Temple Emanu El has a rich history dating back to 1947 with founding Rabbi Alan Singer Green. In the years that followed, Temple Emanu El grew and changed, bringing us to our current location in 2008. We welcome you to visit us in our state-of-the-art facility that offers a beautiful sun-filled atrium, a large sanctuary seating 280 and a more intimate chapel seating 100. Our facility also includes a school wing that houses our Preschool, Religious School and more.
I'd encourage you to check us out on a Sunday morning during the school year. Start your day with breakfast available from our "Bagel Boys". Then immerse yourself in the community as our Kindergarten through 6th graders participate in Religious School or attend one of our Adult Education courses. You are also welcome to join us for worship services any Shabbat evening or morning or for one of our special events.
Our doors are open to you and we hope that you will come get to know us. I look forward to personally welcoming you to our congregation.
Matt Ellin, President
News about Temple Emanu El can frequently be found in the pages of the Cleveland Jewish News, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Solon Times, Chagrin Valley Times as well as others. Some recent articles include:
April 2016: Temple Emanu El Denim & Diamonds [link]
April 2016: Children Can Do More Than Just the Four Question [link]
April 2016: Temple Emanu El's Denim & Diamonds Benefit [link]
April 2016: Saltzman Receives 2016 Max & Frieda Davis Tikkun Olam Award [link]
March 2016: Pluto To Speak at Brotherhood March 30 [link]
March 2016: Temple Emanu El Teens Represent Region [link]
March 2016: Temple Emanu El To Honor Dave's Supermarket Owner Burton Saltzman [link]
October 2015: Havdalah Service at Nature Center [link]
September 2015: High Holy Days Offer Aliyahs For Sale, Other Solicitations [link]
July 2015: Pet Shabbat Service Set at Temple Emanu El [link]
June 2015: Temple Emanu El Religious School Earns Accreditation [link]
June 2015: Solon's Matt Ellin named Temple Emanu El President [link]
May 2015: Solon Resident Darcy Hershey Honored with Prestigious Emanu Elite Award [link]
May 2015: Temple Emanu El "Rocks the Keys" [link]
April 2015: Shaker Heights' Cronig has Lofty Goals as NFTY President [link]
April 2015: Emanu El "Rocks Out" for Fundraiser [link]
April 2015: Holocaust Survivor Frayman to Speak April 13 [link]
April 2015: CJN Asks Rabbis: What does Passover Mean to You? [link]
March 2015: Shaker Heights Senior from TEE to Lead Reform Jewish Youth [link]
February 2015: Temple Emanu El Hosts 25th Annual Sports Night [link]
February 2015: Cavs' Komoroski to speak at Temple Emanu El March 12 [link]
Prayer: We all do it!
Some say that thanks to unique wiring, human beings possess an innate sense of the transcendent, creative and potentially protective power in the universe. For want of a better term, we may call that power Elohim - Judge, Adonai - Lord, Shaddai, - Protector, Bo’reh - Creator, or any of the dozens of other descriptive names/titles that occur in our biblical and rabbinic traditions. We regularly use several of God’s names in one sentence or passage. This Presence is greater than human, but still concerned about us and is, on some level, involved in our fates and fortunes. This is what drives us to prayer. Whether we are expressing thanks, seeking a boon, protection or just a connection, at its most rudimentary, prayer or worship, is our attempt to be in communion, in contact with, and connected to God. Click here to read more.
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