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The Cleveland Jewish News Fall 2017

Fashion. Food. Décor.

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CONTENTS Fall 2017


Fall masterpieces Make a fashion statement with frame-worthy fall looks

Casey Rearick Photo

8 Editor’s Note

44 Artistic impact

70 Creative composition

Michael C. Butz outlines an arts-and-cultureheavy issue of Jstyle

Jewish institutions provide arts and culture programming that draws in a wider Northeast Ohio audience

Art expands a home’s horizons, and when selecting what to add to your house, art enthusiasts say to go with what you love

52 Nosh News

76 Room Service

18 Fall masterpieces

The latest on Jewish chefs and restaurateurs

Royal treatment

A fashionable look inside the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

54 Pièce de résistance

10 Chai Life 18 interesting things to do in Greater Cleveland

36 Beauty Fresh-faced in the fall

38 Dapper Man Date-night digs

40 Ask Elana Getting on the same page

Chefs Zack Bruell and Douglas Katz make eateries a top attraction at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and Cleveland Museum of Art

64 The art of (food) presentation Jeremy Umansky offers home chefs and entertainers tips for creating eye-pleasing, restaurant-quality presentation

80 Get the Look Fine-art dining

82 Refresh & Renew A special advertising section for cosmetic and plastic surgery

88 Fashion Focus Fall looks from local retailers

90 Pursuits Turning pages



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Matters of creativity wice this past summer, I found myself riding along in a large pack of dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles on the empty streets of Cleveland’s East Side. Northeast Ohio is replete with visual arts and performing arts organizations that provide us the framework for these types of exchanges, from major institutions like the Cleveland Museum of Art, The Cleveland Orchestra and Cleveland Museum of Natural History, all of which have either recently or are about to celebrate their 100th anniversary, to smaller galleries and theaters that play integral roles in their neighborhoods and communities. In this issue of Jstyle, we both dig a little deeper into the impact of the arts and seek to celebrate the role arts – and creativity in general – play in our lives. We stop by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage for our fall fashion shoot, and we also talk to officials there, at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and Mandel JCC about how their institutions’ arts programming reaches broad audiences in Northeast Ohio.

No, I wasn’t actually in the saddle of a four-wheeler. Instead, I was standing in front of “Do Not Consider Us Forgotten,” a multimedia installation by acerbic, a three-person collective of Cleveland artists, in the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland’s “Constant as the Sun” exhibition. With its wall-sized black-andwhite photos and evocative poetry depicting scenes from Cleveland’s neighborhoods and an accompanying video documentary exploring the Opportunity Corridor’s effect on the residents of the “Forgotten Triangle” in Cleveland’s Kinsman neighborhood, the immersive installation was, frankly, quite moving – and one that I hope you also experienced. This is but one example of how art engages, how it helps us contextualize our surroundings, reflect on our values and negotiate the world around us. And thankfully,

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Taylor Bell wears a look from Kilgore Trout and Bonnie’s Goubaud while standing outside the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage. Wardrobe details are on Page 20.

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We also offer ways to infuse creativity into the home, whether it’s helping first-time art buyers select what’s best for their house or helping longtime art buyers protect the work that already adorns their walls – or helping aspiring home chefs and home entertainers present their culinary creations in a way that will wow their guests. And speaking of food, we take a look at how two Jewish chefs have significantly upped the menu offerings at two of University Circle’s top cultural attractions. We hope you enjoy this arts-and-culture-themed issue of Jstyle, and I personally hope it in some way inspires you – even if you already support the region’s artistic institutions – to become a more active participant in Northeast Ohio’s creative community.

President & CEO Kevin S. Adelstein

Fall MASTERPIECES A fashionable look inside the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

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The Chai Life 18 interesting things to do this

fall in Greater Cleveland

Compiled by Alyssa Schmitt

Tremont Art and Culture Festival

Mandel JCC

Celebrate the arts with more than 1,000 fellow Northeast Ohioans Sept. 16 -17 at the 19th annual Tremont Art & Culture Festival in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood. The festival invites the community to come together and enjoy the rich cultural diversity through vibrant art and entertainment.

High Holy Days

L’Shana Tovah and Tzom Kal. Jstyle wishes you a sweet new year and hopes for an easy and meaningful fast for everyone. Visit Jstye’s sister publication, the Cleveland Jewish News, for extensive coverage of what’s happening locally for Rosh Hashanah (Sept. 20-22) and Yom Kippur (Sept. 29-30).


“Farmers market beets, fennel & chard” by Rita Schuenemann, oil on canvas, which was featured in the 2016 Mandel JCC J-Show.

Mandel JCC J-Show

Professional and amateur artists of all ages from Northeast Ohio will have a chance to exhibit their recently created work at the Mandel JCC J-Show, which will be on view from Sept. 18 to Nov. 21. An opening reception and awards ceremony for the juried art show and sale will be held Sept. 25.

Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish Book Festival

The Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish Book Festival is returning Nov. 5-20. This year’s keynote speaker will be Chuck Todd, NBC News political director, host of “Meet The Press” and “MTP Daily,” and author of “The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House.” Todd will speak Nov. 6 at the Mandel JCC in Beachwood.

Ingenuity Cleveland is re-igniting the region’s creative spark Sept. 22-24 during the 13th annual IngenuityFest, which will again take place at the former Osborn Industrial Complex at 5401 Hamilton Ave. in Cleveland’s St. Clair-Superior neighborhood. (Entrance on East 53rd Street near Marquette Avenue.) Hands-on technology, musical performances, interactive installations, multimedia artistic projects and local vendors are but a few of this year’s attractions.

The Cleveland Orchestra

The world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra embarks on its 100th season of performing in Northeast Ohio with a Sept. 23 encore presentation of “The Cunning Little Vixen.” On Oct. 7, The Cleveland Orchestra’s Gala Concert will serve as the celebratory kick-off to launch second-century initiatives. Franz Welser-Möst will lead the Orchestra in a program showcasing the orchestra’s virtuosity in a series of orchestral showpieces: Verdi’s Ballet Music from Don Carlo and Respighi’s The Birds, as well as works by Johann Strauss, Johann Strauss Jr., and Tchaikovsky.

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After the first World War, booming American culture and newly earned money transformed the world. Experience the art and design of the 1920s and early 1930s during “The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s,” on view starting Sept. 30 at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland Museum of Art

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Directed by Yonatan Nir, “My Hero Brother” tells the story of a group of young people with Down syndrome that embarks on a trek through the Indian Himalayas with their brothers and sisters.

Chagrin Documentary Film Festival

Muse with Violin Screen (detail), 1930. Paul Fehér (Hungarian, 1898–1990), designer. Rose Iron Works (American, Cleveland, est. 1904), maker. Wrought iron, brass; silver and gold plating; 156.2 x 156.2 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, on loan from Rose Iron Works Collections, LLC, 352.1996. © Rose Iron Works Collections, LLC.

Cleveland Indians

If the Indians maintain their American League Central Division lead, their first playoff game will be Oct. 5 in the American League Division Series. Will this be the year the Tribe wins it all? Game 1 of the World Series is scheduled for Oct. 24.

Cleveland Beer Week

Craft brews will be celebrated during the ninth annual Cleveland Beer Week, Oct. 13-21, when hundreds of kegs are tapped at participating locations throughout Northeast Ohio. There will be something for everyone, from special tappings, tastings and dinners to educational programs and leisure activities, with proceeds benefiting the Malone Scholarship Fund.

