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

To find out more about our congregation, please click “About Us” on the menu bar. Better yet, come visit us. 

       August Events  click for details

Friday Morning Challah Baking
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 
9:00 and 11:00 AM

Shabbat Morning Chevra Torah
Agust 4, 11, 18, 15, Sept 1, 10:00 AM (Note new time)

August 5, 12 - 3 PM

Class: Living Our Values click
August 13, 20, 27, Sept. 3, 7 - 8:30 PM

Men's Club
August 14,  9:00 AM Panera's 12 Corners

Shabbat Potluck Dinner
August 31, following services

At the Pride Parade




Check our School Without Walls Click


August Services

Friday, August 3,  7:30 PM - Shabbat servce, including birthday blessings, followed by oneg 
Friday, August 10, 7:30 PM - Shabbat service, followed by oneg
Friday, August 17, 7:30 PM - Shabbat service. Rabbi Setel leads discussion during oneg.  Topic: Making the Holidays meaningful.
Friday, August 24, 7:30 PM - Shabbat service, followed by oneg
Sunday, August 26, 4:00 PM - Healing service, to offer hope and healing in hard times
Friday, August 31, 6:00 PM -  Short musical Shabbat service, followed by potluck dinner

High Holiday Schedule of ServicesClick

Shanah Tovah - Happy New Year! We’re looking forward to sharing the High Holidays with friends both familiar and new. Our High Holiday services and events are open to everyone; tickets are not required and there are no fees. However, for security reasons, we need to know who is coming. If you are not a member, please contact Bernice in our Temple office (585-266-1978 or emanuel@rochester.twcbc.com) by Friday, September 7 to register. We look forward to meeting you!

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 08/04/2018