This booklet is a guide through the why and how of bringing Shabbat to your home and table. It includes all the blessings traditionally said at the table with candles, wine and the braided bread called challah.
Connecting Interfaith Families to Jewish Life in Greater Cleveland by providing programs and opportunities for interfaith families to experience Judaism in a variety of venues, meet other interfaith families, and to connect to other Jewish organizations that may serve their needs.
A great way for Jewish professionals and volunteers who work with and provide programming for people in interfaith relationships to locate resources and trainings to build more welcome into their Jewish communities; connect with and learn from each other; and publicize and enhance their programs and services.
Congregation Beth El is a vibrant, diverse, inclusive, and growing Reform Jewish congregation dedicated to Jewish learning, worship and acts of loving kindness. The synagogue was organized in 1944 by 35 families as a liberal congregation guided by a reverence for tradition. Beth El is a member of the Union of Reform Judaism Congregations and has a current membership of approximately 500 households. Congregation Beth El welcomes individuals and families of all backgrounds who seek to explore the Jewish way of life, spiritual growth and learning. No member is turned away for financial reasons.
Congregation Beth El offers a wide range of adult classes, weekly Torah study, special programs and lectures. Beth El also provides a full service formal and informal youth education program including a nursery school, supplementary religious school, summer camp, youth groups, family education programs, supplementary high school and confirmation classes.
Our synagogue features traditional and progressive expressions of ritual. Worship services combine contemporary, historical and original cantorial music with thought provoking and spiritually uplifting sermons and discussions on topics of Jewish ethics, history and current events. We sponsors numerous social events, informal gatherings, interfaith meetings, social action and community service projects. Our congregation offers many opportunities for participants to meet and form lasting friendships with other members of the community.