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Temple Emanuel is a warm, caring, and open community of approximately 150 households.

As a small Reform synagogue, our members have the 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 Shavuot and Confirmation Service – June 11 at 7:00 pm

Please join us on Saturday, June 11 at 7:00 pm for the Erev Shavuot service and Confirmation ceremony.  We will celebrate the Festival of Shavuot and the giving and receiving of the Torah with this year’s Confirmand (Olivia Steigbigel) who will be leading the service.  Don’t miss this special service, which will also include Yizkor (memorial service). more

IsraelFest – June 5, 2-6 pm at the JCC

IsraelFest New Haven | Sunday, June 5 | 2-6 p.m. The Jewish Federation and synagogues of greater New Haven have come together to celebrate the anniversary of Israel’s Independence with this community-wide event. IsraelFest New Haven will feature Israeli carnival food, educational booths, dancing, games, and the premier Israeli band, Yemen Blues. The festival will run from 2-4 p.m. and the concert from 4-6 p.m. This event is free and open to all! more

Shabbat Dinner honoring the TE Board – June 10 at 6:00 pm

Join the TE community on Friday, June 10 for a Shabbat dinner to honor our TE president and board members.  A Shabbat reception starts at 6:00 pm and dinner at 6:30 pm, followed by Kabbalat Shabbat service at 8:00 pm. To register for dinner, please follow this link. more

Annual Meeting, June 5 at 10 am

The Annual Meeting Notice has been mailed to all TE members.  We look forward to seeing you all at the Annual Meeting on Sunday, June 5 – Coffee and bagels at 9:30 am, meeting starts at 10:00 am in the Social Hall. Come and vote for TE Officers and Directors and the TE budget, hear reports on TE happenings, and voice your ideas. Absentee ballots will be provided by the TE Office upon request. more

Tot Shabbat service on Friday, June 10 at 5:30 pm

Come celebrate Shabbat with Rabbi Michael in the beautiful TE sanctuary with songs and stories! Perfect for children under 5 and their families. Members and non-members welcome! The Tot Shabbat service on Friday, June 10 at 5:30 pm will be followed by a Shabbat reception and dinner (in honor of our Temple Board), allowing congregants of all ages to interact and enjoy the meal! We will have some teens to help out during dinner, allowing parents a chance to get to know more adults at TE. To register for dinner, please follow this link. more

Temple Emanuel Dedicates New Education Wing

Celebrating construction rather than destruction, Temple Emanuel dedicated the Jonas and Barbara Miller Family education wing on Friday, September 11, 2015. Highlights of the event included the ribbon cutting and installation of a mezuzah on the entrance to the new wing. The mezuzah, generously donated by Congregation Mishkan Israel, was affixed by Rabbis Michael Farbman and Herb Brockman. The remainder of the evening included the congregation’s annual Shabbat Under the Stars cookout and Kabbalat Shabbat service. The unification of synagogue life in one building is the culmination of the congregation’s 40-plus years in Orange. The new wing houses the religious school and the temple offices. The library […] more