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FullSizeRenderWelcome to Temple Emanu-El: a vibrant, caring and Jewishly diverse community dedicated to Torah, Avodah (worship) and G'milut Chasadim.
Torah: Formal and informal learning to inspire youth and adults to live by the ethical and religious practices of Reform Judasim.
Avodah: Participatory worship services filled with music and meaningful prayer.
G'milut Chasadim: Enriching the lives of all in the community, contributing to the continuance and vitality of the Jewish people and committing to Tikkun Olam, repairing the world.


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Our Mission

 The purpose of Temple Emanu-El include the following:
  • Provide and atmosphere in which to assemble and worship G-d and study Torah in accordance with the Jewish faith, consistent with the principles and practices of Reform Judaism.
  • Educate our children, and cultivate a love and understanding of our Jewish heritage.
  • Teach us how to apply the principles of Judaism to personal conduct and family life.
  • Foster fellowship in our Jewish and secular community.
  • Strengthen our bonds of loyalty with Jewish people everywhere.

Highlighted Happenings

3rd Annual Toy Drive
In loving memory of Jane Agata
New, unwrapped toys can be dropped
off at temple until December 18th
All toys will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House in Albany
Wedneday, December 6th
Sisterhood Latke Making
4:00 PM
All are welcome to help!
Thursday, December 7th
Sisterhood Latke Making
5:00 PM
All are welcome to help!
Friday, December 8th
Pot Luck Dinner
6:00 PM
Followed by 6th and 7th Grade
Human Rights Shabbat Service
7:00 PM
Saturday, December 9th 
Informal Shabbat morning table service led by Rabbi Schaktman in the library
10:30 AM followed the our Lunch and Learn Series 12:00 PM
Topic: "Human Rights in Judaism: Bringing Holiness to the Front Lines"
Sunday, December 10th
Sisterhood Latke Making
9:00 AM 
All are welcome to help!
Tuesday, December 12th
Lighting of the Menorah and Sing-a-long
5:30 PM at the JCC
Followed by a joint Chanukah Dinner at Temple 6:00 PM
Monday, December 18th
Men's Club Lunch at Sammy's
12:30 PM


12.15.2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Shabbat Services
12.15.2017 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Erev Shabbat
12.16.2017 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Bagels and Torah
12.17.2017 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Religious School
12.18.2017 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Men's Club Lunch at Sammy's
12.20.2017 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Religious School
12.20.2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Finance Meeting
12.22.2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Shabbat Services
12.22.2017 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Erev Shabbat
12.23.2017 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Bagels and Torah
  • Membership

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  • Photo Gallery

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  • Emergencies and Life Cycle Events

    We are committed to providing pastoral care. Please contact Rabbi Schaktman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (315) 724-4177. Read More
  • Religious School

    The religious school at Temple Emanu-El provides a nurturing environment for all students, enabling them to cultivate a lifelong appreciation for their Jewish identity. The broad ranging curriculum - which focuses on three Read More
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