Congratulations Giant Eagle, CVS and the other chains that have eliminated plastic bags in an effort to protect the environment. Shame on Heinen’s and Marc’s for continuing to pump thousands of plastic bags daily into circulation.

“Mayor of Menorah Park” Barry Henkin has a large fan club of his own. He has a smile for our 100-year-old mom, Miriam Stiel, each time he sees her. (“Dream come true for ‘Mayor of Menorah Park,” Dec. 20) The smile is always followed by a “hello beautiful” greeting which makes her day.

I can’t begin to express my deepest gratitude to the two extraordinary people, Dr. Barbara Messinger-Rapport and Rabbi Akiva Feinstein, who were featured in the story about Montefiore and National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. (“Montefiore celebrates its care during National Hospice Mon…

Why is it that the Cleveland Jewish News appears to be taking on the feel of Channel 19 news – tabloid-type articles that seem to carry a “shock and awe” intent? (“Beachwood settles with mayor’s secretary over allegation,” Dec. 20)

I must admit, I was quite shocked when I read your article, “Supreme Court hears international residence case,” in the Dec. 13 issue of the Cleveland Jewish News. The U.S. Supreme Court is examining important issues of international law in the context of an international custody dispute. The…

Kol hakavod to Rabbi Yossi and Estie Marozov and the staff and leadership at Friendship Circle. It’s heartening to read about their dramatic growth since they moved to Pepper Pike, but even more important than their numerical progress is all the good they’ve brought to our community.

What a delightful surprise upon opening the Dec. 20 issue of the Cleveland Jewish News and finding “Dream come true for ‘Mayor of Menorah Park,’” honoring Barry Henkin. There is no one more deserving of honor than Barry.

At the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee hearing on impeachment, the Republicans put forward the argument that there has been a rash of impeachments in the last 50 years – three – while in the previous 180 years there was only one.

The Cleveland Jewish News’ Dec. 20 edition keeps a streak alive which has become tedious and suspicious. (“Beachwood settles with mayor’s secretary over allegation,” Dec. 20)

President Donald Trump made headlines with some remarks he made at a speech delivered to the Israeli-American Council. Some American Jews “don’t love Israel enough,” he told them. Before we get too emotional about Trump, let us examine the facts.

A parent came to our meeting in tears last week because she was so overwhelmed with her child’s new diagnosis of dyslexia. As a result of the fortunate caliber of our presenter being the one and only Dr. Nadine Gaab, we had a large turnout of professionals as well as parents.

Letter writers Joan and Andrew Kohn and Margie Moskovitz ignore the fact that by supporting the Palestinian claim of “occupation,” they are supporting the ghettoization of the Jewish people. (“‘Occupation’ greatest threat,” Nov. 15)

Northeast Ohio activists went to Washington, D.C., on this summer’s Zionist Organization of America lobbying mission and to the last week’s ZOA gala in New York. We’ve noted increased acceptance of anti-Israel positions, officials and candidates within the Democratic party. Elected Democrats…

I thank the Cleveland Jewish News for the story by Josh Hasten of JNS.org about the Southern Poverty Law Center targeting the Christian Zionist group (“Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, for its pro-Israel views,” cjn.org) SPLC is a bully which designates as hate groups organizations and th…

“There have always been psychotic individuals who have gotten it into their heads that murdering innocent people will save the world. From Jack the Ripper to Timothy McVeigh to the current Pittsburgh shooter, ideology has given them license to perpetrate horror. And, as police officers know,…

The front page headline, “Security Training,” featuring a talk by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh director of security was a big letdown as it featured the story of how well they handled events after the slaughter. Bradley Orsini said virtually nothing about security training oth…

On Shabbat Nov. 8, I was a choir participant in a special interfaith service at The Temple-Tifereth Israel in Beachwood. The service was led by Senior Rabbi Jonathan Cohen from The Temple and Father Hratch Sargsyan from St. Gregory of Narek (Armenian) Church in Richmond Heights. The service …

It was wonderful to see the community support Milestones Autism Resources at the 2019 annual benefit. The event was held at Landerhaven on Oct. 26, where 250 guests heard inspirational stories from Fox 8 Cleveland anchor Autumn Ziemba.

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…