Each High holiday season we help people who are hungry in our community through Park's Operation Isaiah project. While in prior years we asked for food donations, this year, we are only collecting money that will be used to purchase grocery gift cards for those in need.
Please consider donating any amount to Park’s Hunger/Mitzvah Fund by September 25. You can donate by credit card online on the left or by sending a check, payable to Park Synagogue, to Operation Isaiah, Park Synagogue, 27500 Shaker Blvd., Pepper Pike, OH 44124.
Operation Isaiah is sponsored by Park’s Social Action Committee.
September 23 • 7:00 pm
Join Park's 3 women's groups in-person for their annual
Sisters in the Sukkah
featuring Susan Bichsel,
President & CEO of Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland, speaking on:
Come for a special evening for women to enjoy a socially distanced outdoor gathering and light refreshments before hearing JFSA’s Susan Bichsel speak about community challenges during the pandemic and how each of us can get involved to make an impact in the Cleveland area.
Free & open to the community
Pre-registration required by September 21. Please register on the left or by contacting Ellen Petler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-371-2244 ext. 122.
Co-sponsored by Park’s Neshama, Sisterhood and Women’s Rosh Chodesh Groups.
Sunday, October 10 • 10:00 am
West Woods Metropark
9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87)
Join Park's Gesher Group for a
Fall Foliage Hike
It’s time to get out and enjoy the beautiful fall foliage and nature around us! We’ll carpool from Park Synagogue East to the West Woods Metropark, just 20 minutes away. Come ready to take a moderately paced one-hour hike on one of the trails that the park offers. We’ll take time to occasionally stop to observe the trees, plants, and wildlife as we hike along. Bring a dairy or vegetarian lunch and beverage to enjoy in a picnic shelter following.
10:00 am Meet at Park Synagogue East at carpool
10:30 am Gather at West Woods Metropark by Nature Center
10:45-11:45 am Take a moderately paced hike
11:45 am Enjoy lunch in picnic shelter
Please note that all participants must be able to walk one hour at a moderate pace.
Pre-registration is required by October 4. Please register on the left or by contacting Ellen Petler at email@example.com or 216-371-2244 ext. 122.
Sponsored by the Gesher Group for Park's baby-boomer age members & guests.
Monday, October 11
1:00 pm • Zoom
Join Park Synagogue Senior Adults
Raiders of the Lost Ark:
The Hidden Jews of Ethiopia
Park Synagogue welcomes Rabbi Josh Bennett of Temple Israel in the Detroit area as he shares the amazing story of the Hidden Jews of Ethiopia. We will explore the history of the Ethiopian Jewish community and discover the roots of an African Jewish presence in the ancient Aksumite Kingdom. Following a trail of clues and historical narratives, we will investigate the possibility that the Ark of the Covenant resides today in modern Ethiopia. Join Rabbi Bennett as he shares stories, images, and videos from his recent trip to Africa to support these wonderful people.
Free & open to the community
Pre-registration required to receive the Zoom link by October 6. Please register on the left or by contacting Ellen Petler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-371-2244 ext. 122.
Sponsored by the Park Senior Adult Group.
Sunday, October 17
2:00 pm • Zoom
Please join us for a webinar on
A Conversation on
Housing Challenges &
Rev. Derrick Harkins,
Director of HUD's Office of Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships
Director of Cleveland’s Department of Community Development
The Cleveland community is honored to welcome Rev. Derrick Harkins, Director of HUD’s new Office of Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships, formed by President Biden in February, 2021. His past work as a change agent in communities has led him to the helm of this new office. We also welcome Michiel Wackers, Director of Cleveland’s Department of Community Develpment, to give us the local perspective on the housing issue. We know that Cleveland has a shortage of safe, affordable housing. Our goals in meeting with Rev. Harkins & Mr. Wackers are to gain information about what plans HUD has to increase affordable housing in the Cleveland area for low-income residents, and how all citizens can help with this effort and directly address the housing needs of our communities. We look forward to having members of the community join us for this important program.
Free & open to Park members and the community
Co-sponsored by Park Synagogue, Cory United Methodist Church,
Beth-Israel-The West Temple, Celebration United Methodist Church,
Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, Congregation Shaarey Tikvah,
Cory-Glenville Community Center, Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church,
and The Temple-Tifereth Israel.