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Friday, October 16

B’nai Jeshurun Congregation, daily morning and Kabbalat Shabbat services

7:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. B’nai Jeshurun services are available via Zoom, live stream or dial in and are being led by our clergy. Visit bnaijeshurun.org/pray-with-us-shabbat for the Zoom and livestream links.

Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish FilmFest: “Viral: Antisemitism in 4 Mutations”

Beginning at 10 a.m.; available for a fixed 48-hour home-viewing window from release date and time. Visit clevelandjewishfilmfest.eventive.org/welcome.

Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish FilmFest: “Muna”

Beginning at 10 a.m.; available for a fixed 48-hour home-viewing window from release date and time. Visit clevelandjewishfilmfest.eventive.org/welcome.

Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish FilmFest: “Unchained” (Hebrew Title: “Matir Agunot”)

Beginning at 10 a.m.; available for a fixed 48-hour home-viewing window from release date and time. Visit clevelandjewishfilmfest.eventive.org/welcome.

B’nai Jeshurun Congregation: Virtual Kinder Shabbat

10:30 a.m. Have fun with us on Facebook (Mishpachot - B'nai Jeshurun Young Families) as we livestream Kinder Shabbat. Enjoy your favorite songs with Mr. Chuck and prayers with the clergy, too.

Get Out the Vote: Special storytimes featuring local elected officials

Join the Columbus Metropolitan Library at 11 a.m. daily through Oct. 16 to learn about voting and the election process form kid-friendly books read by your local elected officials. Register at crowdcast.io/e/GOTVstorytimes/register.

Building the 21st Century City: The Future Is Now!

The Cleveland District Council of the Urban Land Institute are teaming up with the City of Cleveland to host a two-day virtual symposium, Building the 21st Century City: The Future Is Now!. The symposium is slated for March 2021. The themes of the 21st Century City symposium will be highlighted in a City Club Virtual Forum, starting at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 16. The themes include best practices that will allow cities to maximize their future prosperity, with an emphasis on inclusivity. Other topics include current initiatives nationally and in Cleveland. Speakers include Director of City Planning Freddy Collier Jr. and Brookings Institution Fellow Adie Tomer. Visit cityclub.org to watch the livestream.

Virtual Author Talk with Achea Redd

Join the Columbus Metropolitan Library at 3 p.m. Oct. 16 for a one-on-one interview with New Albany-based writer, blogger and mental health advocate, Achea Redd, author of “Be Free. Be You,” and the upcoming guide book for young girls, “Authentic You.” Register at crowdcast.io/e/achearedd/register.

Temple Emanu El Shabbat Sprouts

5:20 p.m. Shabbat Sprouts by Zoom. The program is for “seedlings” ages 0-6 years and their families. Bring in Shabbat together with prayer, music, storytelling and Shabbat fun. Contact Renee Higer rhiger@teecleve.org for Zoom login.

Temple Emanu El Shabbat

This week’s readings: Shabbat Bereshit (Machar Hodesh) Genesis 1:1-6:8 & I Samuel 20:18-42. 5:45 p.m., Wine & Cheese Virtual Reception. 6:15 p.m., Shabbat. All these events are via Zoom, Live Stream & Facebook Live. Contact Renee Higer rhiger@teecleve.org for Zoom login. Our topic: "Do You Think It was an Accident."

Congregation Shaarey Tikvah Kabbalat Shabbat

On Zoom at 6 p.m. shaareytikvah.org.

Saturday, October 17

B’nai Jeshurun Congregation, Shabbat Services

B’nai Jeshurun services are available via Zoom, live stream or dial in and are being led by our clergy. Shabbat morning: 9 a.m./Shabbat afternoon: 6 p.m. Visit bnaijeshurun.org/pray-with-us-shabbat for the Zoom and livestream links.

B’nai Jeshurun Congregation: Starbucks, Bread & Torah Online

9 to 10 a.m. Gain fresh insights into the Torah, and study with great teachers! Visit bnaijeshurun.org/virtual_learning to learn about all of B’nai Jeshurun’s virtual classes and links.

Temple Emanu El Parshat Hashavua

9 a.m. via Zoom. Contact Renee Higer rhiger@teecleve.org for Zoom login.

Congregation Shaarey Tikvah Shabbat Services

In person (pre-registration required) and live-streamed, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. shaareytikvah.org.

Abrepaso Flamenco: Technique Toolbox

Open level class. Great for varying levels of experience. Participants will work on various aspects of technique and musicality each class, including: posturas, brazeo (armwork), zapateado (footwork), turns, raveling/marking steps, and more. The class will be over Zoom and in-person at Wilhelm Dance, 19555 Center Ridge Road in Rocky River. Masks are required for in-person classes. Classes run from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, Sept. 12 to Dec. 19. No classes Nov. 21 or 28. Limit 10 students in-person. To register for the class, visit abrepaso.org/calendar/classes.

Abrepaso Flamenco: Cuadro Class

For all levels of dancers and musicians. In this class, students learn and develop improvisation skills in tangos and bulerias, tools to be able to react to musicians and/or dancers, understanding the structures of verses, and basic musical terminology to communicate between dancer and accompanist. The class will be over Zoom and in-person at Wilhelm Dance, 19555 Center Ridge Road in Rocky River. Masks are required for in-person classes, which are limited to 10 students. Classes run from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. from Sept. 12 to Dec. 19. No classes Nov. 21 or 28. To register for the class, visit abrepaso.org/calendar/classes.

Grown-Up Play Date Fundraiser to benefit Akron Children's Museum

The Akron Children’s Museum will bring the party directly to you during its fourth annual Party At Home-themed Grown-Up Play Date fundraiser Oct. 17, virtually, with a Party-At-Home theme. This premier philanthropic affair will feature an exciting medley of fun-at-home-inspired entertainment including an online auction, city-wide scavenger hunt, online trivia challenge, swag bag, dinner delivery options catered by local favorites Vaccaro’s Trattoria, Blue Heron Brewery and Crave Cantina. The highly anticipated online auction will offer over 60 items donated by local businesses, sponsors and community leaders. Net proceeds will benefit Akron Children’s Museum’s educational exhibits, STEAM programming, reopening plans, and facility expansion efforts. This year’s fundraiser is especially important as the museum looks to supplement operations funds lost due to the temporary closure caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tickets start at $65 per individual and may be obtained online at www.GrownUpPlayDateAkron.com. The online auction goes Oct. 10 and continues through Oct. 18. The self-paced, city-wide scavenger hunt runs during the same timeframe and prizes will be awarded to the winning teams. The Virtual Program starts on the day of the main event, at 7 p.m. Oct. 17. For more information, or if you cannot attend, but would still like to support the Akron Children’s Museum, contact Kristin Goff Durian at GUPD@akronkids.org, or visit www.akronkids.org for more information on how you can contribute.

Congregation Shaarey Tikvah Havdallah

On Zoom at 7:25 p.m. shaareytikvah.org.

Cleveland Classical Guitar Society: Bokyung Byun in Concert

7:30 to 8:30 p.m. This online concert marks the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society debut performance of Bokyung Byun, who will perform for CCGS patrons from her home in California. Visit cleguitar.org/event/byun-online for more information and to RSVP.

Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish FilmFest: “Golden Voices”

Beginning at 9 p.m.; available for a fixed 48-hour home-viewing window from release date and time. Visit clevelandjewishfilmfest.eventive.org/welcome.

DANCECleveland: Contra-Tiempo, “Agua Furiosa”

DANCECleveland presents "Fall for DANCECleveland," a Virtual Fall Series that includes BODYTRAFFIC, as well as three additional remarkable dance companies. Online streaming passes are on sale at dancecleveland.org. The streamed performances for each dance company will take place on a specific date and be available for 24 to 96 hours, depending on the streaming ticket pass level that viewers purchase. The streaming performance of Contra-Tiempo, “Agua Furiosa” begins Oct. 17.

Sunday, October 18

B’nai Jeshurun Congregation, daily morning and evening services

8 a.m. and 6 p.m. B’nai Jeshurun services are available via Zoom, live stream or dial in and are being led by our clergy. Visit bnaijeshurun.org/pray-with-us-shabbat for the Zoom and livestream links.

Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish FilmFest: Shorts program

Beginning at 10 a.m.; available for a fixed 48-hour home-viewing window from release date and time. Visit clevelandjewishfilmfest.eventive.org/welcome.

B’nai Jeshurun Congregation: Men’s Club Browns/Steelers Football Game

1 p.m. This event has been an annual tradition for our Men’s Club so since we cannot meet in person we will watch together on Zoom. You can also pre-order a kosher corned beef lunch catered from Kantina that can be picked up at B’nai Jeshurun the morning before the game. Visit bnaijeshurun.org/event/mens-club-virtual-brown-steelers-football-game.html to learn more.

National Kidney Foundation: Virtual Patient Symposium

The Virtual Patient Symposium is 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 18 via Zoom. Visit kidney.org/VirtualPatientSymposium.

Screening of Eric Bednarski’s 2019 documentary “Warsaw: A City Divided”

Previously unseen amateur 8mm footage of the Warsaw Ghetto alongside testimony from survivors and their descendants offers a new perspective on the creation of the Warsaw Ghetto and the fate of Warsaw’s Jewish inhabitants in Eric Bednarski’s 2019 documentary “Warsaw: A City Divided.” The Ohio State University’s Center for Slavic and East European Studies and the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus will screen the film online at 1 p.m. Oct. 18 followed by a Q&A with the director. “Warsaw: A City Divided” has been screened at film festivals around the world, including in Paris; Prague; Bucharest, Romania; Copenhagen; Chicago; Los Angeles and Jerusalem. It won the Best Documentary Audience Award at the Warsaw Jewish Film Festival. Registration is required at wexarts.org/talks-more/eric-bednarski.

Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish FilmFest: “When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit”

Beginning at 2 p.m.; available for a fixed 48-hour home-viewing window from release date and time. Visit clevelandjewishfilmfest.eventive.org/welcome.

Congregation Tifereth Israel Spotlight 2020 honors Cantor Jack Chomsky

Join Congregation Tifereth Israel from 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18 to honor Cantor Jack Chomsky’s 38 years of music, service, and leadership via Zoom. Registration is required at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eh70lg3rf1d11ce8&oseq=&c=&ch=.

Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish FilmFest: “Flawless”

Beginning at 7 p.m.; available for a fixed 48-hour home-viewing window from release date and time. Visit clevelandjewishfilmfest.eventive.org/welcome.

CWRU’s Maltz Performing Arts Center “LIVE! (streamed) @ Silver Hall”

The free streaming series featuring the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra includes performances at 8 p.m. every Wednesday and Sunday through Dec. 20. On Oct. 18, Mimi Arden will perform. Visit case.edu/maltzcenter/livestreamedatsilverhall.

Mandel JCC: Playmakers Presents “Peter and The Starcatcher” (virtual and in person)

Kids in 9-12 grades have a unique opportunity to perform “Peter and the Starcatcher” while learning from Playmakers alumnus and Broadway star Jordan Matthew Brown. From auditions to opening night, actors will have the experience we’ve all been missing – rehearsing with friends and playing a part! Join us to take your craft to the next level. One-on-one instruction, group rehearsals, customized rehearsal process. Oct. 18 through Dec. 13, time scheduled on an individual basis. Visit mandeljcc.org/fallarts.

Mandel JCC: Playmakers Anywhere “Who’s Who in Whoville” (virtual and in person)

Kids in 2-5 grades can bring a full musical to life in a new way. From auditions to opening night, actors will have the experience we’ve all been missing – rehearsing with friends and playing a part! The experience will also include Q&As with professionals, technical theater instruction, backdrops and costumes. Rehearsal and performance will be virtual; individualized instruction and group rehearsals. Oct. 18 through Dec. 13, time scheduled on an individual basis. Visit mandeljcc.org/fallarts.

Mandel JCC: Playmakers Anywhere “The World According to Snoopy” (virtual and in person)

Kids in 6-8 grades can bring a full musical to life in a new way. From auditions to opening night, actors will have the experience we’ve all been missing – rehearsing with friends and playing a part! The experience will also include Q&As with professionals, technical theater instruction, backdrops and costumes. Rehearsal and performance will be virtual; individualized instruction and group rehearsals. Oct. 18 through Dec. 13, time scheduled on an individual basis. Visit mandeljcc.org/fallarts.

Cuyahoga Community College’s Virtual Autumn Blaze 5K

Dash through the fall colors while doing some good this October during the virtual Autumn Blaze 5K by Cuyahoga Community College. Proceeds from the virtual race benefit Greater Cleveland Community Shares, the United Negro College Fund and United Way of Greater Cleveland. Tri-C launched the event in 2015 as part of its annual giving campaign to benefit the community. The virtual format of Tri-C’s sixth annual Autumn Blaze 5K allows runners or walkers to complete the race on their own at any location at any time over an eight-day period — Oct. 18 through Oct. 25. Finishers can submit their time to compete for medals by age group. To bring racers together, participants also can share photos on social media using #AutumnBlaze5K. Online registration is available at tri-c.edu/autumnblaze5k. Registration is $25 for community members or $20 for Tri-C students. All preregistered runners and walkers will receive a cooling face mask with the Autumn Blaze logo. Previously, the race has taken place at Western Campus. The event shifted to a virtual format this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Monday, October 19

B’nai Jeshurun Congregation, daily morning and evening services

7:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. B’nai Jeshurun services are available via Zoom, live stream or dial in and are being led by our clergy. Visit bnaijeshurun.org/pray-with-us-shabbat for the Zoom and livestream links.

B’nai Jeshurun Congregation: What’s NU? With Rabbi Hal Rudin-Luria

10 to 11 a.m. Topical text study and discussion on the most relevant Jewish topics of the day. Visit bnaijeshurun.org/virtual_learning to learn about all of B’nai Jeshurun’s virtual classes and links.

How to Have Respectful Disagreements with People (even when they’re totally wrong)

Presented by Josh Lorch, LISW of Jewish Family Services. We live in a time and place that can feel very divided and we regularly come into contact with someone whose views are opposed to our own. How do we make our space a place where people can disagree and still get along? And how do we incorporate that process into the world around us? Join Josh from 10 to 11 a.m. for a discussion about respectful communication (and especially respectful disagreements) in these challenging times. Register at jfscolumbus.org/community.

Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish FilmFest: “Code Name: Ayalon”

Beginning at 10 a.m.; available for a fixed 48-hour home-viewing window from release date and time. Visit clevelandjewishfilmfest.eventive.org/welcome.

