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.

Rabbi Small's Eight Item "To Do" List in Preparing for Pesach.

Pesach begins with the First Seder, Friday night, April 3rd, 2015. It is time to get ready! We not only seder plateprepare our homes; we prepare ourselves. In the spirit of Pesach preparation, here is a helpful “to do list”:

1. Passover Fund: Make a donation to aid the hungry prior to Pesach. There is a strong Jewish tradition of giving Maot Hittim to provide food and assistance to those in need. Please join us in this important mitzvah. Please support the hungry even if you are not selling your chametz. Your contribution is needed and appreciated. To give online click on the “Donate” box to the right.  Be sure to check other and put “Passover Fund” as where your want this donation to go.

2. Selling of Hametz: To empower me to sell your hametz, mail or bring the  form to the Emanuel office by Thursday, April 2nd, or see me or Moshe Pinchover after minyanClick here to download a Passover Selling Chametz Declaration.docx

3. House cleaning and searching out Hametz (leaven): It is appropriate to complete this process by Thursday evening, April 2nd. Search for Hametz Kits are available in the Religious School office and the Synagogue office. While you are cleaning out your cupboards, please think of donating non-perishable food items to the needy. Bring your contributions to the synagogue office by Thursday April 2nd. The B’Yadeynu Committee will distribute the donations.

4. Burning of Hametz: This symbolic burning of a few bits of hametz may be done (with precautions) at home, but please be aware that a small fire will be maintained for this purpose in the Emanuel parking lot on Friday, April 3rd , from 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

5. Siyum B’Chor: Firstborn Jews fast on the day before Pesach or attend a siyyum, a celebration of the completion of a unit of Torah study. A siyyum will be held on Friday, April 3rd , at the conclusion of morning Minyan. Minyan begins at 7:00 a.m. The Siyyum ends at 8:00 a.m. and is followed by breakfast.

6. Seder Guests: Welcoming guests to the seder is a great mitzvah. Please contact Gail Rappoport grapppaport2@sbcglobal.net if you have room at your seder table for a guest/guests, or if you need an invitation for a seder/sedarim. We will do our discreet best to match hosts and guests.

7. Please note: that evening minyan will not meet on April 3rd and April 4th. A special Mincha service will meet at 12:30 pm, on those days. We encourage you to hold minyan at your seders. If you need to borrow siddurim, please contact Mr. Moshe Pinchover at mpinch@emanuelsynagogue.org.

8. Vote MERCAZ in the World Zionist Congress Elections! Click here to vote now!

Bon Voyage Celebration for Judith Touger Fox

drawing webYou Are Cordially Invited to attend a Family-Friendly Bon Voyage Celebration for Judith Touger Fox, Director of Education, The Emanuel Synagogue, as she cruises into retirement.
Sunday, May 3, 2015
4:00 PM All On Board
Hors D’oeuvres, Farewell Presentation, Children’s Entertainment, Judaica Book Fair, Desserts Galore
Attire ~ Casual Cruise Wear
Tickets to event range from $36-$180 per adult with $85 family cap.
Tribute book space ranges from $18 – $360.
Click here to RSVP online by April 17.
Click here to honor Judye with a space in her tribute book by March 30.
Click here to download a flyer with RSVP and Tribute information.
Click here to download a flyer about our book fair.
For further information email judyeretirement2015@gmail.com or call 860-236-1275.
For ticket prices and tribute options click the “Read more” tag.  Read more »

ChallahPalooza

Saturday, April 11, 2015ChallahPalooza
11:00 am – 11:45 am 
In the Emanuel Early Childhood Center
Sing    Dance    Play    Pray
An interactive service for children five and under and their grown ups. We sing songs, prayers, dance, read stories and play Shabbat friendly games. The program concludes with Adon Olam on the bima followed by kiddush with the entire Emanuel community. This program is free and open to all.
Free and open to the community. RSVPs are appreciated.
Contact (860) 233-2774, school@emanuelsynagogue.org,

What is a Living Trust and is it right for you?

