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Welcome to Temple Beth Israel-Shaare Zedek. We are a small, active Reform congregation in Lima, Ohio. The roots of our Judaism in Lima span almost 125 years and our Temple is the only Jewish entity within 50 miles of Lima.  In the early days, Lima had both a Conservative and a Reform synagogue. The original Temple Beth Israel and Congregation Shaare Zedek seen below merged in 1966 to become the present Temple. We are an open, egalitarian and welcoming congregation and have regular Shabbat services, religious education and Torah study. Come check us out or contact us for more information.



We are a welcoming community to all - regardless of race, gender 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.

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