The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival is taking over Chagrin Falls Oct. 4-8 with 80 films being shown across seven venues, including “My Hero Brother,” sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. Other films of interest include “Break the Chain,” which focuses on human trafficking and will be followed by an NCJW-sponsored panel discussion that includes trafficking survivor Renee Jones; “Nana,” in which third-generation Holocaust survivors examine how first-generation survivors’ testimonies can continue today; and “After Auschwitz: The Stories of Six Women,” which invites the audience to experience what happened following the Holocaust.

‘My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy’

After celebrating its 4,000th performance, “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy,” the longest running one-man play on Broadway, is coming to the Lorain Palace in Lorain Oct. 5-8, with Steve Solomon taking the lead (and only) role.

Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage invites guests to explore Jewish involvement in the field of medicine in “Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America,” which opens Oct. 10. “Beyond Chicken Soup” illustrates how the field of medicine has at once been a vehicle for discrimination, acculturation and the strengthening Jewish identity. The Maltz Museum will feature the rich history of Northeast Ohio’s medical community, including the unique role of Mt. Sinai Hospital and its trailblazers and milestones.

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Can Laser Therap y Halt Skin Aging and Prevent Surgery? By: Valerie Clark

visibly smoother and tighter skin that has an even tone and youthful radiance. The BBL laser is a pulsed light system. It delivers a pulse of light energy to the desired treatment area, which also stimulates the regeneration of healthy tissue. The BBL features a powerful cooling crystal to keep the patient comfortable during the procedure. Like the ProFractional laser, the BBL is used to treat a variety of skin conditions and areas.


s the focused light beam called a laser is delivered to the target levels within the skin, it stops the skin from aging and even reverses the signs of aging in early stages. If started at an early age, lasers can reduce or even avoid the need for surgical rejuvenation of the face. One of the most experienced plastic surgeons internationally, Dr. Bahman Guyuron was an early adopter of laser therapy. In 2000, he even invented a special dressing to reduce discomfort from deep lasers and speed up healing called Laser-Seal. He recognizes the value of lasers for patients who want smoother skin with a natural glow. Although chemical peels are great for skin problems at the surface level, lasers are more precise and reach a deeper level and noticeably improve the overall appearance of the skin and add to the elasticity. Dr. Guyuron uses the stateof-the-art ProFractional and Broadband Light (BBL™) lasers made by Sciton®. Pro-

Fractional therapy and BBL have been featured in many popular media channels and magazines, such as The Doctors, ELLE, Marie Claire, and Harper’s Bazaar. These lasers can be used on the face, neck, chest, and hands. Lasers also work very well on wrinkles, skin blemishes, small veins, freckles, and age spots. Uneven skin color and texture can be easily corrected with lasers. The BBL laser can even remove unwanted hair, scars, and skin lesions. How it works With the ProFractional laser, a tiny laser beam penetrates below the epidermis and triggers an ongoing process called collagen remodeling. This process continues for 4-6 months after the initial treatment. Only a fraction of tissues are treated with each column of laser, hence the name ProFractional. By treating a fraction of the tissue, the surrounding untreated tissue promotes rapid healing. As the collagen rebuilds itself, the skin is completely renewed. The final result is

What to expect Most laser procedures are done in the office with little or no down time, and patients see the benefits within days of receiving treatment. If the more invasive laser is used with a facelift for correction of advanced aging, it is done in the operating room under anesthesia. Every laser treatment is customized to achieve the maximum improvement with the least

discomfort and recovery. Dr. Guyuron and his nurse, Tracy Nunes use a special cooling device to minimize the discomfort called a Thermazone, also invented by Dr. Guyuron. With most lasers, the skin feels like a sunburn immediately after treatment. There will be mild redness, tenderness, and minimal swelling, depending on the type of laser used. Complete healing of the skin’s surface occurs within a day or two after less invasive laser treatments. CO2 laser therapy may require a week of skin healing and some redness for several ensuing weeks. When considering laser therapy, the choice of provider is more important than the type of laser used. To make an appointment, you can contact Dr. Guyuron’s plastic surgery office, Zeeba Clinic, conveniently located in Lyndhurst. Dial 440-461-7999 or visit

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Playhouse Square

The aroma of pies might be wafting through Playhouse Square as it starts its annual Broadway Series with “Waitress,” on stage from Oct. 17 to Nov. 5. The series continues with “On Your Feet!” (Dec. 5-23); “Love Never Dies” (Jan. 9-28, 2018); “Rent” (March 6-25, 2018); “The Humans” (April 10-29, 2018); “Aladdin” (May 2-27, 2018) and “Hamilton” (July 17 to Aug. 26).

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Volunteers make calls during last year’s Super Sunday.

Super Sunday

Hundreds of community members will come together Oct. 29 to make calls for 10 hours in support of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s 2018 Campaign for Jewish Needs – the annual fundraising campaign aimed at ensuring the community’s vitality and vibrancy in the year ahead – at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Building in Beachwood.

Winterfest The Shabbos Project’s “Challah in the CLE” in 2016.

The Shabbos Project

Enjoy winter festivities leading up to December holidays during Downtown Cleveland Alliance’s Winterfest on Nov. 25 at Public Square, where Northeast Ohioans will gather to make the most of cold weather with family-friendly events and performances.

After taking place in downtown Cleveland in 2016, The Shabbos Project to unify Jews around Shabbat is returning to the East Side in 2017. More than 1,000 women and girls are expected to start off the project with the annual challah bake, “Challah in the CLE,” Oct. 26 at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights. The community will then join together Oct. 27 for individually hosted Shabbat services, and on Oct. 28, individually hosted Havdalah events will take place.

NCJW Designer Dress Days

Fashionistas looking to wow their friends or colleagues with fresh designer clothing can update their look at bargain prices during the National Council of Jewish Woman/Cleveland’s annual Designer Dress Days on Oct. 20, Oct. 22, Oct. 23 and Oct. 24 at the Mandel JCC in Beachwood. Anything from new and gently worn designer clothing to purses, jewelry and other accessories are up for grabs, and DDD helps fund NCJW/Cleveland’s programming for women, children and families.

Jewish Federation of Cleveland Last year’s Big Event drew hundreds of young adults to the Westin Cleveland Downtown.

YLD Big Event

The Young Leadership Division of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland is hosting its fifth annual “Big Event” Nov. 18 at the Westin Cleveland Downtown, where adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s are invited to eat, drink and enjoy the YLD’s largest fundraiser for the 2018 Campaign for Jewish Needs.

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Northeast Ohio is rich with arts and cultural institutions, and one of the region’s treasures has long been the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage. Captivating exhibitions and stimulating programming make every trip to the museum compelling, and you can make a fashion statement during your next visit with these frameworthy fall looks.

