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Art, Ideas & Jewish Life

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. Click on the links below to see our full slate of programming. 

Upcoming Programs

Painting with Pastels
Learn about light, color and composition while using the medium of your choice. All levels welcome. Instructor Jennifer Theil, will discuss supplies at the first class.
When:  Fridays, April 28 - June 16 • 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Fee: $65 Members/ $75 Community
For Info: (216) 831-0700 ext. 1348 •


News of the Week - Instructor Terry Pollack
This popular series will explore the issues of the day plus provide historical context for current events. Opinions are welcomed and encouraged in this interactive class. 
Mondays, March 27 - May 22  • 10:15 - 11:15 am (no class April 17)
Fee: $65 Members/ $75 Community
For Info: (216) 831-0700 ext. 1348 •


America in the World - Instructor Terry Pollack
A view of our relationships with world nations emphasizing current events from a diplomatic, economic and political viewpoint.  
When:  Mondays, through May 22 • 12:15 - 1:15 pm (no class April 17)
Fee: $65 Members / $75 Community
For Info: (216) 831-0700 ext. 1348 •


America: Post-Obama - Instructors Terry Pollack & Jerry Graham
A view of America from inauguration to the Spring of 2017 as we watch and consider how the Trump Administration's first 100 days become reality.
When:  Wednesdays, through May 3 • 10:15 - 11:30 am (no class April 5 & 12)
$80 Members/ $90 Community
For Info: (216) 831-0700 ext. 1348 •


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. 
Wed,  May 3 • 11 am-12 pm

Book: The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa
Fee: Free for members / $10 Community (includes all sessions)
For Info: (216) 831-0700 ext. 1348 •

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: May 18 • 7:30 - 9 pm
Book: The Hours Count by Jillian Cantor
For Info: Contact Julie at (216) 831-0700 ext. 1316 •
Free & open to the community

Introduction to Judaism
In partnership with the Cleveland Board of RabbisExplore 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: Thursdays, April 20-May 25 and June 8-July 13 • 7-9 PM

Where: Mandel JCC
Fee: $200 Individual / $250 Couples
To register: (216) 831-0700 ext. 1348 •

Mah Jongg with Ellen Rabb
In just a few weeks you will learn the rules and necessary strategy to become a skilled player, while making friends. Bring $9 to purchase this year's Mah Jongg card. Beginners and more advanced players welcome. 
Where: Multi Purpose Room 2
When: Thursdays, April 20 - May 25 • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm 
Fee: $50 Members / $65 Community
For Info: (216) 831-0700 ext. 1348 •



Getting Started With Medicare
Gain a basic understanding of how Medicare works. Learn about what Parts A, B, C& D cover and what it does not cover and the difference between the Original Medicare Plan and a Medicare Advantage Plan.
When: Wednesday, May 3 • 6-8 pm
Where: Mandel Community Room
Fee: Free & open to the community
Registration Required
To register: (216) 831-0700 ext. 1348 •

Please note, unless otherwise specified, all programs above take place at the Mandel JCC.
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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.