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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.

Biennial Chinese Banquet/Auction February 21, 2016 at 6pm!

Temple Emanuel of Greater New Haven invites you to the Biennial Chinese Banquet/Auction at the Royal Palace 32 Orange Street, New Haven Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 6pm (Snow date – Sunday, February 28, 2016 ) Enjoy an evening of delicious food, good company and a great auction! Please RSVP online by February 14th – Thank you! more

A Weekend of Jewish Learning MARCH 11-13, 2016 “Mediterranean Mosaic:  Three Vignettes of Jewish Life and Culture”

Something new is coming this March… Instead of a single scholar in residence, the Jewish Education and Enlightenment Program will feature three stimulating speakers exploring the worlds of modern Israel; medieval Spain, Egypt and Palestine; and twentieth century Italy. SIGN UP FOR SHABBAT DINNER AND/OR LUNCH ON SATURDAY HERE.  Friday night, March 11 begins with Shabbat dinner at 6:00 pm, followed by a Shabbat service with presentation by Olga Markus.  “My Israel: A Land of Miracles, Inspiration and Complexity”. Ms. Markus holds a M.A. in Russian Language and Literature, from Kiev State Pedagogical University,  an advanced diploma in Jewish Education […] more

Musician in Residence Weekend at Temple Emanuel – February 5-7, 2016

Join Temple Emanuel for a special weekend filled with music and joy! We are delighted to welcome Jacob “Spike” Kraus as TE’s Musician in Residence this year – here’s the full schedule of events. Friday, February 5th at 6:30 pm – Family Shabbat Service Saturday, Feb 6th at 7pm – Havdalah and Concert, with participation from Temple Emanuel Band. Sunday, Feb 7th, 11:30 am – mini concert with students of TE religious school. All events are free and open to public! Spike’s first full-length studio album ‘Shake off the Dust’ will be available for sale at the concert. About the artist […] more

Temple Emanuel Dedicates New Education Wing

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