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. 

          January Events  

Friday Morning Challah Baking
January 5, 12, 19, and 26  - 
9:00 and 11:00 AM

Shabbat Morning Chevra Torah
January 6, 13, 20, and 27 - 11:30 AM (Note new time)

Special Shabbat Services click

Men's Club
January 9 - 9:00 AM Panara's 12 Corners

Sunday Brunch and Speaker - click
January 14  - 10:00 AM
Public Art - Israel and More 

Sociables Movie Night - click
January 20 - 7:00 PM - Lies My Father Told Me

Books and Bagels 
January 28,11:00 AM

Lighting Chanukkah Candles at the Jewish Home




Check our School Without Walls Click


We are again offering adult classes for 2017-18 click

Upcoming January Services

Friday, Jan 5, 7:30 PM -  Shabbat Service; Birthday Blessings, Chorale Mini-Concert
Friday, Jan 12, 7:30 PM - MLK Day, Justice, Shabbat and ROCActs Program
Friday, Dec 19, 7:30 PM - Shabbat Service
Friday, Dec 26, 6:00 PM -  Kabbalat Shabbat, TuB'shvat Seder, Pot Luck Supper 

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 01/01/2018