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

  • Sunday, September 8 • Women’s Book Group • 7:00 pm • Lori Kaplan’s home
    Join members of TEE Brotherhood for lunch and lively conversation. To RSVP, contact Larry Mattes.

    Saturday, September 14 • Reaching Out In Elul: Preparing for a New Year Lunch -n- Learn • 9:00/10:30 am
    Join Rabbi Denker for Shabbat morning with 9:00 am Torah Study, 10:30 am Shabbt Service followed by a Lunch -n- Learn on “Repentance Now! Ancient Process, Modern Implication.  Click here for the flyer on the full series.  RSVP for lunch to Tracey Lavine.

    Sunday, September 15 from 9:30-11:30 am • Fall Cemetery Clean Up • Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery (formerly known as Ridge Road #1 – 3740 Ridge Road, Cleveland)
    Bring your weed trimmer, shovels, clippers, hedgers, gloves, wheelbarrows, and other gardening tools. Together with the Cleveland Jewish community, we will rake, prune, and spruce up the cemetery grounds prior to the High Holy Days. There is no greater mitzvah than honoring those who came before us. Click here to register.

    Friday, September 20 • Doing It Jewishly Early Engagement Program: “Reflecting on High Holy Days”• 5:30 pm
    Join us for hands on activities for High Holy Day exploration.  For children through kindergarten and parents, grandparents, and guardians.  Click here for more information on this program.  Click here to print out the full calendar of programs for the school year.  Contact Early Engagement Coordinator Carolyn Abrams for questions. 

    Saturday, September 21 • Reaching Out in Elul: Preparing for a New Year Selichot • 7:30/8:30/9:00 pm
    Join Rabbi Denker for Selichot beginning with a 7:30 pm Program on “Three Faces of T’shuvah: Past, Present and Future” followed by an 8:30 pm Dessert Reception, and a 9:00 pm Selichot Service featuring Cantor Dave Malecki and our High Holy Day Choir. Click here for the flyer on the full series. No RSVP necessary.

    Wednesday, December 11-Sunday, December 15 • URJ Biennial 2019 • Chicago, IL
    Join the largest Jewish gathering in North America with over 5000 participants at the Union for Reform Judaism’s Biennial. Early bird registration is now open. To learn more, click here.

  • 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.