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 Baking
October 6, 13, 20, 27 - 
9:00 and 11:00 AM

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

Sukkot Retreat
October 8, 9 AM - 4 PM

Men's Club  
October 17, - 9:00 AM at Panera's 12 Corners

Books and Bagels 
October 22, 10:00 AM

Sociables Movie Night  
November 4, 7 PM


Holiday Pictures


Holiday cooking and baking,  


Holiday Card Making




Sukkah Building

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Sukkah Builders



Check our School Without Walls Click


We are again offering adult classes for 2017-18 click

Upcoming October Services

Friday, Oct. 6 , 7:30 PM - Shabbat Service;, Birthday Blessings; Oneg in the Sukkah
Friday, Oct. 13, 7:30 PM - Shabbat Service; Simchat Torah Celebration
Friday,Oct. 20, 7:30 PM - Shabbat Service
Friday, Oct. 27, 7:00 PM -  Shabbat Service; Supper Before Services, 5:30 PM

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 10/08/17