Welcome

 
Suburban Temple-Kol Ami is large enough to meet your needs and small enough to know your name.  Our membership is diverse in spirituality and religious practice, in their backgrounds and their vision of involvement.  We share a dedication to Jewish tradition, a sense of adventure and innovation, an acceptance of differences and an openness to one another.  We invite you to become a part of our extraordinary Jewish community!

Open Doors


OUR point of view is this: We believe that spirituality is defined individually, not universally. That money should never be a barrier to participation, but rather a personal expression of community. It’s a simple proposition. We didn’t invent it, we just believe it!


Torah Talk

 

Remembering to do

This week’s Torah portion, Parshat Sh’lach L’cha, concludes with the final verses of the V’ahavta: “Thus you shall be reminded to keep all of My commandments and be holy to your God. I Adonai am your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to be your God. I Adonai, am your God.”

The context of these verses is in a discussion of wearing tzitzit – a fringed garment. The reason for the fringes is to help us remember to keep the commandments, to be God’s partner in making our world better. According to the Talmud, “Seeing leads to remembering, and remembering leads to doing.” The rabbis teach that we must remember that the purpose of remembering is not to shape our belief but to guide our behavior.

Judaism is a religion not just of creed, but of deed as well. What will you do to follow God’s commandments, to be God’s partner this Shabbat, this week, this year, this lifetime?

 ~ Rabbi Shana Nyer

How to Say “Yes, and” to Inclusion

We are so proud of the work that Rabbi Nyer continues to do to make inclusion a central component of our educational strategy.  Congratulations Rabbi Nyer on the publication of your article “How to Say ‘Yes, and’” on the Union for Reform Judaism blog!


Events

 

 

Thursday, June 30, at 4 pm | Coffee, Tea, and We Panera at Harvard and Richmond | This is the last session until after the High Holidays!

Friday, July 1, at 6 pm | Kabbalat Shabbat service with Torah reading | Livestream

Saturday, July 2, at 9:15 am | Torah Study Gries Library

Friday, July 8, at 6 pm | Kabbalat Shabbat service (with guest service leader, Lori Rosenberg) | Livestream

Saturday, July 9, at 9:15 am | Torah Study Gries Library

Friday, July 15, at 6 pm | Kabbalat Shabbat service (with guest service leader, Sara Stashower) | Livestream

Saturday, July 16, at 9:15 am | Torah Study Gries Library

Friday, July 22, at 6 pm | Kabbalat Shabbat service | Livestream

Saturday, July 23, at 9:15 am | Torah Study Gries Library

Friday, July 29, at 6 pm | Kabbalat Shabbat service | Livestream

Saturday, July 30, at 9:15 am | Torah Study Gries Library

Sunday, July 31, at 5:30 pm | Annual Vintage Picnic

Friday, August 5, at 6 pm | Kabbalat Shabbat service with Torah reading | Livestream

Saturday, August 6, at 9:15 am | Torah Study Gries Library


We Are Hiring!

Lifelong Learning Administrative Assistant

Job Description

 

P/T Bookkeeper / Administrative Assistant

Job Description

Great Tour of Historic Jewish Cleveland sponsored by Men’s Club!

Men’s Club: Father’s Day at Progressive Field!

Our Mission

 
Suburban Temple-Kol Ami is a warm, welcoming Reform Jewish community building a vibrant Jewish future rooted in acceptance, spirituality, and creativity.
 

Our Vision

 
May we be like Abraham and Sarah’s tent, open to all who seek a Jewish community guided by Reform Jewish values, prayer, and life-long learning.

Worship

 
Services are held in the sanctuary. Kabbalat Shabbat services begin at 6 pm every Friday night.  The first Friday of every month features a Torah reading and our congregational choir, Kolot Kol Ami.

We’re close to you!

To reach a member of our staff quickly, please call (216) 991-0700 or email info@suburbantemple.org.