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. 


Our third annual New Years day party was held at the home of David and Sally Robbins.

Thank You !!

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Brunch - February 14, 10:30 AM; Enjoy a delicious brunch along with an engaging speaker.  Speaker:  Hinda Rotenberg Miller; Topic: A Bubbe Meise 

Monthly Family Service
. - Friday, January 29, 7:30 PM. Our monthly family services are lively, musical, family friendly services that are appropriate for ALL AGES !! 

Books and Bagels - Sunday, February 28, 11 AM.  Come to report on a book you've read or listen and discuss. Enjoy coffee, bagels and delicious homemade muffins. 

Ongoing Hebrew Classes 

 Scholar in Residence Weekend, April 2-3

A new course: Introduction to Jewish Prayer, Starts February 21

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 1/4/16