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Rosh Hashanah:

We will have an Erev Rosh Hashanah service, plus two
days of morning Rosh Hashanah services. The first
morning service will be 
preceded by a Family Service
suitable for all ages and followed by Tashlich 
at the Lake.

Yom Kippur:

We will have traditional Kol Nidre, morning and afternoon
services, plus an afternoon of stories and study. A free
community Break-the­-Fast 
follows the concluding service.

There are no tickets or fees ­ Please join us!

For a detailed schedule and registration: click


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. 

October Events  click for details

Friday Morning Challah BakingOctober 1, 8,15, 29, 9 and 11 AM                          

Shabbat Morning Chevra Torah: October 7, 14, 21, 28 - 9:15 AM

Sukkot Decorating: Sunday, October 16, 4:30 PM, followed by a potluck dinner, 5:30 PM

Visioning Board Meeting - Focus on the Future: Monday, October 17, 7 PM. Open to all Temple members.

Sukkot Temple Retreat: Saturday, October 22, 10 AM - 4:30 PM

Books and Bagels: Sunday, October 23, 11 AM


September Cemetery Cleanup


 On September 11, we got together for the annual cemetery clean up



 On Slichot, we dress our Torahs in their Holiday whites.

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 October Services click 

FREE Holiday Services - No Tickets Needed !!
Please register for Yom Kippur Services at the address below, by Sunday, October 9

Friday, Oct. 7, 7:30 pm – Shabbat Service
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 8 pm - Evening Kol Nidre Service
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 10 am - Yom Kippur Morning Service
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2 pm - “Stories and Study”
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 4 pm - Afternoon service
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 5 pm - Yizkor

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 5:30  pm - Concluding Service followed by Break-the-Fast Meal
Friday, Oct. 14, 7:30 pm - Shabbat Service 
Friday, Oct. 21, 7:30 pm – Shabbat Service 
Sunday, Oct. 23, 6:30 pm – Yizkor Service
Sunday, Oct. 23, 7:00 pm - SimchatTorah 
Family Service 
Friday, Oct. 28, 7:30 pm – 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 
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 10/02/2016