Welcome to B'nai Jeshurun Congregation

  • Meet our exceptional clergy! Our clergy are warm and embracing. They are known for their scholarship and inspiring teaching and for their caring support and guidance of families through good times and bad. We are proud of their leadership in our community. 

  • Our synagogue strives to make a difference in the lives of our members and in our community. Learn more about upcoming projects and how you can make a difference on our CHESED page.

  • Join us for worship, holidays, groundbreaking programs, and life cycle events.

  • Our facilities are top notch and we strive to make your special moments unforgettable.

  • Our Youth and Learning Center provides meaningful Jewish experiences for children of all ages. A lookback at our Shabbaton at Camp Wise.

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We are pleased to welcome you to our website and look forward to meeting you at our synagogue.  B'nai Jeshurun is a Conservative synagogue and has been the spiritual home to Jews in Cleveland for 149 years.  We provide spiritual, educational, cultural, and social activities, programs, and services to nearly 1,000 families. Come and join our family and you will see for yourself how warm and welcoming we are.  

You can learn more about membership or join online today. Contact us for more information about B'nai Jeshurun and how you can get involved.

lolly the trolley tour

Sunday, May 15 at 1:30pm

In celebration of our 150th Anniversary, hop aboard Lolly the Trolley for this once-in-a-lifetime tour of our past locations. We will highlight the prior locations of B’nai Jeshurun, Beth Am and Bethaynu (including locations that no longer exist, such as Herman Sampliner’s 1866 home where 16 Hungarian men first met to hold minyan). The 3 hour tour will be filmed as part of the 150th anniversary documentary and Helen Wolf will serve as our tour guide. Learn more and register now, as we are anticipating that this event will sell out quickly!  Once filled, we will start a wait list and if there is enough interest we will book another trolley. 

indianswebsite.pngCELEBRATING 150 at the INDIANS GAME

Sunday, June 19 at noon

We will hold a special ceremony at noon commemorating our first synagogue on Eagle Street and then head into Progressive Field to watch the Indians take on the White Sox.  
Learn more and register.


Save the date for B'nai Jeshurun's Sesquicentennial Gala Premiere, the culminating event of our anniversary celebration, as we live-out our year's theme-- Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present, Ensuring the Future with an elegant evening featuring the premiere our 150th anniversary documentary, decadent food and drink, friends & family, and fundraising for the endowment of our beloved congregationAdditional details coming soon, including sponsorship and ad opportunities.



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Shabbat Rocks!

Next Shabbat Rocks! is Friday, May 20!

Bring your families to this wonderful evening, with a live band playing some of today's most upbeat Jewish music. You will experience toe tapping, hand clapping and dancing to contemporary melodies. Multiple musical genres are woven through the service, highlighting text from each of the Psalms, which creates an energizing and engaging service. A specialized prayer book has been created to offer Hebrew, transliteration, and English to make this service user friendly.  Listen to and download tracks from our website. Services will be held in the Linden Family Courtyard, weather permitting.

Future dates: June 17, July 15, August 19.


Beth Am Memories

On Saturday, March 26 we had a special Shabbat honoring the history, legacy and warm memories of Congregation Beth Am. Several former members of Beth Am contributed tributes and memories that were compiled into a book for the weekend. Please take a few moments to read their touching remarks. To watching the archived streaming video of the service, including remarks by Rabbi Michael Hecht and several former members, click here.

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Letter from Synagogue President

Read a letter from synagogue president Jody Katzner about the outcome of a very important discussion and non-binding vote that took place at our December Board of Trustees meeting regarding moving away from our traditional, dues-based membership model, and towards a philanthropy-based model.  This letter was mailed to all congregants the week of December 14. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Jody Katzner.


With the support of a generous donor, the synagogue is now streaming programs and services from The David J. Moskowitz Sanctuary and Nickman Chapel. If you are sick, out of town, or just unable to attend services, with the click of a button you can now watch our services live, or at your convenience in our archives. Click here to watch live-streaming or explore our video archive.