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.

Adult Education Classes

Adult Ed Aug 13 re-sizeThe Book of Ruth: Facilitator: Judith T. Fox. The class will meet on Thursday afternoons from 3:45-4:30 pm beginning 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.

Ongoing classes:

Natalie Ziplow Study Group: Facilitator: Rabbi David Small. This series meets on Thursday mornings from 10:30-12:00 in the Chapel Lobby. A Sisterhood study group which includes text study, current events and lively discussion.

 

Minyan on the Mountain

minyan on the mountainBeth El Men’s Club and Emanuel Brotherhood Joint Program
2nd Annual Minyan on the Mountain and Breakfast
Date: Sunday, May 17, 2015
Meet: Talcott Mountain State Park, Route 185, Simsbury (diagonally opposite the entrance to Penwood State Park)
Time: 9:15am – Hike is about 30 minutes
Cost: Suggested Donation – $5
RSVP: Ken Malley: 860-523-9283 / malleyks@gmail.com (by Tuesday, May 12th)
Rain Date: Sunday, June 7th
We invite you to join us for a hike to the Heublein Tower. Enjoy breathtaking views. We’ll have a Sunday morning minyan followed by breakfast at the top of the mountain.
For the Entire Community

Hands Across the River Golf Outing

Hands Across the RiverSave the date!
Wampanoag Country Club
Tuesday, June 23. 2015
12:00 noon
Lunch and Dinner
Golf, Cart, Driving Range
$180 per golfer.
Hole in One prize 2015 Lexus NX
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

West Hartford Kadima for grades 6, 7, & 8

Kadima nomadsCome join us & bring your friends!
Afternoon of fun At Nomads Adventure Quest 100 Bidwell Road, South Windsor, CT 06074
(black light mini -golf, climbing wall, mini bowling, Laser Tag, tokens)
Sunday, May 31, 2015
1:00 PM-2:45 pm
$23 Kadima members
$28 non-members
Additional Tokens may be purchased for Gaming Concourse
Reservations MUST be received by May 27th
Click here for flyer with reservation form.

Backyard Bash

Backyard BashEmanuel Connections invites you and your family to Emanuel’s 2nd Annual Backyard Bash
Thursday, May 28th
6:00-8:00pm
Fun for Everyone…
DJ, Inflatables, Gaga Pit and more!!!!!!!!!!
Pizza & Refreshments
$10.00/family in advance
$15.00/family at the door
RSVP by: May 21st by calling 860-236-1275 or click here to register online now.

Jewish Calcutta Through Music znd Memory

India JewsSponsored by the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford and the Emanuel Synagogue Adult Education Committee
Featuring: Rahel Musleah
Thursday, June 4, 2015
6:00 P.M. — Indian-Style Kosher Dinner
7:00 P.M. — Program
This program weaves a rich tapestry of heritage and culture little-known to most, and shares the compelling legacy of the Indian Jewish communities. Join us on this personal, historic and musical journey to Jewish India
Member (of either institution) @ $30/pp, Non-Member @ $35/pp, Patron @ $50/pp, Lecture only @ $10/pp
Click here to download a flyer with RSVP form. Read more »

Sharon Barshay Shabbat Morning Service

Music graphicjpgSaturday morning, June 6, 2015
Kol Shirenu, various soloists, and our singing kahal celebrate peace through music. A Kiddush lunch will follow the service.

Since the Barshay and Luftglas families first established the annual Sharon Barshay Music Service nearly 30 years ago, it has provided an opportunity for my predecessors and me to find new and creative ways to enhance our services, or as was the case last year, to set aside an evening of song outside of Shabbat services. For this year’s service, I have decided, for the first time, to make the Barshay Service a Shabbat morning service devoted to the theme of peace.  Read more »

Congregation Annual Meeting

GavelPlease join us for our 96th annual meeting.
Monday, June 8, 2015
7:30pm

May 3 – May 9

Sunday 8:00am, 7:00pm
Monday-Thursday 7:00am, 7:00pm
Friday 7:00am, 6:00pm  Candles 7:38pm
Saturday 9:00am, 7:45pm  Havdalah 8:37pm

Bar Mitzvah - Zachary Sobel-Pressman

May 9, 2015 • 9:00 am-12:15 pm

Bar Mitzvah - Ethan Levinbrook

May 16, 2015 • 9:00 am-12:15 pm

Bar Mitzvah - Joshua Pinsky

May 30, 2015 • 9:00 am-12:15 pm

Bar Mitzvah - Benjamin Zamstein

June 13, 2015 • 9:00 am-12:15 pm
Families with Young Children How to? What if? Donate/Gift Cards Lotsa Helping Hands

Upcoming Events

Lag B'Omer

May 7, 2015

The Book of Ruth: Facilitator: Judith T. Fox

May 7, 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.

The Book of Ruth: Facilitator: Judith T. Fox

May 14, 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.

Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day)

May 17, 2015

Minyan on the Mountain

May 17, 2015 • 9:15 am-10:15 am •
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Beth El Men’s Club and Emanuel Brotherhood Joint Program 2nd Annual Minyan on the Mountain and Breakfast Meet: Talcott Mountain State Park, Route 185, Simsbury (diagonally opposite the entrance to Penwood State Park) Time: 9:15am – Hike is about 30 minutes Cost: Suggested Donation – $5 RSVP: Ken Malley: 860-523-9283 / malleyks@gmail.com (by Tuesday, May 12th) Rain Date: Sunday, June 7th We invite you to join us for a hike to the Heublein Tower. Enjoy breathtaking views. We’ll have a Sunday morning minyan followed by breakfast at the top of the mountain. For the Entire Community

The Book of Ruth: Facilitator: Judith T. Fox

May 21, 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.

Services at the Hebrew Home

May 22, 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

Shavuot (Pentecost)

May 24, 2015

The Book of Ruth: Facilitator: Judith T. Fox

May 28, 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.

Jewish Calcutta Through Music znd Memory

June 4, 2015 • 6:00 pm-8:00 pm •
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Sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford and the Emanuel Synagogue Adult Education Committee Featuring: Rahel Musleah 6:00 P.M. — Indian-Style Kosher Dinner 7:00 P.M. — Program This program weaves a rich tapestry of heritage and culture little-known to most, and shares the compelling legacy of the Indian Jewish communities. Join us on this personal, historic and musical journey to Jewish India Member (of either institution) @ $30/pp, Non-Member @ $35/pp, Patron @ $50/pp, Lecture only @ $10/pp