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Jewish Life & Culture

Jewish Life and Culture

To register for any of the programs below contact, ideas@mandeljcc.org 
(216) 831-0700 ext. 1348

Tu B'Shevat Community Celebration
Bring the whole family to meet Cracker Jack the Clown, plant a tree, create fun crafts, enjoy performances by HaZamir Cleveland and Playmakers Youth Theatre, and participate in the ongoing Hebrew Musical Tu B'Shevat Seder. Presented by the Jewish National Fund.
When: Sunday, February 12 • 2-4 pm
Where: Mandel JCC Stonehill Auditorium
Fee: Free & Open to the community
For Info: Contact (216) 292-8733 • northernohio@jnf.org


"Purls" of Wisdom
Join Nancy Zimmerman, the J's director of Jewish Life and Culture every other Monday for a drop-in knitting circle. Bring your needles, yarn, and other curiosity while we study a little bit of Torah around our communal knitting circle. Expert knitters will be on hand to assist. Ongoing
When: Every other Monday • 7 pm
Feb  27 • March 6 & 20

Fee: Free/Pre-registration preferred
For Info: (216) 831-0700 ext. 1348 • ideas@mandeljcc.org



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: Thursdsdays, March 2 - April 6 • 7-9 pm
Where: Mandel JCC
Fee: $200 Individual / $250 Couples

Women's Megillah Reading
Women of all denominations are invited to come hear the story of Esther. Dress in your "Purim best". Light refreshments will be served, children are welcome.
When: Sunday, March 12 • 9 am
Where: Stonehill Auditorium
For more info or to participate contact Nancy at (216) 831-0700 ext. 1314

Rosh Chodesh: Rhythm of the Months - Walking Meditation 
Join us on the first morning of every Hebrew month as we spend time outdoors to reflect on the cycles of nature and the rhythms of the Jewish calendar.
When: Mar 28 (Nisan), April 27 (Iyar), May 26 (Sivan), June 25 (Tammuz), July 24 (Av)
Where: Horseshoe Lake, Shaker Heights (meet on the bridge at the lake outlet - west end)
Fee: Free, no pre-registration required
For Info: Contact Kirby Date at kdate@sbcglobal.net

Chopped: Charoset Around the Jewish World
Shake up your Passover Seder with many interesting charoset recipes! Hear the stories of the people who's holiday was shaped by these unique tastes and create your own blend. Recipe book to take home. Led by Nancy Zimmerman and Ayelet Isaac.
When: Sunday, April 2 • 7-9 pm
Fee: $10 Members / $15 Community




AJC’s First Thursday at The J: A Monthly Speaker’s Program

A unique opportunity for our community to listen to compelling speakers, engage in meaningful conversation, and tackle issues of great importance to us – as Americans and Jews. Join us on the First Thursday of each month for an enlightening discussion with an international, national, or local expert.
When: Thursdays, Feb 4, March 3, April 7 • 7:45 am 
Where: Mandel JCC
February Program: The Art & Malice of Fake News: What to Believe Now? with speakers  Jason Brill (Associate Editor of Cleveland Magazine), T. Kenny Foundation (Associate Professor CWRU) and Russ Mitchell (Anchor WKYC).

For information contact AJC, (216)781-6035, cleveland@ajc.org or visit www.ajccleveland.org
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Jewish Arts & Culture Lab Exhibition
Cleveland Jewish Arts & Culture Lab Fellowship Exhibition: "Outside, Inside: Exploring Boundaries". This special exhibition is the culmination of local Artist Fellows who will spend 12 weeks creating original artwork based on traditional Jewish texts.
Opening Reception: April 25 • 7-9 pm
Exhibition Dates: April 25-June 6