Jewish Life and Culture

The Jís NEW Jewish Life & Culture department is pleased to present a full slate of new programs!

Cleveland Jewish Arts and Culture Lab

The mission of the Jewish Arts and Culture Lab is to enable the Arts to be a Jewish source of expression and inspiration for local artists, culturalists, and the broader community. This is achieved through unique style annual Fellowships and Programming that integrates traditional Jewish texts, values, and history into the Arts. The Jewish Arts and Culture Lab was created in partnership between the Mandel JCC, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, and the Shaker Launchouse.


First Thursdays @ The J with AJC

A partnership between The J and the regional office of AJC (American Jewish Committee).
Theclientuploads/JewishLifeandCulture/Images/AJC-logo.jpg series will provide an opportunity to engage with international, national and local experts about a wide-array of topical issues such as Israel, Iran, immigration and energy security.

Contact Nancy Zimmerman (216) 831-0700 ext. 1314 •
Date: May 1 • 7:45-9:15 am- Voting Rights with Rabbi Rob Nosanchuk of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple and Reverend Jawanza Colvin of Olivet Baptist Church
Where: Simon and Rose Mandel Community Room
Mandel JCC, 26001 S. Woodland Road, Beachwood

Fee: $5/AJC or JCC members • $8/Community
To register, visit

IEngage: The Engaging Israel Project
Wednesdays, April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28 • 5 sessions
Rabbi Zach Truboff will look to change the conversation about Israel from one of crisis to one rooted in Jewish values and ideas. Topics covered include: religion & peoplehood, power & powerlessnewss, morality on the battlefield and religious pluralism.
Fee: $40/members • $60/Community
Click here for details and to register.