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. 

The Herzbrun Chorale  

April Events  click for details

Friday Morning Challah Baking
April 13, 20, 27  - 
9:00 and 11:00 AM

Shabbat Morning Chevra Torah
April 7, 14, 21, 28  - 11:00 AM (Note time change)

Sunday Brunch and Speaker
April 15  - 11:00 AM
Speaker: Dr. Stuart Hantman
Topic: “Adventures in Biblical Archaeology:” - Israel without the Bible"

Men's Club
April 18 - 9:00 AM Panara's 12 Corners

Chorale Practice
April 7, 14, 21, 28 - 11:00 - 1:00 PM

DORAT (Generations) Earth Day / Lag b'Omer
April 22, 12:00 PM

Pot Luck Supper following 6:00 PM services
April 27

Books and Bagels 
April 29 - 11:00 AM 


DORAT (Generations) Pesach

On Sunday, March 25, we got ready for Pesach by baking Matzah 

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Check our School Without Walls Click


We are again offering adult classes for 2017-18 click

Upcoming January Services

Friday, April 6 , 7:00 PM - Yizkor followed by Shabbat Service 7:30 PM -  Birthday Blessings 
Friday, April 13, 7:30 PM - Shabbat Service, Yom Hashoah Observation
Friday, April 20, 7:30 PM - Shabbat Service
Friday, April 27, 6:30 PM -  Shabbat Service followed by Pot Luck Dinner

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 04/04/2018