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    Shabbat Service Motzi

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    Simchat Torah

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    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.

December Shabbat  Services

Friday, December 7, 6:00 PM – Hanukkah celebration , followed by a potluck dinner.
Friday, December 14, 7:30 PM – Shabbat service, Birthday Blessings. Human Rights Shabbat.
December 21, 7:30 PM – Shabbat service, followed by discussion oneg – Hunger in Rochester
December 28, 7:30 PM – Shabbat service 


Prayerbook Hebrew
Sundays, December 2 and 9 at 9 AM
(Re)Introduction to Jewish History
Sundays, December 2 and 9 at 9:30 AM


December Events  

Friday Morning Challah Baking
December 7, 14, 21 and 28, 9:00 and 11:00 AM
Shabbat Morning Chevra Torah
December 8, 15, 22 and 29, 10:00 AM
Hanukkah Celebration and Potluck Dinner
Friday , December  7, 6 PM. RSVP on-line

Hanukkah Celebration at the Jewish Home
December 8, 2 – 3 PM, featuring Herzbrun Choral
RSVP to Charly at flowercityTEE@gmail.com

Men’s Club
Tuesday, December 11, 9:00 AM at Panera’s  
December 16, 11 AM. Lies My Teacher Told Me
RSVP on-line
Books and Bagels
Sunday, December 23, 11 AM RSVP on-line

Tikkun Olam Team Meeting
Sunday, December 23, 12:30 PM
New Year’s Day Brunch
Tuesday, January 1, 12 – 3 PM
RSVP to Sally and David  at 244-7688




On Sunday, November 25, an Emanu-El group attended a Memorial Program of the David J. Kaufman Post of  the Jewish War Veterans. Stu Blume organized the program and conducted the service, and Rabbi Setel offered prayers. Morrey Goldman and Rabbi Setel read names of Jewish veterans who passed away during the past year.

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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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