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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


Get Connected

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.

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

Upcoming Events

Sunday, September 24 ~ TEE Families go to Camp ~ 9:00 am
Students and families, are invited to Religious School at Camp Wise including outdoor, out of the box learning. RSVP required. Click here for details. 

Saturday, September 30 ~ Canned Food Drive
Please bring your canned, boxed and packaged non-perishable foods, paper products and cleaning supplies to Temple Emanu El on Yom Kippur day. Items will be collected in the parking lot when you arrive and be donated to Clevelanders in need.

Sunday, October 1 ~ Congregational Sukkah Building & Pizza in the Hut ~12:00 pm
Join us for lunch and sukkah decorating. RSVP for lunch to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 216/454-1216. Lunch is generously sponsored by Michael & LeAnne Eisner & Family.

Wednesday, October 4 ~ 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, October 8 ~ Sukkot Open House ~ 1:30 - 4:00 pm
Drop in and visit with friends at the home of Rabbi Steven and Lisa Denker, 32675 Burlwood Drive, Solon.

Sunday, October 8 ~ Women's Book Group ~ 7:00 pm
Read The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict. 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, October 9 ~ Men's Book Club ~ 3:00 pm
Read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. 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, October 20 ~ Tot Shabbat ~ 5:30 pm
Children ages 6 and under, along with their family are invited to enjoy our Bring-a-Friend Shabbat and Potluck Dinner. 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).

Thursday, October 26 ~ Shabbos Project Challah Bake ~ 7:30 pm
Join together with thousands of women in Cleveland for a hands-on educational challah baking experience. TEE has 5 reserved tables and is subsidizing tickets for our members. Pricing is $15/adult and $10/child ages 8-12. Purchase your seats by visiting www.teecleve.org, click on member log in and then on event registration. 

Sundays, October 29 to February 11 ~ Reform Responsa ~ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join Rabbi Denker for this class on rabbinic literature and responsa on Sundays when religious school is in session. RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 216/454-1214.

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:

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.