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. 

September Events  click for details

Friday Morning Challah Baking
September 1, 8 and 15 - 
9:00 and 11:00 AM

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

Rabbi Abraham Jushua Heschel Discussions
September 7 and 14, 7:00 PM

High Holiday Cooking and Baking Sessions  
September 10, 9:30 AM - Noon
September 11, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

High Holiday Card Making
September 13, 6:30 PM

Books and Bagels
September 17, 10:00 AM

Men's Club  
September 19 - 9:00 AM at Panera's 12 Corners


Check our School Without Walls Click


We are again offering adult classes for 2017-18 click

Upcoming September Services and Holidays

Friday, Sept. 1, 7:30 PM - Shabbat Service, Birthday Blessings
Friday, Sept. 8, 7:30 PM - Shabbat Service
Friday,Sept. 15, 7:30 PM - Shabbat Service
Friday, Sept. 22, 7:00 PM - Musical, Contemplative Shabbat Service

High Holidays Service Schedule click

High Holidays Service Schedule Details click

Make the High Holidays Personal click

PJ Library Holiday Fun click

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 9/1/17