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.
This year Temple Emanuel is hosting the Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 22 at 7:00 pm. We look forward to joining with all houses of worship in the Town of Orange for this annual service! more
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! Please register for dinner here so that we have enough food for everyone! more
All TE members and friends are invited to sign up for the Basic Judaism Class led by Rabbi Farbman. This course is for anyone interested in exploring Judaism-interfaith couples, those considering conversion and Jews looking for adult-level basics. This class introduces the fundamentals of Jewish thought and practice in 15 weeks. Topics include Jewish holidays and life cycle events, theology and prayer, Israel, history and Hebrew (optional). No prior knowledge is necessary. Come to the first session on Wednesday, December 2 at 7pm to find out more! more
When: Sunday mornings from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Dates: November 8, 15, 22 and December 6 and 20. Join us for coffee and bagels in the TE swing space before we start what promises to be a lively series. Interested in joining a book discussion group, but so pressed for time that finishing a long novel seems daunting? The solution? Come to TE’s new Jewish Short Story Discussion Group. Nothing to read ahead of time! We read the story live–and aloud–to each other, and then discuss it. Selections include stories by Philip Roth, Bernard Malamud, Steve Stern and more. […] more
A Evening to Celebrate the Opening of the Jonas and Bobbi Miller Educational Wing Dinner catered by Ola! with live Latin music. Fun is guaranteed. Registration is NOW OPEN! Reserve your place today! more
Celebrating construction rather than destruction, Temple Emanuel dedicated the Jonas and Barbara Miller Family education wing on Friday, September 11, 2015. Highlights of the event included the ribbon cutting and installation of a mezuzah on the entrance to the new wing. The mezuzah, generously donated by Congregation Mishkan Israel, was affixed by Rabbis Michael Farbman and Herb Brockman. The remainder of the evening included the congregation’s annual Shabbat Under the Stars cookout and Kabbalat Shabbat service. The unification of synagogue life in one building is the culmination of the congregation’s 40-plus years in Orange. The new wing houses the religious school and the temple offices. The library […] more