Shalom 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.
Events This Month
In honor of Independence day, we had special readings at our July 1 Shabbat service, sang Adon Olam to the tune of America the Beautiful, and had red-white-and-blue challah
Friday Morning Challah Baking July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
Join Rabbi Setel and others in baking delicious challah breads at our Temple on Friday mornings. The dough will be prepared at 9:00 AM, and then it will be braided at 11:00 AM. Feel free to come at either time!
Shabbat Morning Chevra Torah July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
Chevra Torah meets on Saturday mornings for an in-depth discussion of the weekly Torah portion, combining traditional commentaries with contemporary perspectives and the wisdom of our own experience. We’d love to have you join us.
Monday, June 20, 9 AM Men's Club Coffee Monday, July 11, 9:30 am
Meet at Panera Bread at Twelve Corners, Brighton, RSVP to Michael Perlson (firstname.lastname@example.org, 585.388.5211).
Save the Date: Sunday, August 21, 12-4 p.m
Temple Emanu-El Picnic at Buckland Park
Temple Emanu-El’s Summer Picnic welcomes friends, families, and newcomers to meet our temple family on a summer afternoon! This year’s celebration takes place August 21 from 12 noon-4 p.m. at Buckland Park on Westfall Road in Brighton (between Clinton Ave. and Winton Road), with live music by Two for the Road. Admission is free, but please RSVP by August 15. A dish to pass is requested. Questions? Call (585) 266-1978 or email Randy Perlson at email@example.com; phone (585) 729-1588.