Welcome to Temple Emanu El. We are a reform congregation conveniently located to encompass the Jewish community in the eastern suburbs of Cleveland. Our doors are open to you and your family. Please come join us for Shabbat services, for learning opportunities, for fun and spirituality. We are a family centered congregation and strive to provide opportunities for members of all ages and interests to be meaningfully engaged.
At Temple Emanu El, we believe that learning is life-long. We know that our children are our future, but we also know that our parents and grandparents may want to gain knowledge and insight as well. Our religious school is outstanding with a child-centered approach and an active, participatory learning environment that has been recognized nationally. Our students are active in youth group, activities, camp and family retreats. Our pre-school is a warm and nurturing environment for our little ones. And for the adult learner, we have much to offer. Whether you love to cook, have a passion for music, are an avid reader or enjoy Torah discussion, we have a spot for you.
We strive to be your Jewish home away from home. Come visit us and find out more.
Judy Uram, President
Shabbat VaYetze 5775
Torah: Genesis 28:10-32:3
Prophets: Hosea 12:13-14:10 & Micah 7:18
The American mythology of the “first” Thanksgiving does not always sit well. Alleged to have begun by the Pilgrims, a group of religious fanatics who came to North America the celebration of survival, should have taken place in springtime, after making it through their first winter here. Because they came seeking religious freedom – but, only for themselves – it is less than unlikely that they envisioned today’s interfaith acknowledgment of diversity and pluralistic ideals which, in truth, are still not really shared by all. Click here to read more. Click here to read more.
Friday, December 19 ~ Chanukah Jubilee Service and Dinner ~ 6:15 pm
Join us for our lively Shabbat service featuring our TEE Youth Choir followed by a Chanukah dinner including latkes and deli, and crafts for kids. Please use our new online registration to RSVP. Go to the top of the TEE website homepage and click "Member Log In" in the top right corner and select Event Registration. If you have any questions on using the online registration, please contact Ina Yablonsky at 216/454-1217.
Wednesday, December 24 ~ Family Dinner & Movie Night ~ 5:30 pm
Who says Jewish men can't cook? TEE Brotherhood invites you to a Chinese dinner and family movie night. Volunteers are needed to help prepare dinner beginning at 3:00 pm. Price is $7/person or a $21 household maximum. RSVP by December 19 to Michael Holub at 301/728-0348.
Thursday, December 25 ~ Volunteer Opportunities ~ 1:00 - 4:30 pm
Friday, January 2 ~ Friday Night Chavurah Dinner ~ 7:30 pm
Friday, January 9 ~ Tot Shabbat ~ 5:30 pm
Sunday, January 11 ~ Omelet Sunday ~ 8:30 - 10:00 am
The Bagel Boys invite you to enjoy a bagel, beverage and omelet for just $5. Please note that Religious School students must place their omelet order by 9:15 am in order to get to class on time.
Friday, January 23 ~ Max & Frieda Davis Tikkun HaOlam Award ~ 7:30 pm
Join us during our 7:30 pm Shabbat service as we present the 2015 Davis award to John Zitzner, Chief Executive Officer of Friends of Breakthrough Schools. Breakthrough Schools is the highest-performing network of free, public charter schools in Cleveland. Their mission is to develop a growing network of distinctive school options that prepare Cleveland area students for success in life.