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What Is It? 

gatherings are small group conversations and experiences to build relationships and deepen connections within our congregation.

gatherings provide opportunities for ST-KA members to create, engage in, and explore new relationships by participating in small group conversations and experiences around common interests.

Topics may include architecture, Jewish biographies, sports, Jewish thought, global warming and movies with a Jewish theme to list a few.

Please email Charlotte with registration questions.

Who Can Participate & What Will It Look Like?

gatherings are available for adults in groups of 5-15 members. There may be some offerings available for families/kids.

A group member will facilitate the conversation or experience.

Meetings may be either in-person or over Zoom.


The first pilot gatherings were created by congregants Elissa Katz & Lori Rosenberg along with ST-KA’s J.B. Davis and with input from Temple members. We also spoke to other synagogues across the U.S. doing similar programming.  Today, gatherings is co-chaired by Elissa Katz and Ellyn Ross.

Upcoming gatherings:


Farmer’s Market/Community Garden 

Joins us in visiting local farmer’s markets and community gardens in Northeast Ohio. Visit a new location each session to learn about a garden or a market, it’s philosophy and vendors. And of course, they’ll be time to explore and shop!  

You do not need to attend every session, but you must register to be able to attend the dates you are available. 

TIME: 10:15 am-ish

DATES: Saturdays, May – October. May 21, June 11 & 25, July 9 & 23, August 13 & 27 and one weekend in September. 

LOCATION: TBD by group and will vary for each session.  




Family Hike & Chat 

Come join us on a family hike on some local trails every other Sunday morning. A relaxing hike with your family and ours. These will be stroller friendly walks. Let's take a walk together.  

TIME: 9:00am 

DATES: 4 Sunday dates in June & July. June 5th & June 26th and July 10th & July 17th  

LOCATION: TBD and will vary for each session. All sessions will be outdoors, in-person.  

FACILITATOR: Erica Alemdar



Outdoor Yoga 

As we gather together we will honor your mind, body and spirit through meditation, movement and breathwork.  Judaismn teaches the body is a gift from God and commands us to respect and care for it.  Meeting outdoors, we will honor ourselves with a slow and gentle practice suitable for all levels and have fun in the process.  Bring your yoga gear, dress comfortably and join us for a relaxing evening.  Oh and don't forget the bug spray!  

TIME: 7:00pm 

DATES: Thursdays starting June 2. Meet the second Thursday of each monthfor three months- June-August. 

LOCATION: TBD and may vary for each session. All sessions will be outdoors, in-person.  




Hike & Kibitz 

Our community is filled with beautiful parks, easy trails and walking paths. We’ll visit both fan favorite locations and explore some lesser-known areas. Of course, the conversation and connections will be amazing as well. 

TIME: 9:00am 

DATES: 3 Sunday dates, once per month June – August. June 12, July 10 and August 14. 

LOCATION: TBD and will vary for each session. All sessions will be outdoors, in-person.  




For couples or families who want to join a group together, each should sign up individually.

Please sign up for only one group, but if you're interested in multiple groups, contact Charlotte and we'll get back to you.  

Zoom link information and other details will be sent out before the first meeting.

Please email Charlotte with registration questions.

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If you have any difficulty registering, please contact Charlotte Versagi or Brett Shankman via e-mail.  Thank you.


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