We attended the recent J Street Conference in Washington, D.C., along with 4,000 attendees, including 1,000 college students. We heard from many speakers, including former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, House Speaker U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, Democratic presidentia…

On Oct. 16, I attended the Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Summit, celebrating 10 years of environmental accomplishments and setting new priorities for the Cleveland Climate Action Plan. For me, the summit encapsulated what is great about our city – a progressive spirit committed to economic grow…

As former Beachwood residents and neighbors of Mayor Martin Horwitz’s for more than 25 years, we are horrified by the recent actions of the Beachwood City Council. Marty is a deeply caring and honorable man, and a devoted public servant to the city for 24 years. For the council to have so ca…

This so-called investigation against Beachwood Mayor Martin Horwitz was not an attempt to right a workplace wrong. It appeared to be a purposeful and malicious effort to smear the mayor. As the community learned at last week’s city council meeting, there were never any complaints to the city…

The Cleveland Jewish News did a magnificent job in enumerating all the major philanthropic and civic endeavors accomplished by Morton L. Mandel, zt”l, in his lifetime (“Lost Legend,” Oct. 25).

HR 2407 – Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act is an anti-Israel diatribe, based on questionable information sources, introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Betty McCollum.

We strongly disagree with Eric Resnick (“Reconstructionist rabbis on target,” Oct. 25) regarding HR 2407 “Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation.” We do not believe that Israel intentionally harms Palestinian children. Anyone who engages in t…

Tweeting their “general and abiding concern for the human rights of all people created in God’s image,” the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association announced its support for the Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act, HR 2407, sponsored …

This year, Jewish communities across Ohio are taking a stand on gun violence prevention and Sukkot is a perfect time to do something. During Sukkot, we are reminded that our plans, our structures and even our precious lives are not guaranteed. Just like the sukkah might blow away in a storm,…

In just one generation, we have seen Orange grow from a semi-rural community to a community of new housing developments, beautiful municipal center and park and a large mixed-use area. Now more than ever, we must ensure our city council is filled with residents who respect the nature of our …

Marla Hart is running for the Beachwood School Board. Is she running on behalf of her son, Bennett Adelson, who supports encouraging football players from outside the district and letting them live in his numerous rental properties in the city?

November’s Orange School Board race features incumbents Melanie Weltman and Beth Wilson-Fish, both key members of the board. They are being challenged by a Hunting Valley resident who is backed by the same wealthy Hunting Valley residents who tried to sneak a last-minute provision into the s…

I read with amazement your coverage of the new Hobby Lobby store opening in Solon. Many of your Jewish readers do not support this chain because of its promotion of beliefs that do not correspond to Jewish values.

Regarding the Sept. 20 article, “Hiram College Partners with IDC Herzliya," this may be a positive development regarding Jewish students already at Hiram, and hopefully it will invigorate their association with Jewish life and values.

Racism is very low on the list of problems that create and maintain poverty. (“United Way to create institute to study poverty,” Oct. 4) I was a proud contributor to United Way workplace campaigns for most of my career.

If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it. Orange schools earned an “A” grade on the State Report Card and are ranked in the top 5% of the state based on overall rankings. Our community is proud of our school system and we have school board members Melanie Weltman and Beth Wilson-Fish to thank for thi…

After 32 years of public, elected service as your councilwoman, I am finally retiring from this position at the end of December 2019. It has been a privilege and an honor to serve you for these many long years.

On behalf of Montefiore, we extend our deep gratitude to the community for their tremendous support of The Montefiore Foundation’s third season of Shining Star CLE. The stars truly aligned for us, as we raised more than $383,000 to support Montefiore’s memory care network. Nine-hundred guest…

Thank you to Staff Reporter Jane Kaufman and the Cleveland Jewish News for its in-depth story of BEES, the Beachwood East Eruv. In truth, a heartfelt debt of gratitude goes to the unsung heroes and worker bees, through whose efforts the eruv will become a reality. Shirley Edelman and Diane B…

The reporter who wrote about the Sept. 9 meeting of the Beachwood School Board when Superintendent Robert P. Hardis’ contract was renewed may have misunderstood the issue in question. Many residents expressed misgivings about the process by which this occurred. (“Beachwood schools renews Har…