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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

Foundations of Jewish Mindfulness: 
Workshop 3: Zechirah / Mindful Remembrance
A primary spiritual tool of Jewish tradition is zechirah, mindful remembrance. In Jewish mindfulness meditation practice we use zechirah to actively bring into our present-moment consciousness meanings and resonances from the past for the sake of reframing our consciousness. In this session, we will look at how zechirah is an essential element of mindfulness meditation and can be harnessed to help us live with a sense of greater meaning and purpose.

When: Workshop 3 - Sunday, Sept 25
Time: 9 am - 4 pm
Where: Mandel Community Room

Fee: Free Mandel JCC members or members of  Kol HaLev / Community $40
Lunch: $8

Rosh Chodesh Rhythm of the Months: Walking Mediation
Join us on the first monring of every Hebrew month as we spend time outdoors to reflect on the cycles of nature and the rhythms of the Jewish calendar.

When: Saturdays, Nov 2 (Cheshvan)Dec 1(Kislev) • 7:30 am
Where: Horseshoe Lake, Shaker Heights
FREE, no pre-registration required

For more info or to participate contact Kirby Date at

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, Oct 6 • Nov 3 • Dec 1 • 7:45 am 
Where: Mandel JCC
For information contact AJC, (216)781-6035, or visit

People of the Vine: Significance of Wine in Jewish Life
Jewish wine moments reflect the joy of the chuppah and the triumph of redemption; they weave their way through Jewish life! Spend the evening exploring the traditions, customs, rituals and laws that have woven their way through Jewish life across the ages. Evening will include a wine tasting of some lovely kosher wines you can drink during the holidays. Facilitator, Nancy Zimmerman, Director of Jewish Life and Culture at the Mandel JCC
When: Thursday, Sept 22 • 7-8:30 pm
Where: Mandel Community Room
Fee: $10


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 significant Jewish concepts through lecture, engaging text study, meaningful dialogue, and exploration in the community. Class will be taught in three six-week blocks with a different rabbinic instructor for each block. Participants may join the class at the beginning of each section. Click here to download the flyer.
When: Thursdays • 7-9 pm
PART ONE: Sept 22, 29 & Oct 13, 20, 27 & Nov 3

PART TWO: Nov 17 & Dec 1, 8, 15 & Jan 5, 12
PART THREE: Jan 19, 26 & Feb 2, 9, 16, 23
Fee: $200 Individual / $250 Couples

10% discount for Mandel JCC members


Save the DateCleveland Jewish Book Festival
November 13-21, 2016
Monday, Nov 14 at 7:30 pm
Keynote speaker:
Joel Grey (Tony & Academy Award Winner and author of Master of Ceremonies)