•  Marching in the Pride Parade

    Marching in the Pride Parade

  • Shabbat Service Motzi

    Shabbat Service Motzi

  • Simchat Torah

    Simchat Torah

  • Chevra Torah

    Chevra Torah


Shalom 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 Judais

To find out more about our congregation, please click “About Us” on the menu bar. Better yet, come visit us.

October Shabbat  Services

Friday, October 5, 7:30 PM – Shabbat service, including birthday blessings.
Friday, October 12, 7:30 PM – Shabbat service, followed by oneg
Friday, October 19, 7:30 PM – Shabbat service, followed by oneg. Supper Before Services – 5 PM
Friday, October 26, 6:00 PM –  Short musical Shabbat service, followed by a potluck dinner


Prayerbook Hebrew
Sundays, October 7, 14, 21 and 28, 9 AM
(Re)Introduction to Jewish History
Sundays, October 7, 14, 21 and 28, 9:30 AM


October Events  

Friday Morning Challah Baking
October 5, 12, 19 and 26, 9:00 and 11:00 AM
Shabbat Morning Chevra Torah
October 6, 13, 20 and 27, 10:00 AM
Herzbrun Chorale Rehearsals
Sundays, October 6, 27 and 29, 11:30 – 1:30 PM and Tuesday, October 17, 7 – 8:30 PM
Tikkun Olam Team Meeting
Sunday, October 7, 12:30 PM 
Finger Lakes Winery Tour
Sunday, October 14,10:30 AM 
Dorot (Generations) – Shabbat
Sunday, October 14, 11:30 AM
Men’s Club
Tuesday, October 16,  9:00 AM at Panera’s  
Supper Before Services
Friday, October 19, 5 PM at Royal Dynasty restaurant. RSVP on-line
Images of Spiritual Space
Sunday, October 21, 10:30 AM
Musical Shabbat Service and  Potluck Dinner
Friday October 26, 6 PM. RSVP on-line
Books and Bagels
Sunday, September 28, 11 AM 
RSVP on-line




Our Holiday Food Drive

Sukkot Builders

Photo by Dave Kassinoff

More in the Gallery


Hebrew School without Walls

No more sitting in class! Our Hebrew School without Walls is an experiential model that engages families with children to “do Jewish” together. Along with monthly arts, text study, cooking, and more, it includes individualized Hebrew reading instruction and bar/bat mitzvah preparation, summer camp, and Israel experience. 

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