B’nai Jeshurun Congregation: Parshat Hashavua with Professor Doron Kalir, CSU

Noon to 1 p.m. We will discuss the weekly Torah portion from a liberal viewpoint. In particular, we will examine implications of the text for today's community and the meaning of Emunah (faith) in the 21st century. Visit bnaijeshurun.org/virtual_learning to learn about all of B’nai Jeshurun’s virtual classes and links.

Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish FilmFest: “The Garden of the Finzi-Continis”

Beginning at noon; available for a fixed 48-hour home-viewing window from release date and time. Visit clevelandjewishfilmfest.eventive.org/welcome.

Bexley Public Library: Kindergarten Super Stars

Children ages 4-6 are invited to join Bexley Public Library online, with pre-recorded videos and a live Zoom event, every Monday afternoon. Video will be available each Monday at 1 p.m. on Facebook. Zoom event will be held each Monday at 2 p.m. Stories and activities are designed to help build school and reading readiness. Register at bexley.libnet.info/events to reserve your packet of materials.

Abrepaso Flamenco: Flamenco Fundamentals

Learn the basics of flamenco technique, and get a taste of several different rhythms/styles in flamenco during Abrepaso Flamenco’s virtual fundamentals class. This class is designed for students with little to no flamenco experience. Classes run from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 14 to Dec. 21. No classes Nov. 16 or 23. To register for the class, visit https://www.abrepaso.org/calendar/classes.

Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish FilmFest: “Asia”

Beginning at 7 p.m.; available for a fixed 48-hour home-viewing window from release date and time. Visit clevelandjewishfilmfest.eventive.org/welcome.

Abrepaso Flamenco: Flamenco Studies Zoom

This session will look at flamenco through the lens of the great artists that have shaped the form. Along with historical context and biographical info, we’ll listen and watch videos, emphasizing tools to more deeply appreciate and understand the endless array of YouTube sources at our disposal. The virtual class will run from 7:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays, Sept. 14 through Dec. 21. No classes Nov. 16 or 23. To register for the class, visit https://www.abrepaso.org/calendar/classes.

SalonEra Episode 5: Latin Baroque

SalonEra is an online early music variety show featuring a wide range of national and international artists in a combination of live performances, pre-recorded content, and intriguing dialogue moderated by Debra Nagy, artistic director of Les Délices. At 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19, specialists Nell Snaidas (Soprano) and Laury Guttierez (viola da gamba) share their performances of Latin Baroque and Afro-Baroque music, while violinist Karin Cuellar Rendon explores 19th century Peruvian and Bolivian salon music. SalonEra is presented free with a suggested donation of $10/episode. For more info and to register to watch, visit SalonEra.org.

Cuyahoga Community College’s Virtual Autumn Blaze 5K

Dash through the fall colors while doing some good this October during the virtual Autumn Blaze 5K by Cuyahoga Community College. Proceeds from the virtual race benefit Greater Cleveland Community Shares, the United Negro College Fund and United Way of Greater Cleveland. Tri-C launched the event in 2015 as part of its annual giving campaign to benefit the community. The virtual format of Tri-C’s sixth annual Autumn Blaze 5K allows runners or walkers to complete the race on their own at any location at any time over an eight-day period — Oct. 18 through Oct. 25. Finishers can submit their time to compete for medals by age group. To bring racers together, participants also can share photos on social media using #AutumnBlaze5K. Online registration is available at tri-c.edu/autumnblaze5k. Registration is $25 for community members or $20 for Tri-C students. All preregistered runners and walkers will receive a cooling face mask with the Autumn Blaze logo. Previously, the race has taken place at Western Campus. The event shifted to a virtual format this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

JCC virtual book fair events

More than 100 Jewish Community Centers, including the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus, have partnered to put on a virtual book fair this fall. The Book Festival of the MJCCA and the National JCC Literary Consortium’s “In Your Living Room” will bring renowned authors into homes virtually, with a variety of opportunities to tune in through Dec. 2. Upcoming events and guests include author Jonathan Safran Foer on Oct. 19, author and journalist Nancy Grace on Oct. 27, Israeli politician and activist Natan Sharansky and author Gil Troy on Nov. 8, actor and author Rachel Bloom on Nov. 21, and chef and author Ina Garten on Dec. 2. Registration and confirmation is through partner agency, the Marcus JCC of Atlanta, however, ticket purchases benefit the Columbus JCC and allows its continued programming with nationally renowned authors, according to an email from the Columbus JCC. To view the schedule and purchase tickets, visit bit.ly/3ibmAld. For more information, contact Cheryl Dritz, bookfair coordinator at the Columbus JCC, at cdritz@columbusjcc.org or 614-559-6238.

Tuesday, October 20

B’nai Jeshurun Congregation, daily morning and evening services

7:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. B’nai Jeshurun services are available via Zoom, live stream or dial in and are being led by our clergy. Visit bnaijeshurun.org/pray-with-us-shabbat for the Zoom and livestream links.

Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish FilmFest:“House on Wannsee Street” (La casa de Wannese)

Beginning at 10 a.m.; available for a fixed 48-hour home-viewing window from release date and time. Visit clevelandjewishfilmfest.eventive.org/welcome.

B’nai Jeshurun Congregation: Torah Study with Susan Wyner

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Join in for a close reading of the Torah as we make our way through our most central text. We are currently studying the book of Deuteronomy. Visit bnaijeshurun.org/virtual_learning to learn about all of B’nai Jeshurun’s virtual classes and links.

Ohio’s Presidential Past

Ohio is sometimes called the Mother of Presidents, and it is claimed that the state has produced more U.S. presidents than any other state. Join Eric Rivet, chief curator at the Western Reserve Historical Society, at 4 p.m. for a virtual presentation to learn about the truth behind this claim and to hear stories about the men from Ohio that have held the nation’s highest elected office. Register at csualumni.com/events-travel/events/ohios-presidential-past.

B’nai Jeshurun Congregation: Men’s Club Happy Hour

5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to discuss topics of current interest along with a little comedy on the side. These discussions are open to everyone and drinks are optional. We're looking forward to seeing you! Visit bnaijeshurun.org/virtual_programming for Zoom links and more information.

Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish FilmFest:“Shared Legacies: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance”

Beginning at 7 p.m.; available for a fixed 48-hour home-viewing window from release date and time. Visit clevelandjewishfilmfest.eventive.org/welcome.

CWRU-Siegal Lifelong Learning: Text Me: Ancient Jewish Wisdom Meets Contemporary Technology

Jeffrey Schein, Director of Text Me and Amphibious Jewish projects; Senior Education Consultant of Mordecai Kaplan Center for Jewish Peoplehood. From 8 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 20 through Nov. 17. For more information and to register, visit case.edu/lifelonglearning/courses/courses-subject/jewish-studies/text-me-ancient-jewish-wisdom-meets-contemporary-technology-remote.

Cuyahoga Community College’s Virtual Autumn Blaze 5K

Dash through the fall colors while doing some good this October during the virtual Autumn Blaze 5K by Cuyahoga Community College. Proceeds from the virtual race benefit Greater Cleveland Community Shares, the United Negro College Fund and United Way of Greater Cleveland. Tri-C launched the event in 2015 as part of its annual giving campaign to benefit the community. The virtual format of Tri-C’s sixth annual Autumn Blaze 5K allows runners or walkers to complete the race on their own at any location at any time over an eight-day period — Oct. 18 through Oct. 25. Finishers can submit their time to compete for medals by age group. To bring racers together, participants also can share photos on social media using #AutumnBlaze5K. Online registration is available at tri-c.edu/autumnblaze5k. Registration is $25 for community members or $20 for Tri-C students. All preregistered runners and walkers will receive a cooling face mask with the Autumn Blaze logo. Previously, the race has taken place at Western Campus. The event shifted to a virtual format this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Wednesday, October 21

B’nai Jeshurun Congregation, daily morning and evening services

7:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. B’nai Jeshurun services are available via Zoom, live stream or dial in and are being led by our clergy. Visit bnaijeshurun.org/pray-with-us-shabbat for the Zoom and livestream links.

Congregation Shaarey Tikvah Midweek Mishnah Class

10 a.m. Join Rabbi Roland for an educational Midweek Mishnah Class via Zoom. No Hebrew needed. All adult learners are welcome. zoom.us/j/695805248, or call 1-646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 695 805 248.

Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish FilmFest: “Mrs. G”

Beginning at 10 a.m.; available for a fixed 48-hour home-viewing window from release date and time. Visit clevelandjewishfilmfest.eventive.org/welcome.

Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish FilmFest: “The One and Only Jewish Miss America”

Beginning at 10 a.m.; available for a fixed 48-hour home-viewing window from release date and time. Visit clevelandjewishfilmfest.eventive.org/welcome.

B’nai Jeshurun Congregation: Mishnah: The New Scripture with Rabbi Alan Lettofsky

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Most Jewish institutions and values, while based on the Bible, were created by the ancient rabbis. The Mishnah and its expansion into the full Talmud are the core texts for our Jewish foundations. Visit bnaijeshurun.org/virtual_learning to learn about all of B’nai Jeshurun’s virtual classes and links.

CWRU-Siegal Lifelong Learning: Do Jews Write the Songs That Make the Whole World Sing?

Sarah Sager, Cantor Laureate, Fairmount Temple. From 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 21 through Nov. 11. For more information and to register, visit case.edu/lifelonglearning/courses/courses-subject/jewish-studies/do-jews-write-songs-make-whole-world-sing-remote.

“Critical Years at the End of the Twentieth Century: 1973, 1977, 1989, and 1993”

The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization Series for the Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University event from 4 to 5 p.m. will focus on The “Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization Volume 10, Late Twentieth Century, 1973–2005,” edited by Deborah Dash Moore and Nurith Gertz, and will feature Deborah Dash Moore. The end of the 20th century hosted quite a few critical historical events which will be examined during this lecture. These events include the rise of feminism, the emergence of Holocaust consciousness and its permutations, Jewish Nobel prize winners for literature, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the election of Menachem Begin, and the creation of the Oslo Accords. Register at posenlibrary.com/frontend/posen-library-events.

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center ambassador training workshops

The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center will offering virtual ambassador training workshops that are free and open to the public through Dec. 16. These educational workshops are open to anyone who wants to learn more about how to support survivors of rape and sexual abuse, and become more involved in creating societal change. Each workshop includes the same content. For questions, contact Nicolle Huffman at nicolleh@clevelandrcc.org. The Oct. 21 workshop runs from 5 to 8 p.m.

Fostering Economic Equity: Fixing the Racial Imbalance in Consumer Finance

HFLA of Northeast Ohio is hosting a virtual community conversation to discuss the racially biased systemic inequities in consumer finance, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 21. The panel discussion will be moderated by The City Club of Cleveland CEO Dan Moulthrop. Prior to the panel discussion, Senior VP, West Territory Exec. of PNC Michael Taylor, will be awarded HFLA's Planting Seeds Award. Michael will share PNC's vision of Community Development Banking. Our knowledgeable panelists include: Nick Bourke, The Pew Charitable Trusts; Sarah Chenven, Credit Builders Alliance; Mark L. Joseph, PhD, National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities; Danielle Sydnor, Cleveland NAACP , We Win Strategies Group. For more information on guest registration or sponsorship, visit interestfree.org/events/fostering-economic-equity.

Cuyahoga County Public Library: Beyond The Book Jacket with Maggie Smith & Dave Lucas

Join the Cuyahoga County Public Library at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 on Facebook Live for a conversation with Maggie Smith and Dave Lucas. Smith is the award-winning writer of the viral poem “Good Bones” and the author of Keep Moving, which celebrates the beauty and strength on the other side of loss. Lucas is poet laureate for the state of Ohio and a full-time lecturer in Case Western Reserve’s Department of English. He is known for his difficult and highly stylized modern poetry and is recognized as one of the most influential poets of the 21st century. Visit beyondbookjackets.com/smith-lucas.

Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish FilmFest: “Breaking Bread”

Beginning at 7 p.m.; available for a fixed 48-hour home-viewing window from release date and time. Visit clevelandjewishfilmfest.eventive.org/welcome.

The Mike White Years by the Journalists Who Covered Him

Brent Larkin, Plain Dealer; Tom Beres, WKYC-TV (retired); and Leon Bibb, WKYC-TV, WEWS-TV. 7 p.m. This free lecture is part of the Cleveland Civics History Series offered by Case Western Reserve University's Siegal Lifelong Learning and co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland and the Cleveland History Center. For information, visit case.edu/lifelonglearning/lectures/cleveland-civics-history-series.

B’nai Jeshurun Congregation: Sisterhood Book Club

7:30 to 8:30 p.m. All are welcome to join in the third Wednesday of each month for a book discussion. August book is “The Lost Girls of Paris” by Sarah Pam Jenoff. Visit bnaijeshurun.org/virtual_programming for Zoom links and more information.

Temple Emanu El Topics in Talmud

7:30 p.m. This month, we will examine "Sins of Omission," the transgression of not doing something that you should have done. For Zoom link, email Judi Roseman at jroseman@teecleve.org.

CWRU’s Maltz Performing Arts Center “LIVE! (streamed) @ Silver Hall”

The free streaming series featuring the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra includes performances at 8 p.m. every Wednesday and Sunday through Dec. 20. On Oct. 21, Rubber City Ukes will perform. Visit case.edu/maltzcenter/livestreamedatsilverhall.

Cuyahoga Community College’s Virtual Autumn Blaze 5K

Dash through the fall colors while doing some good this October during the virtual Autumn Blaze 5K by Cuyahoga Community College. Proceeds from the virtual race benefit Greater Cleveland Community Shares, the United Negro College Fund and United Way of Greater Cleveland. Tri-C launched the event in 2015 as part of its annual giving campaign to benefit the community. The virtual format of Tri-C’s sixth annual Autumn Blaze 5K allows runners or walkers to complete the race on their own at any location at any time over an eight-day period — Oct. 18 through Oct. 25. Finishers can submit their time to compete for medals by age group. To bring racers together, participants also can share photos on social media using #AutumnBlaze5K. Online registration is available at tri-c.edu/autumnblaze5k. Registration is $25 for community members or $20 for Tri-C students. All preregistered runners and walkers will receive a cooling face mask with the Autumn Blaze logo. Previously, the race has taken place at Western Campus. The event shifted to a virtual format this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Thursday, October 22

B’nai Jeshurun Congregation, daily morning and evening services

7:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. B’nai Jeshurun services are available via Zoom, live stream or dial in and are being led by our clergy. Visit bnaijeshurun.org/pray-with-us-shabbat for the Zoom and livestream links.

