Shalom 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
Shabbat services take place on Friday evenings at 8:00 PM, except for the third Friday of the month when they start at 7:30 PM and are followed with a discussion session led by Rabbi Herzbrun. During the summer, all services 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.
The Temple picnic was attended by more than 50 people who brought dishes to pass – together with the hots and hamburgers provided by Temple, we had a delicious meal. Bonnie Abrams entertained us with wonderful songs, many of which she wrote herself – her renditions of the traditional My Yiddishe Mamma, followed by My Yiddishe Mamma, Year 2000 Version, her My Stupid Phone, and many others delighted the audience.
For our last day of Sunday School, the kids and I thought it would be nice to give back to our community. We decided to do a beach clean up, down at Durand Eastman Beach. We split up into pairs and picked up so much garbage! After working up an appetite we enjoyed some hotdogs, and even celebrated a great year with cake! Thank you to all of our parent volunteers, and our wonderful kids, for a successful day, and a fun year!