Connecting Jews to Torah for 30+ years

About JLC

About The Jewish Learning Connection

The JLC or  Jewish Learning Connection is a Cleveland-based full-service Jewish outreach organization offering a wide array of educational and social programming. Our goal is to connect Jews with their Jewish heritage by both establishing and maintaining quality learning opportunities for every Jew throughout Northeast Ohio, regardless of background or affiliation; and by enabling them to experience the joy and vibrancy of Torah and traditional Judaism.

Programs are offered in a warm and inviting atmosphere, thus fostering spiritual growth and greater involvement in the Jewish Community.

JLC offers adult Jewish education courses in subject areas including Talmud, Chumash, Kashrut, and Hebrew. Our weekly learning oppurtunities are listed under Classes.

Meet The JLC Staff

Rabbi Ephraim Nisenbaum

Rabbi Nisenbaum is a native Clevelander. He studied at Telshe Yeshiva, in Cleveland and Chicago. In 1988 he was appointed rabbi of the Ohr Chadash Synagogue, where he co-founded the JLC. He has authored several books including Powerlines and 49 Steps to Greatness.

Rabbi Moshe Stoll
Associate Director

Rabbi Stoll hails from Toronto, where he studied and taught at Ner Israel Rabbinical College. He joined the JLC in 1990. He has been involved in Jewish outreach since 1979.

Rabbi Yossi Nisenbaum
Director of Programming

Rabbi Yossi Nisenbaum son of Rabbi Ephraim Nisenbaum learned in Yeshivas Toras Chaim of Lakewood, N.J., Yeshivas Ner Moshe of Jerusalem and Bais Medrash Govoha Rabbinical College. He joined the JLC in 2019. He also serves as a Rabbi and hospice chaplain in Menorah Park.

Where You Can Find Us

JLC is based at the Waxman Torah Center, located at 2195 S. Green Rd Cleveland, OH 44121