Welcome to The Emanuel Synagogue!

Our doors open wide to welcome people of all backgrounds. We celebrate Jewish tradition, participation, observance and study, and emphasize Jewish values, personal growth and a genuine sense of community. Our down-to-earth atmosphere is a welcome break from the social pressures of daily life. Learn more about us.

Shabbat Dinner at the Mandell JCC Swim & Tennis Club

Shabbat SplashPlease join Rabbi Small at the JCC Swim and Tennis Club for a family friendly evening filled with lively music & storytelling.
Friday, August 26, 2016
5:45-7:00 PM
4 Duncaster Road
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Shabbat dinner and service on the back porch
Includes challah and grape juice, grilled kosher chicken, corn on the cob, salad, pasta sa;adwatermelon, water/soda/iced tea.
RSVP to Sara Billings, sbillings@mandelljcc.org or 860-243-0794, no later than Wednesday, August 24.
All Families Invited!
$10 adults • $8 children under 10
If you are not a Swim & Tennis Club member and are joining us for Shabbat dinner, please be our guest to use the facilities in the afternoon. Kindly let us know when you make your reservation.

Yizkor Book

yahrzeit candleIf you would like to memorialize your loved in our Yizkor Book which will be used throughout 5777, please download and complete the form. We will accept names for the Yizkor Book through Friday, September 9, 2016.

Yizkor Book Form 2016

A Havdalah Experience

HavdalahJoin us as we bid farewell to Shabbat and greet the new week with hope and faith and this beautiful service.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
• 7:00 p.m. Mincha and Maariv in the Chapel. A thought for Havdallah with Rabbi Small. Storytelling for children in the Banks lobby.
• 7:45 p.m. Havdallah outside in the Banks Garden (weather permitting).
• 8:00 p.m. Tapas and Wine Tasting; Music by and with Cantor Cohn on guitar.
All are welcome at no cost. Unaffiliated friends are encouraged to come and meet our members, our clergy and staff, and experience the warmth of the Emanuel.
RSVP by September 2 . Click here to rsvp now online or call or email the office 860-236-1275, lisal@emanuelsynagogue.org, or downloading the form. Be sure to tell us how many adults and children will be attending and the ages of the children.
Click here to download a flyer for the Havdalah Experience.

School Waffle Bar Breakfast

WafflesEmanuel Religious School invites you to a welcome back Waffle Bar Breakfast.
Sunday, September 11, 2016
9:00 am -10:00 am
Parents and Students:
9:00- Please join us on the first day of school for a MEET AND GREET
with your teachers and have a yummy breakfast.
10:00– Students will go to class.
Parents stay to hear author, Marjorie Ingall read a selection from her new book, Mamaleh Knows Best and hear her humorous point of view on Jewish parenting. Ms. Ingall has been published in The New York Times,
the Forward, and Tablet Magazine, to name just a few. A percentage of book sales from that morning will benefit the Religious School.
Come! You’ll eat, you’ll schmooze. It’ll be fun!
PLEASE LET US KNOW ABOUT ANY FOOD ALLERGIES.
We are looking for volunteers to help set up before and clean up afterwards.
Please let us know at (860) 233-2774 or email school@emanuelsynagogue.org .
Sponsored by Emanuel Brotherhood

A Kitchen Shower

Kitchen ShowerThe Emanuel Synagogue Sisterhood Invites you to A Kitchen Shower to Rejuvenate our Kitchen.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
7:30pm
Please RSVP and/or send in your donation and let Sisterhood be your personal shopper for all our needs: Small Appliances, Serving Pieces, Kitchen Utensils, Pots, Pans, etc.
Prudence Sloane, TV chef, food journalist, & radio host will presPrudence Sloaneent, “Don’t Eat with Your Mouth Full”, a humorous look at table manners through the ages.
Questions: Sue Bergman – 860.523.8652
Please RSVP, and include your donation, no later than August 26, 2016
Click here to download a donation/RSVP form.

 

Back to Shul Bash!!!

BashPresented by Emanuel Connections
Sunday, September 18th
12-2 pm (right after Religious School)
Puttin’ on the Ritz – Balloon animals, glitter tattoos, and face painting!!
Lunch includes pizza, salad, & dessert
$3 per person, $10.00 family cap
RSVP by September 7th by clicking here.
Questions? Please email Jeni Magalhaes at jenipoo710@yahoo.com

No Common Place - The Holocaust Testimony of Alina Bacall-Zerwin

Brotherrhood Sept 18Emanuel Brotherhood Breakfast/Speaker Program with Alina’s son Dr. George Bacall.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
9:00am
The story of Alina and Leo Bacall (Bakalczuk) during their horrific experiences from the Warsaw Ghetto, Majdanek, and Auschwitz to liberation and beyond.
Everyone is invited to attend this free event.
Buffet Breakfast served at 9AM.
No need to RSVP
For more information contact malleyks@gmail.com

