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Rosh Hashanah:

We will have an Erev Rosh Hashanah service, plus two
days of morning Rosh Hashanah services. The first
morning service will be 
preceded by a Family Service
suitable for all ages and followed by Tashlich 
at the Lake.

Yom Kippur:

We will have traditional morning and afternoon
services, plus an afternoon of stories and study. A free
community Breakthe­Fast 
follows the concluding service.

There are no tickets or fees ­ Please join us!

For a detailed schedule and registration: click


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. 

Events This Month

Return and Renewal: Mussar for Elul: September 8, 15, 22, 29 - click 

Friday Morning Challah Baking: September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30                           

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 10, 17, 24, 9:15 AM

Chevra Torah meets on Saturday mornings 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.

Men's Club

Our Men’s Club is open to all Temple Emanu-El men and will meet on Wednesday, September 7, at 9 am at Panera’s Bread at the 12 Corners. Please RSVP to Michael: perlson@frontiernet.net or 388-5211.

Annual Cemetery Clean Up

Join us as we perform the mitzvah of respecting our Temple members who have passed away, by beautifying Temple Emanu-El’s section of Riverside Cemetery. We will meet at the entrance to the cemetery at 2650 Lake Ave in Rochester on Sunday, September 11, 10:00am - 12pm, and drive together to the Temple Emanu-El section. Bring your favorite tools: gloves, kneeling pads, water, shears, edgers, rakes, trowels, shovels, brooms, brushes, etc. For more information, contact Harold Paschal at 385-5898 or paschal@frontiernet.net.

Books and Bagels

It’s time to resume Books and Bagels! We will meet at our usual time, 11:00 am, on Sunday morning, September 25, in our usual place, our Temple social hall. As usual, please call Elaina Ginsberg at 381-3864 by Friday, September 23 if you’d like to come. If she’s not available, leave your name and phone number on her answering machine, and she will call you back on Saturday if she needs to cancel. She will cancel if we don’t have at least five people attending.

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

We had a great picnic click

Our Services This Month - click 

Friday, September 2, 7:30 pm - Shabbat Service. 
Friday, September 9, 7:30 pm - Shabbat Service with Birthday Blessings.
Friday, September 16, 7:30 pm - Shabbat Service with members of our Chorale.
Friday, September 23, 5:45 pm - Pot Luck Supper;  Shabbat Family Service at 7:00 pm.
Saturday, September 24, 8:00 PM - Slichot Service
Sunday, September 25, 3:00 pm - Healing service.
Friday, September 30, 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 
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 9/01/2016