The Emanu-El Experience

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 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. 


On November 14,our Board of Trustees and committee chairs held a retreat to study relational Judaism that focusses on creating personal relationships with members rather than just programs, services and dues. We asked how can we use these principles, and listed specific action items.



To learn about Relational Judaism, check these resources:

Book: “Relational Judaism” by Ron Wolfson
Video: Youtube video by Ron Wolfson at . It is one hour, 30 minutes of lecture, followed by Q&A. The first four minutes are some personal statements by Wolfson.

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Chanukah Celebration and Potluck - Friday, December 11, 6:00 PM

Monthly Family Start Saturday, December 19 with a Musical Service.

Books and Bagels - Sunday, December 27, 11 AM. 

Hebrew Classes

Hearing Loop

Loop4As a continuation of our policy to help our members, Temple Emanu-El Has installed a 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
 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 12/1/15