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. 

November Events  click for details

Friday Morning Challah Baking
November 3, 10, 17 and 24  - 
9:00 and 11:00 AM

Shabbat Morning Chevra Torah
November 4, 11, 18 and 25 - 9:15 AM

Sociables Movie Night
November 4, - 7:00 PM

Sunday Brunch and Speaker
November 12, - 11:00 AM

Men's Club  
November 14
, - 9:00 AM at Panera's 12 Corners

Books and Bagels 
November 19, - 10:00 AM

Supporting our Refugee Neigbors
December 2, 9:00 AM - Noon: Drop off Needed Items at Temple

December 3, 1:00 - 4:00 PM Volunteer at Temple B'rith Kodesh

We enjoyed a wonderful Sukkot retreat at Judy and Merrill Greenstein's home. (Below and Left)


Apple Picking


Making Sukkah Decoratios


 Decorating the Sukkah


 In the Sukkah



Check our School Without Walls Click


We are again offering adult classes for 2017-18 click

Upcoming November Services

Friday, Nov 3, 6:00 PM - Shabbat Service;, Birthday Blessings; Potluck to Follow Services
Friday, Nov 10, 7:30 PM - Shabbat Service; Veteran's Day Observance
Friday, Nov 17, 7:30 PM - Shabbat Service
Friday, Nov 24, 7:00 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.


Baking Apple Crisp 


On a Hike


Enjoying the Apple Crisp

Updated 11/01/17