Join Shaarey Tikvah

As the only small Conservative synagogue in the Cleveland Jewish community, Congregation Shaarey Tikvah is more than just an egalitarian synagogue. It is a warm and caring, vibrant, innovative community where our lives are enriched through spiritual, educational and intergenerational bonding, exploring and growing. Our kehillah (community) nurtures our members as we explore, enrich and potentially transform our lives. Congregation Shaarey Tikvah offers a place of belonging and an atmosphere of extended family as we join together to worship, study, and lead Jewish lives.

Come home to Congregation Shaarey Tikvah.

With a membership of 250 families, we are like an extended family with lots of room for you to join, participate, and grow. It is important to us that our members have a meaningful experience and member engagement is critical to our success. Member participation enhances the congregation as a whole, even as it deepens the individuals’ connection to Judaism. We encourage those who join our community to attend Shabbat and holiday services, programs and events, and participate fully in the opportunities we offer.

At Shaarey Tikvah, you will find:

  • Friendship and a feeling of connection among our multigenerational, intimate community
  • Support during life’s transitions and life cycle events
  • Shabbat and holiday celebrations that are meaningful and engaging
  • Genuine opportunities to get involved in the life of the synagogue—from reading Torah, leading services, and giving divrei Torah, to organizing events and serving on committees that benefit our community and strengthen your skills as a leader
  • Opportunities to engage in tikkun olam, repairing the world
  • Spiritual, educational, cultural, and social experiences for your entire family
  • Dedication to, and support of, Israel

Exciting things are always happening here—we hope you’ll find your spiritual home here at Shaarey Tikvah.

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There are numerous benefits to becoming a member. Members are entitled to:

  • Access to Rabbi Scott Roland who is available for life cycle events and pastoral care. You can contact Rabbi Scott by e-mail at or by phone at 216-765-8300 x105.
  • Tickets for your household to attend High Holy Days services.
  • Access to adult education and general congregational programs, including the Shaarey Tikvah Shabbaton.
  • Attendance of your school age children in our TODA (The Open Dor Academy) program. Children in TODA will receive a B’nai Mitzvah date at the same time as the other children, and will be eligible to become a bar or bat mitzvah at Shaarey Tikvah.
  • Monthly bulletin mailings and weekly email announcements.
  • Ability to rent space at the synagogue for life cycle events.
  • Ability to purchase cemetery plots at Zion Memorial at member prices.

Shaarey Tikvah has a dues ladder based on age. To learn what dues and associated fees would cost for your family, please contact our Executive Director, Martha Sivertson at or 216-765-8300 x101.

Shaarey Tikvah is proud to offer an introductory two-step rate for young families (where one adult head of household is under 40). The first year of membership is $180 and the second year is 50% off of the standard dues. Our hope is that you will feel comfortable trying out Shaarey Tikvah for a year or two with minimal financial impact.

We also have a reduced dues program for those who are not able to pay for dues in full. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your situation with you, so that we can tailor a membership plan that works best for you.

Easy! Just fill out the attached Membership Application (PDF) and return it to Martha Sivertson’s attention.

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