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Adam Abrams

Welcome to Temple Emanu El. 

Recently celebrating its 70th anniversary, Temple Emanu El has blossomed into a leading Reform Congregation in Cleveland, Ohio.  Our current facility, constructed in 2008, is a state of the art building, that is warm and welcoming.  As you walk into the open and inviting atrium, you will see that our home also features a stunning large sanctuary, intimate chapel, as well as a Pre-school and Religious school facility. 

Our openhearted congregation is an all-inclusive, caring community, that encourages individuals to discover everything we have to offer.  Fostering the ability to build relationships, encourage lifelong learning, and become involved with social action.

Our clergy and dedicated staff continue to create meaningful programs and experiences to ensure that each congregant has the resources available to them for lifecycle events, holidays, and daily Jewish experiences.

Inspired by our past, our synagogue is also built on our future.  Our youth continue to be an inspiration for all.  Our teens continue to be leaders in the local community and the regional youth organization. 

I hope you come and get to know us.  Our goal is to create relationships with our fellow congregants that will last a lifetime.  I look forward to personally welcoming and meeting you.

Adam Abrams, President

 

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Interfaith Israel Journey

Interfaith Israel Journey
Led by Rev.Dr. Shawnthea Monroe and Rabbi Steven Denker
March 12 - 21, 2018

Come explore Israel together. We’ll come to know the topography and the history of this fascinating land, and in the course of exploring its centrality to Judaism and Jewish History we will also come to better understand its place in Christian faith and history. Our itinerary is driven by the desire to see and experience as much as possible in the short time we have together in Israel, while still leaving time to enjoy traveling together as a community and to grow in understanding of that which unites and separates us. The itinerary has been carefully planned, but is subject to changes due to the weather or technical considerations. We appreciate in advance your flexibility, punctuality, and understanding. It should be quite a ride, and the Keshet staff will be available to help make it as meaningful and enjoyable as possible.

Click here for information:
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For information, contact Temple Emanu El at 216.454.1300

Press Room

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:

May 2017: Temple Emanu El Selects Wolf as Education Director [link]

May 2017: Temple Emanu El Names Theobald Early Childhood Education Director [link]

May 2017: Temple Emanu El Appoints Blum As Life Trustee [link]

May 2017: Dolan Talks About Trip To Israel, Baseball [link]

May 2017: Tribe Own Paul Dolan [link]

April 2017: Temple Emanu El 70th Birthday Gala Celebrates Close-Knit Community [link]

April 2017: TEE Brotherhood Swings for The Fences With Dolan [link]

April 2017: Temple Emanu El to Celebrate 70th Anniversary [link]

April 2017: Temple Emanu El Brotherhood Recognizes Levine [link]

April 2017: Temple Emanu El Gift Shop [link]

March 2017: Tikkun Olam Award in Orange Village [link]

February 2017: Temple Emanu El Revamps Preschool Summer Session [link]

February 2017: Temple Emanu El to Sell Merchandise from Maltz Museum [link]

February 2017: A Primer on the Johnson Amendment [link]

February 2017: Leadership, Philanthropy, Flexibilty 'Coming Together' for Executive Directors [link]

January 2017: Rabbi Steven L. Denker Letter to State Representatives [link

January 2017: Temple Emanu El Seeks Director of Early Childhood Education [link]

January 2017: Temple Emanu El Seeks Part Time Education Director [link]

January 2017: Cantor Lawrence Offers Israeli Folk Music [link]

December 2016
:
 CJN Asks Rabbis: "What do you like most about Chanukah?" [link]

December 2016: Q & A with Julie Rosenthal [link]

November 2016:
Temple Emanu El Slates Events [link]

August 2016
: Temple Emanu El Goes Fruit Picking [link]

June 2016: Shabark Shalom For Animals July 23 [link]

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]

Upcoming Events

Sunday, August 13 ~ Women's Book Group ~ 7:00 pm
Read The Bridge Ladies by Betsy Lerner. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 216/591-9335 for information and location.

