Jewish Life and Culture

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

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: Thursday, March 5 • 8:45 am
Where: Stonehill Auditorium
For more info or to register contact Nancy at (216) 831-0700 ext.1314 •

Torah on Tap with Rabbi Zach Truboff
This is a monthly program for young professionals in the 20’s and 30’s. Engage in Jewish learning and focus on important issues facing the Jewish community. Have a drink with old and new friends and study Jewish texts.
When: Thursdays • March 19, April 16, May 14, June 18 • 7:45 pm
Where: Cedar Green Wine and Cheese • 2179 South Green Road, Beachwood
Fee: FREE, no pre-registration required

Israel Week - April 19-24
Join Israeli Shlicha Danielle Asif for numerous programs throughout the week highlighting Israel. Learn about the food, the people, the land and the culture.

Israeli Dance
Ages 13 and up, all levels welcome. Different dances each week. 
For more info call Stuart Meyer at (216) 906-9200.

When: On-going, Wednesdays • 8-10 pm
Fee: $60 Members / $75 Community

Travel the Jewish World (Without Leaving Cleveland)
Instructors: Jay Geller; Irene Shaland; Alanna Cooper
Drawing on photos and their own travel experiences, the instructors will introduce you to the highlights of Jewish life around the world. Co-Sponsored by Siegal Lifelong Learning Program of Case Western Reserve University.
When: Wednesdays, 10–11:30 am • Mandel JCC
February 25: China
March 4: Germany
Fee: $15 / session (Members & Community)

The Jewish Women of Tin Pan Alley
Celebrating the life and work of the Jewish women songwriters of Tin Pan Alley, vocalist Pamela Rose shines a light on the vibrant, feisty gals who gave us unforgettable tunes such as “On the Sunny Side of the Street”, “Put the Blame on Mame”, “You Always Hurt the One You Love”, and “Just the Way You Look Tonight”. Rose leads the audience on a swinging musical journey of the unheralded Jewish women who helped create the American Songbook.
When: Thursday, May 7 • 7:30 pm

Where: Stonehill Auditorium
Fee: $12 Members / $15 Community

Men's Club
Members socialize, meet new friends, take part in discussion groups and field trips. Most of the members are retired and many are active volunteers who like to share their interest and hobbies.
When: Mondays • 11 am- 12 pm
Where: Stonehill Auditorium

For details, contact Mickey Katz at (216) 831-4567. Call for Fees.


Spring 2015 HaMakom

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, the rhythms of the Jewish calendar. 
When:  March 21 (Inisan), April 20 (Iya), May 19 (Sivan), June 18 (Tammuz) • 7:30 am
Where: Horseshoe Lake, Shaker Lake (meet on the bridge at the lake outlet west end of the lake)
Fee: Free, no pre-registration required
For information contact Kirby Date,

V'Taheir Libeinu/Judaism as a Spiritual Path - Passover & Counting the Omer
This series will foster spiritual growth through text study, meditation/personal reflection, and group process using V’Taheir Libeinu (We Will Purify Our Hearts). The first three sessions will prepare us for Passover while the last three will focus on the counting of the Omer leading up to receiving the Torah. This course will be co-facilitated by a dynamic teaching team of local rabbis from across the denominational spectrum.
When: Tuesdays • March 3, 17, 31, April 14, 28 & May 12 • 7-9 pm
Fee: $40 Members & Supporting Institutions* / $60 Community
For more info or to register contact Nancy at (216) 831-0700 ext.1314 •

Are We Ready to Be Free? How Will We Know When We Are?
Preparing Spiritually for the Passover Season
Rabbi Rex Perlmeter
What are our preconceptions that prevent us from being free? Using mindfulness, Mussar text and meditation based practice, we will recognize the things that hold us back from seeing all the choices we have and the limitations on our freedom. The morning will focus on the intellectual and textual understanding of the theme. In the afternoon, we will use our creative energies to produce a “staff of freedom” which we will fashion out of wood to reflect what we have learned and thought about during the day. This staff can be used as a support and reminder for our preparations and for a meaningful Pesach experience. All materials will be provided.
When: Sun, Feb 22 • 10 am - 4 pm
Code: 8843
Morning Workshop: 10 am - 12:30 pm
Code: 8844
Afternoon Workshop: 1:30-4 pm
Code: 8845
Lunch Code: 8846
Fee: FREE Members & Supporting Institutions*
        One session $25 Community / Full Day $45 Community
        $8 lunch (pre-registration only)
For more info or to register contact Nancy at (216) 831-0700 ext.1314 •

*HaMakom Supporting Institutions - Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple and Kol Halev Cleveland's Reconstructionist Congregation.

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