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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.

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

Matt McDermott from CONECT, Sunday Dec 21 , 10AM

Matt McDermott, CONECT’s lead organizer, will return to TE  on Sunday, Dec 21st at 10 am, to engage in a deeper conversation about Tikkun Olam with TE members, following his very engaging talk at TE on Friday, Dec 12. CONECT (Congregations Organized for a New Connecticut) is a non-partisan, multi-faith organization of 27 congregations in Southern CT that through building grass-roots relational culture fosters a powerful civic moral voice to affect change in the areas of social and economic justice and for the common good. more

Joint MLK Jr. Shabbat service at Congregation Mishkan Israel, January 16 at 7:30PM

On January 16, 2015 at 7:30 PM the entire Temple Emanuel community will join Temple Beth David and Congregation Mishkan Israel for a very special MLK service. Congregation Mishkan Israel will begin the celebration of its 175th anniversary with the MLK, Jr service.  This year our guest will be Rabbi David Saperstein, the Director of the Religious Action Center in Washington, DC.  He was recently nominated as the US Ambassador-at-large for Religious Freedom and awaits Senate confirmation. We hope you can join us for this very special Interfaith service, bringing together members of our three congregations, as well as spiritual […] more

Shabbat Chanukah, December 19 at 6:00PM, followed by dinner.

Come celebrate Shabbat Chanukah with your extended Temple Emanuel Family! Bring your own Chanukkiah and let’s fill the sanctuary with light on this very special Chanukah shabbat! After the service enjoy a family-style meal. Bring some latkes to share at our annual latke cook-off, and may the best latka win! more