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.
According to the Jewish tradition one of the greatest mitzvot (commandments) of Passover is to celebrate this ancient biblical holiday with a Seder—a special gathering that brings together our history, heritage and modern observances that are meaningful and relevant to us today. Traditionally, it is the first, second, and last nights of Passover when Jews are getting together to read the Haggadah, perform rituals, sing, have fun, and of course EAT! You and your family are invited to celebrate the Second Night Passover Seder with Rabbi Farbman and your extended Temple Emanuel family on SATURDAY, APRIL 4th at 6:15pm. Members […] more
Please join us for: singing, dancing, bonfires, food and fun! Sunday May 3, 2015 4:00-6:00pm at The JCC Campground 360 Amity Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525 (With inclement weather, the event will be held in the JCC auditorium) Free Admission and food available for purchase Participating congregations: Temple Beth Sholom, Congregation B’nai Jacob, Congregation Or Shalom, Temple Emanuel, Mishkan Israel, and BEKI Please RSVP to Holli Shanbrom with the number of guests attending, by April 26, 2015 more
Imagine for a moment not knowing where your next meal is coming from. We at TE can help through participating in the Connecticut Food Bank’s Walk Against Hunger. Sunday, May 17 in East Rock Park, with a meet-up at 12:30. Let’s make this the best year ever and walk together to make a difference in the lives of others. All ages can participate, even pets, so please let me know that you will be a part of the TE team this year, walking with the TE team to combat hunger on a glorious day in May. Please respond to me, […] 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