B'nai Jeshurun Marks 150 Years in 2016

Join us for a year-long* celebration of our 150th anniversary!  


Our celebration kicked off the celebration with Family Fun Day on Sunday, August 23, 2015 and will culminate with B'nai Jeshurun's Sesquicentential Gala Premiere on Sunday, October 30, 2016.  In between will be parties, concerts, speakers, history projects, learning, community service, fund raising and so much more!  

All events will be open to the community.  The enhanced programs and initiatives of the 150th Anniversary are made possible by the generous support of our sponsors and donors. 

ensuring our future: a campaign for the next 150 years

A strong endowment allows B’nai Jeshurun to achieve our greatest goals in the coming decades by creating a perpetual income source we can rely on for generations to come. Whether an outright gift today, a planned giving tool like a gift annuity, or a bequest upon one’s death, endowed support of B’nai Jeshurun ensures a lasting legacy and an enduring impact. Learn more at: bnaijeshurun.org/endowment

FacebookJoin us on Facebook (or just search for Bnai Jeshurun 150th Anniversary)  We will be using this group page to describe upcoming events, share our history and story, post archive photos, as well as new ones. Not to mention, try to reconnect with our past members who have relocated, as well as further bond with our present members.   

schedule of events 


August 23, 2015          150th Anniversary Kickoff: Family Fun Day
September 5, 2015      Selichot
September 27, 2015    Sukkah Raising
October 1, 2015           PJ Library Sukkah Dinner
October 16, 2015         Men’s Club Sukkah Awards Dinner
Oct 30– Nov 1, 2015    Weingold Scholar Weekend
November 23, 2015     arts of thanksgiving
December 5, 2015       Men's Club Dinner and Dance featuring Run Avril Run
December 13, 2015     The 150th Anniversary Hanukkah Party and Concert
January 23-30, 2015   Israel Week
February 20, 2016       The 17th Annual Sheila Radman Balk Cholent Cook Off
March 7, 2016             Sisterhood Vashti’s Banquet
March 13, 2016           Purim Carnival
March 19, 2016           Shushan's Purim Dueling Pianos
March 23, 2016           Purim Megillah Reading
April 27, 2016              Matzah Meal
May 1, 2016                Congregational Mitzvah Day
May 15, 2016              150th Annual Meeting
June 5, 2016               A Musical Celebration: Cantor’s Concert
June 19, 2016             B'nai Jeshurun at Progressive Field as the Indians face the White Sox
August 21, 2106          Annual Congregational Picnic
September 18, 2016    B-Well 150th 5K Run/Walk
October 30, 2016         B'nai Jeshurun's Sesquicentennial Gala Premiere

Events and dates are subject to change.

For more information, contact Renee Greller at 216-831-6555 ext 136. 


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.


Sponsorship Opportunities

We invite you to support our 150th anniversary by joining us as a sponsor-- of the entire year, a specific event, or perhaps in other creative ways.   The programs and event for our 150th anniversary will be marketed in print, via email, on our website, on social media and in numerous print media over a 14 month period, to our 900+ congregant families, to the Greater Cleveland community, and to our “alumni” around the globe!  This is a unique opportunity to market your company, while also supporting B’nai Jeshurun. we are happy to customize a sponsorship partnership to best serve our mutual goals.  Please contact Kim Cole, development director, at 216-831-6555 ext 132 or download our Sponsorship Brochure, to learn more. 


* There is so much being planned that it can't all fit in one year!  It is actually going to take us 14 months to celebrate!