B’nai Jeshurun Congregation: Ethical & Ritual Issues Through the Lens of Conservative Jewish Law with Rabbi Stephen Weiss

Noon to 1 p.m. Through the study of responsa (Jewish law papers) from the Law Committee of the Rabbinical Assembly, we will explore what Jewish tradition has to say about the most pressing and significant issues of our day. Class is always lively, filled with text study and discussion. Visit bnaijeshurun.org/virtual_learning to learn about all of B’nai Jeshurun’s virtual classes and links.

Virtual Film Screenings & Zoom Discussion: "The Day I Met Hitler"

In a partnership with Classrooms Without Borders, the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage will present the film “The Day I Met Hitler” followed by a post-film discussion with the filmmakers, Ronen Israelski and Avi Ben Hur. The event will begin at 3 p.m. Oct. 22. To register, visit classroomswithoutborders.org/the-day-i-met-hitler/

CWRU Think Forum lecture with Martha S. Jones

Case Western Reserve University’s Think Forum lecture series will present a free virtual lecture this fall examining African American women’s pursuit of political power. Martha S. Jones, historian, writer and commentator whose work examines how Black Americans have shaped the story of democracy in the United States, will be featured. The virtual, free event will begin at 6 p.m. Oct. 22. For more information, visit case.edu/events/thinkforum.

B’nai Jeshurun Congregation: Cooking with Murray

7 to 8 p.m. Visit bnaijeshurun.org/virtual_programming for Zoom links and more information.

Cuyahoga County Public Library: Beyond The Book Jacket with Dr. Michael Roizen

Join the Cuyahoga County Public Library at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 on Facebook Live when Cleveland Clinic Chief Wellness Officer and author Dr. Michael Roizen will discuss his cookbook/strategic eating plan – the sequel to the wildly popular “What to Eat When.” Visit beyondbookjackets.com/roizen.

BEWITCHED Premiere

7:30 p.m. Oct. 22. Les Délices’ all-virtual 2020-21 season titled Embracing Change debuts with BEWITCHED, a cinematic online concert experience featuring rising-star soprano Hannah De Priest as Circe in a bone-chilling cantata by Colin de Blamont and as vengeance-wreaking witch Medea in music by Clérambault. Visit lesdelices.org/event/bewitched/ for tickets ($20) and information on how to watch.

B’nai Jeshurun Congregation: The How & Why of Jewish Ritual With Cantor Aaron Shifman

8 to 9 p.m. We will be discussing kaddish, mikvah, tallit and tzizit, brit milah, Shabbat and havdallah to name a few using Medrashim and Talmudic resources. Visit bnaijeshurun.org/virtual_learning to learn about all of B’nai Jeshurun’s virtual classes and links.

Congregation Shaarey Tikvah: The Rebbe’s Tisch

9 p.m. Rabbi Roland will teach a song, tell a story, and share a bit of Torah from our Hasidic Masters via Zoom. Special guests are featured each week. zoom.us/j/98342740389 or call 1-646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 983 4274 0389.

Cuyahoga Community College’s Virtual Autumn Blaze 5K

Dash through the fall colors while doing some good this October during the virtual Autumn Blaze 5K by Cuyahoga Community College. Proceeds from the virtual race benefit Greater Cleveland Community Shares, the United Negro College Fund and United Way of Greater Cleveland. Tri-C launched the event in 2015 as part of its annual giving campaign to benefit the community. The virtual format of Tri-C’s sixth annual Autumn Blaze 5K allows runners or walkers to complete the race on their own at any location at any time over an eight-day period — Oct. 18 through Oct. 25. Finishers can submit their time to compete for medals by age group. To bring racers together, participants also can share photos on social media using #AutumnBlaze5K. Online registration is available at tri-c.edu/autumnblaze5k. Registration is $25 for community members or $20 for Tri-C students. All preregistered runners and walkers will receive a cooling face mask with the Autumn Blaze logo. Previously, the race has taken place at Western Campus. The event shifted to a virtual format this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Friday, October 23

B’nai Jeshurun Congregation, daily morning and Kabbalat Shabbat services

7:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. B’nai Jeshurun services are available via Zoom, live stream or dial in and are being led by our clergy. Visit bnaijeshurun.org/pray-with-us-shabbat for the Zoom and livestream links.

B’nai Jeshurun Congregation: Virtual Kinder Shabbat

10:30 a.m. Have fun with us on Facebook (Mishpachot - B'nai Jeshurun Young Families) as we livestream Kinder Shabbat. Enjoy your favorite songs with Mr. Chuck and prayers with the clergy, too.

Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish FilmFest: “My name is Sara”

Beginning at noon; available for a fixed 48-hour home-viewing window from release date and time. Visit clevelandjewishfilmfest.eventive.org/welcome.

Congregation Shaarey Tikvah Kabbalat Shabbat

On Zoom at 6 p.m. shaareytikvah.org.

Saturday, October 24

B’nai Jeshurun Congregation, Shabbat Services

B’nai Jeshurun services are available via Zoom, live stream or dial in and are being led by our clergy. Shabbat morning: 9 a.m./Shabbat afternoon: 6 p.m. Visit bnaijeshurun.org/pray-with-us-shabbat for the Zoom and livestream links.

B’nai Jeshurun Congregation: Starbucks, Bread & Torah Online

9 to 10 a.m. Gain fresh insights into the Torah, and study with great teachers! Visit bnaijeshurun.org/virtual_learning to learn about all of B’nai Jeshurun’s virtual classes and links.

Congregation Shaarey Tikvah Shabbat Services

In person (pre-registration required) and livestreamed from 9:30 to 11 a.m. shaareytikvah.org.

Lake Erie Ink: Stories of Suspense

Make Lake Erie Ink your first stop for Halloween and write a spooky story at this all ages workshop featuring guest writer D.M. Pulley. Before becoming a full-time writer, D.M. Pulley worked as a professional engineer, rehabbing historic structures and conducting forensic investigations of building failures. Pulley’s structural survey of a vacant building in Cleveland inspired her debut novel, “The Dead Key,” the winner of the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. The disappearance of a family member formed the basis for her second historical mystery, “The Buried Book.” Pulley’s third novel, “The Unclaimed Victim,” delves into the dark history behind Cleveland’s Torso Killer. She lives in northeast Ohio with her husband and two children. From 10:30 a.m. to noon. For more information and to register, visit lakeerieink.org/stories-of-suspense.

Abrepaso Flamenco: Technique Toolbox

Open level class. Great for varying levels of experience. Participants will work on various aspects of technique and musicality each class, including: posturas, brazeo (armwork), zapateado (footwork), turns, raveling/marking steps, and more. The class will be over Zoom and in-person at Wilhelm Dance, 19555 Center Ridge Road in Rocky River. Masks are required for in-person classes. Classes run from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, Sept. 12 to Dec. 19. No classes Nov. 21 or 28. Limit 10 students in-person. To register for the class, visit abrepaso.org/calendar/classes.

Abrepaso Flamenco: Cuadro Class

For all levels of dancers and musicians. In this class, students learn and develop improvisation skills in tangos and bulerias, tools to be able to react to musicians and/or dancers, understanding the structures of verses, and basic musical terminology to communicate between dancer and accompanist. The class will be over Zoom and in-person at Wilhelm Dance, 19555 Center Ridge Road in Rocky River. Masks are required for in-person classes, which are limited to 10 students. Classes run from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. from Sept. 12 to Dec. 19. No classes Nov. 21 or 28. To register for the class, visit abrepaso.org/calendar/classes.

Cuyahoga County Public Library: Beyond The Book Jacket with local writers

Join the Cuyahoga County Public Library at 7 p.m. for a conversation featuring three of Northeast Ohio’s favorite local authors: Deanna Adams (“The Truth About Justyce”); Abby Collette (“A Deadly Inside Scoop”); and Lucy Ness (“Haunted Homicide”). Visit beyondbookjackets.com/localwriters2.

Congregation Shaarey Tikvah Havdallah

On Zoom at 7:10 p.m. shaareytikvah.org.

Cleveland’s Classic Company: “Ghost Light- A Virtual Cabaret Fundraiser”

Great Lakes Theater (GLT) will present “Ghost Light – A Virtual Cabaret Fundraiser” on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 7:30 PM. The event will afford participants an opportunity to see their favorite Great Lakes Theater artists performing Broadway showstoppers and more from the comfort of their own home. Featuring a mix of songs and stories, the event will entertain and explore “things that haunt” – including “spooky” bits of Hanna Theatre history. “Ghost Light” guests are invited to enhance their viewing experience by adding on nosh from Chef Zack Bruell, prepared for pre-show pickup curbside from Cowell & Hubbard at Playhouse Square. A VIP PASS is also available that grants guests access to an exclusive after-party celebration following the cabaret. The after-party celebration features an interactive, live Q&A hosted by Producing Artistic Director, Charles Fee, with members of the “Ghost Light “artistic company. All proceeds benefit Great Lakes Theater's acclaimed mainstage and educational programming that impacts more than 100,000 students and adults annually. Great Lakes Theater, Cleveland’s classic company, has brought the pleasure, power and relevance of classic theater to the widest possible audience since 1962. Complete details and ticket purchasing options are available online at:www.greatlakestheater.org/ghostlightcabaret

Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway

Playhouse Square is participating in a three-part streaming concert series, Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway, featuring two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone at 8 p.m. Oct. 24, Tony Award winner Laura Benanti at 8 p.m. Nov. 14, and critically acclaimed actress and singer Vanessa Williams at 8 p.m. Dec. 5. All three livestream events are on sale now at playhousesquare.org for $30 each. A series package of all three concerts is available for a limited time for $75, a savings of $15 off the cost of the individual concerts. All purchases include an additional 72 hours of on-demand viewing of the livestream(s), available beginning one hour after each live broadcast ends. Proceeds from sales of the livestreams will support Playhouse Square.

Cuyahoga Community College’s Virtual Autumn Blaze 5K

Dash through the fall colors while doing some good this October during the virtual Autumn Blaze 5K by Cuyahoga Community College. Proceeds from the virtual race benefit Greater Cleveland Community Shares, the United Negro College Fund and United Way of Greater Cleveland. Tri-C launched the event in 2015 as part of its annual giving campaign to benefit the community. The virtual format of Tri-C’s sixth annual Autumn Blaze 5K allows runners or walkers to complete the race on their own at any location at any time over an eight-day period — Oct. 18 through Oct. 25. Finishers can submit their time to compete for medals by age group. To bring racers together, participants also can share photos on social media using #AutumnBlaze5K. Online registration is available at tri-c.edu/autumnblaze5k. Registration is $25 for community members or $20 for Tri-C students. All preregistered runners and walkers will receive a cooling face mask with the Autumn Blaze logo. Previously, the race has taken place at Western Campus. The event shifted to a virtual format this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Sunday, October 25

B’nai Jeshurun Congregation, daily morning and evening services

8 a.m. and 6 p.m. B’nai Jeshurun services are available via Zoom, live stream or dial in and are being led by our clergy. Visit bnaijeshurun.org/pray-with-us-shabbat for the Zoom and livestream links.

CWRU’s Maltz Performing Arts Center “LIVE! (streamed) @ Silver Hall”

The free streaming series featuring the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra includes performances at 8 p.m. every Wednesday and Sunday through Dec. 20. On Oct. 25, Dr. E will perform. Visit case.edu/maltzcenter/livestreamedatsilverhall.

Cuyahoga Community College’s Virtual Autumn Blaze 5K

Dash through the fall colors while doing some good this October during the virtual Autumn Blaze 5K by Cuyahoga Community College. Proceeds from the virtual race benefit Greater Cleveland Community Shares, the United Negro College Fund and United Way of Greater Cleveland. Tri-C launched the event in 2015 as part of its annual giving campaign to benefit the community. The virtual format of Tri-C’s sixth annual Autumn Blaze 5K allows runners or walkers to complete the race on their own at any location at any time over an eight-day period — Oct. 18 through Oct. 25. Finishers can submit their time to compete for medals by age group. To bring racers together, participants also can share photos on social media using #AutumnBlaze5K. Online registration is available at tri-c.edu/autumnblaze5k. Registration is $25 for community members or $20 for Tri-C students. All preregistered runners and walkers will receive a cooling face mask with the Autumn Blaze logo. Previously, the race has taken place at Western Campus. The event shifted to a virtual format this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Alliance For Jewish Theatre 2020 virtual conference

The Alliance For Jewish Theatre will hold its annual conference completely online from Oct. 25-27. Each day will feature award-winning speakers, international panelists and select performers. Participants will hear from and interact with the current and future stars and leaders of Jewish theatre in America and around the world. All-Access Passes range from $45 (for AJT members) to $75 (non-members) with options to purchase access to individual events. For more information, visit alljewishtheatre.org/conference.

Monday, October 26

Talking Through Mental Health and the Refugee Experience

Presented by Kathryn Nydegger and Frehiwot Fitamo of Jewish Family Services. While serving refugees in the New Country, New Job program, Kat and Freh see firsthand how the refugee experience impacts the mental health of their clients. Join Jewish Family Services in Columbus from 10 to 11 a.m. as Kat and Freh discuss their observations, mental health systems across the globe, and the stigma surrounding mental health and accessing services in refugee communities. Utilizing their skills as certified Mental Health First Aiders, they will provide concrete steps and resources for supporting refugees who are in need of mental health support. Register at jfscolumbus.org/community.

Bexley Public Library: Kindergarten Super Stars

Children ages 4-6 are invited to join Bexley Public Library online, with pre-recorded videos and a live Zoom event, every Monday afternoon. Video will be available each Monday at 1 p.m. on Facebook. Zoom event will be held each Monday at 2 p.m. Stories and activities are designed to help build school and reading readiness. Register at bexley.libnet.info/events to reserve your packet of materials.

"What Does the Holocaust Teach Us About Opposing Hatred and Cruelty?"

The Akron-Summit Council on Holocaust & Genocide Education will hold a virtual Holocaust Seminar on “What Does the Holocaust Teach Us About Opposing Hatred & Cruelty?” This event will be held virtually from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 26. The event is free and open to the public. The link to the event can be found at Facebook.com/AkronSummitHContest or at AkronSummitHholocaustEducation.org. Keynote speaker will be Tim Murnen Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Teaching & Learning at Bowling Green State University; President, Ohio Council on Holocaust and Genocide Education. Murnen will frame Holocaust education as a call to action using lessons of the Holocaust to engage current issues in student’s own communities.

Abrepaso Flamenco: Flamenco Fundamentals

Learn the basics of flamenco technique, and get a taste of several different rhythms/styles in flamenco during Abrepaso Flamenco’s virtual fundamentals class. This class is designed for students with little to no flamenco experience. Classes run from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 14 to Dec. 21. No classes Nov. 16 or 23. To register for the class, visit abrepaso.org/calendar/classes.

