The Maltz Museum is asking for your help in testing the new AI version of Reverend Otis Moss Jr.: Press Run


BEACHWOOD, Ohio — The public is invited to become beta testers for the latest addition to the permanent collection of the Maltz Museum.

Using state-of-the-art technology, the museum has partnered with StoryFile to capture the life story of Cleveland icon and civil rights activist Reverend Dr. Otis Moss Jr. in the form of a biography interactive conversation.

An artificial intelligence (AI) version of Moss will have the ability to answer questions from the audience in real time, mimicking real conversation.

Beta testing is currently underway. To make the technology as efficient as possible, audiences need to ask questions at a rate of about 150 per week. Visitors who wish to participate in the beta testing phase can attend for free, from September 1 to October 22.

The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, 2929 Richmond Road in Beachwood.

Date and time slot options are available on the museum’s website. To sign up for your free tour and be part of the story as a beta tester, call 216-593-0575 or visit

From Pittsburgh to Beachwood: The Beachwood Arts Council will present a special free concert with the Giambelli String Quartet of Pittsburgh from 2-3 p.m. on October 16 at the Beachwood Community Center, 25225 Fairmount Blvd.

The Pittsburgh Giambelli String Quartet, which includes Tami Osborne Pederson, Katie Wickesberg, Louise Farbman and Kathleen Melucci, has performed for over 20 years before audiences in Pittsburgh and throughout western Pennsylvania.

in addition As a quartet, their experience includes the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra, Pittsburgh Ballet Orchestra, Civic Light Opera Orchestra, and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Giambelli String Quartet

The Giambelli String Quartet (Photo courtesy of Beachwood Arts Council)

The Beachwood Concert will feature a diverse cast of music from WA Mozart, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Stephan Konez, Rhiannon Giddens, Ritchie Valens and Lady Gaga.

Masks will be mandatory. The concert is sponsored by grants from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and the Ohio Arts Council.

Not this year: The City of Cleveland Heights had planned to resurface Coventry Road in 2022, but unfortunately received no bids when they put the project out to competition. The city plans to relaunch the project with the intention of completing it in 2023.

Share your opinion : The City of Cleveland Heights is asking residents to submit questions and comments on a few upcoming road projects.

As part of one such project, the city will upgrade six traffic signals located at intersections along Monticello Boulevard. They include those on Monticello Boulevard and Lee Road; Monticello and Forest Hills Boulevards; Monticello Boulevard and North Taylor Road; Monticello Boulevard and Yellowstone Road; Monticello Boulevard and Noble Road; and Monticello and Belvoir Boulevards.

This project will also include the removal of two unwarranted traffic signals at Monticello Boulevard and Quarry Drive and at Forest Hills and Mount Vernon Boulevards.

Construction is currently scheduled for 2023.

The other project will involve asphalt resurfacing of Lee Road from Mayfield Road to Superior Road. The project will include Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) curb ramp upgrades, pavement repairs, replacement curbs and pavement markings.

Construction is currently scheduled for early 2023.

Questions and comments on both projects may relate to, but are not limited to, the effect of the project on local residents, air quality, local economy, floodplains, and historical or cultural resources. .

At this stage, the city cannot provide specific information on potential real estate acquisitions for either project. If necessary, a City representative will contact property owners whose properties may need to be acquired to discuss right-of-way requirements, the acquisition process and their rights under this process.

You can submit comments or questions to Joe Kickel, assistant director of public works for Cleveland Heights, by calling 216-291-2470 or emailing [email protected]

Visit of the house and the garden of the heritage of the heights: The 43rd Uptown Heritage Home and Garden Tour, presented by the Uptown Community Congress, returns from noon to 6 p.m. on September 18.

Tickets are $20, but after Labor Day the cost drops to $25. Tickets can be purchased in person at Appletree Books, Cedar Road and Fairmount Boulevard; Heinen’s, on South Green Road; Tommy’s Restaurant, on Coventry Road; Bremec on the Heights, on Cedar Road; The Stove Oven, on Lee Road; and Zagara Market, on Lee Road.

For more information about the visit, visit All proceeds will go to the Heights Community Congress.

Heights Music Hop returns: The Heights Music Hop, an initiative of FutureHeightsis an annual multi-site event using music as a vehicle to help create a sense of community among Heights residents and raise awareness of Heights as a destination for those living outside the community .

