A special blessing for the new religious school students on Simchat Torah

A special blessing for the new religious school students on Simchat Torah

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.

Want your kid to LOVE Hebrew School? Want it FREE*?

Looking for a warm and welcoming community that will enrich your child’s life and YOUR life? Temple Emanuel is the place for your family! Our kids LOVE Hebrew school! School starts September 20, registration (pre-K through Confirmation) is open now. For more information go to http://templeemanuel-gnh.org/education-at-temple-emanuel/religious-school or email/call Jodi Harris at 203-397-3000 ext. 4, school@templeemanuel-gnh.org *Temple Emanuel membership is FREE for new families with children in pre-K through grade 4 for one year! more


Dear Temple Emanuel Congregants:              For the twenty second consecutive year, Temple Emanuel will participate in the High Holy Days Food Project.  The food we collect will be divided between the food pantries of both Jewish Family Service (JFS) and the Town of Orange’s Human Services Department where they help feed the many needy among us.              When you come to the synagogue for services on Kol Nidre night (Tuesday, September 22nd) or on Yom Kippur (Wednesday, September 23rd) or right through the Sukkot holiday, please be as amazingly generous as you’ve always been in the past.  Maybe even more […] more

Shabbat Under the Stars and annual BBQ – Friday, Sept 11 starting at 4:30 pm.

Join us at Temple Emanuel on Friday, September 11 for our annual barbecue picnic and Shabbat Under the Stars! The festivities start at 4:30 pm with kids’ activities, 5:00 pm cookout, and 6:30 p.m. Shabbat Under the Stars service, followed by an Oneg in the Social Hall. We will also be unveiling the new education and administrative wing by affixing a mezuza to the door just before the Shabbat service. This is a great annual event for all TE members, family and friends – so please spread the word and invite your friends and neighbors to join us for this […] more

High Holy Days 5776 (2015)

In this post you will find the details of all the upcoming High Holy Day services and events. If you would like to celebrate the High Holy Days with Temple Emanuel and you are currently NOT a member of  the Temple, please get in touch with Hilary office@templeemanuel-gnh.org or our membership committee membership@templeemanuel-gnh.org  SELICHOT SERVICE Saturday, September 5 – 7:00 pm Temple Beth David in Cheshire EREV ROSH HASHANAH Sunday, September 13 – 8:00 pm Oneg to follow ROSH HASHANAH FIRST DAY SERVICE Monday, September 14 – 10:00 am Children’s Service – 9:45 am Kiddush and Tashlich to follow ROSH HASHANAH SECOND […] more

Temple Emanuel celebrated at Eisner and Crane Lake Camp

At the 6TH ANNUAL STATE OF THE CAMP ASSEMBLY on July 18th, 2015 Temple Emanuel was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Support of Eisner and Crane Lake Camps.  Tracy Izzo, a proud mother of Eisner camper and TE Sisterhood President attended the ceremony and accept the award. “Everything that happens at camp is a direct result of the overwhelming commitment and leadership from synagogues like yours”, said Corey Cutler, Director of Development for URJ Eisner and Crane Lake Camps.  “We are extremely proud of our partnership and the ways in which Temple Emanuel supports the future of our camps.” The partnership between […] more

Ground Breaking Ceremony, March 10, 2015

 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