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Beth El-The Heights Synagogue builds vibrant Jewish community. We welcome all in participatory, traditional, egalitarian worship and learning.

Rabbi Michael Ungar

Michael Ungar is the spiritual leader of Beth El-The Heights Synagogue. Rabbi Ungar received his ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 1992 and has served as rabbi for congregations in St. Louis, Montclair (NJ), Toledo, and Columbus. He holds undergraduate degrees in Spanish and Political Science from Kalamazoo College in Michigan, and an MA in Holocaust Education from JTS.

In addition to his rabbinic duties, Rabbi Ungar is the owner and operator of At Home Senior Fitness. He is a certified personal trainer with a specialization in Functional Aging. His company serves adults 55+ in the Cleveland area as well as across the USA and Israel virtually. His oldest client is 96 years old!

Rabbi Ungar speaks English, Spanish, and Hebrew fluently. He and his wife love to travel and enjoy meeting others on cruises!