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. 

July Events  click for details

Friday Morning Challah Baking
July 7, 14, 21 and 28 - 
9 and 11 AM

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

Men's Club  
Tuesday, July 18, 9 AM - Panera's 12 Corners

Lunch Cruise on the Erie Canal
Wednesday, July 26 - Noon

Sociables Dancing and Dining

Saturyday, July 30 - 5 PM


In June we ....

 JulyBull1  Honored our graduates
Sophie Lippa and Arianna Slotnick
 July Bull2

Enjoyed a musical service with
Rabbi Setel and Sam Asher

 JulyBull3 Co-sponsored and attended the AZAFEA concert
 JulyBul5 Met friends at Books and Bagels in the Park

Check our School Without Walls Click


Classes for 2016-17

Year-long Course of Judaism as an Adult Tradition and Practice:

Adult Hebrew Classes

These classes will not run for the summer. Look here for announcements for 2017-18 year.

Upcoming July Services and Holidays

Friday, July 7, 7:30 PM - Shabbat Service, Birthday Blessings, Refugee Shabbat
Friday, July 14, 7:30 PM - Shabbat Service, Pride Shabbat
Friday, July 21, 7:30 PM - Shabbat Service
Friday, July 28 , 6:00 PM - Shabbat Service, Dinner at Gigi's 7:00 PM

High Holy Days Service Schedule

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 7/3/17