Monday, August 14 ~ Men's Book Club ~ 3:00 pm
Read The Great Departure: Mass Migration from Eastern Europe and the Making of the Free World by Tara Zahara. Held in the Activity Room on the 2nd floor at Montefiore. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 216/407-4938.

Friday, August 18 ~ Shabbat Scoops ~ 5:45/6:15 pm
All are welcome to celebrate the sweetness of Shabbat. Enjoy our Shabbat pre-reception at 5:45 pm, followed by our Friday Nite Chai Musical Shabbat service at 6:15 pm. An ice cream social will follow. Bring a friend! Ask about special rates for new members.

Thursday, August 24 ~ Soup Kitchen ~ 4:30 pm
Participants ages 12 and up can join us to volunteer at the Soup Kitchen at New Life at Calvary. We also need prepared pans of spaghetti for serving. Click here for the required recipe. You can bring the spaghetti with you or the Tikkun Olam Committee can arrange for someone to bring your donation. For information about volunteering or carpooling, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 440/446-0379.

Sunday, August 27 ~ Alan Goodis Live/Religious School Family Program ~ 9:30 am
The entire congregation is invited to the Religious School kick off program that includes interactive learning, a free bagel brunch and concert with Alan Goodis. RSVP for brunch and concert by August 22 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 216/454-1223. Click here for detailed schedule.

Friday, September 1 ~ First Fridays Shabbat Service & Dinner ~ 5:45/6:15/7:15 pm
Join us for a Shabbat Pre-Reception followed by a Shabbat service including a discussion on The Month of Elul: Ramp Up to Repentance. The evening will conclude with a congregational dinner. Dinner is free of charge, however, donations to the First Friday Fund are encouraged. Please bring a nut-free dessert or a bottle of wine to share. RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 216/454-1216 by August 29.

Sunday, September 3 ~ Salute to Orange ~ 5:30  pm
Drop by the TEE table while enjoying this family friendly community wide event located at 4600 Lander Road. The evening ends with fireworks. 

Monday, September 4 ~ Kosher Rib Burn Off ~ 12:00 to 4:00 pm
Drop by the TEE popsicle stand while enjoying this community wide event located at Gross Schechter Day School, 27601 Fairmount Blvd, Pepper Pike.

Wednesday, September 6 ~ Preschool Family Education Program ~ 5:30 - 7:00  pm
Why do we throw bread into flowing water during the High Holy Days? Join us to find out. Preschool students, parents and siblings are invited for a pizza dinner and family-friendly program to learn about and prepare for the High Holy Days. The dinner and program are free of charge. RSVP by Tuesday, September 5 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 216/454-1308.

Saturday, September 9 ~ Torah to Go ~ 10:00 am
Join us for our first Torah to Go of the year at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Participants will meet at the ticket gate and enter as a group. There entry cost will be covered by Temple Emanu El. The program will run until 11:00 am and then families are welcome to stay and enjoy the zoo for as long as they like. For information, contact Early Engagement Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 216/454-1223 (office) or 216/402-8467 (cell).

Sunday, September 10 ~ Youth Choir Kick Off Lunch ~ 12:00 pm
Students in Kindergarten through 6th grade considering joining the TEE Youth Choir, along with their parents, is invited to join us for a kick off lunch following Religious School. Youth choir is held on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am when Religious School is in session. Click here for more information. RSVP for lunch to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 216/454-1215.

Sunday, September 10 ~ Women's Book Group ~ 7:00 pm

Read Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 216/591-9335 for information and location.

Monday, September 11 ~ Men's Book Club ~ 3:00 pm
Read Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. Held in the Activity Room on the 2nd floor at Montefiore. Contact Herb Braverman at 216/407-4938.


Cantor's Corner

Cantor Lawrence_Reception_editedCantor Rick Lawrence invites you to join us for Shabbat services every Friday evening and Saturday morning. 

Are you interested in getting involved with our Chai Band, Youth or Adult Choir or other musical opportunities? Please be in touch with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 216/454-1215.

You can now follow Cantor Rick on Facebook. Click here to see his page or check out check out recent written and video Divrei Torah.