Cuyahoga County Public Library: Beyond The Book Jacket with Jill Bialosky

Join the Cuyahoga County Public Library at 7 p.m. for a conversation with acclaimed poet Jill Bialosky. She will discuss "Asylum," which builds a narrative sequence from 103 elegant poems and prose sections that cohere in their intensity and their need to explore darkness and sustenance both. Visit beyondbookjackets.com/bialosky.

Abrepaso Flamenco: Flamenco Studies Zoom

This session will look at flamenco through the lens of the great artists that have shaped the form. Along with historical context and biographical info, we’ll listen and watch videos, emphasizing tools to more deeply appreciate and understand the endless array of YouTube sources at our disposal. The virtual class will run from 7:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays, Sept. 14 through Dec. 21. No classes Nov. 16 or 23. To register for the class, visit abrepaso.org/calendar/classes.

Alliance For Jewish Theatre 2020 virtual conference

The Alliance For Jewish Theatre will hold its annual conference completely online through Oct. 27. Each day will feature award-winning speakers, international panelists and select performers. Participants will hear from and interact with the current and future stars and leaders of Jewish theatre in America and around the world. All-Access Passes range from $45 (for AJT members) to $75 (non-members) with options to purchase access to individual events. For more information, visit alljewishtheatre.org/conference.

Tuesday, October 27

Alliance For Jewish Theatre 2020 virtual conference

The Alliance For Jewish Theatre will hold its annual conference completely online through Oct. 27. Each day will feature award-winning speakers, international panelists and select performers. Participants will hear from and interact with the current and future stars and leaders of Jewish theatre in America and around the world. All-Access Passes range from $45 (for AJT members) to $75 (non-members) with options to purchase access to individual events. For more information, visit alljewishtheatre.org/conference.

JCC virtual book fair events

More than 100 Jewish Community Centers, including the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus, have partnered to put on a virtual book fair this fall. The Book Festival of the MJCCA and the National JCC Literary Consortium’s “In Your Living Room” will bring renowned authors into homes virtually, with a variety of opportunities to tune in through Dec. 2. Upcoming events and guests include author and journalist Nancy Grace on Oct. 27, Israeli politician and activist Natan Sharansky and author Gil Troy on Nov. 8, actor and author Rachel Bloom on Nov. 21, and chef and author Ina Garten on Dec. 2. Registration and confirmation is through partner agency, the Marcus JCC of Atlanta, however, ticket purchases benefit the Columbus JCC and allows its continued programming with nationally renowned authors, according to an email from the Columbus JCC. To view the schedule and purchase tickets, visit bit.ly/3ibmAld. For more information, contact Cheryl Dritz, bookfair coordinator at the Columbus JCC, at cdritz@columbusjcc.org or 614-559-6238.

Wednesday, October 28

Employee Wellness: A Journey Through COVID-19

Join the Solon Chamber of Commerce from 9 to 10 a.m. to hear various professional perspectives on employee wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn about the current state of mental health and addiction resources, the balance of cost benefit and employee wellness in working remotely vs. in-person, the importance of wellness checks, and the challenges employers and employees are facing in these unprecedented times. Featured guests: Bill Frankel, executive vice president, Be Well Solutions; Kevin Beaver, trainer and account manager, Recovery Resources; Julie Liedtke, branch manager, Cuyahoga County Public Library (Solon Branch). Register at web.solonchamber.com/events/EmployeeWellness%20A%20Journey%20Through%20COVID19-6714/details.

Congregation Shaarey Tikvah Midweek Mishnah Class

10 a.m. Join Rabbi Roland for an educational Midweek Mishnah Class via Zoom. No Hebrew needed. All adult learners are welcome. zoom.us/j/695805248, or call 1-646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 695 805 248.

CWRU-Siegal Lifelong Learning: Trauma, Ethics, and Witness in Women's Holocaust Diaries

Ravenel Richardson, Visiting Scholar, CWRU School of Medicine. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 28 through Nov. 18. Women's Holocaust diaries, with the exception of Anne Frank, have not become a part of the canon of Holocaust literature. This course will examine Renata Lacqueur's unpublished and Hanna Levy-Hass' published diaries from Bergen-Belsen, focusing on their recollections of gender-specific experiences of the Holocaust, including motherhood, marriage, and sexualized violence. Both women were Jewish and also political prisoners, and their diaries have a sustained focus on the survival ethics and politics of camp life. This course will examine women's Holocaust experiences as it questions the social and political imperatives surrounding who is authorized to share their stories of the Holocaust. Register at case.edu/lifelonglearning/courses/courses-subject/jewish-studies/trauma-ethics-and-witness-womens-holocaust-diaries-remote.

“Voices of Jewish Women”

The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization Series for the Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University event from 4 to 5 p.m. will focus on “The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, Volume 6: Confronting Modernity, 1750–1880,” edited by Elisheva Carlebach and will feature Elisheva Carlebach. Learn about a momentous period in Jewish women’s history (1750 – 1880), a time “in which every aspect of Jewish life underwent the most profound changes to have occurred since antiquity.” Representing a tumultuous era of changing borders, demographic shifts, and significant Jewish migration, this discussion will explore how Jewish women responded to the challenges with a range of responses to modernization, from welcoming to resistant. By defining Jewish cultural production inclusively, Carlebach illuminates heretofore neglected voices and Jewish choices. Register at posenlibrary.com/frontend/posen-library-events.

CWRU’s Maltz Performing Arts Center “LIVE! (streamed) @ Silver Hall”

The free streaming series featuring the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra includes performances at 8 p.m. every Wednesday and Sunday through Dec. 20. On Oct. 28, Brent Kirby & Ray Flanagan will perform. Visit case.edu/maltzcenter/livestreamedatsilverhall.

Thursday, October 29

Greater Cleveland Food Bank's Annual Meeting 2020

Join the Greater Cleveland Food Bank at 4 p.m. to celebrate the accomplishments over the past year. Register at us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bm8P0zOFS8C0hJv4abAb6A.

Columbus Jewish News 18 Difference Makers Virtual Awards Ceremony

The Columbus Jewish News presents the second annual 18 Difference Makers Awards Ceremony, where we will recognize the contributions made by our honorees. Registration is free but required to access the virtual awards ceremony at 6 p.m. Oct. 29. Visit columbusjewishnews.com/differencemakers to meet this year’s honorees and to register.

An Evening with Joy Harjo, LeAnne Howe & Jennifer Foerster

Join Joy Harjo, LeAnne Howe & Jennifer Foerster, co-editors of “When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry” as they read from the anthology and have a conversation as part of the Institute for Inquiry and Poetics. The virtual event begins at 6 p.m. A link to the event will be made available at https://poetry.arizona.edu/calendar/evening-joy-harjo-leanne-howe-jennifer-foerster

Cuyahoga County Public Library: Beyond The Book Jacket with Elizabeth Berg

Join the Cuyahoga County Public Library at 7 p.m. for a conversation with Elizabeth Berg, New York Times best-selling author of “I'll Be Seeing You.” Visit beyondbookjackets.com/berg.

Congregation Shaarey Tikvah: The Rebbe’s Tisch

9 p.m. Rabbi Roland will teach a song, tell a story, and share a bit of Torah from our Hasidic Masters via Zoom. Special guests are featured each week. zoom.us/j/98342740389 or call 1-646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 983 4274 0389.

Friday, October 30

Congregation Shaarey Tikvah Kabbalat Shabbat

On Zoom at 6 p.m. shaareytikvah.org.

Verb Ballets presents Carnival Macabre

Verb Ballets presents Carnival Macabre with rock guitarist Neil Zaza, a cinematic dance-rock experience, premiering online at 7 p.m. Oct. 30. A dance of darkness through classical masterpieces is reimagined through the mind of rock maestro, Zaza. This symphonic rock ballet mixes dark, powerful arrangements of classical masterpieces by Mozart, Prokofiev, Saint-Saëns, Jenkins, and Albinoni with the fury of a rock concert. Choreographer Antonio Morillo will bring visualization and his passionate choreography to showcase Verb Ballets at its dramatic finest. Tickets are $25 and include an encore viewing for 48 hours following the premiere. Tickets can be purchased online at verbballets.org.

Saturday, October 31

Congregation Shaarey Tikvah Shabbat Services

In person (pre-registration required) and livestreamed from 9:30 to 11 a.m. shaareytikvah.org.

Abrepaso Flamenco: Technique Toolbox

Open level class. Great for varying levels of experience. Participants will work on various aspects of technique and musicality each class, including: posturas, brazeo (armwork), zapateado (footwork), turns, raveling/marking steps, and more. The class will be over Zoom and in-person at Wilhelm Dance, 19555 Center Ridge Road in Rocky River. Masks are required for in-person classes. Classes run from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, Sept. 12 to Dec. 19. No classes Nov. 21 or 28. Limit 10 students in-person. To register for the class, visit abrepaso.org/calendar/classes.

Abrepaso Flamenco: Cuadro Class

For all levels of dancers and musicians. In this class, students learn and develop improvisation skills in tangos and bulerias, tools to be able to react to musicians and/or dancers, understanding the structures of verses, and basic musical terminology to communicate between dancer and accompanist. The class will be over Zoom and in-person at Wilhelm Dance, 19555 Center Ridge Road in Rocky River. Masks are required for in-person classes, which are limited to 10 students. Classes run from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. from Sept. 12 to Dec. 19. No classes Nov. 21 or 28. To register for the class, visit abrepaso.org/calendar/classes.

Congregation Shaarey Tikvah Havdallah

On Zoom at 7 p.m. shaareytikvah.org.

Sunday, November 1

CWRU’s Maltz Performing Arts Center “LIVE! (streamed) @ Silver Hall”

The free streaming series featuring the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra includes performances at 8 p.m. every Wednesday and Sunday through Dec. 20. On Nov. 1, Maura Rogers & the Bellows will perform. Visit case.edu/maltzcenter/livestreamedatsilverhall.

Monday, November 2

The ABCs of Medication Assisted Treatment

Presented by Mike Gersz, MSEd., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS – Director of Outpatient Services at Maryhaven. 10 to 11 a.m. Education will be provided on the diagnostic criteria of Opioid Use Disorder. Training participants will learn about basic concepts involving the application of medication-assisted treatment and education will be provided on the different types of FDA-approved medication. Participants will examine their own biases towards these treatment approaches and data will be provided highlighting the benefits of MAT and MAT outcomes. Register at jfscolumbus.org/community.

Bexley Public Library: Kindergarten Super Stars

Children ages 4-6 are invited to join Bexley Public Library online, with pre-recorded videos and a live Zoom event, every Monday afternoon. Video will be available each Monday at 1 p.m. on Facebook. Zoom event will be held each Monday at 2 p.m. Stories and activities are designed to help build school and reading readiness. Register at bexley.libnet.info/events to reserve your packet of materials.

Abrepaso Flamenco: Flamenco Fundamentals

Learn the basics of flamenco technique, and get a taste of several different rhythms/styles in flamenco during Abrepaso Flamenco’s virtual fundamentals class. This class is designed for students with little to no flamenco experience. Classes run from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 14 to Dec. 21. No classes Nov. 16 or 23. To register for the class, visit abrepaso.org/calendar/classes.

Abrepaso Flamenco: Flamenco Studies Zoom

This session will look at flamenco through the lens of the great artists that have shaped the form. Along with historical context and biographical info, we’ll listen and watch videos, emphasizing tools to more deeply appreciate and understand the endless array of YouTube sources at our disposal. The virtual class will run from 7:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays, Sept. 14 through Dec. 21. No classes Nov. 16 or 23. To register for the class, visit abrepaso.org/calendar/classes.

Tuesday, November 3

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center ambassador training workshops

The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center will offering virtual ambassador training workshops that are free and open to the public through Dec. 16. These educational workshops are open to anyone who wants to learn more about how to support survivors of rape and sexual abuse, and become more involved in creating societal change. Each workshop includes the same content. For questions, contact Nicolle Huffman at nicolleh@clevelandrcc.org. The Nov. 3 workshop runs from 5 to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, November 4

Bexley Public Library Virtual Book Club

Join Bexley Public Library from 7 to 8 p.m. Nov. 4 to discuss “Home Fire” by Kamila Shamsie, winner of the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction. Register at bexley.libnet.info/event/4602277.

CWRU’s Maltz Performing Arts Center “LIVE! (streamed) @ Silver Hall”

The free streaming series featuring the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra includes performances at 8 p.m. every Wednesday and Sunday through Dec. 20. On Nov. 4, Logic Sounds will perform. Visit case.edu/maltzcenter/livestreamedatsilverhall.

Saturday, November 7

Abrepaso Flamenco: Technique Toolbox

Open level class. Great for varying levels of experience. Participants will work on various aspects of technique and musicality each class, including: posturas, brazeo (armwork), zapateado (footwork), turns, raveling/marking steps, and more. The class will be over Zoom and in-person at Wilhelm Dance, 19555 Center Ridge Road in Rocky River. Masks are required for in-person classes. Classes run from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, Sept. 12 to Dec. 19. No classes Nov. 21 or 28. Limit 10 students in-person. To register for the class, visit abrepaso.org/calendar/classes.

Abrepaso Flamenco: Cuadro Class

For all levels of dancers and musicians. In this class, students learn and develop improvisation skills in tangos and bulerias, tools to be able to react to musicians and/or dancers, understanding the structures of verses, and basic musical terminology to communicate between dancer and accompanist. The class will be over Zoom and in-person at Wilhelm Dance, 19555 Center Ridge Road in Rocky River. Masks are required for in-person classes, which are limited to 10 students. Classes run from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. from Sept. 12 to Dec. 19. No classes Nov. 21 or 28. To register for the class, visit abrepaso.org/calendar/classes.

DANCECleveland: BODYTRAFFIC, “SNAP” & “A Trick Of The Light”

DANCECleveland presents "Fall for DANCECleveland," a Virtual Fall Series that includes BODYTRAFFIC, as well as three additional remarkable dance companies. Online streaming passes are on sale at dancecleveland.org. The streamed performances for each dance company will take place on a specific date and be available for 24 to 96 hours, depending on the streaming ticket pass level that viewers purchase. The streaming performance of BODYTRAFFIC, “SNAP” & “A Trick Of The Light” begins Nov. 7.

