Meet an outstanding array of authors at this year's Cleveland Jewish Book Festival, which runs through Monday, November 20. Please enter through the StoneHill entrance for Book Festival events that are held at Mandel JCC. For complete details visit www.mandeljcc.org/bookfestival.
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Meet Our Staff

Rachel Zake
Director of Youth Performing Arts Programs
Rachel Zake
Director of Youth Performing Arts Programs

Rachel recently returned home to Cleveland after living and working in Los Angeles for five years. She also spent time in Madrid, Spain teaching English. During her time in Los Angeles, she worked as an actor and had roles in “This is 40” and “Grey’s Anatomy”. Rachel also published a novel, Two People are Coming out of a Building and is working on her second book. 

Rich Zatta
Fitness Center and Personal Training Manager
Rich Zatta
Fitness Center and Personal Training Manager

Education
BA Health and physical Education, Cleveland State University

NFPT ,TRX, HumanSport, Sports Nutrition

Position
Oversees personal training program and staff, small group training programs and day to day operations of The J’s Fitness Center

Hobbies/Personal Interests
Rich enjoys coaching youth sports.  Rich plays competitive softball and has won 5 World Series championships in his career in GSL (35 and over  X2) and NSA (class C, Coed B  and 35 and over) sanctions. He also played Division 1 baseball and spent time in the Frontier league of professional baseball. Rich and his wife and two boys live in North Olmsted.

Nancy Zimmerman
Director of Jewish Life and Culture
Nancy Zimmerman
Director of Jewish Life and Culture

Nancy creates opportunities for Jewish enrichment throughout the Mandel JCC. Nancy works closely with all departments at the Mandel JCC to help enhance our Jewish environment and programs and brings new Jewish education, social and cultural programming to The J.

A native Clevelander, Nancy holds a bachelor’s degree in Jewish Studies from the University of Cincinnati, a Master’s degree in Jewish Studies from the Cleveland College of Jewish Studies (Siegal College) and has studied Hebrew language at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Nancy lives in Orange Village with her husband Rob and their three wonderful boys, Micah, Noah and Avi.



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