Mission: The mandel jewish community center of cleveland builds and strengthens cleveland's entire jewish community by providing exceptional programs and services that enhance jewish continuity and jewish identity in order to perpetuate jewish values.
Programs: Fitness, wellness, and recreation programs are available to members and support the jewish values of maintaining a physically, mentally, and socially active lifestyle by offering a full continuum of fitness equipment, classes, clinics, leagues, indoor and outdoor activities for all ages, races, religions, and abilities at a comprehensive campus centrally located within the jewish community. Served 11,017 members for 402,940 fitness days.
overnight and day camping programs promote a positive sense of jewish identity and encourage jewish values for all children, such as helping others, team work, respecting nature, the importance of tzedakah, and celebrating shabbat. Children come away with a renewed sense of jewish identity and increased confidence, independence, and self-awareness. Overnight camp served 639 campers for 2,156 camper weeks. Day camps served 763 campers for 3,656 camper weeks. Inclusive service for special needs campers provided 18 individuals with one-on-one counselors.
early childhood/preschool and youth programs are based on the foundation of jewish culture and principles that provide children (infants/toddlers through grade 6) an introduction to jewish life, culture, and academics. Programs have fully integrated the teachings of pirkei avot (ethics of the fathers) which includes self-respect, dignity and tzedakah into the classroom, introducing children to shabbat and jewish holidays through music, art, and cooking. Preschool served 114 children for 23,631 child days. After school program served 73 children. Vacation program served 145 children.