Sunday, July 11
TAKE A FASCINATING DOCENT-GUIDED VIRTUAL TOUR OF
Mandela: Struggle for Freedom
Take a special docent-guided virtual tour of a new exhibit at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie to see Mandela: Struggle for Freedom. The exhibit traces the history of apartheid in South Africa, with Nelson Mandela as the central character. With immersive environments, such as a recreation of Mandela’s cell on Robben Island, Mandela promotes human rights with a central message: All people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. Free & Open to the Park & Cory Congregation and Community.
Pre-registration required to receive Zoom link by July 7. Please register through the Park website, Weekly Wrap or by contacting Ellen Petler at or
216-371-2244 ext. 122.
Sponsored by the Park-Cory Connection and Park’s Gesher Group
Wednesday, July 21
10:30 am-1:00 pm
West Woods Park
9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87)
JOIN THE WOMEN'S ROSH CHODESH GROUP FOR A
Guided Discovery Hike
& Picnic Lunch
It’s time to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful summer weather and nature around us! We’ll carpool to the West Woods Park, which is only 20 minutes way from Park Synagogue East. After we arrive, we’ll visit the West Woods Nature Center, and then join a Geauga Park District naturalist for an approximately one-mile hike on the trails of the park. Learn about the trees, birds and natural formations of this beautiful park. Some of the trails are paved, while others are gravel or dirt. Come ready to take a healthy moderately paced walk! Bring a brown bag dairy or vegetarian lunch to enjoy together in a covered picnic area following our hike.
Please note: Participants must be able to walk one-mile at a moderate pace.
Pre-registration is required by July 16. Please register through the Park website, Weekly Wrap or by contacting Ellen Petler at or
216-371-2244 ext. 122.
Wednesday, July 28
1:00 pm Zoom
TAKE A SPECIAL VIRTUAL TRIP TO CUBA TO LEARN ABOUT
JEWISH CUBA: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE
Have you always wanted to travel to Cuba? Now is your chance to take a virtual trip to this island only 100 miles from Florida! We’ll meet on Zoom with Saul Berenthal, a Cuban-American who owns Cuba’s first and only kosher boutique hotel, Chateau Blanc, and who operates a Cuba-only travel agency, P2P. Saul will talk about the history of how Jews came to Cuba, thrived there, left in the 1960’s following Castro’s revolution in 1959, and recently have begun to return to help the struggling Jewish community that remained. We’ll also hear from Park’s own Anne Sportas, also born and raised in Cuba, about her childhood in the Jewish community of Havana, before she and her family left to live in Cleveland in 1966.
Free & Open to all Park members and guests
Pre-registration required by July 26 to receive the Zoom link. Please register through the Park website, Weekly Wrap or by contacting Ellen Petler at or 216-371-2244 ext. 122. Sponsored by the Park Senior Adult Group
Thursday, June 24
Outside in the Wain Pavilion at Park Synagogue East
ARE YOU FEELING ALONE? WANT TO MEET OTHER PARK MEMBERS
Moderated by Debbie Friedman & Robin Leichtman.
If you are feeling alone, especially during the pandemic, plan to attend Park Connects, a group for Park members without a partner. The group will create fun, friendship, and Park connections for everyone! This is not a therapy group, bereavement support group, or dating group, but an opportunity to meet others at Park in a similar situation. Open to men and women of all ages who are members of Park Synagogue.
To RSVP to join Park Connects or for more information, please contact Robin Leichtman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by Park’s Family Life Council.
A monthly group for Park members without a partner