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Taylor Bell Taylor wears a black leather double-breasted bracelet-sleeve jacket by Bagatelle, print Anouk blouse with art deco inspired floral print and mutton sleeves by Veronica Beard and skinny high-waist Barbara jean in gray wash with dark gray stripe on side of legs, all from Kilgore Trout in Woodmere; purse by Sondra Roberts from Bonnie’s Goubaud in Woodmere; and black boots from Forever 21 are her own

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Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage Benji wears a blue pullover sweater by Autumn Cashmere, print shirt by Emmanuel Berg and brown cargo pants by Hiltl Taylor wears a half-shoulder silk blouse by Ramy Brook, light gray denim by Black Orchid, both from Fringe Boutique in Moreland Hills; and a heart pendant from Bonnie’s Goubaud



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Through moving stories of Jewish immigration and perseverance, a wealth of interesting artifacts, compelling exhibitions and insightful examination of presentday Cleveland and Israel, the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage seeks to introduce visitors to the beauty and diversity of that heritage in the context of the American experience. It promotes an understanding of Jewish history, religion and culture, and it builds bridges of tolerance and understanding with those of other religions, races, cultures and ethnic backgrounds. In addition, the Maltz Museum is also home to The Temple-Tifereth Israel Gallery, which is the fourth-oldest museum of Judaica in the United States, and features striking architecture that incorporates 126 tons of Golden Jerusalem limestone and a wall of remembrance.


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When shopping this fall, guys should be thinking classic – especially for date night. Trips to the museum, theater or orchestra are the perfect chance for you to impress a date with your crisp style choices. Think monochromatic suits with a pop of color or odd print and blunt ties to give these otherwise calm, cool and collected looks a splash of personality that would impress any date.

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Dear Elana,

I’m a 26-year-old Modern Orthodox guy and I’m feeling frustrated by dating. I grew up in a family that valued travel and humanist education, and I appreciate my upbringing because I was exposed to literature, politics and history, but I also feel like an outsider in many circles. The women I meet who share my Jewish values don’t understand my need for independence and adventure, and the ones I meet in artsy or literary circles don’t understand the significance of my Jewish life. Is it possible to meet a woman who can traverse both worlds, or am I chasing a white whale? – Always Hunting, Attempting Bliss

Dear Captain AHAB,

Judaism prizes community. We bond through our shared history, rituals and beliefs. Judaism encourages communities to stay close and maintain traditions. But as a global citizen, you are exposed to ideas of cultural relativity and motivated to question the privileging of any customs or beliefs over others. Creating a coherent narrative in between these two competing value sets can pose a challenge – especially when you are looking for your beshert. I believe that if you exist, a match exists, and when the timing is right you will find each other. In my experience, there are lots of Modern Orthodox Jewish women who can hold their own in intellectual circles and who love to travel. In fact, your family is living proof that Jewish home life does not have to preclude adventure. One of my friends moved to Buenos Aires for a year with her husband and children. After figuring out all of the logistics, (renting their home while they were gone, transferring the kids to international schools and arranging a telecommuting gig for her husband) they had a wonderful experience they will never forget. You can design your marriage to be just as original and unpredictable as you are. Finally, if you aren’t having luck finding a match in Cleveland, consider expanding your search to Jewish communities that attract lots of young, Modern Orthodox intellectuals like yourself in New York, Philadelphia or Los Angeles.

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Dear Elana,

I love my boyfriend, but whenever there’s an issue, he walks away from it. My instinct is to talk about it and figure it out but he refuses. He’ll get “busy,” and then when he comes home, he changes the subject. When I brought this to his attention he told me to “let go” and not to “overreact.” After a few days, things usually simmer down and go back to normal, but I wish we could air our concerns and talk about how to solve problems together. – Lost In Non-communicative Dating Arrangement


Couples often find their way to my office looking for help with similar concerns. A common example is when the husband is sitting down to watch a Browns game and his wife interrupts with a request to talk about their relationship. Instead of engaging in the conversation, he turns up the volume. Fuming, she makes dinner and silently goes to sleep. In these cases, I summon the work of Dr. John Mordechai Gottman, a renowned psychologist who studies relationships in Seattle. According to Gottman, conflict is a normal and healthy part of a relationship. The way a couple handles conflict is what matters. For example, if one partner wants to process their frustration and the other wants to hold it in, minor annoyances can escalate into heated arguments. In contrast, if both partners agree about how to express their feelings, they are able to diffuse tensions more quickly. It sounds like your boyfriend is falling into one of Gottman’s relationship traps called “Stonewalling.” Stonewalling is when one partner shuts down and withdraws from an interaction. If you continue pressing him, he is likely to erupt in anger or further shut down because his nervous system is in overdrive. The solution is to recognize that your boyfriend is sensitive to conflict, and he needs time to calm down before he is ready to engage. In Gottman’s research, couples who take a break to self-soothe before talking about their concerns had lower heart rates and were able to problem-solve more constructively. So, the next time you see the sink piled high with dishes, take a break to read or go for a walk before reminding your sweetheart where he can find the sponges. Elana Hunter started KickStartLove in 2010 when she was single, and after years of dating, she is now happily married. She provides individual dating coaching for private clients who are ready to change their lives. Learn more at

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Jewish institutions provide arts and culture programming that draws in a wider Northeast Ohio audience By Amanda Koehn


n May 2016, a one-man play, “Wrestling Jerusalem,” put on by Cleveland Israel Arts Connection, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s arts program, and Cleveland Public Theatre, had its Northeast Ohio premiere. It was about the narrator, Aaron Davidman, trying to articulate his perception of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He spent time traveling the Middle East to better understand it, and according to Erica Hartman-Horvitz, co-chair of CIAC, the show was about him coming to terms with the idea of “I don’t know what the right answer is, I just know what I feel.” On opening night, Hartman-Horvitz says about half the audience was Jewish, the other half Muslim, and they had a moderated discussion afterward. “Basically, everybody thought it was a fair production,” Hartman-Horvitz says of the play that has been performed on stages across the U.S. “Nobody thought it was pro-Israel or proPalestinian.” Although Hartman-Horvitz says the attendees were generally “not political people,” they wanted to further the conversation after the show. As a result, a Cleveland chapter of Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, a group that aims to fight prejudice and cultivate dialogue between Muslim and Jewish women, is now in the process of being formed. Productions or exhibits that bring people together and involve them in discussions that may transcend barriers – and perhaps also dive deeply and messily into the matters that build those barriers – is the ideal not only for Hartman-Horvitz and CIAC but for other institutional arts and culture programming as well. Alongside CIAC, the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage and the Mandel Jewish Community Center strive to engage Jewish audiences while also reaching and connecting with other Northeast Ohio communities. In the process, these staples of the Jewish community have made broad, culturally important contributions across the entire region.

