Beth El celebrates 20th anniversary and a new rabbi
Beth El – The Heights Synagogue announces a gala event, planned for Dec. 1, that will mark two special occasions in the life of its community: the 20th anniversary of the founding of the synagogue, and the installation of its new rabbi, Michael Ungar.
The event will be intertwined with regular Shabbat services at the synagogue, 3246 Desota Ave.
Beth El – The Heights Synagogue was founded in the fall of 1998 through the merger of the old Temple Beth El, formerly in Shaker Heights, and the Heights Synagogue that was itself founded about five years previously, in Cleveland Heights. The commemoration includes a special luncheon after services, at which all past presidents will be invited to be recognized.
Ungar, who recently moved from Columbus to the Cleveland area, will be installed in a three-part fête comprising prayer, spoken work and song.
Services begin at 9:30 a.m. and the ceremonies will commence after 10:30 a.m. Participants from the congregation, the community and from Columbus are invited and expected.
For further information, contact Bud Stern or Robin Dubin at 216-320-9667.
Carol Bruml is the communications chair and newsletter editor for Beth El - The Heights Synagogue.