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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Thursday, April 19, 2018 (All day)
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 10:15am
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 5:45pm
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 7:00pm



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 more than 150 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.


Fridays, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20 and August 17 • 7 pm

Bring your families to this wonderful evening, with a live band playing some of today’s most upbeat Jewish music. You will find yourself tapping your toes, clapping your hands and dancing to these 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 special prayer book offers 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. This season has been generously underwritten by The Jan & Ron Moskowitz Family, Phyllis & Sidney Reisman and Jocelyn & Peter Saltz.

Israel @70 Family Shabbat Dinner

Friday, April 20 5:45 pm

Celebrate Israel’s birthday together! We will have a special Israeli-themed (dairy) Shabbat dinner with dessert made by the children attending. Then, stay for the first Shabbat Rocks! of the season, a ruach filled Friday night service with our live band. Learn more and register.

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April 27-29 at Camp Wise

Join your BJC friends for a weekend filled with learning friendship, fun, food, and exciting activities. Learn more. Register.


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Sunday, April 29 from 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Mahj players, let’s get cracking and let the winds be at your back at BJC. Join us as we inaugurate the 2018 card. Learn more and register.

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Saturday, May 19 at 6:00 pm

Study, pray and rejoice in the giving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai. Rabbis, cantors, Jewish educators, college professors, lawyers and community leaders will lead breakout study sessions throughout the evening and early morning. Learn more



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FRIDAY & SATURDAY, MAY 4 - 5, 2018

Join us as we celebrate the graduation of our 2016-2018 Marcus Fellows Cohort with a special guest scholar weekend featuring Rabbi Sid Schwarz.  View flier.

This program is presented through the generosity of the Edna and Nat Marcus Leadership Institute.


Thursday, June 28, 2018

It is with gratitude and pride that we will honor Amanda and Kenny Kurland at the 2018 Tribute Dinner. B'nai Jeshurun's Tribute Dinner is our signature event, providing crucial funds for our various programs and services. We invite you to attend the dinner on June 28, as well as serve as a sponsor or place a tribute ad. (Although invitations have not yet been sent, you can buy tickets online or by calling contacting Paula Botkin. Tickets are $90/person.)



Through the efforts of the synagogue’s Inclusion Committee, arrangements have been made with Jewish Family Service Association ("JFSA") to provide transportation to and from the synagogue for members who are unable to attend Shabbat morning services due to transportation issues. This JFSA van service will be operated by JFSA twice a month free of charge as a pilot project, funded through the generosity of the Joel Schwarz Memorial Chesed Fund and JFSA donor funds, starting in November and running through mid-May 2018. For more information click here.


Legacy Society

"As my father planted for me, so do I plant for my children." Talmud, Ta'anit
B'nai Jeshurun Legacy Society members are dedicated to ensuring the future of our beloved synagogue for generations to come though support of our endowment. Whether an outright gifts during your lifetime or a bequest upon your passing, endowed support provides a lasting legacy and an enduring impact. Contact Development Director Kim Cole to discuss creating your legacy gift, to let us know you have already included the synagogue in your estate plans, or to learn more about the Legacy Society.


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.