Senior Programs Return to Mandel Jewish Community Center: Press Run

BEACHWOOD, Ohio — The Mandel Jewish Community Center, 260001 S. Woodland Road in Beachwood, offers a free program for community members 60 and older that allows them to better connect with one another.

After a pandemic hiatus, the program is back, offering a range of social and recreational activities, such as exercise classes, speakers, live entertainment, bingo and kosher snacks.

The program, called 60 Connect, is designed to connect seniors and adults with disabilities in the area. It also offers links to social services for these people, many of whom live alone, to combat isolation.

These human connections provide vital socialization that many seniors and individuals have missed due to health and safety concerns during the pandemic.

In addition to in-person programming, home-delivered kosher meals are available for those who register. Formerly called Lunch Plus, the program operated as a group lunch program. During the pandemic, the program’s in-person gatherings have been discontinued and lunch service has transitioned to a door-to-door kosher meal delivery format to registered attendees.

Efforts to restore communal lunch service are underway.

60 Connect is offered 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday at Mandel JCC’s Stonehill Auditorium. Free transportation is available to and from many surrounding communities.

Registration is required to participate in 60 Connect programs or receive kosher meals delivered to your home. To register, contact Yolanda Nixon at [email protected] or 216-831-0700 ext. 1210.

Funding for 60 Connect is provided by the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging, the Division of Elderly and Adult Services of Cuyahoga County, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, and the Mandel Jewish Community Center.

Two new Legacy Village businesses: Legacy Village, at Richmond and Cedar Roads in Lyndhurst, is home to two new businesses.

Revival Body Care, a natural beauty and wellness brand owned by Nicole Dzurko, will open its second Ohio location at Legacy Village next to Starbucks on Saturday, June 18.

Meanwhile, local artist Marlisa Dunn also opened a studio/gallery and is Legacy Village’s summer artist-in-residence.

Revival Body Care emphasizes education and sustainability. Since launching in 2015, Dzurko has moved from its home kitchen to the Revival Flagship store and corporate headquarters in Lakewood. Revival quickly grew and expanded its offerings to include a complete collection of all-natural skin, lip and hair care products created using only the finest organic, fair trade and 100% vegan ingredients. Each blend of carefully selected ingredients is handcrafted in small batches.

A grand opening is scheduled from 6-9 p.m. on June 23.

Dunn is a former gym owner from Cleveland Heights. She will be creating paintings on location at select Legacy Live concerts throughout the summer, with her next appearance scheduled for July 2. She will also hold open studio hours from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, during which visitors can view her work.

At the end of her summer residency, Dunn will hold an art exhibition and sale from September 17-19, the paintings she created during the summer will be available for purchase.

The gallery is also located near Starbucks.

Help clean up Cain Park: The Friends of the Heights Parks will be organizing a cleanup/greening of Cain Park from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 26 and would like to see you offer your services there to pick up litter, garden and clean up.

Meet other park lovers and have fun. Tools, water and fun activities will be provided.

If you have any questions, email [email protected] Otherwise, you can register to participate here. Well, they’ll be so happy to have you that if you want, you can just drop by the box office plaza and join in.

College news: Congratulations to Claire Wolf, of Beachwood, who has been named to the Spring Semester Deans List at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.

– Likewise for Margaret Dant, of Shaker Heights, who was named to the list of spring semester deans at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa.

— Achieving dean status at the University of Delaware, Newark was Kayla Roth of Shaker Heights.

— At Baldwin Wallace University, those named to the Dean’s List include Eric Golovan of Beachwood and Christian Smith of Cleveland Heights.

– The spring graduating class at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio, included Rachael McElhinny, of Beachwood, with a doctorate in pharmacy, and Jordyn Warren, of Cleveland Heights, with a master’s degree in nursing.

— Youngstown State University graduates included Joshua Wagner, of Cleveland Heights, with a master’s degree in business administration; Toshionna Reddick, of Cleveland Heights, with a master’s degree in social work; and Winifred Keneah, of Cleveland Heights, with a bachelor’s degree in general studies.

Elevator out of service: Heights Libraries has advised that the elevator at the Coventry branch, 1925 Coventry Road in Cleveland Heights, will be out of service from June 21 to July 20 while the building undergoes interior renovations. The branch apologizes for the inconvenience caused.

Garden Tour, Movie Night, Yappy Hour Events at Beachwood: The Town of Beachwood sent out a list featuring a trio of upcoming events in the town.

