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


Thursday, November 12th • 7:00 pm ~ Narrative Expression Workshop
Poetry. Storytelling. Creative Reading. Presented by TEE member Marina Vladova via Zoom. To join, email Darcy, dhershey@teecleve.org. 

Monday, November 16th • 7:00 pm ~ The Future of Cleveland: The Pandemic Effect Now & the Future of Travel, Tourism & Major Events in CLE
Sponsored by TEE Brotherhood. Presented by David Gilbert via Zoom. To join, email Len Gold, gonzo11@roadrunner.com. 

Friday, November 20th • 5:20 pm ~ Shabbat Sprouts: Tot Shabbat & Pizza Making
To register for supplies to participate in making pizzas together, or for Zoom ID email Carolyn Abrams, cabrams@teecleve.org 

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.


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.