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    Shabbat Service Motzi

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    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 Judaism.

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

January Shabbat  Services

Friday, January 4, 7:30 PM – Birthday Blessings
Friday, January 11, 7:30 PM – Shabbat servicefollowed by discussion oneg – Regugees in Rochester, speaker: Isse Abukar.
Friday, January 18, 7:30 PM –  Justice Shabbat,   speaker: Ashley Gant on  prison reform as a contemporary civil rights movement. Library oneg with Judy Goldstein and Jill Chesley.
Friday January 25, 6 PM – Shabbat service, followed by Potluck dinner 


Prayerbook Hebrew
(Re)Introduction to Jewish History


January  Events  

Friday Morning Challah Baking
January, 4, 11, 18, and 25, 9:00 and 11:00 AM
Shabbat Morning Chevra Torah
January 5, 12, 19 and 26, 10:00 AM
Soup Making
Sunday, January 6, 11:30 AM

RSVP to Charly at flowercityTEE@gmail.com

Men’s Club
Tuesday, January 8, 9:00 AM at Panera’s  
January 13, 11 AM. #MeToo – Listening and Learning
RSVP on-line
Dorot – Tu Bishevat Seder
Sunday, January 20, 11 AM
Books and Bagels
Sunday, January 27, 11 AM RSVP on-line
Tikkun Olam Team Meeting
Sunday, January 27, 12:30 PM
Supper Before Services
Friday, February 1, 5:30 PM
AS EVI Restaurant. RVSP-online to Carl Wetzstein




During the Holiday Season, Temple members donated new socks, scarves and hats for seniors at the Shire Culverton Home for adults. They were wrapped and delivered by the Chesley / Lippa family.


More in the Gallery

See our Chorale sing at the Jewish Home (use the arrows at the right and left to to go from one clip to another) – Click 

Photography by Donna Silverman


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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