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
Shabbat services take place on Friday evenings at 8:00 PM, except for the third Friday of the month when they start at 7:30 PM and are followed with a discussion session led by Rabbi Herzbrun. During the summer, all services begin at 7:30 PM.
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At the Shabbat service on Friday, August 22, we honored Bill Newman for his more than 50 years of service to Temple Emanu-El as a loyal members, teacher and torah reader. Many of Bills student came to say thanks to Bill. Bill read Torah as he has done so many times, and the service was followed by an oneg. The party was organized by Rose Levine.
Photos by Dave Kassnoff.
The Temple picnic was attended by more than 50 people who brought dishes to pass – together with the hots and hamburgers provided by Temple, we had a delicious meal. Bonnie Abrams entertained us with wonderful songs, many of which she wrote herself – her renditions of the traditional My Yiddishe Mamma, followed by My Yiddishe Mamma, Year 2000 Version, her My Stupid Phone, and many others delighted the audience.