Welcome to Temple Emanu El

My name is David Sperling, and I have the privilege to serve Temple Emanu El as its 37th President. If you have landed on our home page and are reading this message, I suspect you may be looking for a spiritual home. Here are the many reasons I have chosen to make Temple Emanu El my spiritual home:

Our openhearted congregation is an all-inclusive, caring community that encourages individuals to discover what it means to be Jewish today and inspires our youth to become the leaders of tomorrow. We empower our congregants to explore their passion for Judaism, lifelong learning, and social action within and beyond our walls.

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.

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 Horvitz Atrium, you will see that our home also features a stunning large Sanctuary, intimate Siegal Chapel, as well as a Preschool and Religious School Learning Wing.

I hope you will come join me in my spiritual home. I look forward to welcoming you.

David Sperling, President

 
 UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturdays, Jan 23/Feb 20/Mar 6/Mar 20/Apr 17/May 1 • 10:30am ~ Family Shabbat Service (Grades K-6)
Email esadowsky@teecleve.org for Zoom info & supplies

Monday, March 1 -26  ~ Chametz Collection Food Drive
Donate your unopened chametz @ TEE.

Wednesday, March 24  • 7:00 pm ~ Don’t Just Passover – Make it Yours
Interactive conversation on engaging ideas for your seder. See the TEEmail or email dhershey@teecleve.org for Zoom info.

Saturday, March 27  ~ 1st Night of Pesach

Sunday, March 28  • 11:00 am ~ Make Shakshuka with Ori
Adults and teens will make an Israeli breakfast item. See the TEEmail or email bmann@teecleve.org for Zoom info.

Sunday, March 28  • 7:30 pm ~ 2nd Seder with Us
Join our 2nd Seder from your home. See the TEEmail or email dhershey@teecleve.org for Zoom info.

Wednesday, March 31  • 7:00 pm ~ “People of the Book” – Book Discussion
Author: Geraldine Brooks, Discussion facilitated by Cantor Dave Malecki. See the TEEmail or email dhershey@teecleve.org for Zoom info.

Friday, April 2  • 6:15 pm ~ Shabbat & Passover Yizkor Service
See the TEEmail or email rhiger@teecleve.org for Zoom info.

Friday Evening Shabbat Worship Service • 6:15 pm
The Zoom service is password protected. Please check your email for the password that was sent out. If you do not have the password but want to watch the service, please use the following link to watch the stream. The link is at the top of this home page.

Saturday Morning Parshat HaShavua                          (Torah Study) Class • 9:00 am
Torah study is password protected. Please check your email for the password that was sent out. If you do not have the password but want to be a part of Torah study, please reach out to rhiger@teecleve.org.

To access Zoom, download the app to your smart phone, tablet, laptop or computer from the App store. Press the join link and put in the specific Meeting ID.

 CHESED (CARING) COMMITTEE

Temple Emanu El’s Chesed (Caring) Committee is available to provide support to our congregation. Whether you are in need of help or want to lend a hand, email Masha Lashley, Chair to learn more.

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Make Memorial Day Count in 2021

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On Shavuot, the holiday when we celebrate receiving the Torah marks the completion of counting

A Prayer for Peace

A Prayer for Peace urjadmin May 11, 2021

As Reform Jews, we stand strongly together with our brothers and sisters in Israel. Over the past 48 hours, Hamas has launched a massive barrage of rocket fire on southern and central Israel. At last report, six Israeli civilians have been killed and hundreds of thousands more - from Tel Aviv to Beersheba –are confined to bomb shelters. Innocent civilians in Gaza have fallen victim to this latest round of violence as well. Furthermore, the rapid escalation of violence within Israel's own borders between Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel is a new, and deeply troubling, development. We pray that calm will be restored soon.

First Thoughts on the Latest Pew Research Center Study on Jewish Americans

First Thoughts on the Latest Pew Research Center Study on Jewish Americans urjadmin May 11, 2021

In the days and weeks ahead, much will be written about the Pew Research Center’s "Jewish Americans in 2020." Having just received the full study today, we are still absorbing its findings. The Pew data is likely to provide a wealth of information that can be a useful resource for understanding many aspects of our community

Accessing a New Kind of Jewish Community Through Introduction to Judaism Online

Accessing a New Kind of Jewish Community Through Introduction to Judaism Online urjadmin May 11, 2021

Three years before the COVID-19 pandemic response sheltered millions of people at home and drove us to do all things virtual, the URJ was crafting online communities of learners as they journeyed together through our 21 sessions of Introduction to Judaism Online.