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…

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.

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.

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…

Grandpy would be so proud of you following in his footsteps and continuing in the family tradition. (“Tibor’s Kosher Meats gets new owner,” Sept. 13) Both grandpy and his father were butchers. Your entire Cleveland family wishes you a big mazel tov. Ilan (Senders), stay the mensch that you are. 

If recent years have taught us nothing else, we have learned the right to vote must be both cherished and exercised. It is in our hands to ensure those we elect to offices at all levels are people genuinely seeking to be public servants – those who serve their constituencies, not those who s…

During a 2018 hospitalization, my 94-year-old bubbe, Liza Alpert, said that perhaps her time had come. I’ve marked two birthdays since that bedside conversation and I’m blessed to continue chatting with my bubbe almost daily. She is one of the few remaining Holocaust survivors of Kol Israel …

It is my expectation that President Donald Trump is going to do all of us a big favor and decide some time in early-to-mid 2020 not to run for re-election partly because of a slow down in the economy. When that happens, I hope the Republicans will nominate someone of good character such as N…

We appreciate the coverage in the Cleveland Jewish News of our event featuring Lior Raz, the co-creator and star of “Fauda” (From the Frontlines to Fauda: An Evening with Lior Raz. (“Fauda’s Raz delights at Mandel JDS gala,” Sept. 6).

I want to tell you a little story about me and my mom. My mom grew up in the Depression and when I was old enough, I would take my mom shopping. She would go into a store and see a purse that she wanted, but she would not buy it. She would go home and talk about that purse for a week and tel…

We are excited about the Mandel Jewish Community Center’s announcement of plans to partner with Active Wellness to manage operations of its fitness, aquatics and membership services to reflect the most current trends in the fitness field. (“Mandel JCC to outsource some services,” Aug. 30)

Reading about Camp Galil and Camp Deer Run brought back my happy memories as a junior counselor at Camp Galil when I was 15 and 16, where Hensha Stone, Judy Weiss’ sister, was also serving. (“Camp Stone cements Zionist memories for 50 years,” Aug. 23)

I am a Jewish resident of Columbus and I am outraged that the president of the United States has suggested that American Jews who don’t support him and the Republican Party are: disloyal to America; disloyal to Israel; and supporting anti-Semitism

It is very disheartening, anguishing and frankly astonishing to me how much blind hatred is spewed every day against our president (i.e., Trump derangement syndrome) by a large majority of the Democrat or left-leaning Jewish community. In spite of Trump’s undeniable close relations and suppo…

Dr. Lara Kollab is requesting a new hearing before the Ohio State Medical Board, presumably to seek to ameliorate the consequences of her prior unethical, unprofessional, dangerous, and despicable threats to harm her Jewish patients deliberately, by prescribing them the wrong medications. Th…

We just got back from the best summer ever – a month in Israel with 41 friends for the Camp Wise Israel Leadership Summer. After starting at Camp Wise, we flew to Israel, where we were partnered with other JCC camps: Pinemere Camp and Camp Livingston.

Thank you for the outstanding coverage of the Dayton tragedy in the Aug. 9 edition of the Cleveland Jewish News. The depth and breadth of this exceptional reporting was absolutely first rate. Please note that I did not say it was first rate for a Jewish newspaper or a weekly newspaper. This …

How much longer is the Jewish community going to support the Republican’s divisiveness, conservative, hatefulness, bigotry, racist, white supremacy, white nationalist in the national, state and local elections?

Up until now, I believed the best way to defeat President Donald Trump in 2020 has been to focus on advocating for the federal government to do more to help the lower and middle classes with their economic and financial struggles to survive and to pay their bills. So, I have largely ignored …

Letter writer Michael Hoicowitz appears well-intentioned, but misinformed when it comes to the purpose of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, saying BDS is not about policy, but decency. (“BDS not about policy, but decency,” July 26)