Spiritual meaning and purpose are the center and focus of everything we do.

As a community we aspire…

1. SHALOM שָׁלוֹם Spiritual Welcoming

Just like Abraham and Sarah, Temple Sholom extends our welcoming hands, meeting all generations WHERE they are. We are proactive and inclusive.

2. SHEMA שְׁמַע Spiritual Communication

Communication is about trust. Transparency, accessibility, and engaging modalities are top priorities in the way we speak and listen as a community. Reaching demographics beyond the scope of our congregational walls promotes our central value of inclusivity.

3. KEMACH קֶ֣מַח Spiritual Spending

We are a group of people from all different walks of life – we turn no one away. When we spend, we spend smartly. Understanding that we need to invest our capital in staff and meaningful programs rather than infrastructure.

4. TZEDEK צֶדֶק Spiritual Engagement

We seek out meaningful, long-term social justice partnerships that further goals of harmony, human rights, and wellbeing for all people in this world. Through education, meaningful prayer, and communal calls to action we seek to better our world with our unique gifts.

5. DERECH דֶרֶך Spiritual Journey

We understand that each of us are on our own journey of spiritual fulfillment. Individuals find that Temple Sholom activities, worship, and classes are directly relevant and connect to personal, articulated spiritual goals.

6. MAKOM מָקוֹם Spiritual Home

Our space reflects who we are as a congregation. Our house is welcoming, inspiring, accessible, and appropriate to our size. Our home extends to our online community, knowing that we exist both within and outside of our physical walls. Finally, our place of belonging is in the greater community where we engage in Tikkun Olam.





Be sure you’re ready to get the most out of what is bound to be the experience of a lifetime. The Jewish Federation is excited to show you www.jewishcincinnati.org/israel, your gateway to everything Israel. One click, and you’ll find all of our community’s Israel programming and resources in one place, making it easier than ever for you to prepare for your trip.


A Colorful Society: The People of Israel, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 19: Join Maia Morag, our community’s Israeli emissary, for the second discussion in the Maia Talks Israel series about Israeli society’s transformation from melting pot to multicultural. Reserve your spot by clicking here.

Mayerson JCC Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, February 6-25: This year’s festival brings provocative, humorous, inspiring, and controversial films to screens across Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. It’s been known to sell out, so get your tickets here now.

The “New Jew” Challenge: Pluralism in Israel, 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 29: From Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination to the Jewish Renaissance movement, Maia Morag will explore the past, present, and future of pluralism in Israel. Let us know you’re coming to the third installment in the Maia Talks Israel series by clicking here.

Israelity 2016: All Sorts of Israel, March – July, 2016: From people to perspectives, Israel is a diverse place. Social innovators will give firsthand accounts of life in an unknown and unshown diverse Israel—their own personal “ISRAELITYs.” Our first speaker will kick off this popular series with the story of Russian immigrants in Israel on March 29, and our last speaker, Ruth Calderon, will give her talk on pluralism in Israel during the Mission!

What Zionism Means to Me, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 9: This panel discussion will feature a diverse group of Cincinnati’s congregational rabbis as they explore the modern-day meaning of Zionism and the relationship between American Jews and Israel. Click here and we’ll save you a seat.

Mayerson JCC Hebrew Classes: Begins March 6: Looking for a beginner’s crash course in conversational Hebrew? This “Street Ivrit” class will have you ordering a cappuccino in an Israeli café and asking directions to the Western Wall in no time. And, Mission participants will receive the JCC member price for the class! Here’s more information. Email the instructor to sign up.

If you’re looking for more information, visit the Jewish Federation’s “one-stop shop,” www.jewishcincinnati.org/israel. Also, be sure to join the Facebook group the Jewish Federation set up exclusively for Mission participants, where you can find out who else is going to Israel and get to know your fellow travelers.

Street Ivrit:  Modern Hebrew For Real Life @Mayerson JCC

Starts Thursday January 7th @8:30am – 9:30am.  Then classes are every Thursday until May 19th.

Location:  Mayerson JCC 8485 Ridge Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236

More info listed below for session and pricing information:

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