Temple Emanuel is a warm, caring, and open community of approximately 150 households. As a small Reform synagogue, our members have the

Shabbat Chanukah - share the light!

Shabbat Chanukah – share the light!

opportunity to know one another and to have meaningful input into how our synagogue operates. Temple Emanuel is a participatory, diverse, non-judgmental, and intellectually vibrant congregation. Our membership comes from many towns in the greater New Haven area, and the Valley, adding to the diversity of our congregation.

Erev 7th Day Passover and Yizkor service, Sunday, April 20, 6:30 pm.

On Sunday, April 20th at 6:30pm, we will celebrate the beginning of the final day of Passover with a Festival Service and a Yizkor, a traditional memorial service when we honor the memory of our loved ones. This moving service takes place on Yom Kippur and on the last day of all major Jewish Festivals. Please join us as we mark this special occasion. more

TE & the 38th Annual 2014 Greater New Haven Walk Against Hunger

Come join other greater New Haven area synagogues as we come together as one Jewish community to amplify what we all do as individual congregations to help those in need around us. Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is asking each area synagogue to send one team to the 38th Annual 2014 Greater New Haven Walk Against Hunger. The walk is on Sunday, May 4 at College Woods Pavilion, East Rock Park, New Haven. Walk Against Hunger events are a non-competitive 2.5 to 3 mile walk. The Walk Against Hunger is held rain or shine, and pets are allowed to participate, as long they […] more

Second Night Seder at Temple Emanuel, April 15 at 5:45 pm

You and your family are invited to celebrate the Second Night Passover Seder with Rabbi Farbman and your extended Temple Emanuel Family! TUESDAY, APRIL 15 @ 5:45 PM Members & Non-Members Welcome! Please do not let the cost of the dinner prevent you and your family from attending the Seder – speak to Rabbi Farbman confidentially. To sign up for the seder (by April 7, please) follow this link.     more

Temple Emanuel goes to Russia, July 14-24, 2014

“TE Goes to Russia 2014”! After a number of years of planning, Rabbi Farbman is taking TE to Russia next July! Our trip will begin in St. Petersburg on July 15, and we will also visit Moscow and Vilnius as part of our journey, exploring the complicated history of the land and the Jewish history, as well as learning about the recent Jewish revival, the beautiful cities, magnificent art and culture. For a full itinerary, cost involved and registration please  follow this link. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Rabbi Farbman.         more

Hosting an Oneg

Uplifting prayers, thoughtful conversation, a bit of schmoozing topped off by a nosh! These contribute to making Shabbat at Temple Emanuel so special. Oneg Shabbat, Sabbath joy enhanced by refreshments after services, is a long-standing tradition at our congregation. Many thanks to those families who have helped to host an Oneg Shabbat. Each temple family is asked to host one or two Friday night Onegs during the year. The families are asked to bring a challah, juice, baked goods (homemade or purchased), fruit or cheese to add to the special joy of Shabbat. Your help is needed to make Onegs […] more