Our Mission

    • Provide an 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.

Lindsey Pix USE



If you would like to join us for Shabbat Services, every Friday night at 6:00 PM, on Zoom please email temple to get the Zoom link.


Temple Emanu-El Procedures for Admittance to Building- Updated 11/22/2020

Hello Friends and Family,

I wanted to let the members of our community know that our Medical Advisory committee and our Board have met to discuss the ever changing COVID situation. Our procedures for building and community safety have been updated. Click here to see the updated document.

A reminder: All gatherings require prior approval from the executive board in order to take place at Temple. Because our goal is to maximize safety by minimizing exposure, please consider carefully if it is really necessary for you to be in the building at all. 

Pikuach Nefesh—preserving life takes priority over almost every other religious rule.

Thank you and Stay Safe,

Rachel Smith

Statement of Inclusion

Temple Emanu-El is a Reform Jewish synagogue that is committed to providing a warm and welcoming environment to nurture the diverse spiritual, religious, educational and social needs of our members.

We welcome Jews of all ages, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities to be a part of our community. Interfaith families can find ways to embrace a Jewish lifestyle. We encourage non-Jewish family members to be involved and to participate fully in Temple life. Jews-by-choice, people with special needs, people from the community who feel disconnected or distant from Judaism, all are welcome when they come through our doors.

Our community is characterized by its dedication to inclusion. Our Rabbi, lay-leaders, and members join together to bring meaning to Torah and Jewish observance. We are committed to creative prayer, study, mitzvot and tikkun olam (repairing the world).

Upcoming Events

  1. Tue 03

    Rabbi’s Class Finding Our Way

    Aug 03 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Wed 04

    Ritual Meeting

    Aug 04 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. Fri 06

    Virtual Shabbat Service

    Aug 06 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  4. Sat 07

    Virtual Bagels and Torah

    Aug 07 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  5. Tue 10

    Rabbi’s Class Finding Our Way

    Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Learn more about becoming a member at Temple Emanu-El.  


Shabbat Participation, Onegs and Flowers

Sign up to participate in a Friday Night Shabbat Service.


Life Cycle Events and Emergencies

We are committed to providing pastoral care. Please contact Rabbi Schaktman at uticarabbi@gmail.com or (315) 724-4177.


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