Welcome to Temple Emanu El

Adam Abrams, President

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

    Sunday, August 19 ~ 10th Anniversary Celebration ~ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
    Join us to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of our Orange Village home. There will be a brief re-dedication ceremony followed by a picnic lunch plus games and activities for children. RSVP required to info@teecleve.org.  Donations toward the celebration are encouraged. If you would like to sponsor a portion of the event, contact Renee Higer at 216/454-1209.
    Thursday, August 23 ~ WOTEE Lunch, Mahj & Canasta ~ 12:00 – 3:00 pm
    Join us in the social hall at TEE for Mahj or Canasta. Bring your Mahj set and card or cards for Canasta. A light lunch will be served at a cost of $5/person. RSVP to Andrea Rubin at 216/454-1210.
    Sunday, August 26 to Sunday, October 28 ~ The Dreyfus Affair ~ 11:00 am
    Join Sol Factor for a course on the “Dreyfus Affair: The Trial that Shocked France and the World.” There will be no class held on September 2 or 9. RSVP to Tracey Lavine at 216/454-1223.


    Saturday, September 1 ~ Selichot ~ 7:30/8:30/9:00 pm

    Join us at 7:30 pm for a viewing of “A New Perspective on the Meaning of Teshuvah” by Rabbi Sacks followed by an informal discussion led by Dr. David Blumenthal. There will be a dessert reception at 8:30 pm and the Selichot Service at 9:00 pm.

    Monday, October 8 ~ Tragedy Inspires Continued Activism ~ 6:30/7:00 pm
    Save the date to hear guests from Sandy Hook Promise and Virginia Tech who will be speaking at Temple Emanu El. There will be a reception at 6:30 pm followed by the presentation at 7:00 pm. Free and open to the community. No backpacks or purses. Carpooling encouraged.  RSVP suggested to info@teecleve.org or 216-454-1300.
  • 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:

    June 2018: Baskin to Headline Temple Emanu El Sports Night [link]

    June 2018: Emanu Elite Awards Given [link]

    June 2018: Andy Baskin to Address State of Cleveland Sports at Annual Sports Night [link]

    June 2018: Parkland survivors talk ‘ruthless’ advocacy, life after school shooting [link]

    June 2018: Parkland survivors recount harrowing school shooting, advocate for gun control at Orange Village temple [link]

    June 2018: Twins who survived Parkland school shooting share story at NE Ohio temple [link]

    June 2018: Survivors of Parkland school shooting visit Northeast Ohio [link]

    June 2018: Parkland Shooting Survivors Take Their Advocacy to Northeast Ohio Temple [link]

    June 2018: Parkland Teens Visit Northeast Ohio Temple [link]

    May 2018: Emanu Elite: [link]

    May 2018: Parkland teen survivors to visit Temple Emanu El [link]

    May 2018: Parkland school students to share their story of survival at local Temple [link]

    May 2018: Parkland school shooting survivors to speak at Orange Village event [link]

    May 2018: Local kids eat healthy and teach adults about climate change [link]

    February 2018: JECC Honors Five at Annual Meeting [link]

  • 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, click here to learn more.