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Adam Abrams

Welcome to Temple Emanu El. 

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

 

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, May 19 ~ Tikkun Leil Shavuot ~ 5:45 pm
Join Rabbi Denker, TEE Member Rabbi Peter Haas and other members of the community to commemorate the giving of the Torah through study and prayer. Tikkun Leil Shavuot, co-sponsored by Temple Emanu El, will be held at B'nai Jeshurun, 27501 Fairmount Blvd. Free and open to the community. Click here for details. 

Sunday, May 20 ~ Women's Book Group ~ 7:00 pm
Read "The Bridal Chair" by Gloria Goldreich. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 216/591-9335 for information and location.

Thursday, May 24 ~ Big Sonia Screening ~ 7:00 pm
Co-sponsored by Temple Emanu El, the film "Big Sonia" will be shown at Oheb Zedek Cedar Sinai Synagogue, 23749 Cedar Road, Lyndhurst. Click here for details. RSVP to 216/382-6566 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Friday, May 25 ~ NFTY-NEL at the Indians Game ~ 5:00 pm
Join NFTY Nel for an end of year celebration for 8th through 12th graders. Meet at Fairmount Temple for dinner at 5:00 pm, then all will walk to the rapid and attend the game. Pick up at the Green Road Rapid Station will be at 10:30 pm. Cost is $20/person plus $5 rapid fare. RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tuesday, May 29 ~ WOTEE Weekday Mah Jong ~ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Enjoy Mah Jong at TEE. Bring your Mah Jong card and set plus a nut-free dessert to share. RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 216/454-1210.

Friday, June 1 ~ Installations and First Friday Dinner ~ 5:45/6:15 pm
Join us for a Shabbat Pre-Reception at 5:45 pm then Installations of TEE's Board of Trustees during the Shabbat service at 6:15 pm. A congregational dinner will follow. 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 May 29.

Wednesday, June 6 ~ Men's Lunch Bunch ~ 12:00 pm
Enjoy lunch and Jewish-themed conversation.  Cost is $11/person. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 216/765-8031.

Friday, June 8 ~ Tragedy Inspires Activism: Parkland Students to Visit TEE ~ 5:45/6:15 pm
Mandi and Harris Jaffe, 16-year-old twins from Parkland, Florida, will share from their hearts their experiences on February 14, 2018 when they spent over 2½ hours managing the stress of a school shooter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. While navigating the aftermath, Mandi and Harris are continuing to work with classmates on creating change to ensure that this shooting begins a final chapter in these devastating school tragedies. There will be a Pre-Reception at 5:45 pm followed by a Shabbat service and the presentation. Oneg Shabbat will follow. This event is free and open to the community (not recommended for elementary aged students).  Carpooling encouraged.  RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Thursday, June 28 ~ 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 440/384-3350.

Sunday, July 15 ~ TEE Day at the Cleveland Indians ~ 1:10 pm
Join TEE at Progressive Field as the Indians take on the New York Yankees. Tickets are $24/person. Make check payable to TEE Brotherhood and mail to Len Gold, 520 Sheffield Ct, Aurora, OH 44202 by June 14. Click here for more information. 

Chesed (Caring) Committee

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.

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:

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

September 2017: Preschools, day cares focus on activity for High Holy Days [link]

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]

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.