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Temple Emanuel is a warm, caring, and open community of approximately 160 households.

As a small but growing 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.

6TH ANNUAL DEBBIE FRIEDMAN z”l   MEMORIAL CONCERT – Sunday, February 12 at 10 am

JOIN GREATER NEW HAVEN HEBREW SCHOOLS AND SYNAGOGUE MUSIC BANDS TO CELEBRATE THE LEGACY OF DEBBIE FRIEDMAN Z”L with an Annual Memorial Concert. This year the concert will be hosted by the Tower One/Tower East (18 Tower Lane, New Haven CT). Free and open to the public! ¨ more

Whiffenpoofs at Temple Emanuel – February 26 at 3:00pm!

Come out for an incredible afternoon of A Cappella Music! Every year, 14 senior Yale men are selected to be in the Whiffenpoofs, the world’s oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella group. Founded in 1909, the “Whiffs” began as a senior quartet that met for weekly concerts at Mory’s Temple Bar, the famous Yale tavern. Today, the group has become one of Yale’s most celebrated traditions. And now, the Whiffenpoofs are adding Temple Emanuel to their list of performance venues! Meet the entire group, ask questions, and have your picture taken with them! Don’t miss the chance of a lifetime […] more

COMING UP: Book Discussion Co-sponsored by Sisterhood and Men’s Club, Feb 8th at 7pm

To kick off the 15th year of the TE Sisterhood Book Discussion Group, we are doing something a little different: a book discussion Co-Sponsored by Sisterhood and the Men’s Club! On Wed., Feb. 8th, at 7:00pm, Prof. Rachel Ranis of Quinnipiac University will lead a discussion on the book “Hillbilly Elegy – a Memoir of a Family & Culture in Crisis” by J.D. Vance. Due to the timeliness of this book & its reflection of the current political climate in this country, this will be open to all TE congregants. There will be no cost to paid up Sisterhood and Men’s […] more

New this year: Monthly Shabbat Morning Minyan – January 7 at 10:00 am

Ready to try something new? Join our informal monthly Shabbat morning minyan to enjoy the majesty of the full Torah service with the haftarah reading! Come experience Shabbat in a different light. Future dates:  February 4 March 4 We are exploring the possibility of organizing childcare at the time of this service, please let the office (office@templeemanuel-gnh.org) know if you are interested! more

So You Think You Can Pray: Jewish Liturgy Course continues January 5 @ 7:30 pm.

Ever wanted to know what the words of different Jewish prayers mean? Explore the order of the service in greater detail? Get to learn your way around the prayerbook? This class is for you! Join Rabbi Farbman and learn your way around siddur on Thursday nights. Nov 3 and 10, December 1. January 5, 12 and 26 February 2, 9 and 23 March 2 and 9 more

A Continuing Exploration of Jewish Spirituality:  Words, Rituals and Holy Spaces TE’s Lay-Led Shabbat Afternoon Sessions of Learning and Discussion

  “Jacob came upon a certain place and stopped there for the night… Taking one of the stones of that place, he put it under his head and lay down in that  place’ (Genesis 28:11). ‘Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the Lord is present in this place, and I did not know it!”  Shaken, he said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the abode of God, and that is the gateway to heaven”  (Genesis 28:16-17). Last year in our lay-led Shabbat afternoon sessions, we began looking into concepts of spirituality by thinking about […] more

Jewish Teen Education – JTE

The Greater New Haven Jewish Community is excited to announce the launch of JTE, a new Jewish teen education program created “By Teens, For Teens.”  A board of local Jewish teenagers have been working hard to create this program which is modeled after MAKOM, New Haven county’s previous and very successful Jewish teen education program. Starting THIS TUESDAY, JTE will meet every Tuesday from 7-9 pm at the JCC. There will be a variety of classes offered, ranging from Israeli cooking to comparative religion, and everything in between.  The session will run for approximately 12 weeks and students will be […] more

Shalom, chaver… Eulogies delivered at the funeral of Rabbi Emeritus Gerald Brieger.

On 4 Av 5776, 8 August 2016 we said goodbye to our beloved Rabbi Emeritus Gerald ‘Jerry’ Brieger. Temple Emanuel sanctuary was filled to the brim, and eulogies were delivered by Jerry’s family, friends and colleagues. In the days and weeks that followed, we heard from many people, both those who could not attend and those who were in the room, asking to read once again the incredibly moving eulogies. With the family’s permission and the author’s approval, we are honored to share these words with you today, in the order they were delivered at the funeral. May Rabbi Jerry’s […] more