Sukkot Retreat 2016a

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 BakingDecember 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 -  9 and 11 AM                          

Shabbat Morning Chevra Torah: December 3, 17, 24, 31 - 9:15 AM

(Re) Introduction to Judaism: SundaysDecember 4, 11, 18 , 10 - 11 AM

Multigenerational Education Program  Sunday, December 4,  1 - 3 PM - Chanukah Around the World

BrunchSundayDecember 11, 11 AM, - Finding May Jewish Path with Lynne Feldman

Shabbat Family Service, Saturday, December, 17, 10:30 AM

Conversation on Race II   -  Sunday, December 18, 1 - 3 PM - Disparieties / White Priviliges; Repeated, Tuesday, Dec 20, 7 PM

Men's ClubMonday, December 19, 9 AM

Books and Bagels: Sunday, December 25, 11 AM

New Yeart's Day Brunch:  Sunday, January 1, 12 - 3PM 


Food Drive 2016

Food Drive 2016

This year we collected nearly 500 pounds of food for local food cupboards

Simchat Torah

Simchat Torah 2016

On Simchat Torah we unrolled a Torah and read the end and the beginning

NEW: Rabbi Setel's Holiday Sermons are now on-line under:
Rabbi Menu > Sermons click

Check our School Without Walls  Click


A Year-long Course of Judaism as an Adult Tradition and Practice:
(Re) Introduction to Judaism: click

Adult Hebrew Classes: click

Upcoming November Services

Friday, Dec 2, 7:30 pm – Shabbat Service, Birthday Blessings; Human Rights Sahbbat
Friday, Dec 9, 7:30 pm - Shabbat Service
Friday, Dec 16 , 7:30 pm – Shabbat Service with Chorale
Saturday, Dec 17, 10:30 AM - Shabbat Family Service
Friday, Dec 23 , 7:30 pm – Shabbat Service, Discussion Oneg
Friday, Dec 30, 6:00 pm – Pot Luck Supper, Bingo Appreciation, Chanukah Celebration

Friday, Dec 30, 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 12/08/16