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CIAC began as a pilot-program in 2008 to celebrate Israel’s 60th anniversary. The Federation wanted to do something to show Northeast Ohio residents that Israel is “not only a country of technology, of war, or strife, but that it actually has a very vibrant arts and culture scene,” Hartman-Horvitz says. When developing the concept for the program, HartmanHorvitz said she and Roe Green, the other co-chair for CIAC, knew they didn’t want it to be a Jewish arts group. Rather, they wanted to focus on bringing the best Israeli arts and cultural programming to the region in a way that drew in a broader Northeast Ohio audience. “It really doesn’t help if we are only talking to Jewish people and talking about how great Israel is and the artists are,” Hartman-Horvitz says. Eventually, the pilot program turned into something permanent and was formally established in 2011. It came to include the Roe Green Gallery, which was endowed by Green and shows visual work by Israeli artists in the Federation’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel building in Beachwood. They also partnered with notable Cleveland arts institutions, such as The Cleveland Orchestra, DANCECleveland in Cleveland and Dobama Theatre in Cleveland Heights, for the purposes of building a larger audience and ensuring the work was of such quality that the biggest local arts organizations would stand behind it. CIAC programs have included theater, documentaries, lectures and exhibits. One notable program was the 2015 “Violins of Hope” concert, which in partnership with the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, brought violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust to the museum. The violins, which were restored by Israeli violin maker Amnon Weinstein, were played by The Cleveland Orchestra during a concert at Case Western Reserve University’s Maltz Performing Arts Center at The Temple-Tifereth Israel in Cleveland. For Hartman-Horvitz, one of CIAC’s goals is to explore what qualities define Israeli art. “There are people from all over the world and people who came there under circumstances, you know, that were really horrific,” she says. “And I’m trying to figure out, what it is that makes Israeli art different? “That’s a constant unending question, and I think that’s what my personal interest is.” CIAC has received funding from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, the Cleveland-based organization that is one of the largest funders of public art in the U.S., each of the five years it applied, which Hartman-Horvitz says demonstrates the program’s impact. Karen Gahl-Mills, CEO and executive director of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, says to receive funding, organizations’ work must fit criteria that demonstrate it’s in the public interest and exposes the community to new art or programs. She says they encourage culturally specific organizations to come to them with funding requests to better share their work with broader audiences – something she says Jewish institutions, including CIAC, the Maltz Museum and the Mandel JCC, have taken advantage of.



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Above: Roe Green, left, and Erica Hartman-Horvitz are co-chairs of Cleveland Israel Arts Connection. Green also endowed the Roe Green Gallery. Below: The recent “Amnon’s Workshop” exhibit at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Roe Green Gallery, part of Cleveland Israel Arts Connection, featured photos by Cuyahoga Community College associate professor Daniel Levin that document the work of violin maker Amnon Weinstein. Jewish Federation of Cleveland

“I think the Jewish organizations, they are very organized and certainly think about what opportunities exist,” Gahl-Mills says. “And we are glad to see that and be able to support them.”

Jewish lens, larger story

In the first few years after the Maltz Museum’s founding in 2005, the museum’s focus on Jewish heritage frequently included explaining, through its exhibits, the historical oppression of Jews, as well as the experience of immigrants coming to the U.S. However, a shift happened soon thereafter. Museum leaders, including its founders Milton and Tamar Maltz, decided that if they were to focus on Jews as societal “others,” there was much ground to be covered by exploring, through a Jewish lens, discrimination toward other cultural, ethnic and religious minorities.

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“We broadened our scope beyond the Jewish community,” says Maltz Museum managing director David Schafer. Key to that shift was establishing the “Stop the Hate” competition, an essay contest that annually draws about 3,500 submissions about experiences of bias and discrimination from students throughout Northeast Ohio. The contest solidified the museum’s place as an institution that promotes diversity and tolerance, Schafer says. That shift toward inclusion shows in the museum’s admissions. In 2016, a record-setting 36,000 visitors walked through its doors – 10,000 of which were students visiting from 10 counties in Northeast Ohio. Schafer says although there are many reasons attendance has increased, consistently developing top-tier exhibitions that highlight diverse American experiences has played a major role. One such exhibit was “This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Era,” which was on view from Sept. 29, 2016 through May 14, 2017 and featured works by nine activist photographers who documented institutional discrimination and resistance efforts during the civil rights movement. Schafer says that exhibition’s relevance to today’s perpetual struggle to ensure voting rights for all, as well as its ability to



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Left: The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage managing director David Schafer inside the Beachwood museum’s lobby. Below: The colorful Area 7, which serves as the last stop on a walkthrough of the Maltz Museum’s main collection, provides a comprehensive look at the many roles played in Northeast Ohio by members of the Jewish community.

draw powerful reactions and conversations from visitors, made it one of the museum’s most impactful exhibits. “Each time, someone through their lens and their life experiences, would share what it meant to them,” says Schafer, adding that in a conversation with one museumgoer, he was told the exhibition was “life-changing.” “We helped tee up for the community a conversation about race in America,” he says. “There’s nothing more important for our community and our country to be speaking about today.” Gahl-Mills also says the Maltz Museum’s focus on broad immigrant and diverse experiences in the U.S. may be something that sets it apart from other Jewish arts and culture institutions, nationally or internationally. “I think you can see yourself in that museum whether or not you claim that faith. (Whether) your family came from Europe or immigrated (from the South to Northeast Ohio) as part of the Great Migration, I think there are ways to see yourself (there),” she says. Additionally, among other Jewish cultural mainstays, like hosting theatrical productions from playwright Faye Sholiton’s Interplay Jewish Theatre, the Maltz Museum is gearing up for another exhibition that will challenge visitors to think about the history of discrimination in the U.S. “Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America,” to open Oct. 10, will feature more than 200 artifacts, photos, documents and films that show how Jews throughout 20th century used medicine as a platform to overcome anti-Semitism. Schafer and Dahlia Fisher, the museum’s director of strategic marketing and communications, agree that like past exhibitions, this one will provide a Jewish lens through which stories relevant to many cultural groups who’ve faced oppression are told. “(The) story we are telling at any time is about the human condition and the struggle and perseverance,” Fisher says.

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Since the Mandel JCC was founded in 1948, arts programming has always had a place, says Deborah Bobrow, the Mandel JCC’s arts and culture director.

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Michael C. Butz Top: Deborah Bobrow, the Mandel JCC’s arts and culture director, stands in front of photographer Scott Sill’s exhibition, “When You Travel You Are Never Lost,” which showcased images from Sill’s journeys through Asia and was on view in the JCC’s hallways from July 11 to Sept. 5. Right: The renowned David Berger Memorial greets visitors to the Mandel JCC. The work of Cleveland sculptor David E. Davis, the monument stands as both a reminder of violence and a hope that man will one day overcome violence. The Olympic emblem of five interlocking rings has been broken to symbolize the stopping of the 1972 Olympic Games, during which Berger, a Shaker Heights native, and 10 other Israeli athletes were assassinated. Bottom left: “Untitled (Soft Painting)” by Calman Shemi, a wool wall tapestry, was recently donated to the Mandel JCC and hangs in its hallways.

“I think what sets us apart from just a fitness center is the fact that we are a place where people gather – and art is something that is for all ages,” she says. “It’s universal.” Initially, a program called Yiddish Theatre was a major part of its arts programming, but ended when the JCC moved to its current location in Beachwood. However, Bobrow says art and culture remained important to the core of the Mandel JCC’s mission, and the organization has found new ways to incorporate arts in its programming, primarily through its annual Cleveland Jewish FilmFest, Cleveland Jewish Book Festival and J-Show, a juried art show and sale held each fall. The FilmFest, which runs from Sept. 7-17 and is now in its 11th year, will feature almost 30 films at eight venues. Bobrow says although all the films have a Jewish focus, the fest regularly attracts people from all facets of the Northeast Ohio community who connect to the universal struggles portrayed in the films. “I think there’s a real interest in learning about the Jewish experience through film and seeing that expression from all over the world,” she says. About 6,500 people attended in 2016, whereas the first year they saw only 1,500 people, according to Bobrow. The J-Show, which takes place this year from Sept. 18 to Nov. 21, features visual artwork from both amateurs and



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professionals in the community. Then, from Nov. 5-20, the book festival, now in its 18th year, will run. Each year, the Mandel JCC chooses a selection of books and authors to highlight, and this year the keynote speaker will be NBC News political director and “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd, who in 2014 wrote “The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House.” Bobrow says it’s important that the books chosen for the festival, as well as art and film for the J-Show and film fest, respectively, be conversation starters. “Parking lot conversations are my favorite – when people, even if they don’t like a movie, even if they don’t like a speaker, hopefully they learn something new or they heard a different perspective, or they want to learn more,” Bobrow says. Moreover, diverse perspectives contribute to the best conversations and, like the Maltz Museum and CIAC, the Mandel JCC aims to attract people from throughout Northeast Ohio to its programming. Bobrow says each year the film fest seeks reflective commentary from attendees. She shares one message she got that stuck with her: “I am Catholic and my friend who joined is Methodist. We were joined by a Baptist last year. … We really enjoyed it and hope to attend next year as well. Nice program.” js

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Spinach-and-carrots salad with tropea onion, dates, sesame seeds and ginger-cashew dressing is a Douglas Katz creation available at Cleveland Museum of Art’s Provenance. Katz is one of the chefs on Cleveland Eats’ Chefs’ Council.

