As the violent attacks in Israel continue to escalate, Jewish Cleveland is coming together to show our support. Join us as we [Read more…]
But the C.D.C. is maintaining advice on other safety measures, saying [Read more…]
The two agencies have determined the following:
- Use of the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine should be resumed in the United States.
- The FDA and CDC have confidence that this vaccine is safe and effective in preventing COVID-19.
- The FDA has determined that the available data show that the vaccine’s known and potential benefits outweigh its known and potential risks in individuals 18 years of age and older.
- At this time, the available data suggest that the chance of TTS occurring is very low, but the FDA and CDC will remain vigilant in continuing to investigate this risk.
- Health care providers administering the vaccine and vaccine recipients or caregivers should review the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers Administering Vaccine (Vaccination Providers) and Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers, which have been revised to include information about the risk of this syndrome, which has occurred in a very small number of people who have received the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine.
Perspective is everything. Sometimes when something goes a little wrong, it highlights how right it usually goes. The news has reported on COVID-19 vaccine side effects because it is newsworthy. Like a lot of “hot” news topics, all the attention makes it sound much more common than it is. When we are talking about these extremely [Read more…]
A late morning shooting occurred outside the Embassy Suites in Beachwood. One person has been confirmed dead. Beachwood Police called in the Ohio Bureau of Investigation to help process the scene. As of now, there are no suspects.
Fuchs Mizrachi School and a few other local schools were placed on soft lockdown, meaning the students were not allowed outside.
The Beachwood Police issued the following statement:
“At 11:43 this morning, Beachwood police received a 911 call for shots fired at the Embassy Suites Hotel,” the statement read. “This was a contained situation and is being processed by the Beachwood Police Department and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI). We are aware that messages were sent to area school parents indicating, ‘active shooter on Chagrin Boulevard’ and schools engaged in a soft lockdown. This message was inaccurate. There was never an active shooter on Chagrin Boulevard and there is no current threat.”
This is an evolving story. Check back for more information.
As Cedar Point prepares to open for the 2021 season next month, park officials have announced that reservations will be required for all guests before visiting the park until further notice. Online reservations will be open to season passholders starting April 26 at 11 a.m.
Cedar Point did not elaborate on their COVID-19 protocols for the 2021 season, saying more details will be released on April 26.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted provided an update on Ohio’s vaccination plans following this morning’s decision to pause the administration of the Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) vaccine.
The majority of the Ohio’s Johnson and Johnson doses were [Read more…]
For decades, University Heights has held Northeast Ohio’s biggest and best Memorial Day parade every year. And be rest assured that the University Heights Memorial Day Parade will be back in 2022.
However, as of mid-April (the deadline for this magazine), it is uncertain if it would be safe to throw a full-fledged parade on Memorial Day. Chagrin Falls and other cities in Northeast Ohio have decided against holding a parade over Memorial Day weekend. We are going to err on the side of caution and hold a parade later in the summer.
By scheduling a parade on Sunday, July 4th, we will buy ourselves five weeks – five more weeks for people to get vaccinated and for the health risk to subside further.
So, Independence Day it is! Details, including time, route, and rules in regard to public safety, will be announced soon.
If your group or organization is interested in participating in the parade, contact Rachel Mullen at City Hall at email@example.com. You may also contact Mullen if you would like to volunteer with the parade committee.
Our local CVS stores (Cedar/Green, Cedar/Lee) have opened up lots of appointments for COVID vaccinations. You can book appointments for as soon as tomorrow and up to 4 days ahead. At the same time you will book the 2nd shot for 3 weeks later (Pfizer). Anyone age 16 and up is eligible. You will need your insurance and prescription cards handy when you book the appointments.
Jordan and I want to express our tremendous hakoras hatov to Cleveland’s unbelievable Jewish community for davening for our son, Chaim Shmuel Dovid hakohen ben Tikvah Leah, Shmuel Schottenstein, for weeks on end. Hashem has listened to all of our tefilos and I wanted to update you on his condition. B”H he is out of the COVID ICU and in the regular ICU. He was on an ECMO machine for about 6 weeks, a machine that pumps his blood and breathes for him so his lungs and body could rest and heal. They took him off the ecmo last Motza’ai Shabbos. He still has a trache and they’re slowly weaning him off it and all the sedation he has been on. Yesterday and today were the first days that he has begun to respond by blinking, moving his mouth, moving his head, and squeezing my daughter in law’s hand. He’s still in a lot of pain and will have to undergo extensive rehab but B”H we are finally seeing some improvement.
We ask that you still take out a few minutes of your time to daven for him as he still needs many refuos and yeshuos. If you want to join the Tehillim WhatsApp you can join on https://chat.whatsapp.com/Lmlaca2NOB60OWFXqU2mbs.
