About Us

A Vibrant Spiritual Home

Temple Israel, with about 400 families as members, hosts a vibrant and inclusive religious school. We count among our members residents of Summit, Stark, Medina, Cuyahoga, Portage, and Wayne County.

Our Community

Temple Israel membersWe are proud of how each member brings his or her own story to our diverse community — such as those who have a multi-generational history at our congregation and those new to the city or to Temple Israel and of all ages and backgrounds who are seeking a Jewish community — a place to call home.

The Sacred

We gather on Friday evenings for our Erev Shabbat services and Saturday mornings for Torah Study and morning services. Our Jewish educational programs are first-class, with one of the finest fully inclusive religious schools in our city and a robust adult education program. Our goal is to provide for a lifetime of Jewish learning. We also host a sizable library wherein our members may check out materials at no charge.

The World: Social Action through Tikkun Olam (To Repair The World)

It is not up to you to finish the work,
yet you are not free to avoid it.
~ Pirke Avot 1:17

As Jews we are obligated to do the best we can to make this world a better place. We are to be a light to the nations, but what does that mean? Each of us may have a different interpretation, but as a congregation we have several projects that we support.

Now, as always, Temple Israel is your home.