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

  • Friday, March 7 • Tot Shabbat • 5:30 pm
    For children through age 5 and their parents, grandparents and caregivers. Click here for more information.
    “Prevent. Prepare. Protect.” Brunch and Speaker Erika Rudin-Luria, President of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland •  Sunday, March 109:30 am/10:00 am
    Join us as Erika Rudin-Luria speaks on security in the Cleveland Jewish institutions. RSVP brunch to tlavine@teecleve.org.
    Tuesday, March 19 and Monday, March 25 • Bylaws Get Togethers • 7:00 pm
    The Bylaws Subcommittee of the OnBoard Committee formed through the generosity of the Legacy Heritage Foundation Grant has spent the past year re-writing and reworking our previous documents so that they strike a balance between honoring our traditions and finding relevance for the 21st century. Because of this, the draft Bylaws are not just about governance, but they are also about leveraging technology to make leaders’ work more efficient. In the coming weeks, the current documents will be sent to you with the draft proposed document. If you have comments, questions, or concerns, please share them with Subcommittee Chair Lillian Schlachter directly, or come to one of the Bylaws Get Togethers.
    Wednesday, March 20 • Erev Purim Dinner, Service & Purimspiel • 6:00 pm/7:00 pm
    The festivities continue with a Pasta Purim Dinner, Service & Purimspiel. Click here for more information. RSVP to Tracey Lavine.
  • 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.