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

Upcoming Events

  1. Wed 27

    Board Meeting

    May 27 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Fri 29

    Erev Shabbat Shavuot Service

    May 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  3. Fri 29

    Se’udat Shabbat

    May 29 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
  4. Fri 29

    Shavuot Shabbat

    May 29 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
  5. Sat 30

Highlighted Dates

The Helen and Leon Sperling Holocaust Education Essay Contest
Grades 6-8 and 9-12 are invited to write an essay
Deadline for submission is May 1,2020
The first place essay will be read at the Annual Memorial Lecture on May 14, 2020
Wednesday, April 8th
Joint Congregational Seder
Led by Cantor Socolof
6:00 PM

Service and Event Schedule

Friday, April 3rd – Thursday, April 9th


Shabbat services, Friday, April 3rd at 6:00 PM will be held virtually, with no physical attendees at the Temple. We are pleased that we will be able to stream these services, and hope that many of you will participate. Click here to participate https://zoom.us/j/854237644.  


Sichat Shabbat will be held Friday, April 3rd at 7:30 PM. (The presentation will last for 15-20 minutes. It will be followed by questions and a group discussion.)

Caren Ganeles Summers will be the presenter with her presentation and her presentation will be: “Discovering My Grandfather’s Shtetl”. Learning what I could about the Russian shtetl my paternal grandfather was born in and lived in before coming to America. Click here to participate https://zoom.us/j/854237644.  


There will be no Bagels and Torah this week.


Please join us for services Sunday morning at 9:00 AM. Click here to join https://zoom.us/j/854237644


As always, if you or someone you know is in need spiritual for any reason, please contact our Temple Emanu-El office or Rabbi Schaktman directly: uticarabbi@gmail.com


Our joint Temple Emanu-El – Temple Beth El Passover Seder has been cancelled. Rabbi Schaktman will be following up with suggestions and opportunities for celebrating Passover for those who seek ideas and support.

There are so many things about the current situation that we find unsettling. Hopefully, we can find comfort in knowing that we are not alone and are bound to one another and remain responsible for each other. Thankfully, we are fortunate to live in an era that allows us to pray, learn and stay together without physically being in the same place. The Jewish tradition and the Jewish people have always been creative and resilient. We encourage you to take advantage of the blessing that technology affords us to join in our many worship, learning and communal opportunities from home.



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