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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.

Family Shabbat Dinner at TE – Friday, February 13 at 6 pm.

SHABBAT reception BEGINS AT 6:00PM, dinner will be served at 6:30 pm followed by Shabbat Service at 8. (Please note that there will be a Tot Shabbat Service for our youngest members and their families at 5:30, allowing all generations of TE families to have Shabbat dinner together!) Please fill out the form below by February 9th. No family will pay more than $45 to attend. Children 5 and under are free. Fill out my PayQuiq form! more

Tot Shabbat at TE – Friday, Feb 13, 2015 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! We are trying out a new model this year – the Tot Shabbat service on Friday, February 13 at 5:30 pm will be followed by a Shabbat reception and dinner, 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

A Taste of Honey – an evening of inspired learning and teaching- Saturday, January 31 – 7:00 pm at the JCC, featuring TE band and choirs!

Community learning at its sweetest. Join us for the 19th annual A Taste of Honey, a community-wide celebration of Jewish learning that includes fascinating sessions, havdallah, keynote speaker  New York Times film critic A.O. Scott, plus the Debbie Friedman Memorial Tribute Concert with the TE band and inter-generational choir. Cost $18; Students/Seniors $12. Online registration and entire schedule coming soon at http://www.jccnh.org/taste-of-honey more

POSTPONED BECAUSE OF THE INCLEMENT WEATHER! Adult Education Part II Prayer: Discussion and reaction to changes in the new Reform prayer book.

Adult Education Part II Prayer: Discussion and reaction to changes in the new Reform prayer book.  Come and join the learning and conversations facilitated by Rabbi Steven Steinberg.  The second in the adult ed series will be held at the home of  Jean and Jim Silk (PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION!) on Saturday, January 24 from 3:00-4:30 pm.  Everyone is welcome; no need to have attended Part I. We will look at Mishkan Tefilah and consider it in the light of previous Reform prayer books. Why is it so heavy–what conclusions can we draw from its new physical manifestation? What prayers do or […] more

TE’s First Annual Coffee House – February 21, 7:30-10 pm

Chase Away the Winter Blues At a Temple Emanuel Coffee House Come listen to our own local musicians, support our own artists. An adult evening with friends, food, entertainment & art! Saturday, February 21, 2015, 7:30 – 10 PM Coffee and Desserts (BYOB) Fill out my PayQuiq form! more

Chanukah Gift Giving Program a big success!

Temple Emanuel was abuzz with activity on Sunday, December 14th. Our religious school children and parents enjoyed an asephah filled with Chanukah songs and learning, followed by an adult study of the origins of Chanukah story with Rabbi Farbman, while the children went back to school for an hour. Then we gathered back together with other members of the congregation for a snack and to pack over 100 gift baskets filled with books, toys, art supplies, hats, scarves and gloves as well as baby items. These baskets will be distributed by ‘r kids Family Center, Fair Haven Community Health Center, […] more