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. 

March Events  click for details

Our Services This Month:  March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31    

Friday Morning Challah Baking: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 -  9 and 11 AM                          

Shabbat Morning Chevra Torah: March, 4, 11, 18, 25 - 9:15 AM

(Re) Introduction to Judaism: Sundays, March 5, 12, 19, 26 - 10 - 11 AM

Celebration of Rabbi Michael Herzbrun Friday, March 3 Following Shabbat Service, A Mini Concert

Purim Gala SaturdayMarch 11, 7 PM at Temple Beth David

Brunch, Sunday, March 12, 11 AM - How Jewish American Founders Became a Force for Democracy and Defenders of Religious Freedom”
Speaker: : Ayala Emmett, Phd, Professor Emerita, University of Rochester

Rose Levin's 95th Birthday CelebrationSunday, March 19, 2 PM

Men's ClubTuesday, March 14, 9 AM - Panera's at 12 Corners

Supper Befores Services  Friday, March 24, 5:30 PM

Multigenerational Education Program  - Sunday March 26, 1- 3 PM, Preparing for Passover

Books and BagelsSunday, March 26, 10 AM (Note time change)

Suppertime - Shabbat-at-Home Dinner Sharing Friday, March 31


TuBi'Shvat Seder2017

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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 February Services

Friday, Mar 3, 7:30 pm – Shabbat Service, Birthday Blessings; Mini Concert in Memory of Rabbi Herzbrun
Friday, Mar 10, 7:30 pm – Shabbat Service,

Sat, Mar 11, 7:00 PM - Purim Celebration at Temple Beth David
Friday, Mar 17, 7:30 pm – Shabbat Service
Friday, Mar 24, 7:30 pm – New Member Shabbat Service

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 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 3/3/2017