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. 

August Events  click for details

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

Shabbat Morning Chevra Torah
August 5, 12, 19 and 26 - 9:15 AM

Men's Club  
August 15 - 9:00 AM at Panera's 12 Corners

Rabbi Abraham Jusha Heschel Discussions
August 24 and 31 continues, September 7 and 14 

Sociables Outing with Amy Stiller:   
Sunday, August 27, 2:00 PM at the JCC


In July we ....

 Refugee Hosted Peter Silverstein who shared his experience as a refugee
in World War 2

Marched in Rochester' Pride Parade

Suffr03a Were represented by Renate and Rose in the Suffragettes Parade
 SAM 0214a Took a cruise on the Erie Canal

Check our School Without Walls Click


We are again offering adult classes for 2017-18 click

Upcoming August Services and Holidays

Friday, August 4, 7:30 PM - Shabbat Service, Birthday Blessings
Friday, August 11, 7:30 PM - Shabbat Service
Friday, August 18, 7:30 PM - Shabbat Service, Eclipse Celebration
Friday, August 25 , 6:00 PM - Shabbat Service, Potluck Dinner at 7:00 PM

High Holidays Service Schedule click

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 8/1/17