Out of concern for the welfare of our community, all in-person group activities at Temple Emanu-El have been suspended while COVID-19 is affecting our region – but we are continuing some of our programs online. Click here for information on our online services and events – we’d love to have you join us! Click here for online resources to keep you connected to our Reform synagogue and the wider Jewish community. Click here for Rabbi Setel’s May 25 message. And click here for Rabbi Setel’s grandmother’s cheesecake recipe – just in time for Shavuot!


קהילת עמנו אל

K’hilat Imanu El – Our Emanu-El Congregation


Torah – Study


Avodah – Celebration

תקון אולם

Tikkun Olam – Mending the World

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Shalom and thanks for visiting our Temple Emanu-El website

We are a Reform Jewish Congregation in Rochester, New York, a few minutes from downtown. Our members are Jews by birth, Jews by choice, and those drawn to Judaism, including multiracial, LGBTQ+, and interfaith households – we invite you to share in our warm, informal approach to Reform Judaism. We share a rich heritage, a vital Jewish community life, and a promising future. We worship together, study together, work together to better the larger community, provide a unique education for our children, and often get together simply because we enjoy each other’s company. We see ourselves as a family, where everyone is appreciated, no matter who they are or how they celebrate Judaism. Our worship services are low key and personal, and always include time for sharing news about our lives. We’d love to welcome you to a service or event.


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