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. 

February Events  click for details

Our Services This Month:  February 3, 10, 11, 12, 17, 24     

Friday Morning Challah BakingFebruary 3, 10, 17 -  9 and 11 AM                          

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

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

Interfaith Bible Study at the Federation  Wednesday, February 8, Noon - 1 PM with Rabbi Setel and Rev. Dr. Marvin McMickle

BrunchSunday, February 12, 11 AM, - "An Opend Door: Holocaust Rescue (Haven) in the Phil9ipppines"

Men's ClubTuesday, February 14, 9 AM - Take-a-Break restaurant, East Rochester

Multigenerational Education Program  - Sunday February 19, 1- 3 PM

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


Chanukah 2016

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New Year's Brunch

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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, Feb 3, 7:30 pm – Shabbat Service, Birthday Blessings
Friday, Feb 10, 7:30 pm - With TuBishevat Commenmoration
Sat, Feb 11, 10:30 am - TuBishevat Seder
Friday, Feb 17, 7:30 pm – Shabbat Service
Friday, Feb 24, 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 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 1/1/2017