ceramic mug when you refer a friend who joins The J. There is no limit to the number of friends you can refer or the number of zip-ups and mugs you can receive. Visit the membership desk for details.
This offer good through December 31, 2014.

Black Friday. Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday – December 2

Thanks to a match, your donation on #GivingTuesday does twice the good. When you give The J, a match up to $100 goes to the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Campaign for Jewish Needs. Together, we can make this world, our world, a better place. To donate to The J click here.  For info contact Abbie Levin or 216-593-2840.

6th annual Big Weight Loss Challenge

8-week weight loss challenge with over $2,000 in prizes awarded to one male and one female winner. Program includes two workouts a week with group fitness instructors and personal trainers, weekly Facebook workouts and updates, nutritional guidance and more.

Who: Mandel JCC members 13 and up
When: Registration begins November 28
Contest runs January 12-March 8, 2015
Initial weigh-in: Sunday, January 11 • 8:30 am-6 pm
Final weigh-in: March 8 • 8:30 am-6 pm
Fee: $45/per person
Click here for details and see what's new this year!
Click here to download a registration form.

FREE 45 minute TRX Demos- November & December
We want YOU to try one of the hottest workouts at The J. TRX Suspension Training is for all levels and capabilities. This body-based workout that uses gravity to build strength, balance, flexibility and core stability. No registration necessary- just show up!

Who: Mandel JCC members 13 and up
Where: Fitness Center Mezzanine
November 21  7:30 am
November 24  6 pm
December 3   6 pm
December 9   9 am
For more info, contact Shari at
The J offers Unlimited TRX classes each month for $75. Sign up today and save $10 for the month of December. Contact Rich at (216) 831-0700 ext. 1398 or

Playmakers Youth Theatre Presents Peter Pan

Peter Pan is the story of a boy who would not grow up. He visits the Darling children and takes them on a magical adventure to Never-Never Land in this beloved musical version of the classic J.M. Barrie play. This story exemplifies the power and excitement of imagination and fantasy.
Where: Fairmount Temple
Show Dates: Thursday, Dec 4 & 11 • 7pm
                       Saturday, Dec 6 & 13 • 7pm 
                       Sunday, Dec 7 & 14 • 2pm & 7pm



Parenting in the Trenches - Light It Up: Making the December Holidays More Meaningful
The month of December offers families countless opportunities to bond and share lessons in kindness and humanity. It's easy for the holidays to fly by in a blur of wintry celebrations of food and presents. Find ways to make this time of year more meaningful and create ways to appreciate the spirit of the holiday.
When: Wednesday, Dec 10 • 7:30pm
Where: Stonehill Auditorium
Spaces are limited. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.
To register: Contact Kathy at (216) 593-6275 •

Winter Vacation Camp
- December 22 – January 2

• Field trips to the Cleveland Metroparks Toboggan Chutes, Into the Woods and Ice Cream, bowling at Solon Freeway Lanes and Zip City!
• Art, baseball, Bake-off and parties!
• Outdoor and indoor play
• And much more!
Click here to download the brochure and the registration form.
To register, contact Wendi at (216) 831-0700 ext. 1349 •

Snow Day Insurance for Kids K-6
When: Your child’s school is canceled due to inclement weather
Time: 8 am – 6 pm (Drop off and pick up when convenient for you)
Where: The Mandel JCC Multipurpose Rooms
Fee: $110/child Members • $150/child Community
Click here for more info.


J Family Day Celebrates Chanukah
Explore Chanukah in a fun, hands-on, interactive & meaningful way. Join The J’s Early Childhood staff for a morning of music, movement, arts and crafts and storytelling. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please use the main entrance.

Who: Families with kids birth to Pre-K

Where: Mandel JCC Family Place
Fee: Free and open to the public
For info, contact (216) 831-0700 ext. 0 •


Meet Your Fitness Goals with The J's Dynamic Training Programs
Small Group Training is results-driven training for all fitness
levels. Enjoy the benefits of personal training combined with the motivation that comes from being part of a group.
Click here
to view or download the brochure.





Swim Lessons - Register Today!
One of the best and most comprehensive American Red Cross-certified swimming lessons in the area. Click here for a swim lesson schedule & class descriptions.
Contact Mike (216) 831-070 ext. 1004 •

The J also offers private swim lessons for all ages! Click here for details.






NEW J-Swim Academy

he J-Swim Academy is a year-round program geared towards kids who want to improve their stroke, get stronger, get faster and take their swimming skills to the next level. Instructors are American Red Cross-certified. Click here for details.
Who: Kids ages 6-12
When: through Dec 20
Fee: $64 Member / $92





Indoor Winter Track Conditioning
A specialized program for middle and high school runners focusing on speed, endurance, strength, agility drills, conditioning, flexibility and core strength. Athletes will be measured how much they improve their times. Led by Travis Rogen, personal trainer, high school track and cross country coach and Boston Marathon runner.

Who: Middle school and high school-age athletes
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-5:30 pm
December 4, 2014 – February 17, 2015 (no class 12/25, 1/1)
Fee:  $200 (20 sessions)
To register, contact Rich Zatta at (216) 831-0700 ext. 1398 •

Operation Warm Up is a community collection of winter clothing items for those in need. The J is collecting the following items through Dec. 19:
• Adult waterproof winter gloves
• Pre-packaged socks and underwear for men, women and children
• Winter hats for men, women and children
• Adult Hoodies (XL and up)

Look for bins at the main and Stonehill entrances and Early Childhood.

Balanced Living Winter Wellness Expo presented by
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District

When: Sunday, Dec. 7 • 10 am- 1 pm
Where: Mandel JCC main lobby
FREE and open to the community

Don't miss the following vendors & activities:
   • Athleta- trunk show and fashion presentation
   •  Solon Spine and Wellness, European Wax and more
   •  University Hospitals- Free BMI and glucose screenings
   •  Spinning demos
   •  Free chair massages
   •  Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District will be collecting expired or unwanted medications

Winner of Best Fitness Center - THIRD YEAR IN A ROW!
For the THIRD YEAR IN A ROW, The J has been voted Best Fitness Center by Cleveland Magazine Circle East Live Well readers. The J was also honored:
•   Playmakers Youth Theatre- Best “Dance/Theater Instruction” 

Macaroni Kids East Readers Vote The J #1
   • Best Family-Friendly Gym
   • Best Summer Camp
   • Best Daycare
   • Preston's H.O.P.E. playground voted Best Kept Secret

Click here for details.

Saturday - Financial Transactions
Please note The J does not conduct financial transactions or sell guest passes, massages, towel cards, swim diapers, personal training, etc. on Saturday.





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Intro to Judaism

Date: November 27, 2014 Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Painting with Pastels, Colored Pencils and other Media

Date: November 28, 2014 Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The News of the Week

Date: December 1, 2014 Time: 10:15 am - 11:15 am

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