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.
At the 6TH ANNUAL STATE OF THE CAMP ASSEMBLY on July 18th, 2015 Temple Emanuel was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Support of Eisner and Crane Lake Camps. Tracy Izzo, a proud mother of Eisner camper and TE Sisterhood President attended the ceremony and accept the award. “Everything that happens at camp is a direct result of the overwhelming commitment and leadership from synagogues like yours”, said Corey Cutler, Director of Development for URJ Eisner and Crane Lake Camps. “We are extremely proud of our partnership and the ways in which Temple Emanuel supports the future of our camps.” The partnership between […] 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 last summer: Shabbat on the beach! On July 31 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! more
Fifteen TE members joined the Walk Against Hunger on Sunday, May 17, 2015. We started out in East Rock Park and walked together with marchers from a diverse range of religious congregations and non-profit organizations for 3 miles through the local neighborhood. TE’s team included members of all ages; we wore our new blue TE t-shirts, and we were proud when observers along the way exclaimed, “wow, that’s a big group!” We raised about $ 1,000 which was donated to the Connecticut Food Bank. We had a great time! more
A brief ground breaking ceremony was held on March 10, 2015, to officially mark the start of construction of the new addition. Rabbi Farbman welcomed the assembled congregants and friends with the words of Psalm 118 and spoke about the importance of sanctifying the moments of transition in Judaism, pointing out that we had to step over the threshold of the wonderful TE sanctuary building to break the ground on the new addition. President of TE, Dr. Melissa Perkal offered the words of thanks to the team that made the day possible: to Bruce Spiewak for his overall overseeing of […] more