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. 

December Events  click for details

Friday Morning Challah Baking
December 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29  - 
9:00 and 11:00 AM

Shabbat Morning Chevra Torah
December 2, 9, 16 and 23 - 9:15 AM

Sunday Brunch and Speaker
December 10, - 11:00 AM

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

Hannukkah Celebration and Pot Luck Dinner
December 15, - 6:00 PM

Hannukkah Candle Lighting at the Jewish Senior Life
December 19
, - 5:00 PM

Supper Before Services
December 22, 5:30 PM

Books and Bagels 
December 24, - 10:00 AM

New Year's Day Brunch
January 1, 2018 - Noon - 3 PM

We volunteered at the Jewish community's Supporting Our Refugees program

Refugee Web



Check our School Without Walls Click


We are again offering adult classes for 2017-18 click

Upcoming November Services

Friday, Dec 1, 7:30 PM - Shabbat Service;, Birthday Blessings
Friday, Dec  8, 7:30 PM - Human Right Shabbat Service
Friday, Dec 15, 6:00 PM - Hannukah Celebration and Pot Luck Dinner
Friday, Dec 22, 7:30 PM -  Shabbat Service with Disussion Oneg
Friday, Dec 29, 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 12/07/17