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Join us for our Shavuot Celebration – Outside and In-Person!

Sunday, May 16, 10am-noon, at our new location at the JCC. 

THE EARTH TEACHES TORAH: Rabbinic legend tells us that when the Ten Commandments were given on Mt. Sinai, the mountain burst into flower and each word spoken carried a unique fragrance from one end of the universe to the other. To prepare for Shavuot, the holiday celebrating that moment at Sinai and the gift of Torah, Temple Emanu-El invites you to join with us in exploring earth-based Jewish teachings for the holiday incorporating all our senses. Through song, story, artistic expression, and connection with our natural surroundings, we will offer an outdoor program for all ages and abilities. For more information, click HEREAs with all of our offerings, visitors and guests are warmly welcome to attend.


קהילת עמנו אל

K’hilat Imanu El – Our Emanu-El Congregation


Torah – Study


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, May 7, 7pm

Chevre Torah Study Online

Saturday, May 8, 9:30-11:30am

Brunch Speaker Series Online –  Shane Wiegand Redlining and Resistance in Rochester

Sunday, May 9, 11am

Lunchtime Meditation Online

Monday, May 10, 12:15–12:45pm

Spiritual Practices Team Meeting Online

Monday, May 10, 7:30pm

Men’s Club

Tuesday, May 11, 9am

Exploring Jewishness Online

Tuesday, May 11, 7pm


See our full calendar of services and events.

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