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Temple Emanuel is a warm, caring, and open community of approximately 160 households.

As a small but growing 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.

TE Annual Meeting of Members June 11 at 10 am

The annual meeting of the membership of TE will take place on Sunday, June 11 at 10 am. There will be coffee and bagels at 9:30 am. The membership will vote on the officers and directors for the fiscal year 2017-2018 and for the TE fiscal budget for 2017-2018. more

Erev Shavuot and Confirmation Service – Tuesday, May 30th at 7:00 pm

Please join us on Tuesday, May 30th at 7:00 pm for the Erev Shavuot service and Confirmation ceremony. We will celebrate the Festival of Shavuot and the giving and receiving of the Torah with this year’s Confirmands who will participate in leading the service. Don’t miss this special service, which will also include Yizkor (memorial service). more

Shabbat Dinner, June 16 at 6:15 pm

Celebrate Shabbat with the newly elected TE Board and past TE Presidents and Board members! Come enjoy a community-wide Shabbat dinner (Pasta and Salad) with your family and friends! Please follow the link to sign up for dinner!! more

Tot Shabbat, June 16th at 5:30 followed by Shabbat Dinner!

  Looking for FUN with your little one? Come to the TOT SHABBAT at Temple Emanuel, sing and dance and usher Shabbat in! Perfect for children under 5 and their families and friends. This fun short celebration will be followed by TE-wide Shabbat dinner, please follow the link to sign up! more

TE Travels: Temple Emanuel goes to Spain – July 30 – Aug 13, 2017

Join Rabbi Farbman as we explore the Jewish (and other) stories of Spain during this exciting Jewish journey. Our expert guide educator, Julian Resnick will bring to life important sites and illuminate their significance while we explore, learn and have so much fun along the way! Registration now open! more

New this year: Monthly Shabbat Morning Minyan – June 10 at 10:00 am

Ready to try something new? Join our informal monthly Shabbat morning minyan to enjoy the majesty of the full Torah service with the haftarah reading! Come experience Shabbat in a different light.   more

Jewish Teen Education – JTE

The Greater New Haven Jewish Community is excited to announce the launch of JTE, a new Jewish teen education program created “By Teens, For Teens.”  A board of local Jewish teenagers have been working hard to create this program which is modeled after MAKOM, New Haven county’s previous and very successful Jewish teen education program. Starting THIS TUESDAY, JTE will meet every Tuesday from 7-9 pm at the JCC. There will be a variety of classes offered, ranging from Israeli cooking to comparative religion, and everything in between.  The session will run for approximately 12 weeks and students will be […] more

Shalom, chaver… Eulogies delivered at the funeral of Rabbi Emeritus Gerald Brieger.

On 4 Av 5776, 8 August 2016 we said goodbye to our beloved Rabbi Emeritus Gerald ‘Jerry’ Brieger. Temple Emanuel sanctuary was filled to the brim, and eulogies were delivered by Jerry’s family, friends and colleagues. In the days and weeks that followed, we heard from many people, both those who could not attend and those who were in the room, asking to read once again the incredibly moving eulogies. With the family’s permission and the author’s approval, we are honored to share these words with you today, in the order they were delivered at the funeral. May Rabbi Jerry’s […] more