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The inaugural Cleveland Eats culinary festival, organized by Cuyahoga Community College, which takes place Sept. 14-16 in downtown Cleveland, will aim to focus on celebrating Northeast Ohio’s chef-driven culinary culture. Helping it achieve that goal will be Zack Bruell and Douglas Katz, who are among the 17 high-profile chefs and restaurateurs that comprise the Chefs’ Council. The festival kicks off Sept. 14 with a ticketed “behind-the-scenes” event, which will benefit scholarships for Tri-C Hospitality Management students, at Tri-C’s Hospitality Management Center on Public Square. Festivities continue on Sept. 15 with “Trucks, Taps and Tunes,” a happy hour street party on Mall B downtown that will showcase local bands, craft beer and food trucks. There will also be culinary competitions, and the Chefs’ Council and Tri-C students will seek to break the record for the world’s largest pierogi. The main culinary festival takes place Sept. 16 on Mall B and will feature more than 30 of the city’s top chefs preparing small plates, locally brewed craft beer, live entertainment, culinary demonstrations, family-friendly events and a fireworks display. For more information, visit



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Volume on vinegar

Jeremy Umansky is teaming up with Jonathon Sawyer, with whom he once worked at Trentina in University Circle, and New York-based Ryan Joseph to write a vinegar cookbook. The book doesn’t have a title yet, Umansky says, but will feature more than 60 vinegar-centric recipes, from cocktails to desserts. “It’s more than a traditional cookbook,” he told Jstyle, explaining it will also cover the history and craft of vinegar. Instructions on how to make one’s own vinegar using things like apple peels, carrot peels or alcohol will be included, as will tips on what to look for if someone simply wants to buy quality vinegar from a merchant. The book is due out in time for the upcoming holiday shopping season, Umansky says, and will be published by Ten Speed Press, one of the largest publishers of food-focused books in the U.S. Umansky’s Larder: A Curated Delicatessen & Bakery is scheduled to open later this year in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood.

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The failure rate for new restaurants is notoriously high. An oft-cited Ohio State University study reports that 60 percent fail in the first year and 80 percent don’t make it past five years. So, that Moxie, the Restaurant celebrates its 20th anniversary in September is quite an accomplishment. Brad Friedlander, Moxie founder and a RED Restaurant Group partner, credits its success and longevity to the fact that the Beachwood restaurant has always been cutting edge in its approach. “We were doing farm-to-table before it was farm-to-table,” he says. “We always bought locally. Now they use it as a selling point, but we’ve always done that.” To mark the milestone, Moxie will have throwback menus, which will feature dishes that used to be served at the restaurant, and it will invite back a number of former chefs to celebrate the occasion. Locally, RED Restaurant Group also owns RED, the Steakhouse locations in Beachwood and Cleveland. The Beachwood steakhouse will move to the Pinecrest development in Orange Village in 2018. The group also is in the process of rebranding its 811 Kitchen Bar Lounge in downtown Cleveland.

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Chefs Zack Bruell and Douglas Katz make eateries a top attraction at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and Cleveland Museum of Art Story by Alyssa Schmitt Photography by Michael C. Butz

Bass with corn, peppers, marble potatoes, cilantro, toasted cashew and coconut broth is a Douglas Katz creation available at Cleveland Museum of Art’s Provenance.



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niversity Circle and its renowned cultural institutions inspire passion, creativity and curiosity among nearly all who visit. So much so that, in recent years, what’s piqued the interest of many stopping by the Cleveland neighborhood has gone beyond the ever-noteworthy artistic exhibitions, historical expositions, musical performances and family-friendly events and delved into something more savory: its culinary contributions. In particular, two venerable museums – the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History – have enhanced their menu offerings by enlisting the help of two of Northeast Ohio’s most esteemed chefs: Douglas Katz and Zack Bruell, respectively. Both chefs were brought in amid major renovation and expansion projects at the institutions. CMA’s $320 million capital campaign saw construction from 2005-13 that included the addition of nearly 200,000 square feet of space and the creation of The Ames Family Atrium. Katz’s Provenance and Provenance Café opened in late 2012. CMNH is in the middle of its $150 million Centennial Campaign. Scheduled for completion in 2020, the campaign’s first phase, which included the Ralph Perkins II Wildlife Center & Woods, was completed last year. Bruell opened Exploration in 2015. In much the same way the bricks-and-mortar components of those expansions have invoked new experiences for museum visitors, so too have Katz’s and Bruell’s restaurants.

Above: Exploration’s vegan coconut curry rice noodles, with rice noodles, coconut curry sauce, carrots, broccoli, peppers, garlic, scallions and cilantro. Below: Exploration’s vegetarian black bean, chipotle and corn burger with lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle on a challah bun, served with house chips.

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Bruell is no stranger to University Circle. L’Albatros Brasserie, his upscale, contemporary French restaurant, has thrived in the neighborhood for years. But the longtime restaurateur – whose other locations include Parallax, Chinato, Cowell & Hubbard, Dynomite Burgers and Table 45 – wanted to grow his catering capacity around Wade Oval. Although he caters out of his other restaurants, he saw people who were planning weddings and other special events picking a venue before a caterer, and in many cases, those venues already had caterers of their own – making it difficult for Bruell to get in on the action. “We needed this venue, we wanted to be involved,” Bruell says of Exploration. “University Circle is probably the most vibrant neighborhood in the city, so we wanted to have a catering presence.” At the same time, CMNH sought to transform its quick-service cafeteria, Blue Planet Café, into more of a restaurant that would attract non-museumgoers off the street. The museum and Bruell partnered, and Exploration was formed. In the process, Zack Bruell Events became the museum’s exclusive caterer for special occasions like wedding receptions and corporate events. Bruell wanted to raise the bar for the museum’s dining experience to match his other restaurants, so he incorporated a focus on local, seasonal ingredients and fresh selections.



