Join us in August and September!

Our family-friendly Annual Picnic will be held on Sunday, Aug 8 from noon till 2pm in the tent at the JCC, with games for the kids and good food and conversation for all. Click here for complete information.

Rabbi Drorah Setel’s Elul Classes will take place on four Monday evenings in August, starting on August 9.  For class descriptions and other information, click here.

Our free High Holiday services, programs, and events will begin on Erev Rosh HaShanah, September 6. Click here for information.

Guests and visitors are warmly welcome to come to all of our services and events – we look forward to meeting you!


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 In-person (with a Zoom option)

Friday, July 30, 7pm

Chevre Torah Study Online

Saturday, July 31, 9:30-11:30am

Hospitality Team Meeting Online

Tuesday, August 3, 7:30pm

See our full calendar of services and events.

Rabbi Drorah Setel’s July 14 Message

In Rabbi Drorah Setel’s July 14 message, she writes, “Jewish tradition distinguishes between constructive conflict (machloket l’shem shamayim, “argument for the sake of heaven”) and destructive conflict (machloket she’eino l’shem shamiym, “argument which is not for the sake of heaven”).”

Click here to read Rabbi Setel’s full message.

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