Shalom 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.
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Events This Month
3-PART KASHRUT PROGRAM AT TEMPLE EMANU-EL
2nd session: Sat, May 7, 1:00 – 2:30pm (repeated Thurs, May 12, 7:00 – 8:30pm)
3rd session: Sat, May 14, 1:00 – 2:30pm (repeated Tues, May 24, 7:00 – 8:30pm)
This three-part program which will explore the many definitions of keeping kosher in general, and keeping kosher at Temple Emanu-El in particular.
Inrtoduction to Jewish Prayer
Rabbi Setel’s course on the Prayerbook continues on May 15th at 11:00 am. This session will look at the three traditional paragraphs of the Sh’ma and what they have to teach us about our own lives. All are welcome - no previous attendance necessary.
Books and Bagels. Come to our next Books and Bagels get-together on Sunday morning, the twenty-second, at 11:00 AM. Please call Elaina at (585) 3864 by Friday, May 20, if you’d like to attend. We’d love to have you!
Israeli Students Visit Emanu-El
On April 20th a group of Israeli students from Rochester's sister city, Modi'in, visited our temple. They are students of Rabbi Allan Levine's daugter-in-law and wanted to see the temple where he served. Sophie Lippa gave them a tour of the temple, Ron Newman, a bar mitzvah student of Rabbi Levine, told them of how Rabbi Levine worked for social justice, and Rose Levin provided refreshments. All in all, it was a wonderful visit.