We are a small but very active temple and are the only Jewish entity within about 45 minutes of Lima, Ohio. We are a Reform Temple that merged with our local Conservative Synagogue in the mid-1960's. We have an ordained Rabbi, David Feder, and an ordained Cantor, Deborah Bletstein, who come to us two weekends a month for Shabbat Eve Services and Saturday morning Adult Education classes. Rabbi Feder visits our sick and shut-in members and teaches Conversion classes, and he times his visits to correspond with all Jewish holidays.
Our synagogue was designed by renowned architect Percival Goodman.
Shalom from the President
Welcome! We are a small but thriving congregation reaching out to you to join us and help us grow! We would encourage some younger families with children to join us, and we warmly welcome all those Jewish families who move to our area. We celebrate all Jewish holidays together and have potluck dinners one Shabbat per month before the Sabbath Service. On the Saturday mornings following Services, Rabbi Feder teaches an Adult Learning class with a variety of interesting topics. We also have Cantor Debbie Bletstein, who comes to us twice a month from the Detroit area to serve as our song-leader and who also chants the Torah portions during Shabbat services.
We are a merged Reform and Conservative synagogue, with a local core of members and many who maintain memberships out of the area.
We are a welcoming community to all - regardless of race or sexual orientation and we are handicap-accessible. We have a few families in mixed religious marriages who are warmly welcomed and do actively participate.