קהילת עמנו אל

K’hilat Imanu El – Our Emanu-El Congregation

תורה

Torah
Study

עבודה

Avodah
Celebration

תקון אולם

Tikkun Olam
Mending the World

  • Four happy people in a sukkah
  • Marching in Pride Parade with large Temple Emanu-El sign
  • People around large table discussing Torah
  • Temple members saying the blessing over the Shabbat challah
  • Rabbi Setel leads members in an outdoor Tashlich service

Shalom and thanks for visiting our Temple Emanu-El website

We are a Reform Jewish Congregation in Rochester, New York. Our members are Jews by birth, Jews by choice, and those drawn to Judaism, including multiracial, LGBTQ+, and interfaith households. We see ourselves as a family, where everyone’s participation is sought and appreciated. We invite you to attend our services and events, and share in our warm, informal approach to Reform Judaism.

Our Services and Events This Week

Shabbat Service Online

Friday, Jan 21, 7pm

Chevre Torah Study Online

Saturday, Jan 22, 9:30am

Books and Bagels Online

Sunday, Jan 23, 10am

Tikkun Olam Team Meeting Online

Sunday, Jan 23, 11:30am

See our full calendar of services and events.

Our Covid-19 Policy

We value the health of all who worship, celebrate, and learn with us. Our Board of Trustees has therefore instituted the following policy to keep us all safe:

  • If you are 12 and older and are vaccinated, you must wear a mask whether we are inside or outside.
  • If you are 12 and older and are not vaccinated, please join us from your home virtually, via our Zoom options.
  • If you are under 12, you must wear a mask, if able.
  • Wearing a mask correctly is essential. Click here for detailed information about masking.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Rabbi Drorah Setel’s Jan 13 Message

Rabbi Drorah Setel writes: “The wonderful serendipity of Jewish and other calendars interacting frequently produces interesting juxtapositions: Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, Hiroshima Day and Tisha b’Av, Ramadan and Sukkot. This year Tu b’Shevat and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day both fall on Monday, Jan 16. The connection between the environment and the civil rights movement may not seem obvious at first but even in his own lifetime, Dr. King perceived that the values underlying racism were also those threatening to destroy our planet….”

Click here to read Rabbi Setel’s full message.

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