Sunday, November 8

ORT Ohio to honor Heroes at 49th Annual ORT Virtual Brunch

ORT America-Ohio Region’s 49th Annual Brunch will be virtual, at 10 a.m. Nov. 8, honoring ORT’s heroes, our teachers, along with our community’s heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the Virtual Brunch, the Ohio Region will also present a special video tour of the Kfar Silver Youth Village in Israel, and stream the live dedication of the Science Center funded by donors of the Ohio Region. For information about the 49th Annual ORT Brunch, contact Ohio Region Associate Director, Alyssa Giterman, 216-464-3022, AGiterman@ortamerica.org.

90 Years of Saving Lives in Israel: A virtual celebration of lifesaving work of Magen David Adom

Join Jason Alexander, Howie Mandel and other guests and performers from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. for a night to remember – and an opportunity to save lives in Israel. By supporting Magen David Adom, you can make a difference for the people of Israel, especially now, as they face the dual threats of coronavirus and attacks from terrorist groups. No organization in Israel saves more lives. So join us at “90 Years of Saving Lives in Israel” to celebrate Israel’s lifesavers and help save lives in Israel. Register at secure.afmda.org/site/SPageNavigator/Events/Virtual_Celebration_Home.html.

CWRU’s Maltz Performing Arts Center “LIVE! (streamed) @ Silver Hall”

The free streaming series featuring the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra includes performances at 8 p.m. every Wednesday and Sunday through Dec. 20. On Nov. 8, CityMusic will perform. Visit case.edu/maltzcenter/livestreamedatsilverhall.

JCC virtual book fair events

More than 100 Jewish Community Centers, including the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus, have partnered to put on a virtual book fair this fall. The Book Festival of the MJCCA and the National JCC Literary Consortium’s “In Your Living Room” will bring renowned authors into homes virtually, with a variety of opportunities to tune in through Dec. 2. Upcoming events and guests include Israeli politician and activist Natan Sharansky and author Gil Troy on Nov. 8, actor and author Rachel Bloom on Nov. 21, and chef and author Ina Garten on Dec. 2. Registration and confirmation is through partner agency, the Marcus JCC of Atlanta, however, ticket purchases benefit the Columbus JCC and allows its continued programming with nationally renowned authors, according to an email from the Columbus JCC. To view the schedule and purchase tickets, visit bit.ly/3ibmAld. For more information, contact Cheryl Dritz, bookfair coordinator at the Columbus JCC, at cdritz@columbusjcc.org or 614-559-6238.

Monday, November 9

Bexley Public Library: Kindergarten Super Stars

Children ages 4-6 are invited to join Bexley Public Library online, with pre-recorded videos and a live Zoom event, every Monday afternoon. Video will be available each Monday at 1 p.m. on Facebook. Zoom event will be held each Monday at 2 p.m. Stories and activities are designed to help build school and reading readiness. Register at bexley.libnet.info/events to reserve your packet of materials.

Abrepaso Flamenco: Flamenco Fundamentals

Learn the basics of flamenco technique, and get a taste of several different rhythms/styles in flamenco during Abrepaso Flamenco’s virtual fundamentals class. This class is designed for students with little to no flamenco experience. Classes run from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 14 to Dec. 21. No classes Nov. 16 or 23. To register for the class, visit abrepaso.org/calendar/classes.

Cuyahoga County Public Library: Beyond The Book Jacket with Jennifer Rosner

Join the Cuyahoga County Public Library at 7 p.m. for a conversation with Jennifer Rosner, who will discuss her book “The Yellow Bird Sings” as part of the Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish Book Festival. Visit beyondbookjackets.com/rosner.

Abrepaso Flamenco: Flamenco Studies Zoom

This session will look at flamenco through the lens of the great artists that have shaped the form. Along with historical context and biographical info, we’ll listen and watch videos, emphasizing tools to more deeply appreciate and understand the endless array of YouTube sources at our disposal. The virtual class will run from 7:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays, Sept. 14 through Dec. 21. No classes Nov. 16 or 23. To register for the class, visit abrepaso.org/calendar/classes.

Tuesday, November 10

Cuyahoga County Public Library: Beyond The Book Jacket with Jess Walter

Join the Cuyahoga County Public Library at 7 p.m. for a conversation with New York Times best-selling author Jess Walter, who will discuss his new novel, “The Cold Millions.” Visit beyondbookjackets.com/walter.

CWRU-Siegal Lifelong Learning: Iconic American Jewish Leaders

Brian Amkraut, Executive Director, Siegal Lifelong Learning, CWRU. From 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 10 through Dec. 1. For more information and to register, visit case.edu/lifelonglearning/courses/courses-subject/jewish-studies/iconic-american-jewish-leaders-remote.

Wednesday, November 11

“Secularism and Religious Tradition”

The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization Series for the Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University event from 4 to 5 p.m. will feature “The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, Volume 8: Crisis and Creativity between World Wars, 1918–1939,” edited by Todd M. Endelman and Zvi Gitelman, and will feature both volume editors. One conspicuous feature of the Jewish cultural and political landscape in the 1920s and 1930s was the robust health of Jewish movements that were avowedly secular in their outlook. The most prominent were Bundism, Labor Zionism, and Yiddishism. Professors Gitelman and Endelman will discuss how these secular movements confronted Jewish civilization's religious heritage. Register at posenlibrary.com/frontend/posen-library-events.

Global Response to the Holocaust with Irene Shaland

In the second part of the three-part series, “Global Response to the Holocaust Series,” writer and educator Irene Shaland will discuss how and why various nations around the world respond to Holocaust remembrance. On Nov. 11, she will discuss “From Europe to Asia: Norway, Sweden, China, India.” Visit http://www.maltzmuseum.org/event/global-response-to-the-holocaust-with-irene-shaland-the-ring-of-fire-austria-germany-hungary-soviet-union/ to register for the free online discussion.

Thursday, November 12

Cuyahoga County Public Library: Beyond The Book Jacket with Ashley Blooms

Join the Cuyahoga County Public Library at 7 p.m. for a conversation with Ashley Blooms, author of "Every Bone a Prayer." Visit beyondbookjackets.com/blooms.

Friday, November 13

YSU Department of Theatre and Dance virtual performance: “Elegies: A Song Cycle”

Youngstown State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance fall term events will be virtual. William Finn’s “Elegies: A Song Cycle,” directed by Dr. Maria Fenty Denison, with music direction by Amanda Beagle, will be available at showtix4u.com/events/YoungstownStateUniversity at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21; and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22.

Saturday, November 14

Abrepaso Flamenco: Technique Toolbox

Open level class. Great for varying levels of experience. Participants will work on various aspects of technique and musicality each class, including: posturas, brazeo (armwork), zapateado (footwork), turns, raveling/marking steps, and more. The class will be over Zoom and in-person at Wilhelm Dance, 19555 Center Ridge Road in Rocky River. Masks are required for in-person classes. Classes run from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, Sept. 12 to Dec. 19. No classes Nov. 21 or 28. Limit 10 students in-person. To register for the class, visit abrepaso.org/calendar/classes.

YSU Department of Theatre and Dance virtual performance: “Elegies: A Song Cycle”

Youngstown State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance fall term events will be virtual. William Finn’s “Elegies: A Song Cycle,” directed by Dr. Maria Fenty Denison, with music direction by Amanda Beagle, will be available at showtix4u.com/events/YoungstownStateUniversity at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21; and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22.

Abrepaso Flamenco: Cuadro Class

For all levels of dancers and musicians. In this class, students learn and develop improvisation skills in tangos and bulerias, tools to be able to react to musicians and/or dancers, understanding the structures of verses, and basic musical terminology to communicate between dancer and accompanist. The class will be over Zoom and in-person at Wilhelm Dance, 19555 Center Ridge Road in Rocky River. Masks are required for in-person classes, which are limited to 10 students. Classes run from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. from Sept. 12 to Dec. 19. No classes Nov. 21 or 28. To register for the class, visit abrepaso.org/calendar/classes.

Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway

Playhouse Square is participating in a streaming concert series, Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway, featuring Tony Award winner Laura Benanti at 8 p.m. Nov. 14, and critically acclaimed actress and singer Vanessa Williams at 8 p.m. Dec. 5. Livestream events are on sale now at playhousesquare.org for $30 each. All purchases include an additional 72 hours of on-demand viewing of the livestream(s), available beginning one hour after each live broadcast ends. Proceeds from sales of the livestreams will support Playhouse Square.

DANCECleveland: David Dorfman Dance, “Around Town”

DANCECleveland presents "Fall for DANCECleveland," a Virtual Fall Series that includes BODYTRAFFIC, as well as three additional remarkable dance companies. Online streaming passes are on sale at dancecleveland.org. The streamed performances for each dance company will take place on a specific date and be available for 24 to 96 hours, depending on the streaming ticket pass level that viewers purchase. The streaming performance of David Dorfman Dance, “Around Town” begins Nov. 14.

Sunday, November 15

Jewish Genealogical Society of Cleveland: Why Cleveland? Finding Answers in the Industrial Removal Office Records

Wondering why your immigrant ancestor chose to live in Cleveland instead of Pittsburgh? Little Rock, not Los Angeles? Memphis, not Miami? The answers might lie in the records of the Industrial Removal Office. The IRO, founded in 1901, assisted immigrants in finding employment and better living conditions, and helped assimilate them into American society. IRO agents, often working in partnership with B’nai B’rith or other Jewish fraternal groups, spread around the USA securing jobs, and then immigrants would be sent to those locations to establish a new life. Records of the IRO, housed at the American Jewish Historical Society, include ledger books, case files and correspondence, as well as reports by local agents on the newly settled immigrants. Ohio, and specifically Cleveland, played outsized roles in the history of the IRO, and the talk will provide an Ohio-focused angle. The presentation examines the history of the IRO and its records. The presentation will, using a case study, demonstrate how to use the online index, and how to navigate to find immigrant case files, correspondence, and reports. Presented by Renée K. Carl. Co-sponsored by the Siegal Lifelong Learning Program of Case Western Reserve University. 1:30 p.m. Nov. 15. Register at case.edu/lifelonglearning/lectures/why-cleveland-immigration-stories-uncovered-industrial-removal-office-remote.

YSU Department of Theatre and Dance virtual performance: “Elegies: A Song Cycle”

Youngstown State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance fall term events will be virtual. William Finn’s “Elegies: A Song Cycle,” directed by Dr. Maria Fenty Denison, with music direction by Amanda Beagle, will be available at showtix4u.com/events/YoungstownStateUniversity at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21; and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22.

CWRU’s Maltz Performing Arts Center “LIVE! (streamed) @ Silver Hall”

The free streaming series featuring the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra includes performances at 8 p.m. every Wednesday and Sunday through Dec. 20. On Nov. 15, Oregon Space Trail of Doom will perform. Visit case.edu/maltzcenter/livestreamedatsilverhall.

Monday, November 16

Bexley Public Library: Kindergarten Super Stars

Children ages 4-6 are invited to join Bexley Public Library online, with pre-recorded videos and a live Zoom event, every Monday afternoon. Video will be available each Monday at 1 p.m. on Facebook. Zoom event will be held each Monday at 2 p.m. Stories and activities are designed to help build school and reading readiness. Register at bexley.libnet.info/events to reserve your packet of materials.

Cuyahoga County Public Library: Beyond The Book Jacket with Connie Schultz and Sherrod Brown

Join the Cuyahoga County Public Library at 7 p.m. for a conversation with Connie Schultz and Senator Sherrod Brown. Visit beyondbookjackets.com/schultzbrown.

Tuesday, November 17

“Challenges to the Establishment of a Jewish State”

The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization Series for the Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University event from 4 to 5 p.m. will feature “The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, Volume 9, Catastrophe and Rebirth, 1939–1973,” edited by Samuel D. Kassow and David G. Roskies which will be released in November 2020. This event will feature both volume editors. The establishment of a Jewish State presented growing challenges to the collectivist, statist, patriotic, Zionist narrative that dominated Israel's early years. Kassow and Roskies will examine Jewish writing during the Holocaust, the Renaissance of Jewish life in America after WWII and Jewish creativity behind the iron curtain in the Soviet Union before 1973 as they tie into the foundations and formation of the Jewish State of Israel. Register at posenlibrary.com/frontend/posen-library-events.

Wednesday, November 18

CWRU’s Maltz Performing Arts Center “LIVE! (streamed) @ Silver Hall”

The free streaming series featuring the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra includes performances at 8 p.m. every Wednesday and Sunday through Dec. 20. On Nov. 18, Austin Walkin’ Cane will perform. Visit case.edu/maltzcenter/livestreamedatsilverhall.

Thursday, November 19

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center ambassador training workshops

The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center will offering virtual ambassador training workshops that are free and open to the public through Dec. 16. These educational workshops are open to anyone who wants to learn more about how to support survivors of rape and sexual abuse, and become more involved in creating societal change. Each workshop includes the same content. For questions, contact Nicolle Huffman at nicolleh@clevelandrcc.org. The Nov. 19 workshop runs from 3 to 6 p.m.

Cleveland Play House presents “Theatre Thursday”

7 p.m. “Healing and Dealing with CPH CARE.” Theatre Thursday is LIVE interactive virtual program focusing on CPH's core values of artistry, community, and life-long learning, presented on the third Thursday of each month, hosted by CPH Artistic Director Laura Kepley and CPH Artistic Directing Fellow Stori Ayers. Theatre Thursday is a monthly interactive virtual event which will allow audiences to experience the artistry of CPH, connect directly with the makers of our work, and converse with staff and other audience members about the impact of our artistic work in our beloved community. Theatre Thursday is for CPH fans and anyone interested in learning more about the work of America's first regional theatre - onstage, backstage, in the classroom and in the community. Registration for Theatre Thursday is required in advance. Viewing access is "Pay What You Can," starting at $5. All events are live streamed via ZOOM and can be viewed on a computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. For more information about Theatre Thursday, visit www.clevelandplayhouse.com/theatre-thursday.

The City on the Hill: The Influence of Henry George on Tom L. Johnson and Other Mayors

Alexandra W. Lough, Author. 7 p.m. This free lecture is part of the Cleveland Civics History Series offered by Case Western Reserve University's Siegal Lifelong Learning and co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland and the Cleveland History Center. For information, visit case.edu/lifelonglearning/lectures/cleveland-civics-history-series.

The William N. Skirball Writers Center Stage Virtual Series: Susan Choi

Susan Choi is the author of five novels, including The Foreign Student, for which she won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction; American Woman, which was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize; A Person of Interest, which was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award; and, My Education, for which she received a 2014 Lammy Award. Choi’s fifth novel, Trust Exercise, won the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction. A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, she teaches fiction writing at Yale University. Starts at 7 p.m. Register at cuyahogalibrary.org/Events/Writers-Center-Stage.aspx.