August 21 – August 27

Sunday: 8:00am,7:00pm
Monday-Thursday: 7:00am,7:00pm
Friday: 7:00am,6:00pm   Candles 7:14pm
Saturday: 9:00am,7:15pm   Havdalah 8:11pm

  • September 3, 2016

    Samuel Ward - Bar Mitzvah

  • October 1, 2016

    Julia Michele Sillman - Bat Mitzvah

  • October 29, 2016

    Jack Brown - Bar Mitzvah

  • November 12, 2016

    Rafael Fichandler - Bar Mitzvah

Families with Young Children How to? What if? Donate/Gift Cards Lotsa Helping Hands

Upcoming Events

  • Summer Version of Ziplow Study Group

    August 25, 201610:00 am-11:45 am
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    Summer version of Ziplow study group. Starting Thursday, June 9th, 10am in the chapel lobby. We are a self taught group over the summer . We are reading The Presidents of the U.S. and the Jews by David G. Dalin and Alfred J. Kolatch. Tea, cookies, and sharing of ideas. Open to all.

  • Shabbat Dinner at the Mandell JCC Swim & Tennis Club

    August 26, 2016

    5:45 pm-7:00 pm
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    Shabbat Splash, Please join Rabbi Small at the JCC Swim and Tennis Club for a family friendly evening filled with lively music & storytelling. 4 Duncaster Road Bloomfield, CT 06002 Shabbat dinner and service on the back porch Includes challah and grape juice, grilled kosher chicken, corn on the cob, salad, pasta salad, watermelon,water/soda/iced tea. RSVP to Sara Billings, sbillings@mandelljcc.org or 860-243-0794, no later than Wednesday, August 24. All Families Invited! $10 adults • $8 children under 10 If you are not a Swim & Tennis Club member and are joining us for Shabbat dinner, please be our guest to use the facilities in the afternoon. Kindly let us know when you make your reservation.

  • Samuel Ward - Bar Mitzvah

    September 3, 2016

    9:00 am-9:00 am

  • Natalie Ziplow Study Group

    September 8, 201610:00 am-12:00 pm
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    Natalie Ziplow Study Group: Facilitator: Rabbi David Small A Sisterhood sponsored study group which includes text study, current events and lively discussion. Open to all. For more information, please contact Kate Goldman at kate@emanuelsynagogue.org (860)233-2774.

  • A HavdalLah Experience

    September 10, 2016

    7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    +More details

    Join us as we bid farewell to Shabbat and greet the new week with hope and faith and this beautiful service.  7:00 p.m. Mincha and Maariv in the Chapel. A thought for Havdallah with Rabbi Small. Storytelling for children in the Banks lobby.  7:45 p.m. Havdallah outside in the Banks Garden (weather permitting).  8:00 p.m. Tapas and Wine Tasting; Music by and with Cantor Cohn on guitar. All are welcome at no cost. Unaffiliated friends are encouraged to come and meet our members, our clergy and staff, and experience the warmth of the Emanuel. Please RSVP by September 2 Via our website, www.emanuelsynagogue.org, by calling or emailing the office 860-236-1275, lisal@emanuelsynagogue.org, or by sending in the form below. Names ____________________________________________________ Address ___________________________________________________ Email ____________________________________________________ Telephone _____________________________________ Ages and number of children ________________________

  • School Waffle Bar Breakfast

    September 11, 20169:00 am-10:00 am
    +More details

    WafflesEmanuel Religious School invites you to a welcome back Waffle Bar Breakfast. Parents and Students: 9:00- Please join us on the first day of school for a MEET AND GREET with your teachers and have a yummy breakfast. 10:00– Students will go to class. Parents stay to hear author, Marjorie Ingall read a selection from her new book, Mamaleh Knows Best and hear her humorous point of view on Jewish parenting. Ms. Ingall has been published in The New York Times, the Forward, and Tablet Magazine, to name just a few. A percentage of book sales from that morning will benefit the Religious School. Come! You’ll eat, you’ll schmooze. It’ll be fun! PLEASE LET US KNOW ABOUT ANY FOOD ALLERGIES. We are looking for volunteers to help set up before and clean up afterwards. Please let us know at (860) 233-2774 or email school@emanuelsynagogue.org . Sponsored by Emanuel Brotherhood

