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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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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:

June 2018: Andy Baskin to Address State of Cleveland Sports at Annual Sports Night [link]

June 2018: Parkland survivors talk ‘ruthless’ advocacy, life after school shooting [link]

June 2018: Parkland survivors recount harrowing school shooting, advocate for gun control at Orange Village temple [link]

June 2018: Twins who survived Parkland school shooting share story at NE Ohio temple [link]

June 2018: Survivors of Parkland school shooting visit Northeast Ohio [link]

June 2018: Parkland Shooting Survivors Take Their Advocacy to Northeast Ohio Temple [link]

June 2018: Parkland Teens Visit Northeast Ohio Temple [link]

May 2018: Emanu Elite: [link]

May 2018: Parkland teen survivors to visit Temple Emanu El [link]

May 2018: Parkland school students to share their story of survival at local Temple [link]

May 2018: Parkland school shooting survivors to speak at Orange Village event [link

May 2018: Parkland school shooting survivors to speak at Orange Village event [link]

May 2018: Local kids eat healthy and teach adults about climate change [link]

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]

Upcoming Events

Monday, July 2 ~ Men's Book Club ~ 3:00 pm
Read "The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest, and Saved 1,200 Jews" by Peter Duffy or read "Defiance: The Bielski Partisans" by
Nechama Tec.  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.

Sunday, July 8 ~ Women's Book Group ~ 7:00 pm
Read "The Orphan's Tale" by Pam Jenoff. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 216/591-9335 for information and location.

Wednesday, July 11 ~ 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.

Sunday, July 22 ~ Everyday Heroes ~ 9:00 - 11:30 am

In collaboration with Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, you are invited to a program for families with children ages 8 and under to the Maltz Museum's Everyday Heroes Activity Center. Enjoy activities, crafts, and more. Click here for more information. RSVP by July 16 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 216/454-1300 ext 209.


Friday, August 3 ~ First Friday Shabbat Service ~ 5:45/6:15 pm
Join us for a Shabbat Pre-Reception at 5:45 pm followed by the Shabbat Service including Rabbi Denker's discussion on "Summertime in Jewish Law & Lore."

Sunday, August 19 ~ 10th Anniversary Celebration ~ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Join us to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of our Orange Village home. There will be a brief re-dedication ceremony followed by a picnic lunch plus games and activities for children. RSVP required to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Donations toward the celebration are encouraged. If you would like to sponsor a portion of the event, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 216/454-1209.

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.

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.