The Temple Chai Lifers

The Temple Chai Lifers is a community of vibrant and energetic adults participating in a variety of culture, learning, and Tikkun Olam activities.

The Chai Lifers community is not defined by age or formal membership, but by shared interests.

Join us!

Upcoming Chai Lifers Event:

The Chai Lifers and TWA introduce a new series:

The Temple: Leadership Spotlight Series

Sunday, November 21 at 5:00 PM
https://zoom.us/j/97487063323 (passcode: 065938)

Our congregation has many members with life journeys filled with adventures, hardships, triumphs, leadership accomplishments in their careers, organizational, and volunteer lives. Stories about their learning from these experiences can be a source of our learning and inspiration.

The Leadership Spotlight series will feature individuals of all ages and backgrounds who will share lessons learned
from the experiences of their journey.

This month, the spotlight is on Dr. Ximena Valdez-Sessler

Our November Temple Leadership Spotlight Series will feature a conversation with Senior Rabbi Jonathan Cohen and Dr. Ximena Valdes Sessler. Dr. Sessler is a newer member of our congregation having arrived in Cleveland only fifteen years ago. During their conversation, we will learn the many facets of Ximena’s journey: how our reform synagogue and clergy strengths appealed to Ximena and husband Dan, as well as how she has celebrated her ideals throughout her life. Prior to her retirement, Ximena’s clinical work focused on pediatrics, pediatric cardiology, and global health. She will reflect on her many passions including helping refugees migrate to our community and her love of the arts. Mark your calendar to learn about Ximena’s distinctive journey.

Questions? Contact Sandy Zieve 216.381.1216 or Barbara Kuby 440.421.9000.


Events of interest and examples:

  • Local and regional cultural experiences
    • e.g. Museums, music / song / dance performances, theater, Wooster Lyric Opera, Porthouse Theater, Shaw Festival at Niagara on the Lake, Chautauqua, …
  • Stimulating learning and conversation
    • e.g. Current event lectures: politics, justice, Jewish identity and learning…
  • Sharing knowledge and experience with others
    • e.g. sharing meals and day/ short trips, multiple day travel, Tikkun Olam projects with The Temple and for local causes.

For information contact our Chair:
Barbara Kuby  kubyb7@gmail.com   440- 421-9000