Member dinner, lecture

Temple Emanu El Brotherhood will host its annual member dinner on Jan. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at Temple Emanu El, 4545 Brainard Road in Orange. Special guest Michael Olszewski will talk about the book, “Smokey, Sweaty, Rowdy and Loud: Tales of Cleveland’s Legendary Rock & Roll Landmarks,” which he co-wrote with his wife, Janice. A book signing will follow.

The Brotherhood will also present the Jerry Kaplan Mensch of the Year Award to a member who has made a significant contribution to the organization and the temple community.

Pricing is $15 for Brotherhood members and $20 for guests. Brotherhood membership is an additional $40. RSVP with payment is due by Jan. 16. For more information, contact Len Gold at

Proceeds from the events benefit the Brotherhood’s community building, networking and social activities that support the temple’s religious school, the congregation and the community at large.

Remembering MLK, Jr. service

Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, 23737 Fairmount Blvd. in Beachwood, will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Jan. 17 Shabbat Service at 6:15 p.m. The service will include special guest speaker Rev. Courtney Clayton Jenkins, the senior pastor of South Euclid United Church of Christ.

At the age of 27, Rev. Clayton Jenkins became the first woman, first African American and youngest pastor to lead the South Euclid congregation. She will speak on “The Power of Ordinary Days.”

The South Euclid United Church of Christ choir will also be participating in the service. Following the Shabbat Service, there will be a special oneg catered by Edwins Leadership & Restaurant Institute. This service is open to all.

Free breakfast at Ledgewood

Ledgewood Christian Church, 8261 Kinsman Road in Russell Township, is sponsoring a free breakfast on Jan. 18 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. The menu consists of pancakes, sausage, salmon patties, juice, coffee and tea and more. All are welcome. Ample parking is available in the back of the church. Call Jeff Angle at 440-564-5912 for more information.

‘Power of Music’ tour

Temple Emanu El Brotherhood will host a guided tour of “Bernstein: The Power of Music” exhibit on Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, 2929 Richmond Road in Beachwood. The tour will be led by a Maltz Museum docent.

Admission is $10 per person for adults and $8 per person for seniors age 60 and older. RSVP with payment and completed reservation form is required by Jan. 19. To obtain registration forms and more information, contact Len Gold, vice president of programming, at Brotherhood membership is not required for this event.

Prior to the museum tour, the Brotherhood will also host “Bagels, Schmear and Schmooze” (complementary bagels and coffee) at 10 a.m. at Temple Emanu El’s Laks Social Hall, 4545 Brainard Road in Orange Village.

Lord of Life one day women’s retreat 

 Lord of Life Lutheran Church is offering an ecumenical one-day retreat for all women ages 18 to 108. The event will take place Feb. 1 at the church, 17989 Chillicothe Road in Bainbridge. 

The theme is “How’s Your TUDE?” with the verse Philippians 2:5. The day begins at 8 a.m. with a continental breakfast, followed by an upbeat worship service featuring the musical group, Hearts Afire, then a time of study, sharing, interacting and breakout groups. This is a casual day that concludes at 5 p.m. For more information, call the church office at 440-543-5505 and ask for Marilyn Spena.

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