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.

Dinner to honor Rabbi Mark Winer, MBE – November 21, 2014

Earlier this year Rabbi Mark Winer, TE’s first Rabbi, was awarded an MBE (Member of British Empire) in London for his interfaith work. We are delighted to welcome him back and to congratulate him on this high and well-deserved honor. You and your family are invited to a Shabbat dinner at 6:00 PM on Friday, November 21, 2014. Enjoy a terrific classic Shabbat chicken dinner with scrumptious sides and salad. Challah of course! Vegetarian options available. more

INDIAN COOKING CLASS & GOURMET DINNER – November 8, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Come & delight in learning to prepare delectable foods from Chef Jawahar [Jack] Doraiswamy’s native India, and then happily partake in a full, three course Indian meal. Take home the recipes for all dishes & packets of spices used, so you can impress family & friends for your next home-cooked dinner. Join the TE community, along with friends, for this special, first-of-a-kind event! Seating is limited, so make your reservations now!  Friends & family from the larger community are welcome & encouraged. more

The Whiffenpoofs@Temple Emanuel, December 7th at 7:30 pm

Join us for an Evening of Entertainment: The Whiffenpoofs, The world’s oldest, best known Yale A Capella choir! SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2014 AT 7:30 PM more

Jewish Genealogy: Tracing Your Roots – Sunday, October 26 at 10:00 am

What to you know about your family’s past? What mysteries can be unlocked and what secrets are waiting to be revealed?  Howard Siegel, Temple member and genealogist, will teach us how to use a variety of sources to discover our Jewish ancestry.  Join us for ‘Jewish Genealogy: Tracing Your Roots’ on Sunday, October 26, 9:45 am bagels and…, program at 10:00 am. more

Abraham’s Tent – feeding the hungry and housing the homeless this winter.

Abraham’s Tent is a cooperative effort between Columbus House and congregations of faith in the Greater New Haven area. Represented by the Interfaith Cooperative Ministries, it began in 2009 when a city funded shelter remained closed for the winter due to lack of funds. From December to April Abraham’s tent provides safe shelter and food for 12 men whom are selected by Columbus House for this special project. Our responsibility is to feed the men a warm family style dinner, breakfast the next morning and a bagged lunch for them to take back to Columbus House where they will shower […] more

Tikkun Olam at Temple Emanuel in action

In September, members of Temple Emanuel joined  the March Against Climate Change in New York with more than 750 businesses, unions, faith groups, schools, social justice groups, environmental groups. You can still add your voice to that call and take action to address climate change. An organizational meeting will be taking November 2nd at 10:00 in the Sanctuary to plan next steps. For information contact Jean Silk at TikkunOlam@TempleEmanuel-GNH.org more