Welcome to Temple Emanu El

It truly is an honor and a privilege to serve as the President of our wonderful Temple Emanu El. I look forward to a year filled with inspiration, hopefulness, energy, celebrations, spiritual connections, and engagement. 

Temple Emanu El means so much to my family and me.  I hope over the years that you too will benefit as greatly as I have from your involvement and relationship with this wonderful congregation.

My parents joined Temple Emanu El soon after they were married and since then, my sister and I were baby named, consecrated, confirmed, and married at Temple Emanu El.  Our kids are proud preschool graduates and were also baby named, consecrated, became B’nai Mitzvah, confirmed, and became high school graduates of Temple Emanu El.  My great niece is now a proud student of TEE Preschool.  My grandmas became devoted, proud members too in their later years, as did my in-laws, so Temple Emanu El has joyfully touched the lives of 5 generations of my family.  This Congregation has been home to all of our blessed simchas and has been there for our difficult times as well. So many people from Temple Emanu El have  touched and bettered my family’s lives, which gave me the inspiration to take on this role after being a Board and Executive Committee member for most of the past 20 years.  

We offer so much here at Temple Emanu El, and you can find what pulls at your heart, what brings you fun and laughter, or what stimulates your mind, without having to look too hard.  Sign up to help with one of these goings-on or just participate.  When you are able to participate and help with making decisions, no matter the size, your sense of ownership and engagement will increase.  We offer a wide array of adult education classes, Torah study, book discussions, fun programming, receptions before each Shabbat Service, events for families of young children, the amazing advocacy and speaker programs  — the list is endless. If there is something else that you are yearning to see offered at Temple Emanu El, reach out to me and let’s talk.  

I urge you to join me and show up. Show up at services. Show up at educational programs. Show up at our social justice series. Show up at our social and fundraising events.  This is our Congregation, and with everyone’s involvement, we can do great things if we all work together.  I look forward to our time together this coming year and beyond.  

If you are not a member of Temple Emanu El, come visit and let us welcome you and show off our beautiful spiritual home.

Susan Krantz, President

 
 UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, July 8 ~ Welcome Shabbarbeque • 5:45/6:15 pm

Join us for a Summer Shabbat & BBQ to welcome Rabbi Matt & his family to our TEE Family! (There is a cost associated with this event.) RSVP to Judi Roseman, jroseman@teecleve.org.

Once Upon a Kingdom ~  Book Purchase Information

TEE was blessed to have so many congregants & friends celebrate the book launch of Rabbi Emeritus Daniel Roberts’ book “Once Upon a Kingdom” on June 28th. Books can be purchased online at: https://once-upon-a-kingdom-book.square.site/  

Sunday, August 7 ~ TEE Day with the Cleveland Guardians • 12:05 pm

Sponsored by TEE Brotherhood. Email Mitch Cronig, mcronig@yahoo.com to reserve your tickets by July 7th.

Friday Evening Shabbat Worship Service • 6:15 pm
In-person & Virtual. 5:45 pm Wine & Cheese Reception, 6:15 pm Service

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.

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Practicing Democracy

Practicing Democracy jemerman June 28, 2022

As we reflect on the United States' Independence Day, I am mindful that democracy also takes commitment and practice. Democracy takes practice because it still is not accessible to all.

Becoming BMitzvah

Becoming BMitzvah jemerman June 27, 2022

I love seeing how our students at Temple Shalom of Newton transform throughout the process of becoming BMitzvah. It's the end of my first year coordinating the BMitzvah program and my colleague Allison Lobron, an experienced leader in inclusion and social emotional learning, and I are hosting an end of year celebration for our BMitzvah students.

Reconciling the Past, Identifying a Pathway Forward

Reconciling the Past, Identifying a Pathway Forward jemerman June 21, 2022

For the past year, I have been engaged in deep reflection over my responsibility as a Canadian and proud Jew in addressing the horrors committed against Indigenous peoples.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs’ Remarks on Reform LGBTQ+ Inclusion

Rabbi Rick Jacobs’ Remarks on Reform LGBTQ+ Inclusion jemerman June 13, 2022

Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), recently attended the 50th anniversary celebration of Beth Chayim Chadashim in Los Angeles, California, the world's first LGBTQ+ congregation. This is a excerpt taken from his remarks at the event.