Friday, November 20

YSU Department of Theatre and Dance virtual performance: “Elegies: A Song Cycle”

Youngstown State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance fall term events will be virtual. William Finn’s “Elegies: A Song Cycle,” directed by Dr. Maria Fenty Denison, with music direction by Amanda Beagle, will be available at showtix4u.com/events/YoungstownStateUniversity at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21; and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22.

Saturday, November 21

YSU Department of Theatre and Dance virtual performance: “Elegies: A Song Cycle”

Youngstown State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance fall term events will be virtual. William Finn’s “Elegies: A Song Cycle,” directed by Dr. Maria Fenty Denison, with music direction by Amanda Beagle, will be available at showtix4u.com/events/YoungstownStateUniversity at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21; and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22.

Cleveland Classical Guitar Society: Raphaël Feuillâtre in Concert

7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cleveland Classical Guitar Society presents the return of Raphaël Feuillâtre after his Cleveland debut in October 2019. This exclusive online concert will feature Feuillâtre performing from his home in France. For more information and to register, visit cleguitar.org/event/feuillatre-online.

JCC virtual book fair events

More than 100 Jewish Community Centers, including the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus, have partnered to put on a virtual book fair this fall. The Book Festival of the MJCCA and the National JCC Literary Consortium’s “In Your Living Room” will bring renowned authors into homes virtually, with a variety of opportunities to tune in through Dec. 2. Upcoming events and guests include actor and author Rachel Bloom on Nov. 21, and chef and author Ina Garten on Dec. 2. Registration and confirmation is through partner agency, the Marcus JCC of Atlanta, however, ticket purchases benefit the Columbus JCC and allows its continued programming with nationally renowned authors, according to an email from the Columbus JCC. To view the schedule and purchase tickets, visit bit.ly/3ibmAld. For more information, contact Cheryl Dritz, bookfair coordinator at the Columbus JCC, at cdritz@columbusjcc.org or 614-559-6238.

Sunday, November 22

YSU Department of Theatre and Dance virtual performance: “Elegies: A Song Cycle”

Youngstown State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance fall term events will be virtual. William Finn’s “Elegies: A Song Cycle,” directed by Dr. Maria Fenty Denison, with music direction by Amanda Beagle, will be available at showtix4u.com/events/YoungstownStateUniversity at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22.

CWRU’s Maltz Performing Arts Center “LIVE! (streamed) @ Silver Hall”

The free streaming series featuring the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra includes performances at 8 p.m. every Wednesday and Sunday through Dec. 20. On Nov. 22, Hollin Kings will perform. Visit case.edu/maltzcenter/livestreamedatsilverhall.

Monday, November 23

Online book club with Maureen Corrigan

Our fall Benefactors and Subscribers are invited to join an online book club with Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air and the author of the literary memoir Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading: Finding and Losing Myself in Books. She investigated “the Great American Novel we all think we’ve read, but really haven’t” in her book So We Read On: How the Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures. An associate editor of and contributor to Mystery and Suspense Writers, Corrigan won the 1999 Edgar Award for Criticism and served as a juror for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. Starts at 7 p.m. Register at cuyahogalibrary.org/Events/Writers-Center-Stage.aspx

Sunday, November 29

CWRU’s Maltz Performing Arts Center “LIVE! (streamed) @ Silver Hall”

The free streaming series featuring the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra includes performances at 8 p.m. every Wednesday and Sunday through Dec. 20. On Nov. 29, Piano Cleveland presents: Daniel Shapiro. Visit case.edu/maltzcenter/livestreamedatsilverhall.

Monday, November 30

Bexley Public Library: Kindergarten Super Stars

Children ages 4-6 are invited to join Bexley Public Library online, with pre-recorded videos and a live Zoom event, every Monday afternoon. Video will be available each Monday at 1 p.m. on Facebook. Zoom event will be held each Monday at 2 p.m. Stories and activities are designed to help build school and reading readiness. Register at bexley.libnet.info/events to reserve your packet of materials.

Abrepaso Flamenco: Flamenco Fundamentals

Learn the basics of flamenco technique, and get a taste of several different rhythms/styles in flamenco during Abrepaso Flamenco’s virtual fundamentals class. This class is designed for students with little to no flamenco experience. Classes run from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 14 to Dec. 21. No classes Nov. 16 or 23. To register for the class, visit https://www.abrepaso.org/calendar/classes.

Cuyahoga County Public Library: Beyond The Book Jacket with Craig Wright

Join the Cuyahoga County Public Library at 7 p.m. for a conversation with Craig Wright, a Yale professor who brings his famed Genius Course to the reader as he profiles brilliant individuals including Leonardo DaVinci, Mozart, Shakespeare, Vincent van Gogh, Harriet Tubman, Kanye West, Andy Warhol, Lady Gaga, Toni Morrison and Elon Musk, to reveal the 14 hidden habits of genius: work ethic, resilience, originality, childlike imagination, insatiable curiosity, passion, creative maladjustment, rebelliousness, cross-border thinking, contrarian action, preparation, obsession, relaxation, and concentration. Visit beyondbookjackets.com/wright.

Abrepaso Flamenco: Flamenco Studies Zoom

This session will look at flamenco through the lens of the great artists that have shaped the form. Along with historical context and biographical info, we’ll listen and watch videos, emphasizing tools to more deeply appreciate and understand the endless array of YouTube sources at our disposal. The virtual class will run from 7:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays, Sept. 14 through Dec. 21. No classes Nov. 16 or 23. To register for the class, visit https://www.abrepaso.org/calendar/classes.

Tuesday, December 1

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center ambassador training workshops

The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center will offering virtual ambassador training workshops that are free and open to the public through Dec. 16. These educational workshops are open to anyone who wants to learn more about how to support survivors of rape and sexual abuse, and become more involved in creating societal change. Each workshop includes the same content. For questions, contact Nicolle Huffman at nicolleh@clevelandrcc.org. The Dec. 1 workshop runs from 2 to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, December 2

CWRU’s Maltz Performing Arts Center “LIVE! (streamed) @ Silver Hall”

The free streaming series featuring the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra includes performances at 8 p.m. every Wednesday and Sunday through Dec. 20. On Dec. 2, Rachel Brown & the Beatnik Playboys will perform. Visit case.edu/maltzcenter/livestreamedatsilverhall.

JCC virtual book fair events

More than 100 Jewish Community Centers, including the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus, have partnered to put on a virtual book fair this fall. The Book Festival of the MJCCA and the National JCC Literary Consortium’s “In Your Living Room” will bring renowned authors into homes virtually, with a variety of opportunities to tune in through Dec. 2. Upcoming events and guests include chef and author Ina Garten on Dec. 2. Registration and confirmation is through partner agency, the Marcus JCC of Atlanta, however, ticket purchases benefit the Columbus JCC and allows its continued programming with nationally renowned authors, according to an email from the Columbus JCC. To view the schedule and purchase tickets, visit bit.ly/3ibmAld. For more information, contact Cheryl Dritz, bookfair coordinator at the Columbus JCC, at cdritz@columbusjcc.org or 614-559-6238.

Thursday, December 3

Cuyahoga County Public Library: Beyond The Book Jacket with Peter Cozzens

Join the Cuyahoga County Public Library at 7 p.m. for a conversation with historian Peter Cozzens, who will discuss his book, "Tecumseh and the Prophet: The Shawnee Brothers Who Defied a Nation." Visit beyondbookjackets.com/cozzens.

Women and Philanthropy: The Monied Women of Cleveland and their Impact

Einav Rabinovitch-Fox, Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of History, CWRU. 7 p.m. This free lecture is part of the Cleveland Civics History Series offered by Case Western Reserve University's Siegal Lifelong Learning and co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland and the Cleveland History Center. For information, visit case.edu/lifelonglearning/lectures/cleveland-civics-history-series.

Heart of a Champion virtual wine and food fundraiser

Heart of a Champion, a virtual event to benefit the Ohio Regional Training Center and MCORE Foundation, is planned from 8 to 9 p.m. Dec. 3 via Zoom. Event proceeds support the MCORE Foundation to enable discounted or free preventative heart screenings in underserved areas to identify heart abnormalities that could cause sudden cardiac arrest, and the Ohio RTC to support world class Olympic wrestling hopefuls train and achieve their Olympic dreams, according to a news release. The one-hour program will feature The Ohio State University head wrestling coach, Tom Ryan, who lost his son, Teague, to sudden cardiac arrest at age 5. Tickets are $150 each and include a proprietary bottle of AXR red wine (valued at $65) and a link for the online event, according to the release. Participants will pour their wine as Jean Hoefliger, head winemaker and partner of AXR winery, hosts the virtual wine tasting. The event will also feature a virtual silent auction with rare Napa Valley wines and experiences. The deadline for ticket purchases is Nov. 2 to ensure each participant has their wine prior to the event. Visit ohioheartofchampion.com to register.

Friday, December 4

YSU Department of Theatre and Dance virtual performance: “Chillin’ in a Winter Wonderland: An Evening of Seasonal Jazz and Pop Tunes”

Youngstown State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance fall term events will be virtual. “Chillin’ in a Winter Wonderland: An Evening of Seasonal Jazz and Pop Tunes,” a cabaret style event showcasing students in the Musical Theatre program will be available at showtix4u.com/events/YoungstownStateUniversity at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21; and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22.

Saturday, December 5

Abrepaso Flamenco: Technique Toolbox

Open level class. Great for varying levels of experience. Participants will work on various aspects of technique and musicality each class, including: posturas, brazeo (armwork), zapateado (footwork), turns, raveling/marking steps, and more. The class will be over Zoom and in-person at Wilhelm Dance, 19555 Center Ridge Road in Rocky River. Masks are required for in-person classes. Classes run from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, Sept. 12 to Dec. 19. No classes Nov. 21 or 28. Limit 10 students in-person. To register for the class, visithttps://www.abrepaso.org/calendar/classes.

Abrepaso Flamenco: Cuadro Class

For all levels of dancers and musicians. In this class, students learn and develop improvisation skills in tangos and bulerias, tools to be able to react to musicians and/or dancers, understanding the structures of verses, and basic musical terminology to communicate between dancer and accompanist. The class will be over Zoom and in-person at Wilhelm Dance, 19555 Center Ridge Road in Rocky River. Masks are required for in-person classes, which are limited to 10 students. Classes run from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. from Sept. 12 to Dec. 19. No classes Nov. 21 or 28. To register for the class, visit https://www.abrepaso.org/calendar/classes.

Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway

Playhouse Square is participating in a streaming concert series, Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway, featuring critically acclaimed actress and singer Vanessa Williams at 8 p.m. Dec. 5. Livestream events are on sale now at playhousesquare.org for $30. All purchases include an additional 72 hours of on-demand viewing of the livestream, available beginning one hour after each live broadcast ends. Proceeds from sales of the livestreams will support Playhouse Square.

Sunday, December 6

Cleveland Jewish News 18 Difference Makers Virtual Awards Ceremony

The Cleveland Jewish News 2020 18 Difference Makers virtual awards ceremony will be broadcast via Zoom at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6. Registration is FREE, but required to gain access to the virtual awards ceremony. Please note: This is traditionally a ticketed event. In lieu of requiring ticket purchases, the Cleveland Jewish News is asking for your support of local Jewish journalism with the purchase of an optional $36 ticket for this unique virtual event during the pandemic, which includes a one year print and e-edition subscription to the Cleveland Jewish News ($63.95 value). Visit cjn.org/18dm to meet this year’s honorees and to register.

YSU Department of Theatre and Dance virtual performance: Ten-Minute Plays project

Youngstown State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance Ten-Minute PLays will open at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6. The event is organized by Matthew Mazuroski, showcases student directors and actors in workshop productions. The directors will explore the foundations of storytelling and develop their skills in working with actors on these exciting and innovative scripts. The free event will be available at showtix4u.com/events/YoungstownStateUniversity.

Monday, December 7

Bexley Public Library: Kindergarten Super Stars

Children ages 4-6 are invited to join Bexley Public Library online, with pre-recorded videos and a live Zoom event, every Monday afternoon. Video will be available each Monday at 1 p.m. on Facebook. Zoom event will be held each Monday at 2 p.m. Stories and activities are designed to help build school and reading readiness. Register at bexley.libnet.info/events to reserve your packet of materials.

Abrepaso Flamenco: Flamenco Fundamentals

Learn the basics of flamenco technique, and get a taste of several different rhythms/styles in flamenco during Abrepaso Flamenco’s virtual fundamentals class. This class is designed for students with little to no flamenco experience. Classes run from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 14 to Dec. 21. No classes Nov. 16 or 23. To register for the class, visit https://www.abrepaso.org/calendar/classes.

Global Response to the Holocaust with Irene Shaland

In last part of the three-part series, “Global Response to the Holocaust Series,” writer and educator Irene Shaland will discuss “The Islands and the Boot: Cuba, Calabria/Italy, Malta, Corsica” at 7 p.m. Dec. 7. Visit http://www.maltzmuseum.org/event/global-response-to-the-holocaust-with-irene-shaland-the-ring-of-fire-austria-germany-hungary-soviet-union/ to register for the free online discussion.

Abrepaso Flamenco: Flamenco Studies Zoom

This session will look at flamenco through the lens of the great artists that have shaped the form. Along with historical context and biographical info, we’ll listen and watch videos, emphasizing tools to more deeply appreciate and understand the endless array of YouTube sources at our disposal. The virtual class will run from 7:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays, Sept. 14 through Dec. 21. No classes Nov. 16 or 23. To register for the class, visit https://www.abrepaso.org/calendar/classes.

Wednesday, December 9

CWRU’s Maltz Performing Arts Center “LIVE! (streamed) @ Silver Hall”

The free streaming series featuring the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra includes performances at 8 p.m. every Wednesday and Sunday through Dec. 20. On Dec. 9, Madeline Finn will perform. Visit case.edu/maltzcenter/livestreamedatsilverhall.

Thursday, December 10

Cuyahoga County Public Library: Beyond The Book Jacket with Stuart Turton

Join the Cuyahoga County Public Library at 7 p.m. for a conversation with Stuart Turton, author of the bestselling The “7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle,” winner of the Costa Best First Novel Award. Visit beyondbookjackets.com/turton.

Saturday, December 12

Abrepaso Flamenco: Technique Toolbox

Open level class. Great for varying levels of experience. Participants will work on various aspects of technique and musicality each class, including: posturas, brazeo (armwork), zapateado (footwork), turns, raveling/marking steps, and more. The class will be over Zoom and in-person at Wilhelm Dance, 19555 Center Ridge Road in Rocky River. Masks are required for in-person classes. Classes run from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, Sept. 12 to Dec. 19. No classes Nov. 21 or 28. Limit 10 students in-person. To register for the class, visit abrepaso.org/calendar/classes.