— A tour of the house and garden will begin at 1 p.m. June 26 at the Beachwood Community Center, 25325 Fairmount Blvd. Participate and admire spectacular homes, gardens and scenery throughout Beachwood. Learn about their connection to local history, ecological values ​​and careful landscaping.

Pre-registration, $15 per person, at All tours begin at the Beachwood Community Center. Refreshments will be served between 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the Community Center.

The event is presented by the Beachwood Historical Society, the Beachwood Garden Club and the Town of Beachwood.

— An outdoor movie night is scheduled for 5 p.m. on June 26 in the parking lot of the community center. Beachwood’s outdoor movie nights are free and open to everyone. Bring chairs and blankets on the 26th for Disney’s favorite “Encanto.” The Metropolis Popcorn Truck will be available, offering dozens of flavors for purchase.

— Yappy Hour is set from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on June 30 at Beachwood City Park East. As the saying goes, “It’s 5 o’clock somewhere”, so bring your dog and treat him to Yappy Hour – and treat yourself to beer, wine, cocktails and music provided by a DJ.

The event, perfect after a ruff day, will take place near Barkwood Dog Park. The parking lot is off Shaker Boulevard.

Yappy Hour and the park will be open to all owners and their dogs. Drinks will be available for purchase. Barkwood itself is open to members only.

This event is sponsored by Pope’s Cocktails and North High Brewing.

The Hillcrest-Heights Community Market is open: The Hillcrest-Heights Community Market kicked off last week and you can take advantage of its offerings from 4-8 p.m. every Thursday until October 13 at Quarry Park at South Euclid.

The cities of Cleveland Heights and South Euclid have partnered with strong food and Care-A-Van to bring together farmers, manufacturers and advocacy groups to serve residents of the eastern suburbs of Cleveland.

And, if you’re a vendor, the Hillcrest-Heights Community Market still has room for you. Interested sellers should contact Rebekah at [email protected] or 216-691-4232 for more information.

Come to SummerFEST 2022: The Cleveland Heights Cedar Fairmount Special Improvement District kicked off its SummerFEST, featuring concerts, yoga classes and historic walks.

As part of SummerFEST, the district will host two concerts a month in June, July and August in the parking lot of the Grandview Avenue, behind Firestone, on Cedar Road. All concerts will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Upcoming SummerFEST concerts include: June 16, July 7 and August 4 — Blue Lunch, playing favorites from the 50s to today, and, July 13 and August 11, Cats on Holiday, playing inspired rock from Louisiana, roots music and Zydeco.

On July 13 and August 10, Green Tara Yoga & Healing Arts will host Yoga in the Lot from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. If you wish to participate, please register in advance and bring your own yoga mat.

And, on July 21 and August 4, Ken Goldberg, president of the Cleveland Heights Historical Society and member of the Cleveland Heights Landmark Commission, will host historical walking tours of the Cedar Fairmount District from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. you wish to participate, please meet Ken in the parking lot on Grandview Avenue at 6:30 p.m.

For more information on SummerFEST, visit

Jewish Federation study: The Jewish Federation of Cleveland and the Jewish Community Council of Akron are launching a study of the area’s Jewish population this month.

The results of the study will be used to inform long-term planning for Jewish communities in the region for the next decade and beyond – from addressing mental health issues to tackling anti-Semitism and more.

“Every 10 years or so, the federation conducts an independent review of the local Jewish community to better understand the underlying factors that affect how people live Jewishly and influence future needs,” the chairman of the council said. the federation’s population study committee in a statement. Press release.

“The population study provides us with … data on the composition, trends and potential needs of our diverse community.”

Researchers will collect and analyze information from approximately 1,500 investigative interviews. The study is expected to be published in January 2023.

The study is being conducted in coordination with the NORC research team at the University of Chicago and the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University.

For more information, contact Ellen Miller at [email protected] or Matt Boxer at [email protected]

Ensemble Theater Performing Arts Summer Camp: Ensemble Theater will offer its sixth year of Summer Performing Arts Camp from July 11-22. The camp will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday.

A final performance will be presented on July 23 on the campus of Notre Dame College in South Euclid.

overall Performing Arts Camp is a free camp offered to students in grades five through nine (or ages 10 through 14) living in Cuyahoga County. Up to 20 students will be accepted. The camp will focus on four areas: theatre, cinema, playwriting/screenwriting and voice-over.

To learn more about the camp and its local instructors, and for parents/campers to fill out an application, visit and scroll down for a 2022 application form.

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Jill E. Washington