The Immigration Crisis in Our Own Backyard: How Current Policies are Impacting Cleveland Families

Tuesday, November 12
7:00 pm 
Park Synagogue East

Please join us as we explore how the fast-changing landscape of our national immigration policy is affecting the daily lives of our immigrant neighbors, relatives, and colleagues right here in the Cleveland area  Our panel will discuss the issue from the vantage points of law, activism, business, and the daily struggles these changes are inflicting on regular families - which often include both citizen and non-citizen children and adults.  Join us to learn more about this critical issue, as well as action steps to make your voice heard and support those affected.


Panelists Include:


Joe Cimperman, President, Global Cleveland
David W. Leopold, Chair, Immigration Law Group,  Ulmer & Berne LLP
Elizabeth Perez, US Veteran & Immigration Activist with family immigration story. 
Chuck Horowitz Ratner, Partner,  RMS Investment Group
Ilana Horowitz Ratner, Founder & Advisor,  Cuyahoga County Immigration Legal Services Fund

Free & Open to the Community!

Vegas "Hit" Parade Murder Mystery Night [CLOSED]

Saturday, November 16
6:30 pm
Park Synagogue East

Prepaid Reservation deadline - November 6

Arrive on time or miss the crime!

Who committed the “hit” on the casino owner on the Vegas Strip?  Was it Bobby Slick, nightclub singer and ladies’ man, or someone else?  Come and be a detective with others at your table at this special murder mystery night,  co-sponsored by all Park’s affiliates and groups. 

The evening features live music and delicious Vegas-themed appetizers and dinner catered by Café 56, plus wine, beer and soft drinks.  Visit creative food stations representing the cuisine of various Las Vegas hotels—Luxor (Middle Eastern), New York New York (NYC street food), Mandalay Bay (Asian), Bellagio (Italian), 
and Paris (French desserts)!  There will be something for everyone to enjoy at our Vegas-style “nightclub.”  Put a group together or sit with other friendly Park people.  Come “dressed to kill” in “Vegas attire”! 

Cost: $40/ Park Members           $45/ Guests

Join Neshama for Olive Oil Tasting

Wednesday, December 4

6:30-8:30 pm

The Oliver Scene

10 North Main Street, Chagrin Falls

Women of all ages are invited to a delicious twist on commemorating the miracle of a one days supply of olive oil lasting eight days: instead of lighting Chanukah candles with olive oil, we are going to taste olive oil! Learn about olive oil's distinctive properties and uses while socializing with other Park women.

Bring your own wine!

Space is limited! Prepaid reservations are required by Friday, November 25.

Cost: $20 per person

(includes olive oil, salad, bread, fruit, cheese, pizza, tea, water and dessert)

Women's Shabbat Dinner

Friday, December 13

Park Synagogue East

6:00 pm Family Shabbat Service
Join us for the Family Shabbat Service with Park women participating. 

Women's Shabbat Dinner

7:00 pm following services, stay for a festive Shabbat Dinner, catered by Cafe 56. Vegetarian entree is available by pre-request. 

After dinner, hear Professor Gordan peak on "The Woman Behind the Academy Award-winning "Gentleman's Agreement."

Please note: to prepare for Dr. Gordan's talk, we will be showing the film, "Gentleman's Agreement" at Park on December 8.

Cost for Dinner: 
Adults/ $25 • Children 4-13/$19.95 • Children 3 & Under/ Free

Women's Shabbat Lunch & Learn

Saturday, December 14

Park Synagogue East

9:00 am Shabbat Morning Service
Plan to attend Shabbat Services, during which Park women will lead many parts and Prof. Gordan will speak at 10:50 am on "WWII: How and Why Everything Changed for Jews in Mid-Century America."

Women's Shabbat Lunch & Learn

Following services, stay for a special Scholar-in-Residence Lunch & Learn. After a hearty buffet lunch catered by Cafe 56, Prof. Gordan will lead a discussion on "Jews in Postwar American Culture and Why it Matters Today."

Prepaid reservations for the Shabbat Dinner and lunch are required by December 3. 

If you have questions or would like to participate in one of the services with a Hebrew and English part, contact Ellen Petler at epetler@parksyn.org or (216) 371-2244, ext. 122. 

Cost for Lunch: 
Adults/ $18 • Children 4-13/$15.95 • Children 3 & Under/ Free

To Prepare for Women's Shabbat, attend a screening of "Gentleman's Agreement"

Sunday, December 8
3:00-5:00 pm

Park Synagogue East

Free & Open to everyone.

