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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 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

TE Men’s Club presents: Caring for the Aging Parent and Caring for the Caregiver. Sunday, April 2 at 3 pm.

This session will address the issues that adult children commonly face when helping to care for an aging parent: memory loss and dementia, trade-offs between safety and independence, planning for difficult medical decisions. The session will also address the need for caregivers to take care of themselves. There will be lots of time for questions and discussion. The session will be led by Terri Fried, MD. Terri is a Professor at the Yale School of Medicine and co-director of the Yale Pepper Center, an interdisciplinary research program devoted to improving the health and quality of life for older adults. She […] more

2nd Night Passover Seder 5777 at TE – Tuesday, April 11 at 6:30 pm

You and your family are invited to celebrate the 2nd Night Passover Seder with Rabbi Farbman and your extended Temple Emanuel Family! Tuesday APRIL 11 @ 6:30 PM Members & Non-Members Welcome! Please register by April 3 – we will not be able to accept any reservations after that date! Please do not let the cost of the dinner prevent you and your family from attending the Seder – speak to Rabbi Farbman confidentially. more

New this year: Monthly Shabbat Morning Minyan – April 29 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. Future date: June 10, 2017   more

So You Think You Can Pray: Jewish Liturgy Course continues

Ever wanted to know what the words of different Jewish prayers mean? Explore the order of the service in greater detail? Get to learn your way around the prayerbook? This class is for you! Join Rabbi Farbman and learn your way around siddur on Thursday nights. Nov 3 and 10, December 1. January 5, 12 and 26 February 2 and 23 March 2, 9 and 30 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