Events This Month

September Events

Friday Morning Challah Baking
September 7, 14, 21, and 28

Join Rabbi Setel and others in baking delicious challah breads at our Temple on Friday mornings. The dough will be prepared at 9:00 AM, and then it will be braided at 11:00 AM. Feel free to come at either time! 

Shabbat Morning Chevra Torah
September 8, 15, 22, and 29

Chevra Torah meets on Saturday mornings from 10:00 AM – 11:30 for an in-depth discussion of the weekly Torah portion, combining traditional commentaries with contemporary perspectives and the wisdom of our own experience. We’d love to have you join us. 

TEE Herzbrun Chorale Rehearsals
September 8, 15, 22, and 29

The TEE Herzbrun Chorale is about to start practicing for our late fall mini-concert. All are welcome to join us, including friends you may know who want to sing in a Jewish music group. Our first rehearsal is on Saturday, 9/8/18 from 11 am to 1 pm in the sanctuary. We’ll have weekly rehearsals on most Saturdays till mid-November. As long as you are able to carry a tune, even if it’s a little wobbly, you are welcome to take part. Reading music is not necessary. If you’d like to participate, please call, text, or email me with your name and email address so I can email you the music we’ll be singing.
You can reach me at or by phone at (585)733-3531. I look forward to hearing from you!

Living Our Values
Mondays, August 13, 20, 27, Sept. 3, 7 – 8:30 PM 

“Living Out Our Values,” a 4-week Elul class at Temple Emanu-El taught by Rabbi Drorah Setel. The course will examine what our Jewish tradition has to say about issues that impact our daily lives. Attendees are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions. Free and open to the community – guests and newcomers are warmly welcome. 266-1978 or 

Emanu-El Men’s Club
Tuesday, September 18, 9:00 AM

Our Men’s Club will meet for coffee on Tuesday, August 14, 9:00 AM at Panera’s, 12 Corners, Brighton. RSVP to Michael Perlson 388-5211 or Open to all Temple Emanu-El men.

Sukkah Raising
Sunday, September 23, 9:00 AM

Come help us set up our sukkah. Many hands make light work…Everyone is invited to help with this task! Contact Jule (, 585-329-9089) or just show up. Thanks!

Dorot (Generations)
Sunday, September 23, 3:30  PM

Join us for an afternoon of creativity and celebration as we decorate our sukkah, invite our spiritual ancestors to join us, sing, and wave the lulav and etrog. All ages encouraged to come!

Simchat Torah Celebration and Potluck Dinner
Friday, September 28, following 6 PM Services

Shabbat Service and Simchat Torah celebration,followed by pot luck Shabbat dinner. There will be song, stories, and the unrolling and tour of our Torah. Please RSVP on-line or to Randy (585-729-1588, to let her know what you’ll be bringing to the potluck.

Books and Bagels
Sunday, September 30, 11:00 AM (new time)

Books and Bagels is a program that has met for many years. We get together, enjoy bagels, coffee and tea, and discus books we have read. Anyone can come and present a book, or come to listen and discus. We’d like to hear about books on Jewish topics or by Jewish authors, but that is not required. Past discussions have included fiction, history, religion, cooking, jewelry, science, biography, and more. We’ve also discussed movies, and articles from Jewish magazines, such as Hadassah or Moment. So, come on down and enjoy the discussion and the bagels.



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