Kol HaLev is a vibrant Reconstructionist Jewish community dedicated to the continuity and evolution of our people and tradition. We are a welcoming community that embraces a diversity of life experiences and Jewish journeys and fosters connections, communication and support among our members.
Steve Segar, Rabbi
Kol HaLev is Cleveland’s Reconstructionist Jewish community dedicated to the continuity and evolution of our people and tradition.
We are a spiritual community celebrating and cultivating self-expression and holiness in the rhythms of Jewish life through thoughtful rituals, meaningful religious services and joyful celebrations. We are a learning community providing creative and engaging Jewish educational experiences encompassing youth, adult and intergenerational programming. We are an involved and caring community, serving the needs of both our members and broader society, dedicated to Israel, Reconstructionist Judaism, and repairing the world (tikkun olam). We are a fiscally responsible and participatory community, sustained by our members’ financial commitments, voluntary efforts and involvement in our open, democratic decision-making process.
Kol HaLev means “Voice of the Heart” in Hebrew. Mindful of the vast and evolving landscape of “who is a Jew,” our growing, diverse, multi-generational community embraces and celebrates all who seek a spirited, collaborative environment in which to explore Judaism through prayer, study, song, fellowship and social action, or tikkun olam (literally, “repairing the world.”)
Kol HaLev holds regular Shabbat and holiday religious services and celebrations, life cycle events, community service activities and innovative educational programs for all ages.
Lila Hanft and Rachel Armin Williams, Board of Trustees Co-Presidents