DSCN2091BrightShalom 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

Friday Shabbat services generally begin at 7:30 pm. 

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

May Events  click for details

Friday Morning Challah Baking:
May 5, 12, and 26 
-  9 and 11 AM

Shabbat Morning Chevra Torah:
May, 6, 13 and 27 - 9:15 AM

(Re) Introduction to Judaism:
Sundays, May 7, 14, and 28 - 10 - 11 AM

Brunch and Speaker:  Sunday, May 7, 11 AM

Preparing for Shavuot (Multigenerational Program): 
Sunday, May 14, 1 - 3 PM

Falafel Fest:  Sunday, May 21,  Noon

Men's Club: Tuesday, May 23, 9 AM - Panera's at 12 Corners


Passover at Emanu-El

 Mock2a  Model Seder click
 Baking1a  Matzah Baking click

We had a successful second Seder with 56 people.
We hope you can join us next year.

Check our School Without Walls Click


A Year-long Course of Judaism as an Adult Tradition and Practice:
(Re) Introduction to Judaism: click

Adult Hebrew Classes: click

Upcoming May Services and Holidays

Friday, May 5, 7:30 PM– Shabbat Service, Birthday Blessings, Discussion Oneg
Friday, May 12, 6:00  PM  – Pot Luck Dinner, Shabat Service at 7:30 PM
Friday, May 19, 7:30 PM  -  Shabbat Service
Friday, May 26, 7:30 PM  -  Shabbat Service, Oneg in honor of accompianist Johnandrew Slominski
Tuesday, May 30, 6:30 PM  - Yiskor Service, Family Shavuot Service at 7:00 PM

Hearing Loop


Temple Emanu-El welcomes those who would benefit from hearing assistance. Our sanctuary and social hall both have hearing loops. Personal receivers, headphones, and earbuds are available for those who do not wear T-coil equipped hearing aids. Click hearing loop.

Help Raise Money for Temple

1. When you shop at Amazon using the link below, Temple will earn 4-10% of your purchase.

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2. Use the search engine 
goodsearch.com for your web searches. When you go there, enter "Temple Emanu-EL" under "Your favorite Cause," then click "Get Started." You may be asked to register - you can skip that step. Select our temple, Rochester, NY, from the temples listed. On subsequent searches the system will "know" that you're working for us.

Updated 5/01/2017