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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 Rochelle 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:


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 or 10 AM on select SUNDAY MORNINGS (see dates below)

DATES: May 28; June 11; July 9; August 20

LOCATION: TBD and will vary for each session.  


Foodies Unite! 

Join us as we enjoy restaurants across northeast Ohio. Some new, and some faves! 

TIME: 6:30 PM


  • Wednesday, June 14th: Sapphire Creek Winery (Bainbridge)
  • Tuesday, July 18th: One Red Door (Hudson)
  • Saturday, August 9th: Hecks (Beachwood)

FACILITATOR: TBD! Let us know if you would be interested in leading this gathering; it's really easy and we'll give you all the support you need! 

Game Night

Are you "board"? 3 bam 2 crack! Are you puzzled? You won't be Sorry! It is no Trouble for you to come! Do you need something to Monopolize your Saturday night? Let's Play Games!


DATES: TBD by group

LOCATION: TBD by group 

FACILITATOR: Andi Wasserman

Outdoor Yoga 

As we gather together we will honor your mind, body, and spirit through meditation, movement, and breathwork. Judaism teaches that 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 - 8 PM, on select THURSDAY EVENINGS (see Dates below)

DATES: June 8, June 22; July 6, July 20; August 3, August 10, and August 24

LOCATION: ST-KA lawn near the front entrance  



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 Rochelle with registration questions.

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


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