Wednesday, October 6

7:30 pm - Away

Women's Rosh Chodesh
Book Group

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

In 1936, tucked deep in the woods of Troublesome Creek, KY, lives blue-skinned Cussy Carter, the last living female of the rare Blue People ancestry. The lonely young woman joins the Pack Horse Library Project and becomes a librarian, riding her faithful mule to deliver books to the impoverished hill people of Eastern Kentucky.

To RSVP or for questions, contact Ellen Petler at epetler@parksyn.org, or (216) 371-2244, ext. 122. 


Sunday, October 9th

9:30 am • Park EAST

Sukkah Decorating & MORE!

All Park Synagogue Congregants Ages 0-120!

Family Sukkot Experience & Sukkah Decorating

Spend the morning with Park families participating in hands on Sukkot activities followed by donuts, cider and Starbucks!

• Shake the lulav & etrog while reciting the blessings in the sukkah

• Create and fly a blessing kite

•Grab a donut from Goldie's Donut Truck

• Enjoy a warm beverage (it's fall y'all!)

All Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Education Chairperson - Alana Spillman

Sponsored by The Education Department, Park Family Connection and Sisterhood.


Thursday, October 13

7:00 pm - Park East


Featuring Myesha Watkins, Director of Cleveland Peacemakers Alliance,

speaking on "Women as Peacemakers."

Come for a special evening for women and enjoy gathering for refreshments and socializing in the beautiful Sukkah before hearing our guest speaker, Myesha Watkins, in the foyer. Ms. Watkins, will enlighten us about her organization that works to make our city's neighborhoods safer through street outreach, violence interruption, and involvement with those already in the justice system.


To help the teens and young adults served by Cleveland Peacemakers Alliance, please bring one or more of the following items to donate: iPhone/Android charges; bus passes; gas cards; gift cards to Target or Walmart; personal hygiene products (lotion, deodorant, lip balm, etc.); and wallets.


Free & Open to Park Members & Friends!

Please RSVP to let us know you are coming. Register through the link on the left or by contacting Ellen Petler at epetler@parksyn.org or (216) 371-2244, ext. 122.

Co-sponsored by Neshama, Sisterhood, and the Women’s Rosh Chodesh Groups


Sunday, October 16

3:00 pm - Park East

Sukkah Smash!

Don't miss Gesher's Sukkah Smash! It'll be a great Park bash! Enjoy an Israeli wine tasting (with non-alcoholic options), snacks and live music. Celebrate Sukkot inside Park's large, beautiful Sukkah. Stop in for a short time or splendid the afternoon meeting and greeting old and new friends at this festive event!


Held rain or shine!


Cost: $5.00 per person

Please RSVP by October 6 to let us know you are coming. Register through the link on the left or by contacting Ellen Petler at epetler@parksyn.org or (216) 371-2244, ext. 122.

Sponsored by the Gesher Group, for baby-boomer age Park members and friends.


Thursdays, Oct. 27 & Nov. 3

10:00-11:00 am - Zoom

Virtual Tour of Jewish Rome

Everyone is invited to travel to Rome on Zoom with Micaela Pavoncello, an energetic young owner of Jewish Roma Walking Tours.


In the first session, Micaela will help us understand the history of the Jewish community of Rome, from its beginnings in 161 BCE, through 22 centuries of Jewish life in the city, including ghetto times, World War II, and life today. 

The second session will be a live tour as Micaela walks through the ghetto and shows us its history, people, monuments, alleys and food. Don't miss this rare opportunity to enjoy all the beauty and history of Rome and its vibrant Jewish community from your armchair!


Free and open to the community!

Please RSVP by October 20th.  Register through the link on the left. Contact Ellen Petler with questions at epetler@parksyn.org or (216) 371-2244, ext. 122.

Sponsored by the Park Senior Adult Group


October 16, November 20, and December 11

Volunteers Needed!
Journey Center for Safety & Healing

Love to cook and bake?  Park has begun a new monthly mitzvah project to prepare a healthy and delicious Sunday dinner for the mothers and children residing at the Journey Center for Safety & Healing, a shelter for families affected by domestic violence, and we need YOU to help!  While the 20 mothers and 25 children receive meals every day, they normally don’t get Sunday dinner.  Park wants to fill that gap!

We need volunteers to prepare part of the meal in their homes and then deliver the dish to Wendy & David Firestone’s home in Beachwood.  The Firestones, the Project Coordinators, will then take the complete meal to the Journey Center.  We will need 6-8 volunteers per month to make the main course, salad, veggie tray, side dish, fruit salad, and dessert.  Volunteers can be reimbursed for the ingredients of their dish by submitting their receipt to Ellen Petler in the Park office.

Dates for the next Journey Center Sunday dinners are August 21, September 18, and October 16. Please sign-up to help with one or more meals by going to the Park website or Weekly Wrap and clicking on the Volunteer link provided for the Journey Center Mitzvah Project. Contact Ellen Petler with any questions at epetler@parksyn.org
or 216-371-2244 ext. 122. 

We hope that many Park members will want to get involved in the new Journey Center Mitzvah Project and use their love of cooking and baking to help feed others in need!


Sunday, October 23

Wade Oval in University Circle - 9:00 am

Walk Against Hate!

As a participant in ADL Cleveland's Signature Synagogue Program, Park is supporting the 2022 ADL Ohio Walk Against Hate by forming a team of all ages. Participants are welcome to walk, run, roll or be pushed around the 1.7 mile Walk around Wade Oval. Besides the Walk, come for family-friendly activities, a DJ, kosher snacks from Milky Way, and an Expo highlighting community non-profits. All proceeds benefit ADL Ohio's important work to work to eliminate anti-Semitism, racism, and all kinds of acts of hate that occur in the state of Ohio. 



9:00 am - Walker Check-in

9:00-10:30 am - Family-friendly activities and non-profit expo

10:30 am- 1.7 mile Walk around Wade Oval beginis


Adults (18+): $20

Youth (4-7): $10

Children 3 & Under: Free

Maximum cost of a household: $70


Anyone who registers by October 1st will receive a Walk Against Hate T-Shirt.


Sunday, November 6

2:00 pm
Cleveland Museum of Art

Interpreting The Art of Hebrew of Bible Stories Through Many Lenses

Join Barbara Gross, Park member and Cleveland Museum of Art Docent, for a small group in-person tour. While the CMA does not have a Judaica collection, it does have art that depicts many Hebrew Bible stories. 

We'll discover and discuss several of these works of art through the lens of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and the artists who created them.


Free & Open ONLY to Park Synagogue Members.

Group size is limited, so make your reservation early!

RSVP's are required by registering through the link on the left.
Questions? Contact Ellen Petler at epetler@parksyn.org or (216) 371-2244, ext. 122.

Sponsored by the Women's Rosh Chodesh Group.



Thursday, November 10

7:30 pm - Park East

Helping Our Police Become
First Social Responders

Join Professor Mark Singer from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, CWRU, take us through the training he gives Cleveland and other area police officers to help them become more effective first social responders.  What is a social responder?  It is someone who notices problems, such as family violence, neglect, or food impoverishment, when responding to a call, even before social service agencies get involved.  Over 80% of calls to police are for these issues, not for crime.  We need to give our police officers the tools and skills to be better able to deal with these problems and become more skilled first social responders.  Learn how to be a first social responder yourself by attending this interesting and informative program!


Free and open to the community!

RSVP's are required by November 7th. Use the link on the left to register.
Questions? Contact Ellen Petler at epetler@parksyn.org or (216) 371-2244, ext. 122.


Sponsored by Park's Social Action Committee.