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. 

April Events  click for details

Our Services This Month:  April 7, 11, 14, 22, and 28  

Friday Morning Challah Baking: April 7, 21 and 28  -  9 and 11 AM                          

Shabbat Morning Chevra Torah: April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 - 9:15 AM

(Re) Introduction to Judaism: Sundays, April 2, 9, 23 and 30  - 10 - 11 AM

Preparing for Passover (Multigenerational Program)  Sunday, April 2, 1 - 3 PM

Temple Emanu-El Second SederApril 11, 5:30 PM

Men's ClubWednesday, April 19, 9 AM - Panera's at 12 Corners

Adam Leblanc's Bar Mitzvah,  Saturday, April 22, 10:30 AM

Books and BagelsSunday, April 23, 10 AM (Note time change)


Purim Celebration 

For our Purim celebration, we joined with Temples Beth David, Beth Hamedresh-Beth Israel, and Beth Am for an evening of fun. We read the Megillah of Esther, put on a Purim spiel, and enjoyed refreshments. Emanu-El was well represented. Rabbi Setel and Denise Lippa helped to write the Purim spiel, Leslie Schwartz and Charlene Girand participated in reading the Megillah, and Charlene’s daughter, Veronica Sweeny, gave direction as to when to start and stop booing Haman.

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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 April Services

Friday, April 7, 7:30 PM– Shabbat Service, Birthday Blessings
Tuesday, April 11, 5:00 PM  – Second Day Congregational Seder
Friday, April 14 , 7:00 PM - Yiskor Service – Followed by Shabbat Service, 7:30 pm
Friday, April 21 -
7:30 pm – Shabbat Service  
Saturday, April 22, 10:30 AM - Shabbat Family Service. Adam Leblanc will be Called to the Torah for his Bar Mitzvah
Friday, April 28, 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 4/22017