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.
On November 14,our Board of Trustees and committee chairs held a retreat to study relational Judaism that focusses on creating personal relationships with members rather than just programs, services and dues. We asked how can we use these principles, and listed specific action items.
To learn about Relational Judaism, check these resources:
Book: “Relational Judaism” by Ron Wolfson
Video: Youtube video by Ron Wolfson at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-9Qd1bGkWs . It is one hour, 30 minutes of lecture, followed by Q&A. The first four minutes are some personal statements by Wolfson.