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.
Fifteen TE members joined the Walk Against Hunger on Sunday, May 17, 2015. We started out in East Rock Park and walked together with marchers from a diverse range of religious congregations and non-profit organizations for 3 miles through the local neighborhood. TE’s team included members of all ages; we wore our new blue TE t-shirts, and we were proud when observers along the way exclaimed, “wow, that’s a big group!” We raised about $ 1,000 which was donated to the Connecticut Food Bank. We had a great time! more
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! We are trying out a new model this year – the Tot Shabbat service on Friday, June 19 at 5:30 pm will be followed by a Shabbat reception and dinner (in honor of our past Presidents and the new TE 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 […] more
A brief ground breaking ceremony was held on March 10, 2015, to officially mark the start of construction of the new addition. Rabbi Farbman welcomed the assembled congregants and friends with the words of Psalm 118 and spoke about the importance of sanctifying the moments of transition in Judaism, pointing out that we had to step over the threshold of the wonderful TE sanctuary building to break the ground on the new addition. President of TE, Dr. Melissa Perkal offered the words of thanks to the team that made the day possible: to Bruce Spiewak for his overall overseeing of […] more