This 1947 Academy Award-winning film, starring Gregory Peck, deals with the insidious anti-Semitism of post-World War II America. A must-see before Park's Scholar-in-Residence, Rachel Gordan, speaks about the film and its author, Laura Z. Hobson, following Shabbat dinner on December 13. 

WRCG Book Club

Wednesday, December 18
7:30 pm 

Park women are invited to join us to discuss: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.

The meeting will be at the home of Tena Rosner, 2935 Brighton Rd., Shaker Heights.

RSVP to Tena at clechgo@icloud.com or (216) 751-6226.

Yefim Bronfman Playing Mozart

Cleveland Orchestra Morning Concert

Friday, January 10

Severance Hall

Open to Park Members & Guests of All Ages

Enjoy the Cleveland Orchestra's Friday Morning concert featuring pianist extraordinaire Yefim Bronfman playing Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24 and Janacek's Sinfonietta. Franz Welser-Most will be conducting the orchestra. Born in Tashkent in the former Soviet Union, Mr. Brofman immigrated with his family to Israel in 1973 and is now a US citizen. 

We will meet at Park Synagogue East to board a small private bus that will provide round-trip transportation to Severance Hall. Enjoy complimentary hot beverages and breakfast pastries at Severance Hall before the concert.



9:30 am Meet at Park Synagogue East

9:40 am Bus leaves for Severance Hall

12:45 pm Return to Park Synagogue East 


$37/ Park Members

$40/ Guests

(Includes round trip bus transportation, reserved seat ticket on the keyboard side of Severance's main floor, and tip for bus driver).

Chanukah Family Shabbat Celebration

Friday, December 20
6:00 pm 

Park East

Sponsored by the Cyndi Goffman Chanukah Fund and the Wolf Religious School

Celebrate Shabbat and two days before Chanukah with this very special service featuring Chanukah gifts for all children 12 and under and a complimentary festive dinner. To celebrate the life of Cyndi Goffman, we are accepting donations to the Cyndi Goffman Chanukah Fund for the purpose of providing gifts to the children of Park families who need a little help this year. Donations may be made online at parksynagogue.org or by mailing a check (payable to Park Synagogue with "Cyndi Goffman Chanukah Fund' in the memo line) to: Park Synagogue, 27500 Shaker Blvd., Pepper Pike, OH., 44124. 

The event is free and open to all congregants, however, RSVP's are requested by Friday, December 6 to Teri at Teri@parksyn.org or (216) 371-2244, ext. 124. 

Newborn Chanukah Shabbat

Saturday, December 21
Park Synagogue East

Sponsored by the Barry P. Garson Memorial Fund

Each year we honor all Park families who have celebrated the arrival of a child since last Chanukah. The official "newborn ceremony" will take place after 11:25 am. Chanukah gifts given to each Park child honored on this Shabbat are provided through the generosity of the Barry P. Garson Memorial Fund. To be included in the program and called to the bima, please RSVP to Eva at eva@parksyn.org or (216) 371-2244, ext. 127., by Friday, November 13th. 

Chanukah Pottery Painting Party

Sunday, December 22
3:00-5:00 pm

Color Me Mine at Pinecrest

300 Park Avenue, Orange Village

Sponsored by The Park Family Connection

It's time to celebrate Chanukah with the Park Family Connection! Come have fun and paint pottery items of your choice to give as Chanukah gifts or for yourself. Great family activity for all ages! Enjoy Chanukah goodies and snacks while painting. 


5:30 pm We'll walk over to attend Pinecrest's Menorah Lighting for the first candle of Chanukah and to celebrate the start of the Festival of Lights together!

RSVP by December 16 to Bonnie Zeichner below. 

At this time of giving, please bring one or more children's books - new or gently used - to donate to Park's LIttle Free Library at Cory United Methodist Church for children in need. 

Cost: $15 and up per pottery piece, depending upon what you choose to paint. Each family will pay Color Me Mine directly that day.

Rabbi Skoff's Bible Class

The 30th Season of Rabbi Skoff's Bible Class is here! It's great preparation for the High Holy Days!

11:00 am -12:00 noon

Park Synagogue East


Please send your name & email address to Eva@parksyn.org in order to receive updates & news about Rabbi Skoff's Bible Class. 

Upcoming Dates:

October 6, 20 & 27
November 3, 10, 17 and 24
December 8 & 15
January 5, 12, 19 & 26

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The Park Synagogue is a place where every congregant can feel comfortable along his/her own personal life journey. We offer intellectual vigor coupled with the warmth of family. Connecting to others will enhance your connection to Judaism. Whether it is through song or study, through public celebration or private reflection, there is something for everyone at Park. We take seriously the notion that a congregation should bring together people of all ages for a shared experience. We look forward to seeing you here!

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Pepper Pike, OH 44124

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