  • Kitchen Shower

    September 14, 2016

    7:30 pm-9:00 pm
    +More details

    The Emanuel Synagogue Sisterhood Invites you to A Kitchen Shower to Rejuvenate our Kitchen. Send in your donation and let Sisterhood be your personal shopper for all our needs: Small Appliances, Serving Pieces, Kitchen Utensils, Pots, Pans, etc. Prudence Sloane, TV chef, food journalist, & radio host “Don’t Eat with Your Mouth Full”, a humorous look at table manners through the ages. Questions: Sue Bergman – 860.523.8652 Please RSVP, and include your donation, no later than August 26, 2016

  • Natalie Ziplow Study Group

    September 15, 201610:00 am-12:00 pm
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    Natalie Ziplow Study Group: Facilitator: Rabbi David Small A Sisterhood sponsored study group which includes text study, current events and lively discussion. Open to all. For more information, please contact Kate Goldman at kate@emanuelsynagogue.org (860)233-2774.

  • Shabbat Under The Stars

    September 16, 2016

    6:00 pm-7:00 pm
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    Join your synagogue family and bring your unaffiliated friends for Shabbat Under the Stars Enjoy a lively outdoor service, storytelling for children, and a festive Oneg Shabbat to follow. our service to welcome Shabbat “under the stars” will be led by Rabbi Small, Cantor Cohn, and Ritual Director Moshe Pinchover. RSVP no later than September 13, 2016 by clicking here, or or contact the synagogue office at lisal@emanuelsynagogue.org or 860-236-1275. Free and open to the communitiy.

  • Harrison Epstein - Bar Mitzvah

    September 17, 2016

    9:00 am-12:00 pm

  • Brotherhood Breakfast - Dr George Bacall

    September 18, 2016

    9:00 am-10:00 am
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    No Common Place - The Holocaust Testimony of Alina Bacall-Zirn The story of Alina and Leo Bacall (Bakalczuk) during their horrific experiences from the Warsaw Ghetto, Majdanek, Auschwitz, to liberation and beyond Everyone is invited to attend this free event. Buffet Breakfast served at 9AM. No need to RSVP For more information contact malleyks@gmail.com EMANUEL SYNAGOGUE 160 MOHEGAN DRIVE WEST HARTFORD, CT www.emanuelsynagogue.org

  • Back to Shul Bash!

    September 18, 201612:00 pm-2:00 pm
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    Emanuel Connections Pressents Back to Shul Bash! Right after Religious School Emanuel Synagogue 160 Mohegan Drive Puttin’ on the Ritz - Balloon animals, glitter tattoos, and face painting!! * Pizza, salad, & dessert * $3 per person, $10.00 family cap * RSVP by September 7 th by following the link on Emanuel Synagogue’s website, www.emanuelsynagogue.org * Questions? Please email Jeni Magalhaes at jenipoo710@yahoo.com

  • The True Story of the Ancient Town of Yavneh

    September 18, 20167:30 pm-8:30 pm
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    Richard Freund Sponsored by The Arts at the Emanuel, the Emanuel Adult Education Committee and the Greenberg Center. Dr. Richard Freund, director of the Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies of the University of Hartford, will tell the true story of the ancient town of Yavneh, location of “Rabbi of the Stars.”

  • Natalie Ziplow Study Group

    September 22, 201610:00 am-12:00 pm
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    Natalie Ziplow Study Group: Facilitator: Rabbi David Small A Sisterhood sponsored study group which includes text study, current events and lively discussion. Open to all. For more information, please contact Kate Goldman at kate@emanuelsynagogue.org (860)233-2774.

  • Selichot: Live Stories from your friends about the High Holidays

    September 24, 2016

    8:30 pm-9:30 pm
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    The Official Selichot Event for: Beth El Temple, Beth Hillel Synagogue, B’nai Tikvoh-Sholom & The Emanuel Synagogue Saturday, September 24th 8:30 pm B’nai Tikvoh-Sholom, 180 Still Road (on the West Hartford/Bloomfield line @ the corner of Mountain Road) Followed by Selichot Services If you are interested in telling a 5 minute or shorter story about the High Holidays, contact Rabbi Debra Cantor at debracantor@sbcglobal.net on or before Tuesday, September 6th.

  • Natalie Ziplow Study Group

    September 29, 201610:00 am-12:00 pm
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    Natalie Ziplow Study Group: Facilitator: Rabbi David Small A Sisterhood sponsored study group which includes text study, current events and lively discussion. Open to all. For more information, please contact Kate Goldman at kate@emanuelsynagogue.org (860)233-2774.

  • Julia Michele Sillman - Bat Mitzvah

    October 1, 2016

    9:00 am-12:00 pm

  • Jack Brown - Bar Mitzvah

    October 29, 2016

    9:00 am-12:00 pm

  • Rafael Fichandler - Bar Mitzvah

    November 12, 2016

    9:00 am-12:00 pm