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We’re cooking in front of the customer, we’re not taking product and putting it on a steam table and slopping it out. It’s a restaurant experience in a cafeteria environment. Chef and restaurateur Zack Bruell outside Exploration’s main entrance inside the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

The days of fries, hot dogs and hamburgers at the museum cafe are ancient history. Menu offerings now include items such as coconut curry rice noodles with vegetables or tofu sautéed with coconut curry sauce or a vegetarian black bean and corn burger on a challah bun – or any number of paninis, artisan pizzas, gourmet burgers and housemade soups. “We’re cooking in front of the customer, we’re not taking product and putting it on a steam table and slopping it out,” Bruell says. “It’s a restaurant experience in a cafeteria environment.” Bruell mastered the challenge of serving a variety of cuisines in his eight other restaurants, catering to individuals who want to enjoy a culinary experience. With Exploration, he had to overcome a different type of hurdle – serving food parents want to give their children. Parents, he says, are more focused on healthy eating and want affordable food to feed a whole family. And while healthy and affordable don’t always go handin-hand, Exploration’s meals typically cost between $8 and $10 – without compromising quality. “We haven’t compromised at all,” he says, explaining he doesn’t approach his work at Exploration as serving children but rather serving kid-friendly meals. “We haven’t compromised because there are kids coming in here eating.”



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Those who’ve eaten at other Bruell restaurants but may be visiting Exploration for the first time will notice one key similarity. “Its sense of taste,” Bruell says of Exploration. “One of the things I try to train the people who work for me is what my palate is. When you go to any of my restaurants, you get in my palate. I’m not just giving someone a menu and saying, ‘See ya.’ It’s my flavor profiles.” As CMNH’s Centennial Campaign continues, so will the enhancements of its campus, including where Bruell is concerned. While no official plans are yet public, the museum’s event space will grow larger – meaning more opportunities for CMNH and Bruell’s catering. Also, a patio to attract passersby is in the works for Exploration. “It’s an experience upgrade over our current cafe,” says Patrick Evans, CMNH marketing director. “I think the ability to connect (Bruell’s) menu to the activity that’s going on at Wade Oval enhances both the experience of the diners in the café and I think it’s a great way to attract other visitors from Wade Oval into the café.”

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Nearby on Wade Oval, Provenance and Provenance Café’s origins trace back to a partnership formed by Katz, CMA and Bon Appétit Management Company. Katz’s role at CMA is as chef partner.

Zack Bruell Exploration Like Bruell did at CMNH, Katz brought to CMA the approach and food values that have made his other culinary endeavors – such as fire food & drink in Cleveland’s Shaker Square neighborhood – successful. The food is from local farms and sustainable practices are used throughout, and equipment such as a tandoor oven and robata grill are employed. “I think it’s huge for the museum experience,” says Katz, a member of The Temple-Tifereth Israel in Beachwood and Park Synagogue in Cleveland Heights and Pepper Pike. “I think our culture today is so focused on food that for the museum to have great food options makes it unique.” The 76-seat Provenance restaurant and lounge offers a fine dining experience and features dishes such as pan-seared, sustainable salmon with sweet corn, peppers, marble potatoes, cilantro and toasted cashew-coconut broth; flat-iron steak with sunchoke whip, radish, beans and pickled vegetables; or a plate of spinach and carrots with tropea onion, dates, sesame seeds and ginger-cashew dressing. Provenance Café provides quick-serve options frequently enjoyed just steps away in the museum’s atrium. There, menu items include macaroni and cheese with crispy crushed croutons and salad greens; marinated grilled chicken with claybread, vegetable curry and red pepper sauce; a pepper stuffed with red quinoa, wild mushroom and parmesan



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Above: Provenance Café’s red quinoa, wild mushroom and parmesan stuffed pepper with local greens and tomatoes. Right: Cucumber salad with roasted pepper relish, red onion, local feta, olive and tomato available at Provenance.

cheese, with local greens and tomatoes on the side. For dessert, museumgoers can choose from dark chocolate ganache brownies, chocolate tarts topped with raspberries or several other options. One difference between fire food & drink and Provenance, Katz says, is the clientele. For starters, Provenance entertains a far greater number of guests, but further, the makeup of those guests is different. Because of CMA’s locale, situated near institutions of higher learning and hospital systems that all draw from the international community, a more diverse, globally minded menu is needed to accommodate the many different cultures that visit the museum. “There are a lot of ethnic options, and we’re more of an ethnic population,” Katz says. “I think in Cleveland, these days, between the hospitals, Severance Hall and the art museum and all these things, it brings such a world culture.”



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I think it’s huge for the museum experience. I think our culture today is so focused on food that for the museum to have great food options makes it unique. Douglas Katz Provenance Often behind the scenes, there’s Catering by Provenance, which can serve up to 1,000 people when the museum hosts small business meetings or large galas. Joe Perez, executive chef at Provenance, handles day-to-day operations for Provenance’s threepronged approach and sees to it that his kitchen can simultaneously serve people in the restaurant, café and at a museum banquet. Befitting its location, meals at Provenance are plated like works of art. Further, menu offerings are often coordinated with exhibitions on view at CMA – something indicative of how the culinary partnership has grown over the years. “When we first started I think it was ... more about building a relationship and learning what (the museum) wanted from us and what the guest wanted,” Katz says. “Now, I feel like there’s more opportunity to connect with the museum in terms of where we can create menu items relating to the art. We can raise to a new level in terms of us researching art and making it authentic to a region or a piece of work.” Provence’s menu regularly changes and rarely matches that of fire food & drink, but museumgoers familiar with fire are likely to notice at least one similarity between the two. “People come to fire because it’s a great community, local restaurant – and I think they’ll get the same feel here,” Katz says. js



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From top: From left, Joe Perez, executive chef, and Douglas Katz, chef partner, standing inside Provenance at the Cleveland Museum of Art; marinated grilled chicken with claybread, vegetable curry and red pepper sauce; chocolate tarts topped with raspberries; and dark chocolate ganache brownies, all available at Provenance Café.

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The art of (food) presentation Jeremy Umansky offers home chefs and entertainers tips for creating eye-pleasing, restaurant-quality presentation

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n some ways, chefs aren’t too different from painters. The kitchen is their studio, a plate their canvas, and in the end, both are attempting to create works of art – one from a palette of colors, the other to please one’s palate. Jeremy Umansky, co-owner, forager and larder master at Larder: A Curated Delicatessen & Bakery, which will open this fall at 1455 W. 29th St. in Cleveland, is adept at blending the artistic with the culinary. Presentation of food is key, he says, because as eaters, we develop a strong idea of whether food is going to be good well before it hits our lips. “The biggest thing is we eat with our eyes, straight up,” says the Cleveland Heights resident. “Before we smell it, before we read about it, we see it – and we can already make a decision on whether we’re going to like it or not.” For home entertainers seeking to impress their guests, that’s insight worth keeping in mind. While most people don’t own restaurants and even fewer can be considered world-class chefs, everyone can learn the art of food presentation by adhering to these helpful hints provided by Umansky.

as a building or a roadway or something like that.” Most things in nature aren’t uniform, such as flowers, which normally have an odd number of petals, and trees, whose branches are often asymmetrical. For various reasons, Umansky says, odd numbers are considered more aesthetically pleasing than even numbers when it comes to what’s on a plate. Opposite page: A carefully curated plate of beef navel, carrots, potatoes and garnishes. Right: Umansky makes beef navel the foundation of his dish. Bottom right: Umansky drizzles a simple red wine pan sauce over the dish. Thin sauces such as this one can be poured over the “star” of the dish, he advises, but thicker sauces, such as cream sauces, should be placed underneath to let food settle into it. Below: From left, foraged wood sorrel, chives, sage and quinoa flowers, all of which Umansky used to garnish his dish.

