Upcoming Programs

FEATURED EVENTS:
An Evening at the Opera: A Performance by Merav Eldan
Join us as we welcome Israeli born mezzo-soprano opera singer, Merav Eldan, who will perform a beautiful selection of well-known arias from operas by W.A. Mozart, G. Rossini, Bellini, and more. She will also feature popular songs from the classic musicals of L. Bernstein and Gershwin, as well as songs by the great American composer A. Copland. A light dinner will be served. Merav Eldan, a born Israeli, made her American debut at The Cleveland Institute of Music with La zia Principessa in Puccini’s Sister Angelica. She recently performed with the Jerusalem Symphony and has also performed with the Case Western Reserve Baroque Orchestra. Eldan also won 1st prize in the Darius Milhaud competition at CIM and in NATS Ohio State competition.
Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: JCC Multi-Purpose Room
Cost: $11/Member | $15/Non Member 
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Adult Cookie Decorating
Join us for to learn the basics of cookie decorating from Cindy Velt of Cindy’s Canfield Cookies and Sugar Love Studios. Learn the beginning techniques of decorating with royal icing that ends in delicious and colorful cookie creations to take home and enjoy! Price includes instruction, a dozen cookies, tips, bags, and meringue powder to mix a fresh batch of icing.
Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Time: 5:15 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: JCC Multi-Purpose Room
Cost: $35/Member | $47/Non Member
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Forgotten Jewish Foods with Chef Jeremy Umanksy
Did you know that foods ranging from ham to foie gras have Jewish roots? Did you know that latkes have been around since before Jews had even heard of or seen a potato? Join Cleveland based Chef Jeremy Umansky on a journey through time and rediscover forgotten Jewish foods. You'll kibbitz and nosh on unique and delicious foods that haven't been enjoyed since before your great grandparents were born. Price includes food tasting and recipes to take home.Space is limited. 
Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: JCC Multi-Purpose Room
Cost: $8/Member  | $11/Non Member
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MOVIE & LUNCH BUNCH
Hidden Figures
Three brilliant African-American women at NASA -- Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) -- serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world. A light lunch will be served.
Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time: 12:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Multi-Purpose Room
Cost:$8/Member | $11/Non Member
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The Zookeeper’s Wife
The time is 1939 and the place is Poland, homeland of Antonina Zabinski and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski. The Warsaw Zoo flourishes under Jan's stewardship and Antonina's care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. The Zabinskis covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save the lives of hundreds from what has become the Warsaw Ghetto. A light lunch will be served.
Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Time: 12:00-2:30 p.m.
Location: Multi-Purpose Room
Cost: $8/Member | $11/Non Member
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Florence Foster Jenkins
In the 1940s, New York socialite Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep) dreams of becoming a great opera singer. Unfortunately, her ambition far exceeds her talent. The voice Florence hears in her head is beautiful, but to everyone else it is quite lousy. Her husband St. Clair goes to extreme lengths to make sure his wife never finds out how awful she truly is. When Florence announces her plans for a concert at Carnegie Hall, St. Clair soon realizes that he's facing his greatest challenge yet.
Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Time: 12:00-2:30 p.m.
Location: JCC Multi-Purpose Room
Cost: $8/Member | $11/Non Member
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J CAFE:
Exploring Art: Industrial Influences
Join our Art Gallery Curator, Katelynd Gibbons, for a review of some of the notable art of our region from the 18th and 19th centuries through the contemporary era. Engage in discussion about how different artists have been influenced by industrial connections, and explore the range of impacts the industrial past has had on cultural identity and art history. A light lunch will be served.
Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 |
Time: 12:00 -1:00 p.m.
Location: JCC Multi-Purpose Room

Cost: $8/Member | $10/Non Member
Registration is required by Monday, December 11, 2017
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CULTURAL ARTS PROGRAMS:

Human Rights Under the Palestinian Authority: A Palestinian Perspective
Join us as Jerusalem-based human rights pioneer and political analyst, Bassem Eid, discusses human rights violations under the Palestinian Authority and the effect of the BDS movement on the Palestinian people.

About the Speaker:
Bassem Eid is a Jerusalem-based political analyst, human rights pioneer, and expert commentator in Arab and Palestinian affairs.  Born in 1958 in East Jerusalem, Eid spent 33 years in the Shu'fat refugee camp. He will discuss Palestinian Authority human rights violations and the effects of BDS on the Palestinian people. 
Date: Monday, October 16, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: JCC Multi-Purpose Room
Free Event

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Amish vs. Chasidic: A Research Review
Amish and Chasidic (Ultra-Orthodox) people both practice a very unique and old-fashioned life style. Join us as Dr. Rivka Neriya-Ben Shahar discusses her unique sociological research comparing the two communities.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Rivka Neriya-Ben Shahar is a senior lecturer at Sapir Academic College in Sderot, Israel, where she teaches courses in research methods, communication, religion, and gender. She has presented her research at
more than forty academic conferences and seminars in the United States and Israel and has published sixteen papers dealing with various perspectives on gender, religion and media. The event is free and open to the public. A light dinner will be served.
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: JCC Multi-Purpose Room
Free Event

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Lunch & Learn: The Moral Code of the IDF
Join us for an educational afternoon with our Israeli expert, Gon Erez, who will conduct a historical review of the ethical dilemmas faced by the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces), and how they have shaped the army’s current values and ways of operation. The IDF is one of the most developed militaries in Western civilization, especially when it comes to the topic of war ethics. Israel’s past and present is filled with challenging urban battles, which has made the IDF the most experienced army in this field, and a beacon to other western armies. This event is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be served.
Date: Friday, December 8, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
Location: JCC Multi-Purpose Room
Free Event

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