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. 

        February Events 
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Friday Morning Challah Baking
February 2, 9, 16, 23,   - 
9:00 and 11:00 AM

Shabbat Morning Chevra Torah
February 3, 10, 17, 24  - 11:30 AM 

Intrtoduction to Prayerbook Hebrew
February 4, 25 - 9 AM

(Re) Introduction to Judaism
February 4, 25 - 10 AM

Sunday Brunch and Speaker 
February 11  - 11:00 AM
Holocaust Sanctuary in the Philippines During World War II

Men's Club
February 13 - 9:00 AM Panara's 12 Corners

Supper Before Services
February 23, 5:30 PM at Gigi's Italian Kitchen

Books and Bagels 
February 25,11:00 AM 

DOROT (Generations): Purim
February 25, 12 PM  

For March

Mark your calendars for the Emanu-El 2nd Seder, March 31 - click

Check our School Without Walls Click


We are again offering adult classes for 2017-18 click

Upcoming January Services

Friday, Feb 2, 7:30 PM -  Shabbat Service; Birthday Blessings 
Friday, Feb 9, 7:30 PM - Shabbat Service, Discussion Oneg
Friday, Feb 16, 7:30 PM - Shabbat Service
Friday, Feb 23, 7:30 PM -  Shabbat Service

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 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 02/01/2018