Form and color Umansky says a good way to start dressing up dishes is to arrange food in a way that resembles natural things. “There’s a certain naturalistic aesthetic appeal to different aspects of plating,” he says. “For example, a plate that mimics something in the natural world – whether it’s a tree or a flower or a flowing river – is much more aesthetically appealing than it would be to mimic something unnatural, such

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Left: Colorful garnishes on top of the main course can make the dish pop, Umansky says, advising that if the garnishes are underneath, no one will see them. Above: The beef navel Umansky slices is representative of what will be used at his restaurant, Larder: A Curated Delicatessen & Bakery, when it opens later this year in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood.

Color is another aspect to consider. When it comes to food presentation, Umansky says one wants the selection to fall into one of two categories. “You either want to be extremely contrasting or somewhat homogenized,” he says. “Anything in between is going to kind of throw people off. It’s going to distract the eyes from what’s really important on the plate: a main ingredient or a main flavor. “A lot of this has to do with, classically, how we interpret colorful aesthetic and pleasing aesthetic,” he continues. “A lot of these plating techniques were born out of classical art movements, even going as far back as something like the Renaissance. The use of color, the use of shading, contrast to create vividness – those movements in the display of food came out of those movements in art.” Umansky says Larder will be an “eastern European delicatessen,” which also invokes a certain sense of color. “We’re looking at charcuterie boards, like cured meat and fish boards that display a main ingredient with some pickles,” he says. “A lot of cured meat has beautiful, brilliant red hues to it, so it’s nice to pair it with like a green pickle, or maybe something that’s pink. So, we rely on those vivid hues against either a metal or wood plate. Those hues really stand out against that sort of thing.”



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In addition, sandwiches will be wrapped in butcher’s paper and tied with butcher’s twine – details that can add to presentation. “Those are some of the things, just based on that, having the right color butcher paper, which is this ‘peachish-brown’ color, and having the proper piece of twine on there, when people see that package tied up, they say ‘Oh, this is an authentic deli sandwich,’” Umansky says. “As opposed to something that may be wrapped in plastic wrap with a sticker label on it. Those are some of the things that we look for in the deli setting.”

Garnish and practice Umansky also advises home chefs looking to up their presentation game avoid non-functional garnishes. “For example, if you’re making a plate of something and you think a lemon wedge would look nice on the plate, but there’s no lemon in the dish and the squeezing of the juice from that slice of lemon is not going to help the plate out, that’s a non-functional garnish,” he says. “It’s just there to add a proper color. We go to buffets and salad bars a lot and we see big bushes of kale or someone carved a carrot into a flower. Some of that’s artistic, but it’s been misconstrued from its origins. If the garnish (meant) to bring the dish to life doesn’t make sense for the dish, then don’t use it.”

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SECOND SErVING Another bit of advice? Herbs are your best friends and you should keep them handy for cooking. “Any fresh herbs, a lot of times the French refer to them as ‘fin herbs’ or in English, we’d say ‘fine herbs,’ they are flavorful herbs that are very green, they’re light, refreshing,” Umansky says. “So, things like parsley and tarragon are ‘fin herbs.’ Chives are ‘fin herbs.’ And these add impactful flavor that work to harmonize other flavors on a dish. It will tie in heavier flavors and help balance out acidic flavors and that sort of thing. It’s easy just to chop them up and sprinkle them on a plate.” Also, use more than just the leaves of herbs. “Cut the stems up, too,” he says. “There’s a lot of flavor in there. Chop them up just as fine as you would the leaves. There’s no reason to waste the stems.” Umansky, a member of The Temple-Tifereth Israel in Beachwood, might not make home dishes into visual masterpieces on a nightly basis, but he does still consider presentation away from restaurants and the pop-up dinners he’s hosted. “It depends on what kind of day I’ve been having,” he says, laughing, when asked whether he spends time on presentation at home.

“Something that’s important in working with food is you have to have good habits all the time,” Umansky says. “As a chef, that means having all your ingredients properly planned out and the timing of how you cook different things (worked out) so that nothing’s undercooked or overcooked – because all these ingredients have different cooking times. As someone who’s a professional chef, whether it’s at work or at home, we put out those same principles, we maintain that consistency all the time, because it keeps you sharp, it keeps you focused.” To that end, Umansky says he’s fortunate in that his hobby and life’s passion – cooking – is also what pays him. “It’s an all-the-time reinforcement,” he says of his cooking habits at home, adding that his mother was in town recently, and after cooking for her, he plated the food as if he were at a restaurant. One final piece of advice Umansky offers regarding food presentation: Have fun and be creative. “If you think it’s going to look good and it’s going to taste good, go for it,” he says. “Don’t worry about what Gordon Ramsay or a judge on Top Chef is going to say about your food. They’re not there, (and) they’re not judging it. You’re the one enjoying it, you’re the one eating it.” js

Umansky suggests using odd numbers when plating dishes, as he did with three slices of meat and a total of five colorful carrots and potatoes.



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Paperweight bouquet with three pink orchids, three honeysuckles, one white flower, ant on leaf, bug on leaf, spirit underneath with ant and word cane on leaf by Paul J. Stankard, 2000 – part of Mike and Annie Belkin’s extensive art collection.



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Story by Carlo Wolff Photography by Michael C. Butz

Art expands a home’s horizons, and when selecting what to add to your house, art enthusiasts say to go with what you love


n his play, “Back to Methuselah,” George Bernard Shaw may have characterized the personal value of art best: “You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul,” one character tells another. That complicated maxim resonates with gallery owners, homeowners and art collectors alike. Seems no matter your position in the art field, art nurtures the soul — and enhances the home. Take the views of Sue Cahn and Jacquie Meyerson, who, with partner Howard Koverman, own Pennello Gallery in Cleveland’s Little Italy district. Pennello, which is Italian for “paint brush,” sells conventional, even functional art, along with imaginative Judaica, like portable, chain-link menorahs, silver dreidels and ornamental silver mezuzahs. The window display in the wraparound storefront Pennello has occupied for the past 10 years is inviting indeed. “Art makes our home a home,” says Cahn. “It adds color, it adds focal points, it adds interest, it adds beauty.” Meyerson, who often caps Cahn’s sentences (and vice versa), says “it can add serenity.” Art can occupy its own space; it can be standalone, Cahn suggests. “A lot of people don’t understand that it doesn’t have to match the furniture,” she says. “You purchase art because you love it.” Is art therapeutic? “Extremely. You sit in your house and look around the room and it can be very calming.” Meyerson elaborates, “Every piece of art will evoke emotions that a viewer brings to the piece.” It can be thoughtprovoking, too, like Cynthia Polster’s “Women of Significance” series of voluptuous, earthy figures. “It also brings comedy into the home,” says Cahn. “Many of our pieces are very whimsical.” Particularly amusing examples are papier mâché sculptures of a weightlifter in full extension and of a reporter with cameras around his waist, pencil behind his ear (how retro). They’re made by artist