IY”H with our constant tefilos Hashem should give him a refuah shlaima bimheirah and return him to his wife and children.
To be eligible for funeral assistance, you must meet these conditions:
- The death must have occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
- The death certificate must indicate the death was attributed to COVID-19.
- The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien who incurred funeral expenses after January 20, 2020.
- There is no requirement for the deceased person to have been a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien.
More information at https://www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance
From a reader:
I just spoke with the service director in University Heights. I asked him if there would be a special garbage pickup in on Friday. He said there was.
He stressed that this applies to food garbage only, no swing sets or anything like that. It should be put on the tree lawn before 12 noon on Friday.
We are pleased to announce that Rabbi Akiva Feinstein has been named Menorah Park Director of Spiritual Living, following in the footsteps of our beloved Rabbi Howard Kutner, of blessed
memory. Rabbi Feinstein, since joining Montefiore in 2005, as Director of Spiritual Care and Hospice Chaplain, has already had an important role in our campus, working collaboratively with
Menorah Park’s excellent spiritual living staff for many years now.
In his new role he will ensure that we as an organization continue to be a home for every member of the Jewish community, making each and every person feel welcome and for Menorah Park to be a place where everyone can gather, pray, and learn together guided by our rich Jewish traditions. Rabbi Feinstein will maintain his established office location at Montefiore and in serving our
growing hospice program, but will expand his role to include leading and developing our already outstanding spiritual living activities across the expanded campus. This includes one of his most
important missions which is to serve as an ambassador to Cleveland’s synagogues, organizations, and other places of worship, helping to make a bridge between our campus and the robust
community around us.
Our expanded Spiritual Living Department enjoys an excellent staff of trained professional chaplains and mashgiachs (kosher supervising rabbis), including Menorah Park Associate Director of Spiritual Living, Rabbi Joseph Kirsch, Hospice Chaplains, Rabbi AJ Kushner, and Chaplain Ann Smith, as well as Rabbi Ezra Brody, Cantor Gary Paller, and Rabbi Yossi Nisenbaum. Rabbi Dov Fishbane is our full time Kosher Supervisor.
YOU can help us achieve the goals we have laid out in the video message above.
In numbers there is strength, and every person associated with the Agudah makes our voice and work for Klal Yisroel that much more effective.
For this reason I would like to ask you to have every one of your family members registered in Agudath Israel’s Nationwide Machatzis HaShekel Campaign to be counted, by name, as a constituent of the Agudah.
In a time when it’s harder than ever to make sure that the voice of the Orthodox community is heard, please help us maintain our strength in numbers by registering every family member to be counted as echod min haminuyim. Have them join the ranks, and bring up our numbers, so Agudath Israel can continue to fight for the rights of “Reb Yisroel and Klal Yisroel.”
Please visit www.theagudah.org to register your family members in this special campaign.
In the “MEMBER ID” area please put in the word OHIO so that we can have specific count to impact our Ohio advocacy efforts.
Many thanks and all good wishes,
Rabbi Yitz Frank
Executive Director, Agudath Israel of Ohio
Mindi Garfunkel saw all of the litter piling up as the snow in her Cleveland Heights neighborhood began to melt, so she recruited some young people who live near her and they got to work.
Originally reported at news5cleveland.com.
Bikur Cholim & University Hospitals will be hosting a drive-through COVID-19 testing for all ages (including infants).
It will be held at UH Customer Center
20800 Harvard Road., Highland Hills OH 44122
Sunday March 14th, 2020 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
All those who test positive will be notified via phone by Monday evening. Results will also be available on UH Follow My Health.
The testing is open to the public and there are no eligibility requirements.
You must pre-register to get tested. Registration closes, tomorrow Friday 3/12/20 at 1:00 pm.
To register please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Include the first and last names of all those who will be tested in your car.
You will receive an email from Bikur Cholim with your time slot and a list of documents to bring.
There are no walk ins allowed. Registration is via email only. There are limited slots available.
by Ira B Taub MD, FAAP, FACC
My name is Ira Taub and I am a pediatrician who specializes in heart disease in the young. I am writing to inform the community about a COVID19 related condition called Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). This condition, first [Read more…]
Unfortunately, Bikur Cholim has learned of 19 new cases of COVID-19 this week in the community.
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Naaleh congratulates Momo, Bentzy, Shmuel, Chachi, and Mr. Neil Vaiselberg, who under the leadership of Rabbi Nosson Kielski, ran in the A1A Fort Lauderdale, Florida Marathon this week. These teens trained for over 4 months, while raising awareness for those struggling with substance use and mental health concerns. The commitment and dedication that went into this marathon was in honor of our dear friends, Yoni and Danny Vaiselberg, two young Read more and view pics