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. 

The Herzbrun Chorale  

May Events  click for details

Friday Morning Challah Baking
May 4, 11, 18, 25  - 
9:00 and 11:00 AM

Shabbat Morning Chevra Torah
May 5, 12, 19, 26  - 11:00 AM 

Men's Club
May 8 - 9:00 AM Panara's 12 Corners

Chorale Practice
May 5, 12 - 11:00 - 12:30 PM
May 10, 7 - 8:30 PM

Supper Before Services
May 18, 5:00 PM, Asevi Turkish Cuisine

Books and Bagels 
May 27, 11:00 AM 

Check our School Without Walls Click


We are again offering adult classes for 2017-18 click

Upcoming May Services

Friday, May 4, 7:30 PM - Shabbat Servce, Birthday Blessings 
Friday, May 11, 7:30 PM - Shabbat Service
Friday, May 18, 7:00 PM - Yizkor Service 
Friday, May 18, 7:30 PM - Shabbat Service, Erev Shavuot, Chorale Mini Concert
Friday, May 25, 6:00 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 05/04/2018