I appreciate that Bruce Jacobson shared his experience with me and that this letter was a beneficial springboard toward dialogue. It is so important, especially during this uncommon time that we communicate (“Facility can do better,” May 15).

I interviewed Jerry Stiller for the Jewish Scene radio program (along with Joan Micklin Silver and her husband, Ray Silver), after the debut opening night showing at the Cleveland International Film Festival in 1999 of the Silvers’ film, “The Fish in the Bathtub.” The film was not memorable,…

A piece of research has been presented by Data for Progress and the Justice Collaborative Institute which shows that over 50% of Republican voters are in favor of a monthly universal basic income check of $2,000 while the pandemic is ongoing, which has been proposed in a bill of Rep. Rashida…

Thanks to Steve Hoffman, we will see and read a weekly issue of the Cleveland Jewish News. We out-of-towners, Steve and Mel Moses, depend on the paper to keep us up to date about what’s happening in Cleveland, both secular and religious.

I wanted to take a moment to thank the many employees of Orange for their unselfish dedication to the residents during the stay-at-home order time. While most stayed home to stay safe, they continued to provide for the safety and unselfish service to the community. Thank you.

I want to thank the city of Beachwood, Beachwood schools and residents for recognizing our seniors in such a meaningful way on May 7. The parade route was nostalgic from Fairmount Elementary School to Hilltop Elementary School, Beachwood Place, Bryden Elementary School, the middle school and…

In these unprecedented times, Temple Emanu El Brotherhood had a Zoom NFL Draft preview 2020 on April 21. The guest speakers were Andy Baskin, co-host of Baskin & Phelps on 92.3 The Fan, and Aaron Goldhammer, co-host of “The Really Big Show” on 850 ESPN Cleveland.

I was disappointed in the Cleveland Jewish News coverage of the February League of Women Voters forum between Tiger Nation 4 Lower Taxes and Citizens for Our Heights Schools for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School levy. ("CH-UH schools seek levy to offset projected deficits,” Feb. 28)

Harry Scharf had a distinguished career with the Cleveland Jewish News and was an effective president of the American Jewish Press Association from 1993 to 1995. He was respected for his business acumen and admired for his warmth and sense of humor. My deep condolences to his family and the …

I want to thank you for keeping the Cleveland Jewish News going through COVID-19. I look forward to reading it every Shabbos. It keeps normalcy and brings the community together.

It was with a mixture of great sadness mixed with nostalgia that I read of The Jewish Chronicle and the Jewish News in Britain going into liquidation. The Chronicle has been around since 1841 and is the oldest continuously published Jewish newspaper in the world. The Jewish News is a much yo…

It’s puzzling to read that Ohio again bought millions of dollars of Israeli bonds, again without further details of accountability. Because it is journalism’s role to find facts behind events – e.g. reporting recipients and purposes for distribution – I welcome this data.

We are saddened by the recent passing of our friend, Alvin Gray. For all of his accomplishments and leadership, at his core he was an outstanding example of avodah (service to G-d), g’milut chasadim (acts of loving kindness) and love for Eretz Israel.

Our country and the world are facing one of the most dramatic events in our combined history. As the COVID-19 outbreak continues across the United States, many long-term care facilities have restricted visitors’ access.

I want to send my words of thanks and appreciation to the staff at Stone Gardens. Everyone there has been so wonderful to my mother, Penelope Sikoutris. The snacks, the special interactions, Friday cocktails (genius) and the extra care you all have put forth to keep our loved ones safe are b…

In times past, the main purposes of public schools were to have an informed electorate and develop children’s abilities for them to become productive citizens. Education was deemed so worthy a goal that everyone in society had to contribute to it; and so we support our schools financially.

When Jewish War Veterans’ national Cmdr. Harvey Weiner testified before Congress on Feb. 26, he deviated from the typical testimony by a JWV national commander. As a member of the JWV, I took umbrage when Weiner had the unmitigated gall to arrogantly dictate to our legislators that they must…

I believe all conservatives and Republicans should return their unemployment insurance benefits checks to the U.S. Department of Labor. Its unemployment insurance benefits program is a joint state and federal government program, and most of today’s conservatives and Republicans want to cut s…

I want to express my gratitude to the Orthodox community for the dramatic sacrifices made during this pandemic. Many rituals require the community to pray together. Yet you have placed the need to preserve life over those mitzvot.