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Jewish Life & Culture

Jewish Life and Culture

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

Chanukah Candle Lighting at The J
Begins December 12
Come light the Menorah, sing songs and enjoy special treats with Mandel JCC staff and special guests.
When: December 12, 13, 14, 15, 18 & 19 • 4:30- 5pm
Where: Mandel JCC lobby
Who: FREE and open to the community

Hummus, Tahina and the Tastes of Israel
Join us for Hummus! The Movie, an eclectic and touching film about hummus and the men and women worldwide who love it. Followed by a demonstration of the wonders of making your own hummus, the ways to enhance it with your own flavors and the hummus stories of Israelis in Cleveland.
When: Sunday, February 4 • 10am - 12pm

Fee: $10 Members / $12 Community
For Info: (216) 831-0700 ext. 1348 •

Introduction to Judaism
In partnership with the Cleveland Board of Rabbis
Explore 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: Section 2:  November 9 - December 7 • 7-9 pm
Section 3: December 14 - February 1 • 7-9 pm
Section 4: February 8 - March 8 • 7-9 pm

Where: Mandel JCC
Fee: $225 per individual or couple
To register: (216) 831-0700 ext. 1348 •

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: Nov 20 (Kislev), Dec19 (Tevet), Jan 17 (Shevat), Feb 16 (Adar), March 17 (Nisan), April 16 (Lyar)
Where: Horseshoe Lake, Shaker Heights
(meet on the bridge at the lake outlet – west end of the lake)

Fee: FREE, no pre-registration required
Info: Kirby Date,


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 1 • 9 am
Where: Mandel JCC Stonehill Auditorium
For Info: Nancy Zimmerman, • (216) 831-0700 ext. 1314

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: Stay tuned for Fall dates
Where: Mandel JCC
For information contact AJC, (216)781-6035, or visit
Click here to RSVP

Jewish Arts & Culture Lab Exhibition
This years Cleveland Jewish Arts & Culture Lab Exhibition: "Remembering & Forgetting" is the culmination of an 8 month fellowship for local Jewish artists. The Fellows spend ime learning with a Jewish educator, building community and critiquing each others work while using the Jewish texts and topic as inspiration for their exhibition submissions.
Opening Reception: May 8 • 7-9 pm
Exhibition Dates: May 8 - July 8