J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami and JINSA President Michael Makovsky will discuss security challenges facing Israel and ways the U.S. can help ensure the future of the country at a free discussion at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Mandel Jewish Community Center, 26001 S. Woodland Road, in Beachwood. 

Glenmede Trust Company N.A. in Beachwood is bringing in family wealth consultant James Grubman of FamilyWealth Consulting in Northfield, Mass., to discuss the unique issues, concern and family dynamics in affluent families Nov. 1 at Union Club of Cleveland.

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Members of University Heights’ government seem to sing a common refrain about University Square, the shopping plaza on the corner of Cedar Road and Warrensville Center Road, frequently using the following adjectives to describe the troubled property that was originally built in 2002:

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Orange resident Yael Amitz-Lev Sperber is familiar with the type of positive impact the Jewish Federation of Cleveland can have on people’s lives. After all, she benefited from the organization when she relocated to the Cleveland area from Israel three years ago. 

If you search Israeli counter-terrorism expert Steve Gar’s name online, one of the first hits you’ll get is a headline calling him “the Jewish Jack Bauer,” referencing the special agent from the long-running FOX TV series “24,” but that’s not really what Gar does.

Citing the legacy built by his two predecessors, Harlan M. Sands, Cleveland State University’s third consecutive Jewish president, laid out an ambitious and specific agenda for his presidency at his investiture Oct. 5.