Because of the lack of a Reform Jewish presence in the Solon area, Congregation Kol Chadash (A New Voice) was introduced in 2004. Our Congregation is based on a precept of cooperation rather than corporation. It is a Congregation that is Democratic, Egalitarian and Participatory in governance, ritual and activities.
Kol Chadash was formed by families looking for something new in the eastern and Chagrin Valley areas of Greater Cleveland. All are welcome to our family friendly services. We plan to be a “home” for families and individuals within Solon and neighboring communities. It is our belief that Mishpacha (family) is the key to the survival of our Jewish Community.
We are dedicated to a policy of welcoming members into our community and synagogue life. This congregation is devoted to creating an environment that is caring, multi-generational and inclusive. As an egalitarian community we value diversity, welcome interfaith families and emphasize inclusion and participation in services.
We offer Shabbat, Festival and High Holy Day services that are meaningful, uplifting and creative. We provide our congregants the opportunity to participate in and develop meaningful traditional and contemporary spiritual experiences. We also provide Jewish education for youth and adults which emphasizes familiarity with basic religious customs and Jewish ethics, bar/bat mitzvah preparations and other secular and religious activities.
We are committed in establishing a loving Jewish community of involved, spiritual and empowered congregants… a family of families… together building Jewish lives.