Lara bomzerEmanuel Brotherhood Sunday Breakfast & Speaker Program
April 12, 2015
9:00 Am

Do you need a Living Trust to avoid Probate? Is Probate lengthy and expensive? Why won’t a Will be sufficient by itself? Do I also need a Power of Attorney? What about health care directives? Should I add my children’s names to my bank accounts?
Attorney Lara Schneider-Bomzer will lead a discussion about Estate Planning and Living Trusts.
Everyone is invited to attend this free event. Buffet Breakfast served at 9AM.
No need to RSVP
For more information contact DONMILLER@KUALUMNI.ORG  Read more »

Erev Yom HaShoah, A Special Evening

Etty HillusumSponsored by Emanuel Brotherhood and Emanuel Hevra Kadisha.
April 15, 2015
7:00p,m, evening serevice
8:00pm Etty Play
As part of the evening service, we will read from Megillat HaShoah, a special Book of Remembrance of the Shoah Following the Megillah reading, we will experience the Etty Play, a one-woman show presented by Emanuel Visiting Artist Susan Stein.
Etty is a touring one-woman play based on the diaries and letters of Etty Hillesum, adapted and performed by Susan Stein and Directed by Austin Pendleton.  Read more »

Israel Festival April 19-28

Israel festival crop- save the dateSave the Date!
• Yom Hazikaron
• El Al Ambassadors
• Israel – Off the Page with Ron Leshem
• CAPA’IM – An Israeli Music Experience
Shabbat with an Israeli Twist
• Israeli DJ Dance Party
• Stand With Us – A Teen Event
• The Bus on Jaffa Road with author Mike Kelly
• Body & Soul – The State of the Jewish Nation
• And more!
Contact: Raz Newman, rnewman@mandelljcc.org, 860-231-6333, www.mandelljcc.org Presented by the Mandell JCC and the Greater Hartford Jewish Community.

Hands Across the River Golf Outing

Hands Across the RiverSave the date!
Wampanogue Country Club
Tuesday, June 23. 2015
12:00 noon
Lunch and Dinner
Golf, Cart, Driving Range
$195 per golfer.
Celebrity Host is the voice of UConn, Joe D’Ambrosia
Contact Mark Wolfberg at markwolfberg@yahoo.com or Call Mark at 860-655-5337 Ask about Sponsor packages

Meet the People of Israel and Hear Their Stories

Shiela trip pictures cropEmanuel Synagogue Israel Trip with Rabbi Small and Sheila Silverman
July 6 – July 18, 2015, 13 days
Registration now open at www.Israelmaven.com/emanuel or contact Sheila Silverman at ssilverwoman@msn.com.
For details on the trip itinerary, click here.
Click here to download a flyer about this wonderful trip.

 

March 29 – April 4

Sunday 8:00am,7:00pm

Monday-Thursday 7:00am,7:00pm

Friday 7:00am,12:30pm  Candles 7:00pm

Saturday 9:00am,12:30pm  Havdalah 7:59pm

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Upcoming Events

No Classes – Pesach

April 2, 2015-April 5, 2015 • 9:00 am-5:30 pm •
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4/2-4/5 – No Classes – Pesach

The Prince of Egypt - Movie

April 2, 2015 • 6:30 pm-8:30 pm •
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Pre- Passover movie, Disney's The Prince of Egypt, P.J's welcome, Kosher for Passover snacks offered. Bring your own chair/blanket. Doors open at 6:15 Event is free of charge RSVP is greatly appreciated by March 30 Lisa Fichandler - dfich1@aol.com Lara Bomzer - larajoy427@hotmail.com

Pesach I (First day of Passover)

April 4, 2015

Pesach II (Passover)

April 5, 2015

Pesach III (Passover)

April 6, 2015

Pesach IV (Passover)

April 7, 2015

Pesach V (Passover)

April 8, 2015

Pesach VI (Passover)

April 9, 2015

Religious School - No Classes

April 9, 2015-April 19, 2015 • 9:00 am-5:30 pm •
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April vacation – No classes 4/9-4/19

Pesach VII (Last day of Passover)

April 10, 2015

ChallahPalooza

April 11, 2015 • 11:00 am-11:45 am •
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In the Emanuel Early Childhood Center Sing Dance Play Pray An interactive service for children five and under and their grown ups. We sing songs, prayers, dance, read stories and play Shabbat friendly games. The program concludes with Adon Olam on the bima followed by kiddush with the entire Emanuel community. This program is free and open to all. Free and open to the community. RSVPs are appreciated. Contact (860) 233-2774, school@emanuelsynagogue.org,

Brotherhood Breakfast - Lara Bomzer, Elder Law Attorney

April 12, 2015 • 9:00 am-11:00 am •
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Brotherhood Breakfast with Speaker Lara Bomzer, Elder Law Attorney

Erev Yom HaShoah

April 15, 2015 • 7:00 pm-9:00 pm •
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The evening of April 15th is Erev Yom HaShoah As part of the evening service, which begins at 7:00 p.m. we will read from Megillat HaShoah, a special Book of Remembrance of the Shoah; following the Megillah reading, at 8:00 p.m. we will experience the Etty Play, a one-woman show presented by Emanuel Visiting Artist Susan Stein.

Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial Day

April 16, 2015

Services at the Hebrew Home

April 17, 2015 • 3:15 pm-4:15 pm •
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Please join other Emanuel Synagogue members in leading Friday evening Shabbat services and sharing Shabbat joy with residents at the Hebrew Home. Services are from 3:15 to 4:15, on the third Friday of each month. For more information, please contact Pam Garry at 523-5254 or pgarry@comcast.net. Your participation, children and adults, regardless of your knowledge of Hebrew or the service, will help to make it a warm-hearted and spirited service for everyone.

Location: Hebrew Health Care, 1 Abrahms Blvd, West Hartford, CT, United States

Mishpachah II, Lessons from our Sisters

April 19, 2015 • 8:30 am-5:30 pm •
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North Atlantic Region Women’s League for Conservative Judiasm 2015 Annual Conference Mishpachah II, Lessons from our Sisters Emanuel Synagogue 160 Mohegan Drive West Hartford, CT 06117 Please come and support our own Women of Distinction Emanuel’s Andrea Goldenberg And The Installation as President of North Atlantic Region, Debbie Bettan Work shops during the day Full day conference delegate $58 Late afternoon only(Afternoon program & Chai Tea)$18 Please respond As soon as possible, sorry for delay Registration starts at 8:30 am Make checks payable to: NAR-WLCJ Mail check and registration to: Madeleine Lewis 7 Jennifer Lane Foxboro, MA 02035 Lewis.madeleine@gmail.com

Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day)

April 22, 2015

Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)

April 23, 2015

B’nai Mitzvah Club for grades 6&7

April 25, 2015 • 10:00 am-11:00 am •
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B’nai Mitzvah Club for grades 6&7 – Sanctuary with Student Rabbi Philip Gibbs and Esther Schlossberg.

Torah Club for grade 3-5

April 25, 2015 • 10:00 am-11:00 am •
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Torah Club for grade 3-5 – 10:00 am – Chapel with Student Rabbi Philip Gibbs

Mini Minyan - Grades K-2

April 25, 2015 • 10:30 am-11:30 am •
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A monthly Shabbat morning service For children in Grades K-2 Led by Debbie Mehlman 10:30 am in the Chapel

Mini Minyan for grades K-2

April 25, 2015 • 10:30 am-11:30 am •
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Mini Minyan for grades K-2 – Chapel with Debbie Mehlman

Sisterhood Vendor Showcase

April 26, 2015 • 10:00 am-2:00 pm •
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Great opportunity to purchase homemade wares

The Possible Dream

April 28, 2015 • 7:30 pm-9:00 pm •
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Jewish Family Living Meeting Presenting: “The Possible Dream” “THE POSSIBLE DREAM” DEALS WITH THE PERSONALITY OF TODAY’S SISTERHOOD MEMBERSHIP. Participants: The President: BONNIE LASKER The Busy Career Woman: DEBBIE BETTAN The Young Single Woman: RENEE ZETOFF The Retired Woman: EMILY MILLER The Average Housewife: RANDIE FIERBERG The Widow: FAITH HELENE Each woman is portrayed and enveloped by SISTERHOOD. The play portrays Sisterhood as a group of dedicated volunteers who are enriching their lives Jewishly. Directed by: Gloria Bein Piano Accompaniment: Tara Shapiro Invite your friends for an INSPIRATIONAL TREAT!

The Book of Ruth: Facilitator: Judith T. Fox

April 30, 2015 • 3:45 pm-4:30 pm •
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The Book of Ruth: Facilitator: Judith T. Fox. The class will meet on Thursday afternoons from 3:45-4:30 pm from April 30, 2015-May 28, 2015. The Book of Ruth is a story of love, marriage, friendship, and loyalty. For more information, or to register, please call Judith Fox at 860-233-2774 or email judyefox@emanuelsynagogue.org.