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
Friday, May 1 ~ Dinner & Congregational Annual Meeting ~ 6:00 pm/7:00 pm
Sunday, May 3 ~ Lou Clay Memorial Blood Drive ~ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Stop in the Laks Social Hall to donate blood. Please make sure to have a good meal and plenty of fluids before donating. Click here to make an appointment.
Friday, May 15 ~ Hands On Holidays ~ 5:30 pm
Children ages 6 and under and their caregivers are invited to join us as we explore Shavuot in addition to a short Shabbat service, songs and snacks. For information, contact Carolyn Abrams.
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.