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Our Tent Feels Different Because It's Built Differently

Moving beyond textbooks, Our Tent engages learners in conversations and immersive experiences helping life long learners lead richer Jewish lives. 

Our program for younger students, older students and everyone in between is innovative. It features peer and multigenerational classes fostering community, a variety of topics encouraging diverse perspectives and worship bringing everyone together. Lifelong learners delve into topics to gain a greater sense of mastery- leading to a richer sense of Jewish identity. 

Each morning we recite a prayer called Yotzer Or, which thanks God for the world that God created.  It is a prayer that we sing part of each Sunday during Our Tent t’filah.  The full prayer contains the verse from Psalms “Mah rabu ma’asechah Adonai, kulum bechochma asita malah ha’aretz kinyanecha!” Literally, how many are the things You have made. You have made them all with wisdom, the earth is full of Your creations!

For the SEVENTH year of Our Tent our learning theme will be “Mah Rabu – Living a Life of Wonder and Awe”. We will discover the greatness of world God created, the awesomeness of all the places we can find God in it, and the wonder of all the ways we are connected.  We will spend the year uncovering all the places we can find God, ourselves and community in this miracle of a world we live in.


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Our Lifelong Learners Rave

Playing with LEGO bricks as we do in class is a child’s activity taken to an adult level to uncover and creatively express the meaning of mensch.

- Susan Gordon Merdler 

I am enrolled in Old Words; New Meanings. I picked this one in particular because of its focus on a feminist perceptive in viewing the Torah. I love the idea that we are creating our own midrash based on how women were viewed during biblical time

– Becky Streem

Our Tent is prayer and learning for all ages... Pick your class...and learn something new.

– Karen Schneiderman

The Cleveland Jewish News Agrees

The Cleveland Jewish News recognized the program in a feature article.


Middle School and Adult Agreement? Yup.

Click this photo to watch a middle school student's perspective...

...and click this photo to see a long-time member share her experiences...


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Fri, July 12 2024 6 Tammuz 5784