- 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.
MOSTLY ZOOM SERVICES
The Ritual Committee has chosen to move to a Zoom only format for most Shabbat services with the exception of a once monthly in-person service. This is due to the fact that we have seldom had a minyan in person after the High Holy Days although we have had robust online attendance. We believe that, although we have safety protocols in place, some congregants are still concerned about COVID exposure. Also, as we move from Fall into Winter, we anticipate that fewer people want to go out in the evening. We offer the once monthly service for those who feel a need to be physically present in the sanctuary with others of our community as we worship. Please note below and mark your calendar for the in-person service. If you wish to join our Zoom Shabbat Services please email the temple at firstname.lastname@example.org for the link.
Friday, December 10, Sichat Shabbat (after a short break from Services). Brian Carroll is the presenter and the topic is: “Jews in Sports”
Sunday, Dec. 12 and Jan.9, 1-2:30 PM, An Introductory Workshop on Jewish Values and Practices Concerning Death, Dying and Grief, Led by Rabbi Schaktman / Click here for more information
Tuesday, December 14, 12:00 PM, Women’s Club Informal Monthly Lunch Get-Together / Debbie’s Cafe, 3963 Oneida Street, Washington Mills
Wednesday, December 15, 12:00 PM, Men’s Club Lunch / Debbie’s Cafe, 3963 Oneida Street, Washington Mills
Sunday, December 19, 7:00 PM, A Virtual Conversation with Lawyer, Speechwriter and Author Sarah Hurwitz. Please email Temple to register
Thursday, February 3 and Sunday, February 6, 6:30-8:30 PM, Rabbi Schaktman will lead us in a 2-part discussion on the book Caste by Isabel Wilkerson / Click here for more information
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).
Learn more about becoming a member at Temple Emanu-El. Click below to complete Welcome Application.
Shabbat Participation, Onegs and Flowers
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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…