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. 

        March Events 
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Second Seder 
March 31 - 5:00 PM  

For fun activities to add to your Seder  

Friday Morning Challah Baking
March 2, 9, 16, 23 - 
9:00 and 11:00 AM

Shabbat Morning Chevra Torah
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31  - 11:30 AM 

Introduction to Prayerbook Hebrew
March 4, 11, 18 - 9 AM

(Re) Introduction to Judaism
March 4, 11, 18 - 10 AM

Movie: Hester Street 
February 11  - 11:00 AM

Men's Club
March 13 - 9:00 AM Panara's 12 Corners

Chorale Practice
March 17, 24 - 11:00 - 1:00 PM

Books and Bagels 
February 25 - 11:00 AM 

DOROT (Generations): Passover
February 25 - 12 PM


DORAT (Generations) Purim

On Sunday, February 25, we got ready for Purim by baking Hamantaschen for our Purim celebration and for gift bags to be brought to our home-bound members  More pictures - click.


Check our School Without Walls Click


We are again offering adult classes for 2017-18 click

Upcoming January Services

Friday, March 2, 6:00 PM -  Purim Pot Luck Shabbat Service; Birthday Blessings 
Friday, March 9, 7:30 PM - Shabbat Service, Discussion Oneg
Friday, March 16, 7:30 PM - Shabbat Service
Friday, March 23, 7:30 PM -  Shabbat Service
Friday, March 30 , 7:30 PM -  No Service, Passover
Saturday, March 31 , 5:00 PM -  2nd Seder 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 03/04/2018