Abrepaso Flamenco: Cuadro Class

For all levels of dancers and musicians. In this class, students learn and develop improvisation skills in tangos and bulerias, tools to be able to react to musicians and/or dancers, understanding the structures of verses, and basic musical terminology to communicate between dancer and accompanist. The class will be over Zoom and in-person at Wilhelm Dance, 19555 Center Ridge Road in Rocky River. Masks are required for in-person classes, which are limited to 10 students. Classes run from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. from Sept. 12 to Dec. 19. No classes Nov. 21 or 28. To register for the class, visit abrepaso.org/calendar/classes.

Sunday, December 13

CWRU’s Maltz Performing Arts Center “LIVE! (streamed) @ Silver Hall”

The free streaming series featuring the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra includes performances at 8 p.m. every Wednesday and Sunday through Dec. 20. On Dec. 13, Worry Stone will perform. Visit case.edu/maltzcenter/livestreamedatsilverhall.

Monday, December 14

Bexley Public Library: Kindergarten Super Stars

Children ages 4-6 are invited to join Bexley Public Library online, with pre-recorded videos and a live Zoom event, every Monday afternoon. Video will be available each Monday at 1 p.m. on Facebook. Zoom event will be held each Monday at 2 p.m. Stories and activities are designed to help build school and reading readiness. Register at bexley.libnet.info/events to reserve your packet of materials.

Abrepaso Flamenco: Flamenco Fundamentals

Learn the basics of flamenco technique, and get a taste of several different rhythms/styles in flamenco during Abrepaso Flamenco’s virtual fundamentals class. This class is designed for students with little to no flamenco experience. Classes run from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 14 to Dec. 21. No classes Nov. 16 or 23. To register for the class, visit abrepaso.org/calendar/classes.

Abrepaso Flamenco: Flamenco Studies Zoom

This session will look at flamenco through the lens of the great artists that have shaped the form. Along with historical context and biographical info, we’ll listen and watch videos, emphasizing tools to more deeply appreciate and understand the endless array of YouTube sources at our disposal. The virtual class will run from 7:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays, Sept. 14 through Dec. 21. No classes Nov. 16 or 23. To register for the class, visit abrepaso.org/calendar/classes.

Wednesday, December 16

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center ambassador training workshops

The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center will offering virtual ambassador training workshops that are free and open to the public through Dec. 16. These educational workshops are open to anyone who wants to learn more about how to support survivors of rape and sexual abuse, and become more involved in creating societal change. Each workshop includes the same content. For questions, contact Nicolle Huffman at nicolleh@clevelandrcc.org. The Dec. 16 workshop runs from 5 to 8 p.m.

CWRU’s Maltz Performing Arts Center “LIVE! (streamed) @ Silver Hall”

The free streaming series featuring the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra includes performances at 8 p.m. every Wednesday and Sunday through Dec. 20. On Dec. 16, Hey Mavis will perform. Visit case.edu/maltzcenter/livestreamedatsilverhall.

Thursday, December 17

The Cleveland Play House Presents “Theatre Thursday”

7 p.m. “Holiday Movie Night” Theatre Thursday is a LIVE interactive virtual program focusing on CPH's core values of artistry, community, and life-long learning, presented on the third Thursday of each month, hosted by CPH Artistic Director Laura Kepley and CPH Artistic Directing Fellow Stori Ayers. Theatre Thursday is a monthly interactive virtual event which will allow audiences to experience the artistry of CPH, connect directly with the makers of our work, and converse with staff and other audience members about the impact of our artistic work in our beloved community. Theatre Thursday is for CPH fans and anyone interested in learning more about the work of America's first regional theatre - onstage, backstage, in the classroom and in the community. Registration for Theatre Thursday is required in advance. Viewing access is "Pay What You Can," starting at $5. All events are live streamed via ZOOM and can be viewed on a computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. For more information about Theatre Thursday, visit www.clevelandplayhouse.com/theatre-thursday.

Saturday, December 19

Abrepaso Flamenco: Technique Toolbox

Open level class. Great for varying levels of experience. Participants will work on various aspects of technique and musicality each class, including: posturas, brazeo (armwork), zapateado (footwork), turns, raveling/marking steps, and more. The class will be over Zoom and in-person at Wilhelm Dance, 19555 Center Ridge Road in Rocky River. Masks are required for in-person classes. Classes run from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, Sept. 12 to Dec. 19. No classes Nov. 21 or 28. Limit 10 students in-person. To register for the class, visit abrepaso.org/calendar/classes.

Abrepaso Flamenco: Cuadro Class

For all levels of dancers and musicians. In this class, students learn and develop improvisation skills in tangos and bulerias, tools to be able to react to musicians and/or dancers, understanding the structures of verses, and basic musical terminology to communicate between dancer and accompanist. The class will be over Zoom and in-person at Wilhelm Dance, 19555 Center Ridge Road in Rocky River. Masks are required for in-person classes, which are limited to 10 students. Classes run from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. from Sept. 12 to Dec. 19. No classes Nov. 21 or 28. To register for the class, visit abrepaso.org/calendar/classes.

Sunday, December 20

CWRU’s Maltz Performing Arts Center “LIVE! (streamed) @ Silver Hall”

The free streaming series featuring the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra includes performances at 8 p.m. every Wednesday and Sunday through Dec. 20. On Dec. 20, Chardon Polka Band will perform. Visit case.edu/maltzcenter/livestreamedatsilverhall.

Monday, December 21

Abrepaso Flamenco: Flamenco Fundamentals

Learn the basics of flamenco technique, and get a taste of several different rhythms/styles in flamenco during Abrepaso Flamenco’s virtual fundamentals class. This class is designed for students with little to no flamenco experience. Classes run from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 14 to Dec. 21. No classes Nov. 16 or 23. To register for the class, visit abrepaso.org/calendar/classes.

Abrepaso Flamenco: Flamenco Studies Zoom

This session will look at flamenco through the lens of the great artists that have shaped the form. Along with historical context and biographical info, we’ll listen and watch videos, emphasizing tools to more deeply appreciate and understand the endless array of YouTube sources at our disposal. The virtual class will run from 7:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays, Sept. 14 through Dec. 21. No classes Nov. 16 or 23. To register for the class, visit abrepaso.org/calendar/classes.

Wednesday, December 23

Jim Brickman: Comfort and Joy at Home

Grammy-nominated songwriter, piano sensation and Shaker Heights native Jim Brickman continues his annual Christmas tradition this holiday season with the Comfort & Joy at Home 2020 Virtual Tour. A Portion of each ticket purchased to this LIVE event will benefit Columbus’ historic Southern Theatre. Fans and their families can enjoy this unique virtual concert experience from the comfort of home as Brickman blends yuletide memories and holiday carols with his own songs such as “The Gift,” “Sending You a Little Christmas,” “Angel Eyes,” and “If You Believe.” Various package levels are available, including the option to interact live with Brickman in the ‘Zoom Room!’ Buy tickets at jimbrickman.com/columbus.

Ongoing programs

Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple - Shabbat (Friday) Evening Service

Every Shabbat (Friday) evening, Fairmount Temple offers a Shabbat service led by our clergy at 6:15 p.m. that you can stream at fairmounttemple.org/worship/live-stream.

Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple - Wednesday Morning Torah Study

Every Wednesday at 7:30 a.m., Morning Torah Study will be held via Zoom conferencing. To be added to the group list and receive the information on Zoom for the Wednesday Morning Torah Study, please contact Staci Cohen at scohen@fairmounttemple.org.

Beth Jacob Congregation shifts minyamin, classes to digital platform

Beth Jacob Congregation is offering virtual services and classes. They daven Shachris on Sundays at 8:30; Monday, Thursday and Friday at 6:45; and Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 a.m.;beth-jacob.whereby.com/daily-tefillah. Amud Yomi is 6:15 a.m.; beth-jacob.whereby.com/rgoldsteinclasses. Daf Yomi is at 6 a.m.; beth-jacob.whereby.com/dafyomi/kinyan. Lox & Learn is at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday; beth-jacob.whereby.com/rgoldsteinclasses. Kinyan Mesechta is at 9:20 p.m. Mondays and 8:20 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; followed by Maariv; beth-jacob.whereby.com/dafyomi/kinyan.

B’nai Jeshurun Congregation

B’nai Jeshurun services are available via Zoom, live stream or dial in and are being led by our clergy. Daily services, Monday through Friday; morning minyan, 7:15 a.m.; evening minyan, 6 p.m. Shabbat Services, Saturday; Shabbat morning, 9 a.m.; Shabbat afternoon, 6 pm. Daily services, Sunday; morning minyan, 8 a.m.; evening minyan: 6 p.m. Visit bnaijeshurun.org/pray-with-us-shabbat for the Zoom and livestream links.

Chabad of Cleveland

Use this Zoom link for all events: https://zoom.us/j/7262247760?status=success

Chassidus Chaburah: Freshen up your morning with a daily dose of Chassidus. Monday through Friday 8 a.m.

Talmud with Machshava: Every Sunday, Halacha and Chassidus, 11:30 a.m., with Rabbi Chaikin

Women’s Tanya: Every Tuesday at 11 a.m., take a tour through the most spiritual realms, collecting some relevant keepsakes along the way with Rabbi Shmuli Friedman; zoom.us/j/7262247760.

Women’s Chassidus Insights into the weekly Torah Portion: Every Tuesday at 8 p.m. with Rabbi Chaikin

The Sichos Project with Rabbi Gancz: Every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Join the discussion using this link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/524211947

Men’s Timely Tanya: Every Thursday at 8 p.m., study selections from the Tanya to help bolster your faith and get you through these trying days with Rabbi Shmuli Friedman; zoom.us/j/7262247760

Erev Shabbos Avos - 12 minutes of Ethics: From 5 to 5:15 p.m. listen to others share their favorite Pirkei Avot messages. If you would like to share your own, contact Rabbi Shmuli via their website (chabadofcleveland.com/tools/feedback.htm) to get a spot in the rotation. Join the discussion using this link: http://zoom.us/j/4876378020

The Kollel

Contemporary Issues with Rabbi Fried: (For Men and Women on Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon) Rabbi Fried will explore why we're here, where we're heading and how we're getting there. We will keep in mind that we travel step by step in order to get there in 120 years! Check with info@thekollel.org for schedule changes. https://zoom.us/j/715158425

Leap of Trust: Discovering faith and living with trust in G-d with Rabbi Yaakov Kirschbaum

(For men and women on Sundays from 8-9 p.m.) To join online, click the link and your computer/phone will take care of the rest! https://zoom.us/j/91056933101. Check with info@thekollel.org for any schedule changes.

The Mitzvah in the Parsha: ZOOM: Join Mrs. Chaya Morris on Mondays from 5-6 p.m. as we explore weekly parsha and mitzvot that tie to the weekly portion. https://zoom.us/j/94541740851

Parsha Brew: (For Men & Women, Tuesdays from 8:40-9:40 a.m.): Rabbi Morris offers an overview and an in-depth analysis of the weekly Torah portion. Start your Tuesday with a mug of coffee and a cupful of Torah brew. https://zoom.us/j/98190279352

Women of the Bible with Mrs. Nechama Fried: ZOOM: Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m., share Torah with other women in an open and insightful setting. https://zoom.us/j/96026013550

Chavrusah Learning Program: Chavrusah Learning Program is offering a class every Wednesday from 8-9 p.m. that consists of a night of dynamic one-on-one learning and facilitated group discussions. For more information or for technical questions, call 512-758-2144 or email info@TheKollel.org. Use bit.ly/learn_face2face to sign in.

The Book of Genesis: ZOOM: (For Men & Women from Thursdays from 8:45-9:45 a.m.): Rabbi Zuckerman offers an in-depth textual exploration of the Book of Genesis. https://zoom.us/j/930007718

The Siddur: ZOOM: Thursdays from 8-9 p.m, join Rabbi Greenspan as he explores the parameters of Rabbinic authority. https://zoom.us/j/308005366

Cinematheque’s Virtual Multiplex

Cinematheque at the Cleveland Institute of Art is offering a virtual multiplex for theatrical screenings at home. Visit cia.edu/cinematheque.

City Club of Cleveland offering recordings of past virtual forums

The City Club of Cleveland has a backlog of virtual and in-person forums at cityclub.org. All forums are available in video as well as podcast form. To view archives of past forums, visitcityclub.org/archives.

Cleveland Cinemas’ virtual screening room

Cleveland Cinemas opened its virtual screening room to the public where people can watch a range of films for a fee. Visit clevelandcinemas.com.

Cleveland City Dance offering virtual dance classes

Cleveland City Dance is living streaming dance classes so dancers can continue to grow in their art. Find a schedule of classes at clevelandcitydance.com/virtualclasses.html.

Cleveland Institute of Art online exhibits

“TITLE TBD” (titletbd.show) highlights urgent concerns of institutional and historical oppression, conflict transformation and peer support mechanisms; the show also is open to the public in the Reinberger Gallery by appointment only. “Doing A Gender” (doingagender.com) features work by four students that explores societal gender roles and was put together through CIA’s Creativity Works program. “Handled With Care” (handledwithcareshow.com) features work from 25 students who were in CIA’s Artist as Producer class, and the varied work revolves around a theme of love. “HOMEPAGE” ( homepage-exhibition.myportfolio.com/work) features work from students in CIA’s Advanced Video & Digital Cinema Projects class and focuses on social distancing.

Cleveland Institute of Music opening virtual showcase

The Cleveland Institute of Music is releasing an online showcase of student and faculty talent consisting of video recordings of its most iconic ensemble, opera and solo performances on its Facebook page. Visit facebook.com/ClevelandInstituteofMusic.

Cleveland Museum of Art online resources

Explore the wealth of digital resources CMA has to offer by visiting clevelandart.org/home-where-art-stay-connected.

Cleveland Museum of Art virtual studio programs for children

Explore a diverse range of topics and materials under the guidance of experienced teaching artists while connecting with the CMA’s collection in new ways. Provide your kids the opportunity to practice their critical- and creative-thinking skills in a collaborative virtual environment. Visit clevelandart.org/events/other/virtual-studio-programs-children.

Cleveland Museum of Art virtual studio programs for teens and adults

Explore a diverse range of topics and materials under the guidance of experienced teaching artists while connecting with the CMA’s collection in new ways. Visit clevelandart.org/events/other/virtual-studio-programs-teens-and-adults.

