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

 

DO ACTIONS ALWAYS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS?

Towards the beginning of our portion Miriam dies, and is buried at Kadesh. Legend has it that because of Miriam’s piety there was a well that followed the Israelites as they wandered throughout the desert, and after her death the well disappeared. So the community is without water, and once again they rail against Moses and Aaron.

God tells Moses and Aaron to take the rod and order the rock to yield water in front of the people. Moses assembles the people in front of the rock as God commands, and he says to them, “Listen you rebels, shall we get water for you out of this rock?” And Moses raises his hand and strikes the rock twice. Out comes copious amounts of water, and the community and their animals drink.

But God says to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not trust Me enough to affirm My sanctity in front of the Israelite people, therefore you will not lead this congregation into the Promised Land.”

We are taught that “Actions speak louder than words.” In this instance, however, it was words that God desired, and the only action required was an act of faith. Thus the lesson that God and our Torah is teaching us is that no rule is finite and true in every case. Life requires us to pause and think before we either act or speak, and when we do the result is usually far more favorable.

 

 ~ 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

 

 

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

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

Tuesday, July 26, at 7 pm | Adult Ed: Politics! 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

Tuesday, August 2, at 7 pm | Adult Ed: Politics! Gries Library

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

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

Tuesday, August 9, at 7 pm | Adult Ed: Politics! Gries Library

Friday, August 12, at 6 pm | Kabbalat Shabbat service | Livestream

Friday, August 12, at 6 pm | Come Grow With Me! Shabbat

Saturday, August 13, at 9:15 am | Torah Study Gries Library

Tuesday, August 16, at 6 pm | Finance Committee Meeting Gries Library

Friday, August 19, at 6 pm | Kabbalat Shabbat service | Livestream

Saturday, August 20, at 9:15 am | Torah Study Gries Library

Wednesday, August 24, at 7:30 pm | Kolot Kol Ami rehearsal

Friday, August 26, at 6 pm | Kabbalat Shabbat service: Shabbat Under the Stars with Kolot Kol Ami | Livestream

Saturday, August 27, at 9:15 am | Torah Study Gries Library

Wednesday, August 31, at 6 pm | Usher dinner

Friday, September 2, at 6 pm | Kabbalat Shabbat service with Torah reading | Livestream

Saturday, September 3, 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.