Other Events

 Selichot Institute

September 2014 

The Selichot Institute, hosted by the Men's Club, welcomed Yaron Sideman, Consul General of Israel for our region, for an informative and enlightening evening. Mr. Sideman joined our Park Family Connection and Young Mensches members for dinner and discussion, then spoke to the congregation about the latest developments (both political and cultural) in Israel. Everyone enjoyed a delicious cheese and dessert reception before the program. Thank you to Ezra's Dairy for supplying a delicious sampling of their feta cheese. The evening concluded with the Selichot service featuring the Park Synagogue Holiday choir. Click on the first image to start the slideshow.

Challah 101

September 2014 

Thank you to master chefs Joan Kekst and Susi Meisel and their expert instruction on making and braiding Challah! A large group gathered to first practice with Play-Doh, then create their own edible loaves. Click on the first image to start the slideshow.

Gesher goes to Blossom
August 2014

Picnic in the Park 2014

What a beautiful day at Park Synagogue for our congregational picnic. Thank you to our hard-working volunteers, the families who came out for the day, and to the vendors who donated products for our amazing raffle! Click on the first picture on the right to begin the slide show.

Please support our generous vendors 

Akira Sushi & Hibachi 

All City Candy

Alson Jewelers

American Greetings

Attias Family Baking Co.

Ben & Jerry's

Bialy's Bagels

Bonnie’s Goubaud  

Bowl of Pho


Buy Rite Office

Café 56

Café Benice

Cedar Green Wine & Cheese

The Children’s Museum

Cleveland Browns

Coit Cleaning & Restoration

Cookies by Design

Corky & Lenny's

Cuts and Curls

Digiplex Solon 16

DO Summers Dry Cleaners

Dodd Camera

East Coast Custard


Executive Caterers at Landerhaven

Fancy Pants

Five Guys Burger & Fries


Freeway Lanes

Gali's Florist

Ganley VW Subaru

Gena Page

Gravity Hair Salon and Spa

Groupie Kids

Hands On Pottery


Ho Wah

Honey Hut Ice Cream

Jack's Deli

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft

John Robert's Spa

Jordan Center Dance

Katie Pollock


Kredo Pike True Value

La Bella Vita

LaBarberia Remix

Ladies & Gentlemen Salon and Spa

Lake County Captains


Magnet Me Now

The Mandel JCC

Man’s Hair

Master Pizza

Math Monkey

The Melting Pot

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt

Metropolitan Market

Michael Christopher's Salon

Miles Farmers Market

Mitchell’s Ice Cream

Moxie The Restaurant

Mulholland & Sachs

Nails and Company

National Council of Jewish Women

Nestle Prepared Foods

Obermeir Adelstein and Associates

Oscar Giovanni Salon & Spa


Pampered Chef

Pat O'Brien's Fine Wines

Peace N Paws

Pincus Bakery

Pizzazz Pizza

Playhouse Square



Puff N Stuff

Pulsar Products

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Rosenfeld Jewelry

Select Medical Corp.

Signet Jewelers

Spirit of Clay


Stella and Dot

Stone Oven

Streem, Resnick, Telelman & Young

Sweetie Fry

Thirty-one Gifts

Ticknors Men's Clothier

Trader Joe's

The Tutoring Center

Ulmer & Berne LLP

Urban Farmer

Waterway Carwash

Western Reserve Wines

Golf Outing 2014

Over 50 golfers from the Park Synagogue community enjoyed 18 (mostly dry) holes at the lovely Beechmont Country Club on July 14. With the support of golfers, sponsors, donors, raffle-ticket buyers, silent-auction winners, and prize sponsors, we raised a sizable amount to help continue the amazing programs at Park Synagogue.  Click on the first picture on the right to see the slide show.

We encourage you to support and thank our sponsors in any way you can. Thank you, the 2014 Park Synagogue Golf Outing committee:

David Berns, Bruce Friedman, Ira Goffman, Curt Hochberg, Andy Randall, Jeff Schneider, Tom Sudow and Ken Vinocur.

Annual Meeting June 2014

During a wonderful Annual Meeting, we welcomed new Board members and thanked those who have served! Thank you to the many, many volunteers that help throughout the year! And congratulations to the many student award-winners and to our Centerite, Larry Goldberg. 

Mitzvah Day 2014 May 2014

We had another extraordinary day for Park's annual day of community volunteering! Congregants and friends fill the 26 projects held at Park Synagogue East and throughout the area. Thank you all who contributed your time, dollars and talents to help fill many needs in our community.  Click on the first picture below to start the slide show.  

If you have Mitzvah Day photos to submit, please send them to Ellen Petler at epetler@parksyn.org or Jenni Thomas at jthomas@parksyn.org .

Mitzvah Meal Chefs Kitchen Shower
May 2014

Thank you to the many generous donors, the Mitzvah meal chefs now have over $1100 to use to buy new and better kitchen equipment to help make the Mitzvah Meals that go to congregants who are sick, returning from the hospital, or need a home-cooked meal. Co-Chairs Joan Kekst and Phllyis Bravo fed the crowd delicious tea and pastries and everyone had a great times. See the pictures here. Click on the first one for a slide-show view.

21st Annual University Day
May 2014

Sponsored by the Park Senior Adults group and the hard-working University Day committee, our 21st University Day was a great success! Many thanks to everyone involved and to Co-Chairs, Charlene Ratner and Phyllis Wachs. Click on the first picture below to see the slideshow of this amazing day!

Robert M. Leitson Memorial Fund Lecture
March 2014

We had a full house in attendance to hear local author, Mary Doria Russell, discuss the role of the Italian people in World War II that saved many Jewish people's lives. Her book, A Thread of Grace, uncovers this often over-looked history. It was a fascinating (and delicious!) evening sponsored by the Robert M. Leitson Memorial Fund, with the support of the Park Synagogue Library, Sisterhood, and the Women's Rosh Chodesh Group. Many thanks to Marlene Leitson and Jay Leitson and Cafe 56 for providing a wonderful Italian dinner which followed the discussion. Grazie! See the photos of the evening below. Click on the first one for a slideshow view.

Passover in the Kitchen
March 2014

Lead by our own, Joan Kekst, we had a kitchen-full of people preparing some yummy Passover treats! Download the recipes for mandelbrot, charoset (Ashchenazi and Sephardic), and butterscotch crunch bark here.

Family Mitzvah Makers Purim Mitzvah Project
March 2014

A great group gathered at Menorah Park to assemble and deliver Purim Shaloch Manot bags to Park members in area nursing homes and senior facilities. Thanks to the Family Mitzvah Makers and its co-chairs, Debbie Greenberg and Brenda Loewenthal.  If you are interested in participating in projects like this one, contact Program Director, Ellen Petler, at epetler@parksyn.org or (216) 371-.2244, ext. 122

The Winners - Table 7 

Trivia Night
March 2014

What a blast it was battling table against table in the ultimate trivia challenge! Two teams were tied for first place before the tie-breaker decided the winners - table 7!  Each winner won a movie pass to Digiplex Solon theater - thank you Digiplex for donating them! 

A big thank you to Joan & Ben Barzilai and Barry Lowe for organizing the event, posing the questions and tabulating the results! With support from over 80 attendees and Park's Gesher Group, New Generation, Sisterhood, Men's Club and the Women's Rosh Chodesh Group, it was a big success!  

Click on the first picture below to start the slide show.

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