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

  • Saturday, November 16 • 1:30 pm • The Band’s Visit Family Event for Grades 6-12 • Connor Palace 
    Families are invited to see the show, dine afterwards, and join together for havdalah before returning home. Click here to reserve your tickets.

    Monday, November 18 • 6:30 pm Doors Open • 7 pm Panel Discussion • Tragedy Inspires Continued Activism • Temple Emanu El
    1 year since the devastating shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation. Free and open to the community. No backpacks or purses. Carpooling encouraged. RSVP suggested to info@teecleve.org or 216.454.1300.

    Tuesday, November 19 @ 6:30 pm; Tuesday, December 3, 10 & 17 @ 7 pm • jHUB’s How to Plan Your Jewish Wedding • Heights Library (University Heights Branch) 
    $36/couple • RSVP: Rabbi Chase Foster

    Thursday, November 21 @ 12 pm • WoTEE Mystery Circle
    Contact: Linda Atkinson or Helen Weisler

    Sunday, November 24 • 8:30 am • Brotherhood Lou Clay Blood Drive

    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.