- Monday: after the funeral until 9:30 pm
- Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 9:00 am to 11:00 am; 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm; 7:40 pm to 9:30 pm
- Friday: 9:00 am to 11:00 am
- Saturday Night: 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm
Minyanim at the Shiva House:
- Shacharis: 7:00 am on Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri./ 8:00 am on Sun.
- Mincha/Maariv: 7:40 pm Mon. through Thurs.
You might find a nice Afikoman present!
The Cleveland Heights Police Department will be having their bike auction on Sunday, April 2nd from 12 to 3 pm behind City Hall. This event is CASH only. No refunds or returns. Bikes are sold as is. Free bicycle helmets for children under 14 with purchase of a bike (while supplies last). Also in attendance will be the CHPD Bicycle Unit, Community Response Team, K9 Unit and the Cleveland Heights Transportation Advisory Committee.
We regret to inform you of the passing of Mrs. Raisa Friedman, mother of Mrs. Miriam Simkhovich. The levaya was today, Sunday.
Shiva details to follow.
Hamakom yenachem eschem b’soch sha’ar avaylay Tzion v’Yerushalayim.
We regret to inform you of the passing of Harriet Stark, mother of Bob (Marla), Jim and Bradley, grandmother of Ezra (Rachel), Jacob (Nira), David (Liora), and Talia, and her much beloved great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Howard (Lee) Stern. She was predeceased by her brothers Milton and Marcus.
The funeral service will be at Berkowitz Kumin on Monday, March 27 at 2 pm. Shiva will be at the Stark home 25036 Margot Court, Beachwood. Shiva details to follow. To participate in a meal, please contact Celine Weiss at email@example.com or Nancy Gluck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
View original PDF of the Mikvah letter from the Vaad Harabbonim of Greater Cleveland
March 16, 2017
Dear Community member,
The greater Cleveland community has been blessed with several Mikvaos that have serviced the community for decades. Individuals and groups have dedicated time and money over the years to ensure that Jewish families can adhere to the halachos of family purity. Those involved have always prioritized the beauty, purity and sacredness of the mitzvah of Mikvah, while striving to provide a secure and pleasant experience for the women who use the facilities.
Boruch Hashem, our city is growing by leaps and bounds. Over one hundred and twenty new families have moved to Cleveland in the past year and a half alone. The size, location and condition of our current Mikvaos have been posing challenges to the comfort of our patrons, and further research indicated that we will outgrow the current Mikvaos’ capacity in the very near future.
The Vaad HaRabbanim, along with members of the community, realized that the current mikvaos can in fact no longer properly service the community, and that there is a need to build a new Mikvah; one that will be larger, attractive and state-of-the-art, and that will drastically improve the user’s experience and properly meet the growing demand. Additionally, a new and beautiful Mikvah can potentially inspire women who have not previously maintained taharas hamishpachah to now undertake this tremendous mitzvah.
Rav Moshe Feinstein of blessed memory writes that every community must build a Mikvah in a safe place where the privacy of those who use the Mikvah will be preserved. He strongly encouraged building a Mikvah with the highest aesthetic and hygienic standards to promote Mikvah attendance by even the most discerning individuals.
Plans are underway for a new Mikvah to be built at 2588 South Green Road, a location within our greater community, yet one that still allows for discreet access. It will contain twelve preparation rooms and two immersion pools, with an ergonomically designed floor plan to ensure privacy and efficiency, as well as space for expansion if and when needed. There will also be accommodations for the physically challenged.
Communal support, both financial and otherwise, will be critical for the success of this project. We therefore urge all community members to support this holy endeavor, and to participate in the many opportunities and functions that will be required to bring this monumental community project to completion.
Rabbi Binyamin Blau
Rabbi Yehuda Blum
Rabbi Naphtali Burnstein
Rabbi Yehuda Cahan
Rabbi Sholom Ber Chaikin
Rabbi Alexander Charlop
Rabbi Raphael Davidovich
Rabbi Moshe Garfunkel
Rabbi Dovid Aaron Gross
Harav Yisrael Grumer, Nosi
Rabbi Boruch Hirschfeld
Rabbi Aharon Yoel Kushner
Rabbi Aharon Dovid Lebovics
Rabbi Yitzchak Margareten
Rabbi Mordechai Mendelson
Rabbi Ephraim Nisenbaum
Rabbi Ari Spiegler
Rabbi Shmuel Spitz
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From Cleveland Kosher:
The Orthodox Union does not certify Fresh Thyme Broccoli, Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts. Some bags were printed with an unauthorized OU mark and are being sold at the new Fresh Thyme store in Golden Gate.
- Brand: Fresh Thyme
- Products: Frozen Broccoli, Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts
- Company: Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market, Downers Grove IL
- Issue: Unauthorized OU
Mazal tov to Yudi and Chana Levine on the birth of a boy!
Mazal tov to Ari and Ariana Klarfeld on the birth of a baby girl! A Mealtrain has been organized at https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/0n4nl4.
From a notification from Cuyahoga Ready Notify received at 5:17pm:
It’s not clear from the notification whether the outage may be outside of Shaker Heights.
Alternate contact numbers for local police departments:
- Cleveland Heights – 216-321-1234
- University Heights – 216-932-1800
- Beachwood – 216-464-1234
- South Euclid – 216-381-1234
- Lyndhurst – 440-442-1234
- Mayfield Heights – 440-442-2323
- Pepper Pike – 216-831-1424
- Orange – 440-247-7321
The burial will be in Israel tomorrow evening at 7:00pm at the Eretz Hachaim cemetery in Beit Shemesh.
The family will start shiva today, after the funeral, at their home 2491 Brentwood Drive and will sit until Monday morning. The visiting hours daily are 9:00 -12:00, 2:00 -5:00, and 7:00 – 9:00. Friday hours are from 9:00 -1:00.
When Naftali and Roni return from Israel there will be the following minyanim:
- Mincha/Maariv on both Thursday and Sunday evenings starting at 7:30 pm.
- Shacharit on Friday, Sunday, and Monday at 8:00 am.