Having been at one time a University Heights city councilman and a member of its planning commission and board of zoning appeals, I found the article on Beachwood Place compelling. ("What’s in store for Beachwood Place?" July 12)

The Freiman and Steiger families were so blessed to be able to host six Israeli scouts from the Southeast Friendship Caravan on their tour through Cleveland and JCC camps. The teenage scouts were a delight to have in our homes and immediately became like members of our families. Mazel tov to…

Many thanks to the sponsors and donors who supported the 2019 ORT Jurisprudence Awards on June 27. Honorees Anne Meyers and Michael Frantz are exemplary members of the legal and general communities, and we were honored to recognize them for their many contributions locally and globally, and …

As a suburban reporter for The Cleveland Press in the 1960s, I covered University Heights. That is where I met then longtime Mayor Earl Aurelius. He not only got me into politics, but he invoked a formula for success I rely on today. 

Oberlin vice president and dean of students Meredith Raimondo, who has not been fired, made clear she believes her pedagogical role is to “unleash the students” to destroy Gibson’s Bakery (“Gibson’s Bakery wins $44 million in lawsuit against Oberlin College,”June 21). 

At the 2019 Tikkun Leil Shavuot, presented by B’nai Jeshurun Congregation, attendees were energized by the 37 thought-provoking presenters, uplifted by the spiritual prayer services, gladden by enjoying three meals and inspired by the unity of 400 participants of diverse affiliations and bac…

I’m curious about the current editorial policy of the Cleveland Jewish News as to what news is fitting and proper for distribution in the Cleveland Jewish community. Recent full front page coverage and more stories like Gibson’s Bakery, the restaurant melee in Pepper Pike and even the size a…

The Milestones National Autism Conference is one of my favorite places to go as a self-advocate. I have been involved with them for seven years and it is truly the only conference or autism event I’ve been to that completely takes care of the individuals with autism spectrum disorder.

We want to take a few moments to congratulate you all on your 2019 All Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards from the Press Club of Cleveland.  You are a wonderful collection of journalists and we are so happy to have the honor of working with you. Thank you for your hard work on delivering a…

I have noticed an uptick in your paper’s focus on essentially gossip stories. When members of the Jewish community are alleged to have made a mistake, it becomes the “big story,” and of course with a photo. Many of these people have significantly contributed to our community in so many ways,…

Once again, the community was treated to an extraordinary Leil Tikkun on Shavuot. Hosted by B’nai Jeshurun Congregation, this all-night study is a community-wide experience that offers an opportunity for participants to sit next to, daven with and learn from and with people in the community …

According to James Pasch of the Anti-Defamation League, “This weekend’s rally showed it was a small group of people trying to get attention for their hateful message” (“KKK rally in Dayton to draw response from Jews, others,” May 24). 

I highly recommend seeing “Ragtime” at Cain Park. I re-read E. L. Doctorow’s brilliant book every summer. The book is a metaphor for not only our current times, but for life in America as it always has been. I met Doctorow many years ago at a book signing. He signed my newer copy of “Ragtime…

Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s ORT Ohio seventh annual Next Gen Trivia Night a success. Your support will help raise crucial funds for ORT students around the world. Guided by Jewish values, ORT provides impact through education to 300,000 students in 35 countries each yea…

On behalf of the Face to Face celebration committee and our entire congregation, I would sincerely like to thank Staff Reporter Jane Kaufman for her wonderful coverage of our celebration ofFace to Face’s 25th anniversary and our admiration and gratitude for Louise Freilich upon her retiremen…

I had the pleasure of working with The Montefiore Foundation for my senior internship project. As the winner of one of their annual fundraisers, Shining Star CLE 2018, I wanted to find a way to stay involved with Montefiore and the 

As a former Beachwood resident and retired part-time Beachwood firefighter, I am appalled at the current city of Beachwood administration’s decision to deny benefits to the family of late fire Capt. Michael Palumbo. Palumbo leaves behind a wife and five children.

Perhaps it’s not generally newsworthy that our three granddaughters, along with our son and daughter-in-law are making aliyah from University Heights to Israel, but in keeping with the notion that news is something outside of the ordinary, there is something we feel compelled to report. 

The story regarding the Yom Hashoah program at the Lorain Palace Theater in the May 10 issue of the Cleveland Jewish News was factually inaccurate. While the headline read “700 attend Yom Hashoah at Lorain Palace Theater,” apparently in reference to the evening event, the capacity of the the…

The Ohio High School Athletic Association report came back: Based upon Beachwood’s investigation, no further sanctions will be imposed. There was a school board meeting May 6, which was standing-room only in support of former coach Damion Creel. This board meeting was special, almost out of …