The Temple Experience

For over 170 years, The Temple has provided for the spiritual, communal and educational needs for generations of Jews. We strive to create a community of prayer and reflection, support and compassion, learning and growth.

We cherish our rich history and traditions and foster a dynamic culture of imagination and innovation. We know that a depth and breadth of programming and initiatives – including commitments to learning, worship, and community engagement – strengthens us and makes for a deeper, richer Jewish life journey.

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Worship

At The Temple-Tifereth Israel, we create sacred time and space, allowing us to set aside daily concerns, experience a sense of community, and reflect on the meaning of our lives. It is where we worship, where we learn, and where we find ways to put Reform Jewish values into practice.

Whether it is welcoming Shabbat or celebrating a holiday, worship at The Temple enables us to deepen our spiritual connection to God, each other, the State of Israel and the Jewish people throughout the world, and to the generations that preceded us and those that will follow.

Learn

Our adult learning opportunities such as Torah Study and Jewish Learning help you connect more deeply to Jewish experience. They are designed for all levels of Jewish knowledge and practice—there is no Hebrew knowledge required.

The Learning Center create an environment in which K-12 students feel confident in their values, the larger Jewish story they’re a part of and what they uniquely have to offer as they navigate their world.

Ganon Gil Early Learning Center is our comprehensive and developmental early childhood program designed to help children ages 6 weeks to 5 years reach their full potential socially and emotionally. It provides the educational components necessary for future school success.

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Arts & Culture

Each year, we host hundreds of arts events and programs open to everyone in our community. Everyone is invited to join us and experience the power of the arts to enhance their spiritual, educational, and communal connections.

The Temple Museum of Jewish Art, Religion, and Culture is home to a collection that numbers over 2,500 Jewish ritual and fine art objects including 186 pieces on view in The Temple-Tifereth Israel Gallery at The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage. In addition to exhibitions, Museum programming includes monthly Art Talks, salons, lectures, tours, artists-in-residence, and collaborations with schools and community groups.

The Temple Arts Program is best known for its innovative, cutting edge programming like Klezmer U band for teens, The Temple Adult Ensemble, the Congregational Choir, Youth Choir, Kol Isha women’s choir, and much more.

Community Engagement

Our commitment to social action, racial justice, and gender justice is woven through the fabric of Temple programming. Our rich history and traditions foster a dynamic culture of imagination and innovation working towards the advancement of justice and hope for us and our neighbors.

We are an inclusive community that encourages participation from all who seek a connection to Jewish life. You are part of this sacred community regardless of religious background, race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, ability, age, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

The work of our Social Action Committee and Racial Justice Task Force, plus relationships with a variety of community organizations, is evident through special worship services, innovative programs, and work in the community.

Community events include Shabbatot celebrating Juneteenth, Black History Month, Martin Luther King Day, and Pride month; volunteering at local food banks, connecting with the LGBTQ+ community with special programming, serving meals at the Transplant House of Cleveland, and much more.

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Join Us

Cleveland Museum of Art Tour
Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 1:30PM

Join Temple Chai Lifers and Temple Museum Committee at the Cleveland Museum of Art on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 1:30pm for a special docent lead tour of the Keithley Collection. Margie Moskovitz will be …

Temple Family Shabbat and Early Hanukkah Celebration
Friday, December 9, 2022, 5:00PM

5:00 pm - Wine and Nosh Pre-Oneg and Hanukkah activities for young families 6:00 pm - Shabbat Dinner 7:00 pm - Rock My Soul Shabbat/Hanukkah Shabbat and Hanukkah bring families together. Please plan to attend this very special …

Book Discussion
Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 1:00PM

The Only Woman in the Room: Golda Meir and Her Path to Power by Pnina Lahav In this authoritative and empathetic biography, Pnina Lahav reexamines the life of Golda Meir (1898–1978) through a feminist lens, focusing …

Rosh Chodesh
Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 7:00PM

The Temple Women’s Association Series for Women by Women! The women of TWA, along with Rabbi Dadoun and Cantor Sebo, invite you to join us for a monthly, multi-generational Rosh Chodesh experience. This year our Rosh …

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