The Cleveland Orchestra, WCLV Classical 104.9 ideastream weekday broadcasts

Created to provide musical nourishment for Northeast Ohio community, Lunchtime with The Cleveland Orchestra includes highlights from Orchestra recordings and past concerts – running from noon to 1 p.m. every weekday on the radio and online. In addition to weekday Lunchtime with The Cleveland Orchestra broadcasts, WCLV will continue running Cleveland Orchestra concerts at 8 p.m. Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays on the radio and online. Details of the existing broadcast schedule of previously recorded and on-demand concerts are available at ideastream.org/wclv/cleveland-orchestra,wclv.ideastream.org/topics/lunchtime-with-the-cleveland-orchestra and ideastream.org/wclv/cleveland-orchestra-broadcasts.

Cleveland Orchestra Musicians on social media

With Severance Hall dark during the COVID-19 crisis, many Cleveland Orchestra musicians are recording performances at their homes and posting them on the Orchestra’s social media channels (facebook.com/clevelandorchestra, twitter.com/CleveOrchestra, instagram.com/cleveorch and youtube.com/clevelandorchestra). In addition, the Orchestra has adapted its school-based Mindful Music Moments program to reach community members of all ages across all of its social media platforms and website. This daily online initiative combines classical music with mindfulness prompts in an attempt to help reduce stress and anxiety, providing an accessible tool to boost social and emotional well-being.

College Now of Greater Cleveland

Those with concerns about how the pandemic will impact student loans or college admission status can contact College Now of Greater Cleveland and schedule a free virtual counseling session. collegenowgc.org

Columbus Museum of Art online resources

Join the CMA online as they experiment with new ways of virtually gathering, cultivating creativity and play, and building community resilience and connection together. Visitcolumbusmuseum.org/stay-connected for more information.

Congregation Shaarey Tikvah to host college student meet-ups

Congregation Shaarey Tikvah will host opportunities for college students to meet through Zoom for a check-in and learning with the date and time to be determined.

Congregation Shaarey Tikvah ongoing programs

Rabbi Roland will lead a virtual Kabbalat Shabbat at 6 p.m. every Friday; zoom.us/j/955142707 or call in to 1-646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 955 142 707. Teen Hangout with Rabbi Roland is at 4 p.m. every Wednesday; zoom.us/j/994856324, email rbrown@shaareytikvah.org for passwords to join the meetings. Children are invited to join for Virtual T.O.D.A (The Open Dor Academy, our Shabbat morning children’s program) on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. for 30 minutes of fun with Holly and Rabbi Brown; us04web.zoom.us/j/78073937917, email rbrown@shaareytikvah.org for passwords to join the meetings. The Rebbe's Tisch is a new program at 9 p.m. Thursdays, and Rabbi Roland will teach a song, tell a story, and share a bit of Torah from our Hasidic Masters; zoom.us/j/98342740389 or call 1-646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 983 4274 0389. Midweek Mishnah classes continue virtually and are at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at 10 a.m.; zoom.us/j/695805248, or call 1-646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 695 805 248; no Hebrew needed, all adult learners welcome.

CWRU-Siegal Lifelong Learning

CWRU-Siegal Lifelong Learning offers an array of remote courses and lectures that provide an opportunity for live exchange of ideas with expert faculty. case.edu/lifelonglearning

Daily Digital Inspiration

Rabbi Avi Goldstein of Beth Jacob Congregation in Columbus is offering a relevant and inspirational D'Var Torah every day that is no more than 3 minutes long in a WhatsApp group. To join, visitchat.whatsapp.com/Bj60wOyqqQA2lYv6MCFLuB.

Delicious Israel Virtual Israeli Food Tours

Delicious Israel offers virtual Israeli food tours, virtual Israeli cooking classes, and virtual Israeli wine or whisky tastings. For more information, visit deliciousisrael.com/virtual-tours.

Federation offering therapy during COVID-19 pandemic

In partnership with Jewish Family Services Association, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Access Jewish Cleveland Help Hotline is offering a therapist from JSFA to be available and on call from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at accessjewishcleveland.org or 216-292-INFO (4636).

Great Lakes Science Center releases virtual early childhood programming

The Great Lakes Science Center has released a series of free early childhood STEM programming videos catered to families with children ages 5 and younger on its website. The videos feature a book families can read along with followed by a related experiment they can complete at home with common household items. Visit greatscience.com/engage/early-childhood-resources to watch the videos.

Hiram College Art and Design program’s Juried Student Art Show

Featuring the work of students from diverse art disciplines, including painting, sculpture, jewelry, photography, and video, the exhibition is open to the public and can be accessed through the College’s website at www.hiram.edu/artshow. Guests can also read the gallery director’s welcome, the juror’s statement, and sign the guest book.

InMotion offers virtual Parkinson’s assistance

InMotion, a Cleveland nonprofit that assists those with Parkinson’s disease, will continue its efforts through free virtual classes, support groups over teleconference calls and connecting with its clients and carepartners to guarantee they have access to proper care. Visitbeinmotion.org.

JCC of Greater Columbus offers virtual personal training at home

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus is offering clients the ability to purchase virtual home workout sessions. One hour-long session is $60, one 45-minute session is $48 and one 30-minute session is $33. Three 30-minute home written workouts is $30, and there’s a special where four 30-minute virtual sessions is $99. Clients are required to have access to some equipment at home. If interested, contact JCC Fitness Director Carlie Synder at csnyder@columbusjcc.org.

Jewish Family Services COVID-19 Support Group

If you would like to connect with others in the community, get some new ideas for building resilience, and talk through concerns related to COVID-19, join this virtual support group. We will share experiences, challenges, and coping tools in a safe, welcoming, and confidential space facilitated by two Jewish Family Services clinicians. This group meets every Wednesday evening at 5:30 p.m. on Zoom. It’s open registration so participants don’t have to commit to attending every Wednesday. Register at bit.ly/JFSGroup

Jewish Federations of North America provides daily content

The Jewish Federations of North America caters to the Jewish community with daily videos, resources, virtual meet-ups and nonprofit loans through its website at jewishtogether.org.

Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage is taking a tour of the world and all of its offerings to curate cultural connections aligned with the museum’s mission and values. Explore exhibits, art, film, literature, lectures and more through their weekly blog posts. You can also sign up to receive a weekly e-newsletter that brings the cultural content into your home. Visit maltzmuseum.org/connect to learn more.

Mandel JCC of Cleveland

Stay connected with The J’s online community by visiting their following Facebook Pages and Groups: Mandel JCC Facebook Page, Mandel JCC Fitness Group, Mandel JCC Family Place Group, Mandel JCC J-Day Camps Facebook Page and Camp Wise Facebook Page.

Mandel JCC of Cleveland New School Days at The J Program

Designed to help kindergarten to sixth grade students navigate distance learning, the program is weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. The J’s professional staff will guide children on the path to success for their distance learning experience, and oversee students to ensure they are on task and connected to their school’s distance learning sessions and academic curriculum. Beyond this guiding supervision, School Days at The J offers structured activities, outdoor recreation, science, art and math electives, as well as vital peer social connections. Register at mandeljcc.org/schooldays.

NCJW/CLE ask Thriftique Showroom Manager Abbe

National Council of Jewish Women/Cleveland Thriftique Showroom Manager Abbe will be answering questions when it comes to thrifting and what her and her staff have been up to. Questions can be sent to her at thriftiqueshowroom@gmail.com and will be answered atfacebook.com/ThriftiqueShowroom/.

North Coast Harbor virtual run for Downtown Cleveland Recovery Response Fund

The 3rd Annual North Coast Harbor 15k, 10k & 5k run goes virtual for 2020, with the goal to raise money for the Downtown Cleveland Recovery Response Fund. Runners can run anytime, anywhere now through Oct. 31. For more information and to register, visit northcoastharbor.org/events/event/north-coast-harbor-15k-10k-5k-run.

The Park Preschool Virtual Program

Park Preschool offers the opportunity to connect with our creative teachers for a fun social and safe learning experience. For more information visit parksynagogue.org/park-preschool

The Park Synagogue Services

All Shabbat, as well as morning and evening minyans will now be conducted virtually through Zoom until further notice. Visit parksynagogue.org for more information.

PJ Library offers interactive virtual content

The PJ Library features virtual activities and live content available for children and at facebook.com/PJLibrary.

Prizmah Center for Jewish Day Schools online database

The Prizmah Center for Jewish Day Schools has various webinars and videos available featuring advice on how Jewish day schools can navigate through this period of online learning. Visitprizmah.org/gatherings to learn more.

Shaker Arts Council Fall Zoom Art Classes and Webinars

Shaker Arts Council (SHAC) announces a Fall series of community virtual art classes and webinars. SHAC is presenting these classes Sept. 20 through Nov. 4 as part of Stay-in-Place Productions, the arts council’s response to COVID -19. There are classes for every age and cover many artistic genres including painting, drawing, theater arts, graphic novels, mixed media, paper-mache, poetry, and photography. All are offered within an affordable price range. There are four free webinars; one featuring a Zentangle demonstration, a webinar on meditation, an introduction to voiceover and a presentation by Peter Lawson Jones offering tips on building your acting career. For specific dates, times and to register visit: www.shakerartscouncil.org.

Shaw JCC of Akron Hosts All-Day Distance Learning Program

The Shaw JCC of Akron is offering a "Distance Learning Program," which will provide teacher support, as well as a safe environment, for children to attend their school’s virtual classes and complete their educational requirements.⁣⁣ This program will start on your child's first day of school and will run 5 days a week. Please contact Lyndsey Kirk to discuss details specific to your child's school. Visit our website at https://bit.ly/31IXMLn and call (330) 835-0064 or email lkirk@shawjcc.org.

Shaw JCC of Akron Hosting Ongoing Virtual Fitness Classes

The Shaw JCC of Akron is offering virtual classes in conjunction with in-person classes. Currently, the JCC is offering the following classes virtually, with a membership: Kettlebell, Zumba, Yoga, WERQ, Spinning and Turbokick. Starting in early October, the Shaw JCC will expand their virtual fitness offerings to include hundreds of virtual classes weekly.

Solon Center for the Arts

Take virtual arts classes at discounted rates. Visit solonarts.maxgalaxy.net/Home.aspx.

Solon Chamber offering various resources through pandemic

Solon Chamber of Commerce will be offering a number of resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find information and resources at solonchamber.com. In partnership with the city of Solon and the Solon Senior Center, the chamber compiled a list of Solon restaurants open for delivery and take-out to help support local businesses. For the full list, visitsolonchamber.com/stay-safe--shop-local.html.

Stories and Yoga with jHUB

Check out our interactive videos with easy to follow yoga stretches and stories for children. Learn about the Jewish value of Shimirat Ha’adamah (Protecting the Earth) while Danya reads "The Earth Book" by Todd Parr at youtu.be/U4UAWTeuVYY. Learn about the Jewish value of Hakarat HaTov (Recognizing the Good) while Danya reads "The Little, Little House" by Jessica Souhami at youtu.be/m5PKjvDq3WM.

Suburban Temple Kol Ami - Shabbat services

Rabbi Vann and Music Director Deb Rogers provide members with a beautiful service each Friday evening. Connect via Zoom or the Temple's Facebook page. suburbantemple.org/event/ShabbatOnline2020 or facebook.com/suburbantemple.

Suburban Temple Kol Ami - Storytime with Rabbi Shana

Every Friday at 5 p.m. Adults and kids are invited to get comfortable in your favorite chair or find your special spot on the floor and join Rabbi Shana for a story to welcome Shabbat. https://www.suburbantemple.org/event/StoryTime2020

Talespinner Children’s Theatre provides online content

Talespinner Children’s Theatre, a theater company based in Cleveland, has posted videos made by its educational staff to its YouTube channel and Facebook page for families and children to learn theater games, activities and crafts while at home. Visit youtube.com/channel/UCpmh1tWSlKfkinTWqUxksOQ and facebook.com/TCT4kids.

The Temple Tifereth Israel

Join with others to enjoy great poems together with Rabbi Roger Klein. Every Thursday afternoon from 4 to 5 p.m., Rabbi Klein will lead a Zoom discussion featuring the poetry he loves and invites you to bring some of the poems you love. Please email Jennifer Mendelson at jmendelson@ttti.org to sign up. No need to commit to every Thursday, but it is useful to know how many are interested in the adventures in poetry.

Thrive at Work offering free resources for remote work shift

Thrive at Work, a workplace consulting practice based in Cleveland, released a remote work toolkit and virtual community to help organizations and businesses tackle remote work, leadership, communication and juggling work and kids at home. The free resources include a virtual community for leaders; virtual office hours at 1 p.m. Wednesdays via Zoom; leadership coaching; and articles and guides to jumpstart remote work. All of the Thrive at Work resources can be accessed at thriveatworkteam.com/thrive-remotely.

Torat Emet Main Street Synagogue hosting podcast

Congregation Torat Emet’s Rabbi Ari Neuman is hosting a podcast, “The Characters You Do Not Know,” at anchor.fm/ari-neuman. He will cover the stores of minor characters in Tanach. The podcast is also available on Spotify, which is linked on the podcast’s homepage. Congregation Torat Emet is in Bexley.

Torat Emet Main Street Synagogue service times and classes

Shacharit 8:25 a.m. Sunday and 7:25 a.m. Monday-Friday. Mincha/Maariv: 6:50 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and6:55 p.m. Friday (following Pre-Shabbat Ruach at 6:25 p.m.). The Book of Amos with Rabbi Neuman: restarting Aug. 16, Sunday morning, 9 a.m. Contemporary Halacha: Restarting Aug. 11, Tuesday night at 8:30 p.m. Insights from the Weekly Parsha with Rabbi Zack: Monday and Wednesday 12:30-1:30 p.m. Mesillat Yesharim: The Path of the Just with Rabbi Neuman: Tuesday and Thursday 12:30-1:30 p.m. Visit toratemet.org.

Tri-C tuition assistance program

The college will cover Cuyahoga County residents’ tuition costs for one year of a Tri-C credit program or for the duration of a noncredit program. You can start or continue your education – or gain the skills you need to rejoin the workforce quickly – without incurring tuition expenses. Approximately 90% of tri-c's classes are offered in an online format. For more information visit tri-c.edu/paying-for-college/financial-aid-and-scholarships/full-tuition-assistance-program.html.

YMCA offering free classes, childcare for medical personnel, nursing home employees

The YMCA of Greater Cleveland is offering free, on-demand exercise videos for YMCA members and nonmembers accessible on its website at clevelandymca.org. The YMCA is also offering childcare for medical personnel, first responders, nursing home/assisted living employees and children services employees. Additional info can be found at bit.ly/2QJ5ZdO or the YMCA Payment Registrar Office by calling 216-263-6860.

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