A Center for Jewish Life
Rabbi Lader leads a service in our Sanctuary
Candles light up the front windows at our family Chanukah Service.
PJ on the Go: Toddlers make New Year cards to wish the world a happy birthday.
Rabbi Lader blows a wakeup call for peace at an Interfaith Service in commemoration of 9/11.
The High Holiday Choir, led by Beryl Palnik, with Shofar
Camp Kee Tov kids and counselors
The BI-TWT Orchestra bass section
Celebrating Shabbat B\’Tevah (Shabbat in Nature)
Welcome to Beth Israel – The West Temple.
We are a full-service synagogue representing those who reside, generally, west of the Cuyahoga River, from Oberlin to the west, to Strongsville on the South, to downtown Cleveland. We celebrate Shabbat with services every week of the year – on both Friday night and Saturday mornings – led by our Rabbi and/or members of our Ritual Committee.
Our mission is:
- to provide a center of worship, education, and community for Jews in Cleveland’s western communities;
- to help our children learn about Jewish traditions and values;
- to give our members a tolerant and accepting environment in which to develop their own Jewish identities; and,
- to assure the continuity of our people’s traditions, values, and life.
These efforts, over more than sixty years, strengthen the Jewish community in Northeast Ohio and contribute to our duty of Tikkun Olam – repairing the world.
Peter Sackett, President, Board of Trustees
Beth Israel – The West Temple
Religious School Students’ Alef-Bet Video on YouTube!!!!!
You are cordially invited to join Rabbi Lader and Friends for
The Art of Midrash –Queen Esther
Lunch ‘n Learn with the Rabbi
Thursday, March 21st, Noon
Beth Israel – The West Temple
Potluck Luncheon with Hamentaschen Dessert
RSVP to the temple office – 216-941-8882
March Madness – Purim-style!
Easy as 1-2!#1 — Sunday, March 17th–Food! Fun! Frolic! Felicitous flippancy!
10:00 a.m. – Purim Schpiel – fun for all!
10:30-11:00 a.m. – Students & Teachers in their classrooms; Parents and Adults stay around to kibbitz with Rabbi Enid
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Purim Carnival* and Queen Esther’s Café* & Hamentaschen galore!
[*Fund-raiser for community and social projects for WESTY and BIC, our Senior and Junior Youth Groups… with a few temple fund-raising opportunities thrown in]
#2 – Wednesday, March 20th, 7:00 p.m.
Join Rabbi Lader and Rabbi Lettofsky for fun and laughs
Congregational Family Purim Service, Megillah Reading, and Costume Parade: “A cast of thousands…” Hamentaschen to follow!
Interfaith Dialogue: Three Faiths, One Spirit, Deepening Shared Values
Sunday April 7, 2019 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Rocky River United Methodist Church
Mary Anne & Richard Cavicchi Christian Education Seminar
Dr. Alan Kolp, Chair, Faith and Life Professor, Baldwin Wallace University
Rabbi Enid Lader, Beth Israel – The West Temple, Cleveland
Dr. Carl Sharif El-Tobgui, Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Brandeis University
Including dinner and question & answer session
Also at 3:00 p.m. in Rocky River UMC Church Sanctuary
Case Western Reserve University Klezmer Music Ensemble will perform
Attend one or both…Registration:https://www.rrumc.org/cavicchi-seminar-sign-up
Join us for Shabbat
Rabbi Lader served the congregation for many years as a member-volunteer, in a variety of roles, before being ordained in 2010. She was installed as BI-TWT\’s Rabbi in 2012.
Debbie brings not only experience, having worked for 13 years at several Cleveland area congregations before coming to BI-TWT, but a true passion for Jewish Religious and Family Education programming.
Rabbi Lettofsky served Beth Israel – The West Temple from 1999 until his retirement in 2012. He continues to lead and assist in services at BI-TWT on special occasions, and he remains active as part-time chaplain at Hillcrest Hospital on behalf of the Jewish Community Federation.
Our Board is committed to maintaining a vibrant, welcoming and inclusive congregation by inviting everyone to participate in all aspects of temple life.