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on September 10, during the Noble Gardeners Market, at Noble/Roanoke Park, 2549 Noble Road, and from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Cedar Lee District.

More information about the event is available at

College news: Students at the University of Findlay were recently presented with crisp white coats at the College of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony. Among those 42 students was Corrin Flowers of University Heights.

Among the 477 students who graduated in May from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine was Wilder Geier, a graduate of Shaker Heights High School.

Pitch Libraries Events: Heights Libraries invites you to bring the whole family to Turtle Park, on Euclid Heights Boulevard and Overlook Road in Cleveland Heights, for a special Turtle Hour.

Come listen to the libraries’ favorite turtle stories, learn her favorite turtle facts, listen to her favorite turtle songs, and meet a special turtle guest. The event will take place, weather permitting, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on September 20.

— The Lee Road branch, 2345 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights, will host “Literary Cleveland: Developing a Writing Habit,” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on September 20.

In this two-hour talk and workshop, the discussion will focus on strategies to put yourself in your shoes, how to combine fun with discipline, and the three elements necessary for a career as a writer. Then they’ll cover the basics of a guaranteed process to get you started generating raw material.

All genres are welcome. Register here.

— “Bannid Book Trivia Night” will be held from 7-8 p.m. on September 20 at the Noble Neighborhood branch, 2800 Noble Road in Cleveland Heights.

To celebrate Banned Book Week, you are invited to come compete with your friends and find out why books have been censored, banned, burned and otherwise hated.

This event will likely take place outside the library. Registration begins September 6. To register, visit here.

The war in Ukraine and the Jewish community: Park Synagogue will present, via Zoom, “The War in Ukraine and the Fate of its Jewish Community” at 7:30 p.m. on September 14, with Professor David Fishman of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York.

Fishman will discuss the war, the situation of Ukrainian Jewry and its prospects for the future.

Fishman is also the director of Project Judaica, the JTS program in Ukraine, which is based at Kyiv University-Mohyla Academy.

The program is free and open to the community. Participants must register on the Synagogue du Parc website at to receive the Zoom link.

Direct your questions to Ellen Petler at [email protected] or 216-371-2244 ext. 122.

The program’s co-sponsors are B’nai Jeshurun, Park Synagogue, Congregation Tifereth Israel of Columbus and Congregation B’nai Israel of Toledo.

Train to manufacture medical devices: Cuyahoga Community College, aka Tri-C, has partnered with Norman Noble Inc. (NNI), a medical device contract manufacturer, to create an on-ramp training program for new recruits.

Training begins next month at the college’s Eastern Campus in Highland Hills.

The accelerated training opportunity prepares individuals for careers in medical device manufacturing. Trainees will learn to operate with laser, electropolishing and Swiss-type CNC machining in a clean environment adapted to the needs of the company.

New employees will receive two and a half weeks of free technical training at Tri-C, followed by three weeks of paid training at NNI. Individuals who successfully complete the program will receive a job offer with benefits.

Topics will include working in a regulated environment, manufacturing excellence, documentation and quality, plans and tools, continuous and lean improvement, and enterprise resource planning (ERP) software.

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent and achieve a Level 4 or higher on the ACT WorkKeys assessment. A current resume and background check/drug test are also required.

Founded over 75 years ago, NNI is a family business. The company is known for its ability to micro-machine nitinol implants and achieve subminiature precision beyond the reach of most manufacturers.

Norman Noble is a supplier to most of the well known names in the medical device industry.

Visit to learn more and apply. For more information, contact program manager Stephen Smereczynsky at 216-987-3040 or [email protected]

At the Beachwood Library: The Beachwood Library, 25501 Shaker Blvd., has upcoming classes titled “Arts for Wellness: Pendant Jewelry,” from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on October 4 and 18.

In these classes, participants will, according to the library, be able to “capture a memory by assembling a glass pendant and a resin tray pendant necklace.”

This is a two-part workshop and participants should be able to attend both sessions.

Registration is mandatory. To do so, call Barbara DiScenna at 216-844-1211.

Additionally, “Other Brown Girl + Other Jewish Girl: A Conversation,” will take place from 7-8:30 p.m. on October 13. In it, Jing Lauengco and Brandi Larsen will kick off the discussion and invite audience members to consider the truths. on their own stories.

Registration is required and can be done by calling 216-831-6868.

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