DSCN2091BrightShalom and thanks for visiting our Temple Emanu-El website. We are a Reform Jewish Congregation in Irondequoit, New York, a few minutes from downtown Rochester.

We feel fortunate that we share a rich heritage, a vital Jewish community life, and a promising future. Our congregation reflects the diversity of today's society - we invite you to share in our warm, informal approach to Reform Judaism

Friday Shabbat services generally begin at 7:30 pm. 

To find out more about our congregation, please click “About Us” on the menu bar. Better yet, come visit us. 

May Events  Events  click for details

Our Services This Month:  May 5, 12, 19, 26 and 30

Friday Morning Challah Baking: May 5, 21, and 26  -  9 and 11 AM                          

Shabbat Morning Chevra Torah: May, 6, 13 and 27- 9:15 AM

(Re) Introduction to Judaism: Sundays, May 7, 14, and 28  - 10 - 11 AM

Brunch,  Sunday, May 7, 11 AM

Preparing for Shavuot (Multigenerational Program)  Sunday, Sunday, May 14, 1 - 3 PM

Falafel FestMay 14, Noon

Men's Club:Tuesday, May, 9 AM - Panera's at 12 Corners


In April, We Celebrated Passover 



Check our School Without Walls Click


A Year-long Course of Judaism as an Adult Tradition and Practice:
(Re) Introduction to Judaism: click

Adult Hebrew Classes: click

Upcoming May Services and Holidays

Friday, May 5, 7:30 PM– Shabbat Service, Birthday Blessings, discussion Oneg
Friday, May 12, 6:00  PM  – Pot Luck Dinner, Shabat Service at 7:30 PM
Friday, May 19, 7:30 PM  -  Shabbat Service
Friday, May 26, 7:30 PM  -  Shabbat Service, Oneg in honor of accompianist Johnandre
Tuesday, May 30  - Yiskor Service, Family Shavuot Service at 7:00 PM

Hearing Loop


Temple Emanu-El welcomes those who would benefit from hearing assistance. Our sanctuary and social hall both have hearing loops. Personal receivers, headphones, and earbuds are available for those who do not wear T-coil equipped hearing aids. Click hearing loop.

Help Raise Money for Temple

1. When you shop at Amazon using the link below, Temple will earn 4-10% of your purchase.

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2. Use the search engine 
goodsearch.com for your web searches. When you go there, enter "Temple Emanu-EL" under "Your favorite Cause," then click "Get Started." You may be asked to register - you can skip that step. Select our temple, Rochester, NY, from the temples listed. On subsequent searches the system will "know" that you're working for us.

Updated 5/01/2017