We warmly welcome guests and visitors to all of our services, programs, and events – we look forward to meeting you!

Our Covid-19 Policy

We value the health of our congregants and of all those who come to 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.


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

Saturday Morning Shabbat Service and Ian Layton’s Bar Mitzvah

Saturday, Oct 2, 10am

Hospitality Team Meeting

Tuesday, Oct 5, 7:30pm


See our full calendar of services and events.

Rabbi Drorah Setel’s Sept 21 Message

Rabbi Drorah Setel writes, “What a joy it was to be together for the high holidays! We were so lucky to have outdoor space and (mostly) beautiful weather. As always, our observances were made more meaningful by the large number of participants. In addition to seeing each other in person, the highlight of our holiday season was dedicating and using our new ark, which literally glowed with light and color throughout our services.”

Click here to read Rabbi Setel’s full message.

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