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.
With sadness in our hearts, we condemn with one voice the senseless violence that took place in Orlando, Florida last Saturday night. The heinous acts committed by a single gunman on Saturday night were an attack on all civilized people. They were an attack on fundamental American values. They were an attack on our shared belief that every human being – regardless of race, religion or sexual orientation – is a child of God and equally endowed by God with dignity and worth. We mourn the lives lost and express our deepest condolences to their families. We hold close those […] more
Summer is the time to enjoy the sunshine, to slow down a little and to unwind. Shabbat services over the summer (July – August) begin at 7:30 pm and tend to be quite informal. TE members take an active role in conducting many of the summer services, so if you’d like to try your hand at it, or have musical talents to offer, do let Rabbi Farbman know! (Please note that Shabbat on the Beach on July 29 is at 7pm) more
In what has become a beautiful annual tradition at Temple Emanuel, we will be greeting Shabbat on our beautiful patio, surrounded by nature on our wonderful grounds. Bring your voices, your friends and your family for this not-to-be-missed Shabbat service! Please bring a lawn chair or a blanket. July 1st at 7:30 PM. more
Our ‘Shabbat under the stars’ services are always a great opportunity to enjoy the beautiful TE grounds and be outside. This year, we continue the wonderful new tradition that began two years ago: Shabbat on the beach! On July 29 at 7pm head over to the Walnut Beach in Milford (113 E Broadway, Milford, CT 06460) – don’t forget a beach blanket or a chair, and bug repellent just in case! We will sing together and greet shabbat by the water. Please spread the word and invite your family and friends to join us! P.S. If it rains, Shabbat services will […] more