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Temple Emanu El has a rich history dating back to 1947 with founding Rabbi Alan Singer Green. In the years that followed, Temple Emanu El grew and changed, bringing us to our current location in 2008. We welcome you to visit us in our state-of-the-art facility that offers a beautiful sun-filled atrium, a large sanctuary seating 280 and a more intimate chapel seating 100. Our facility also includes a school wing that houses our Preschool, Religious School and more.

I'd encourage you to check us out on a Sunday morning during the school year. Start your day with breakfast available from our "Bagel Boys". Then immerse yourself in the community as our Kindergarten through 6th graders participate in Religious School or attend one of our Adult Education courses. You are also welcome to join us for worship services any Shabbat evening or morning or for one of our special events.

Our doors are open to you and we hope that you will come get to know us. I look forward to personally welcoming you to our congregation. 

Matt Ellin, President

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Interfaith Israel Journey

Interfaith Israel Journey
Led by Rev.Dr. Shawnthea Monroe and Rabbi Steven Denker
March 12 - 21, 2018

Come explore Israel together. We’ll come to know the topography and the history of this fascinating land, and in the course of exploring its centrality to Judaism and Jewish History we will also come to better understand its place in Christian faith and history. Our itinerary is driven by the desire to see and experience as much as possible in the short time we have together in Israel, while still leaving time to enjoy traveling together as a community and to grow in understanding of that which unites and separates us. The itinerary has been carefully planned, but is subject to changes due to the weather or technical considerations. We appreciate in advance your flexibility, punctuality, and understanding. It should be quite a ride, and the Keshet staff will be available to help make it as meaningful and enjoyable as possible.

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For information, contact Temple Emanu El at 216.454.1300

Press Room

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:

May 2017: Temple Emanu El Selects Wolf as Education Director [link]

May 2017: Temple Emanu El Names Theobald Early Childhood Education Director [link]

May 2017: Temple Emanu El Appoints Blum As Life Trustee [link]

May 2017: Dolan Talks About Trip To Israel, Baseball [link]

May 2017: Tribe Own Paul Dolan [link]

April 2017: Temple Emanu El 70th Birthday Gala Celebrates Close-Knit Community [link]

April 2017: TEE Brotherhood Swings for The Fences With Dolan [link]

April 2017: Temple Emanu El to Celebrate 70th Anniversary [link]

April 2017: Temple Emanu El Brotherhood Recognizes Levine [link]

April 2017: Temple Emanu El Gift Shop [link]

March 2017: Tikkun Olam Award in Orange Village [link]

February 2017: Temple Emanu El Revamps Preschool Summer Session [link]

February 2017: Temple Emanu El to Sell Merchandise from Maltz Museum [link]

February 2017: A Primer on the Johnson Amendment [link]

February 2017: Leadership, Philanthropy, Flexibilty 'Coming Together' for Executive Directors [link]

January 2017: Rabbi Steven L. Denker Letter to State Representatives [link

January 2017: Temple Emanu El Seeks Director of Early Childhood Education [link]

January 2017: Temple Emanu El Seeks Part Time Education Director [link]

January 2017: Cantor Lawrence Offers Israeli Folk Music [link]

December 2016
:
 CJN Asks Rabbis: "What do you like most about Chanukah?" [link]

December 2016: Q & A with Julie Rosenthal [link]

November 2016:
Temple Emanu El Slates Events [link]

August 2016
: Temple Emanu El Goes Fruit Picking [link]

June 2016: Shabark Shalom For Animals July 23 [link]

April 2016: Temple Emanu El Denim & Diamonds [link]

April 2016: Children Can Do More Than Just the Four Question [link]

April 2016: Temple Emanu El's Denim & Diamonds Benefit [link]

April 2016: Saltzman Receives 2016 Max & Frieda Davis Tikkun Olam Award [link]

March 2016: Pluto To Speak at Brotherhood March 30 [link]

March 2016: 
Temple Emanu El Teens Represent Region  [link]

March 2016:
Temple Emanu El To Honor Dave's Supermarket Owner Burton Saltzman  [link]

Upcoming Events

Friday, August 4 ~ First Fridays Shabbat Service & Congregational Dinner ~ 5:45/6:15/7:15 pm
Join us for a Shabbat Pre-Reception followed by a musical Shabbat service during which Cantor Lawrence will teach some songs from Alan Goodis, contemporary Jewish musician who will be performing at TEE on Sunday, August 27 at 10:45 am. Dinner is free of charge, however, donations to the First Friday Fund are encouraged. Please bring a nut-free dessert or a bottle of wine to share. RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 216/454-1216 by August 1.

Wednesdays, August 9, 16 and 23 ~ A Taste of Judaism ~ 7:00 - 9:00 pm
This free 3 week session focusses on Jewish spirituality, values and community. All are welcome, Jewish or not. For information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 216/371-0446. Click here to register.

Sunday, August 13 ~ Women's Book Group ~ 7:00 pm
Read The Bridge Ladies by Betsy Lerner. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 216/591-9335 for information and location.

Monday, August 14 ~ Men's Book Club ~ 3:00 pm
Read The Great Departure: Mass Migration from Eastern Europe and the Making of the Free World by Tara Zahara. Held in the Activity Room on the 2nd floor at Montefiore. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 216/407-4938.

Friday, August 18 ~ Shabbat Scoops ~ 5:45/6:15 pm
All are welcome to celebrate the sweetness of Shabbat. Enjoy our Shabbat pre-reception at 5:45 pm, followed by our Friday Nite Chai Musical Shabbat service at 6:15 pm. An ice cream social will follow. Bring a friend! Ask about special rates for new members.

Thursday, August 24 ~ Soup Kitchen ~ 4:30 pm
Participants ages 12 and up can join us to volunteer at the Soup Kitchen at New Life at Calvary. We also need prepared pans of spaghetti for serving. Click here for the required recipe. You can bring the spaghetti with you or the Tikkun Olam Committee can arrange for someone to bring your donation. For information about volunteering or carpooling, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 440/446-0379.

Sunday, August 27 ~ Alan Goodis Live/Religious School Family Program ~ 9:30 am
The entire congregation is invited to the Religious School kick off program that includes interactive learning, a free bagel brunch and concert with Alan Goodis. RSVP for brunch and concert by August 22 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 216/454-1223. Click here for detailed schedule.

Saturday, September 9 ~ Torah to Go ~ 10:00 am
Join us for our first Torah to Go of the year at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Participants will meet at the ticket gate and enter as a group. There entry cost will be covered by Temple Emanu El. The program will run until 11:00 am and then families are welcome to stay and enjoy the zoo for as long as they like. For information, contact Early Engagement Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 216/454-1223 (office) or 216/402-8467 (cell).


Cantor's Corner

Cantor Lawrence_Reception_editedCantor Rick Lawrence invites you to join us for Shabbat services every Friday evening and Saturday morning. 

Are you interested in getting involved with our Chai Band, Youth or Adult Choir or other musical opportunities? Please be in touch with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 216/454-1215.

You can now follow Cantor Rick on Facebook. Click here to see his page or check out check out recent written and video Divrei Torah.