- The mission of Temple Am Shalom is to be the center for Judaism in Lake County Ohio. One of our goals is to provide spiritual support for all Jewish Lifecycle events. Another goal is to foster the vibrancy of Judaism through Torah (lifelong Jewish education), avoda (worship of God through prayer and observance) and gemilut Chasadim (the pursuit of peace and deeds of loving kindness). Am Shalom takes great pride in its informal atmosphere and community orientation. High Holiday services are conducted in our lovely sanctuary during Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Family services (for school age children and their families) are held monthly. Our students and youth group also take active roles facilitating services. Services at Am Shalom are lively and interactive. Our music is a blend of traditional and contemporary melodies in both Hebrew and English. Members and guests are always invited to actively participate. At the conclusion of Shabbat Services, Temple Am Shalom members sponsor an Oneg Shabbat (sweet table). The Oneg Shabbat gives members and guests an opportunity to share in the warmth of Shabbat with a cup of coffee and a pastry. Temple Am Shalom is a vital part of the larger Lake County community. We are active along with various other Church and Civic organizations. We sponsor community programs such as current event seminars, interfaith community celebrations and joint musical programs. We also participate in programs involving the larger Cleveland community.