• Shabbat Service Motzi

    Shabbat Service Motzi

  • Purim Spiel

    Purim Spiel

  • Chevra Torah

    Chevra Torah

  • Pride Parade, 2019

    Pride Parade, 2019

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.

Our congregation reflects the diversity of today’s society – we invite you to share in our warm, informal approach to Reform Judaism. We share a rich heritage, a vital Jewish community life, and a promising future. We worship together, study together, work together to better the larger community, provide a unique school for our children, and often get together simply because we enjoy each other’s company. We see ourselves as a family, where everyone is appreciated, no matter who they are or how they celebrate Judaism. Our worship services are low key and personal, and always include time for sharing news about our lives – the high points of the past week, the names of those in need of our prayers, our upcoming travels, and our memories of family members on the anniversaries of their passing. We’d love to welcome you to a service or event – See the listings below.

Upcoming Services

Friday, August 2, 7:30 PMShabbat Service with Birthday Blessings
Friday, August 9, 7:30 PMShabbat Service, followed by discussion oneg
Friday, August 16, 7:30 PM – Shabbat Service
Friday, August 23, 6:00 PM – Shabbat Musical Service followed by Potluck Dinner
Friday, August 30, 6:00 PM – Shabbat Service: “Labor on the Bimah,” a commemoration of Labor Day

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.

Upcoming Events

Shabbat Morning Chevra Torah
August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31,  10 AM

Men’s Club Picnic
Sunday, August 11, 11 am – 2 pm, Buckman’s Park Cabin
RSVP to Randy at rperlson@yahoo.com or click RSVP on-line.

Men’s Club
Tuesday, August 13, 9 AM at Panera’s, 12 Corners

Discussion Oneg – “Jewish Values and Our Prison System
Friday, August 9, following services. Speakers: Michael Argaman (TEE member) and Robin Wilt (Brighton Town Board member)

Shabbat Musical Service followed by potluck dinner.
Friday, August 23, 6 PM
RSVP by Wednesday, August 21, to Randy Perlson (585-388-5211, rperlson@yahoo.com) or click RSVP on-line.

Challah Baking and Learning
Thursday evening before Rosh Chodesh: August 29, 6 – 9 pm

Elul Study in preparation for the High Holidays – Save the dates!
Tuesday evenings, September 3, 10, 17, and 24


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