Naava Naslavsky, an Israeli native and a microbiology researcher who lives in Omaha. They bring a smile to one’s face. The gallery also offers singular bridal gifts “that will carry a couple through their lives,” says Cahn. “It’s not just dishes.” What Pennello’s customers — many connected to the nearby Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University — seek is “something different and unusual that’s handmade, not made in a factory in China,” adds Meyerson. All Pennello’s offerings are made in the U.S., Canada or Israel. Not only does art express the artist, it also expresses the person who buys it and displays it, says Steve Hartman, who, along with Karen Tscherne, owns Contessa Gallery in Lyndhurst. “For many people, art is the highest form of personal communication of what they value, what influences them, how it makes people feel,” he says. “To surround yourself with things that are stimulating you, whether it’s a physical response, emotional response or spiritual response, I think is something that affects people at their truest core.” Hartman, whose Legacy Village gallery is oriented toward collectors like himself, suggests that while art can be relaxing, it also can increase productivity, leading art lovers to “think in a different way to enhance their brain waves to activate creativity.” Each work of art can elicit a different response, “some more emotional, some more intellectual,” he says. And every owner “has a unique relationship with each piece of art.” “I think that, again, art is very possibly the highest form of personal expression,

Top: From left, Pennello Gallery co-owners Sue Cahn and Jacquie Meyerson inside their Little Italy gallery. Above: “Fleur d’Alose” and “Beautiful Bev with Bow Wow,” clay sculptures from Cynthia Polster’s “Women of Significance” series.

and for that reason, it really helps people to connect with the world and themselves,” says Hartman, who launched Contessa in 1999. “Some artists and some people look at art almost as seeing a self-portrait in a way even if it’s something abstract. … Some people see a self-portrait in every work with which they engage because everybody sees, feels and reacts differently.” So art is both mirror and selfvalidation? Yes, says Hartman, “because engaging art is what it is like to express

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Clockwise, from top: Examples of art available at Contessa Gallery in Lyndhurst are “Tomato Spray” by Mr. Brainwash, 2017, silkscreen and mixed media on paper, 50 inches by 38 inches unframed; “Brigitte Bardot” by Mr. Brainwash, 2017, silkscreen and mixed media on paper, 50 inches by 38 inches unframed; “I Love You!” by Mr. Brainwash, 2016, spray paint and stickers on plywood, 36 inches by 36 inches; “Dream as One” by Craig Alan, 2017, acrylic painting on canvas, 60 inches by 48 inches; and “Below the Surface” by David Drebin, 2013, digital print, 20 inches by 30 inches.

oneself and to get inside oneself as to how it makes one feel about the world. That’s why it is that mirror and selfportrait.” Art also is about surrounding yourself with unique works of the imagination. Let’s visit a home that’s a virtual gallery in itself. Mike and Annie Belkin collect art, particularly contemporary art glass. Their



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home in rural Geauga County is awash with glass, paintings and sculpture on all three floors, from the whimsical ceramics Annie favors to the glass Mike has been amassing — and the couple have donated to museums — over the past nearly 50 years. Mike Belkin, who may be known best for Belkin Productions, the rock ’n’ roll

juggernaut he founded with his brother, Jules, in 1966, explained what art means to him and how it enhances his feeling of home. Art has characterized his home in Russell Township since he moved there in the mid-’70s. Over those decades, Belkin has acquired striking modern, and deeply artistic, furniture; limited-edition books on art and artists, rock ’n’ roll and popular culture; watches; and his latest craze, coins. Belkin began by collecting antique paperweights and beaded purses, branching out into Tiffany glass, modern paintings and drawings and, most importantly, contemporary art glass by the likes of Dale Chihuly, Steven Weinberg, William Carlson and Paul Stankard. An old-fashioned patron of the arts, he has commissioned work by some of those artists. “Beauty is very important,” Belkin says, “because I like it, I like beautiful things, and I like the craftsmanship involved, I appreciate that.” As he walks through his house, he points to a Weinberg that’s part prism, part wheel, altogether magic. “I love art, especially glass art,” Belkin says. “I appreciate the beauty and beautiful objects. People who create, whether it be art or music, people who are creative and do all these things that I can’t do.”

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Feature story The Belkins often acquire art in their travels, attending seminal shows such as Art Basel in Miami. They also often become friends with artists they particularly enjoy. What advice would Belkin give the beginning art collector? Go with your gut. Art appreciation — and collection — start with “a feeling in your heart, which will transfer to your brain,” he says. “It’s a desire to own it and live with it – hopefully.” And if that attachment outstays its welcome, don’t be afraid to turn over your collection. Over the years, Belkin has sold art, sometimes even at a loss, to raise cash for a new work he wants to introduce to his household. Still, there are pieces he would never sell. “It’s not my business buying and selling art,” says Belkin, noting he developed his artistic tastes on his own, largely by going to art exhibitions and art auctions. His business is sports merchandising and selling tickets to rock shows. Art, for him, is above all a pleasure. js



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Above: Art collector Mike Belkin in front of a wall-sized photo collage his wife, Annie, assembed. The collage, located on the lower level of the couple’s Geauga County home, includes pictures of familly and friends; Below, top left: Murano plates given to the Belkins as gifts from artist William Carlson. Below, right: “Escher’s Tower” by Mark Peiser, 1986, cast glass form with staircase interior. Below, bottom left: From left, “Ivory and Black” by Dante Marioni, 1996, three-part blown glass group; “Vetro Muralis” and “Contrapuntal,” both sculptures by William Carlson.

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Body Weight and Cosmetic Surgery The topic of body weight is one that comes up in most of my consultations regarding cosmetic surgery, and rightfully so. The long-term outcome of a patient’s surgery can vary greatly depending Dr. Mark on whether a person is at a A.Foglietti, comfortable, stable body weight, D.O., FACOS significantly over it, fluctuating regularly or underweight. Each type of surgery has implicit variables that can determine the end result, with some being strongly affected by a person’s weight situation. Ideally, a person who has been at a stable weight they are happy with, for good duration of time, will be pleased with their post-surgery appearance for years. A patient who has been actively losing weight and are almost at their goal with only a

small percentage left to attain it (assuming it’s a realistic goal) should get to that target weight and sustain it for a while prior to having surgery. If a person isn’t at a consistent weight, the benefits of surgery could be lost due to weight gain (i.e. tummy tuck, breast reduction or lift), or in the case of additional weight loss, a supplementary procedure may be needed for the desired effect (i.e. face or neck lift, breast lift). Ultimately, what is important to keep in mind when considering a cosmetic procedure – aside from finding an experienced reputable surgeon – is how you can best preserve the enhancement. A healthy, stable weight going in to a surgery will benefit you in the long run, as the doctor will be making improvements to your current state and cannot make provisions for possible weight loss or gain.


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Technology changes how dentists operate Technology is everywhere and has enhanced our lives in many ways. The dental office is no different. The modern dental office of today is a far cry from the place you knew growing Dr. Paul up. Technology has helped Mikhli make a trip to the dentist more comfortable, more precise, healthier and less time consuming. Most offices already have adopted computer systems for scheduling and billing. This can include automated call or text reminders so you don’t miss your visit. At the office, many doctors are utilizing digital X-rays, which use minimal amounts of radiation and can be enlarged and enhanced on the computer screen for a better image that the patient and doctor both can see. Some offices use lasers to detect cavities, and lasers can even be used to gently and painlessly cut gums and teeth. The most recent advances in technology, though, have come in computer-assisted design and computer-assisted manufacturing and 3-D imaging. Today, it is possible to take a 3-D X-ray (cone beam CT) in conjunction with an optical intra oral scan (yes, no more goopy impressions) and virtually plan a crown and implant with exact precision never before achievable.



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