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. 

January  Events  click for details

Our Services This Month:  January 6, 13, 20, 27, 28     

Friday Morning Challah BakingJanuary 6, 13, 20, 27 -  9 and 11 AM                          

Shabbat Morning Chevra Torah: January 7,  14, 21, 28 - 9:15 AM

Sociables Event :Janaury 7,  7 PM

(Re) Introduction to Judaism: Sundays, January 8, 15, 22, 29 - 10 - 11 AM

Multigenerational Education Program  Sunday, January 8,  1 - 3 PM - Jewish Ideas About Tikun Olam

Reverent Marily CunninghamFriday January 13, at Shabbat Servces - An African-American in Rochester

BrunchSunday, January 15, 11 AM, - "The Muslim I know" - Mara Ahmed

Men's ClubMonday, January16, 9 AM

Books and BagelsSunday, January 22, 11 AM

Conversation on Race III   -  Sunday, January 22, 1 - 3 PM - How to Be an Ally; Repeated, Tuesday, Jan 24, 7 PM

Shabbat Family ServiceSaturday, January 28, 10:30 AM


Chanukah 2016

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New Year's Brunch

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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 January Services

Friday, Jan 6, 7:30 pm – Shabbat Service, Birthday Blessings
Friday, Jan 13, 7:30 pm - Justice Shabbat Service, Guest Speaker Rev. Marilyn Cunningham
Friday, Jan 20, 7:30 pm – Shabbat Service, with Chorale
Friday, Jan 27, 7:30 pm – Shabbat Service
Saturday , Jan 28, 10:30 am – Shabbat Family 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 1/1/2017