We welcome guests and visitors to join our informal and personal worship services, where we always include time for sharing news about our lives. We have returned to in-person services, and it has been wonderful. On the other hand, we have found that Zoom actually suits some of us, so we are trying to also include Zoom options for many of our in-person services, celebrations, and events. Whether in-person or online, we strive for connection and warmth. We’d love to have you join us.

For Temple Emanu-El’s Music YouTube channel that includes songs we sing during services, click here: music.

Judy Greenstein next to our Torah arkFriday evening Shabbat Services

Our winter Shabbat services all begin at 7pm. Our services are generally led by Rabbi Drorah Setel with cantorial soloist Charlene Sommers and one or more accompanists including Rabbi Sandra Katz, Bob Dietch, Dave Schwartz, and Phyllis Clayton.

When we are on Zoom: You can join the Zoom service by phone by calling 1-929-205-6099 and using meeting ID 859 5479 0326, or by using the Zoom link that follows.

Shabbat Service Zoom Link

Apr 19: Our Shabbat service will be held in person in the Lipson Lounge at the JCC. (Enter through the Theater door across from the main parking lot.) It will be led by Rabbi Drorah Setel with musical accompaniment by Rabbi Sandra Katz.

Apr 26: Our Shabbat service will be held via Zoom and will include a Yizkor service. It will be led by Rabbi Drorah Setel, accompanied by soloist Charlene Sommers and keyboardist Bob Dietch.

May 3: Our Shabbat service will be held via Zoom. 

Saturday, May 4: Our Saturday morning Shabbat service will be held at 10:30 am in person in Auditorium A at the JCC. It will be led by Rabbi Drorah Setel, accompanied by Charlene Sommers and Rabbi Sandra Katz, and will include calling Anna Frey to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah. The service will be followed by a potluck luncheon. Please rsvp here for the luncheon.

We hope you’ll join us!

[Photo: Temple Emanu-El’s Torah ark with member Judy Greenstein, Chair of our Steering Team. The ark was handcrafted by Julius Dorsey.]

Here’s what you need to know to join services that feature Zoom:

We use the Reform Movement’s Mishkan T’filah prayer book for our Shabbat services. Temple Emanu-El members may check out a copy of the prayer book from our office (585-461-2000, ext 203 or Kindle and print versions of the prayer book can be purchased from the CCAR Press website – there are several options, eg Shabbat only, Shabbat + Weekdays and Festivals, transliterations included, no transliterations, etc.

We also sometimes use supplemental service handouts: Supplement1, Supplement2, Supplement3, Supplement4, Supplement5, Supplement6, Supplement7, and Supplement8. (For convenience, you may want to print these out and put them in order in a binder.) The service descriptions, above, will indicate if we’ll be using supplemental handouts.

[Photo: Temple Emanu-El’s reading desk with member Gary Horwitz, who designed and handcrafted it. Photo by member Carl Wetzstein.]

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