Learners’ Torah Discussion Group

The Learners’ Torah Discussion Group has resumed.

Join us to study and discuss selections from the weekly Torah portion. We consider commentaries, raise questions and share tips for using the Chumash. Each week’s lesson is self-contained so come as your schedule permits. The sessions are accessible for non-Hebrew speakers or readers and open to people at all levels of experience.
We meet roughly twice a month between Simhat Torah and Shavuot in the Community Room, after the Torah is taken out and the portion is introduced (about 10:20 am to 10:30 am). We rejoin the service in time for the d’var torah.
Questions? Contact Mia Buchwald Gelles: or 216-321-6717.

Upcoming Learners Torah Discussion Dates:
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For details on specific Learner’s Service dates, see our Calendar.
For a copy of the recently-discussed “Aleph-Bet” page, click here.

Lunch and Learn

Join us for a warm, vegetarian-friendly lunch after services and stay to learn. Featuring stimulating topics presented by members of the synagogue and community. Free to members and friends, no RSVP required. Babysitting provided.

Lunch and Learns 2017-8

Saturday, September 9 – Barry Starr: Make your Days of Awe Awesome! Some Insights and Metaphors of the Mahzor.

Saturday, November 4 – Rabbi Shulamit Izen: Providing Spiritual Care in a Clinical Setting

Saturday, December 2 – Robin Dubin

Saturday, January 20 – Sharona Hoffman: What You Need to Know about Electronic Health Records and Medical Big Data

Saturday, March 3 – Mitch Balk, President of the Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation: “The History of Jews in Cleveland Medicine.”


Scholar in Residence weekend 2017-8

February 2, 3, and 4 – Dr. Shulamit Magnus
Who Was a Jew?
Friday, February 2
6:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat
7:00 pm Teaching Intro
7:45 pm Dinner
8:30 pm Teaching; Antiquity
Saturday, February 3
9:15 am Morning Service
12:10 pm Kiddush Lunch
1:00 pm Teaching; Conversos, Marranos, Anusim
Sunday, February 4
10:00 am Bagel-and-Lox Breakfast
10:45 am Teaching; Modern Times


Mishnah Study Group

The Mishnah Study Group meets monthly in the Community Room after Kiddush. Alan Lerner facilitates the discussions according to the English translation in the Art Scroll Series. The book can be purchased from a local Judaica store or online.
For details on specific Mishnah Study Group dates, see our Calendar

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