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 Morning for Our Kids March 7

Tot Shabbat cropMarch 7, 2015:
Challahpalooza for Preschool Families – 11:00 am – Early Childhood Center with Barbara Fink
Shabbat Club for Grades 3-5 – 10:30 am – Chapel with Karen Schlossberg
B’nai Mitzvah Club for Grades 6&7 – 10:00 am – Sanctuary with Alina Bricklin Goldstein and Esther Schlossberg

Seeking a Full-Time Office Administrator

now hiringThe Emanuel Synagogue (West Hartford, Connecticut), a vibrant, multi-generational, egalitarian, Conservative congregation, seeks a full-time Office Administrator.
Candidates should have previous experience with MS Word and Excel and be able to utilize databases. Knowledge of Jewish customs, rituals, communal practices, and morals is desired. Salary Commensurate with Experience.
Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to myra@emanuelsynagogue.org by February 12, 2015.
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Town Hall Breakfast Meeting

Brotherhood MarchSponsored by The Emanuel Synagogue Brotherhood.
Sunday March 8, 2015
9:00am
Meet Elected Officials Brian Becker State Representative. Andy Fleischmann State Representative, Beth Bye State Senator
An opportunity to engage with our leaders and ask important questions that impact our community.
Everyone is invited to attend this free event.
No need to RSVP.
For more information contact DonMiller@Kualumni.org.

Community Interfaith Seder

interfaith seder picJewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford invites you to a community Interfaith Seder at The Emanuel Synagogue. 160 Mohegan Drive. West Hartford
Sunday, March 8, 2015
2:00pm
This event is free & open to the community
RSVP to Jo LaRocco at The Jewish Federation: 860.727.6139 or jlarocco@jewishhartford. org.
You can also register online at www.jewishhartford. org
Rabbi Debra Cantor from B’nai Tikvoh-Sholom will lead a 30-minute Seder (no meal) featuring rabbinic leadership from the community.
This event is brought to you by the Social Justice Committee of the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, with program partners B’nai Tikvoh-Sholom and The Emanuel Synagogue.
Bring a friend of another faith for a taste of Passover!
Food Donations to JFS’ Anya Rosenberg Kosher Food Pantry are welcome!

Creative Escape Tea & Talk

Sisterhood arts clayTopic: Jewish clay arts & crafts program sponsored by Sisterhood
Sunday, March 22, 2015
1:30pm sharp Carpool from The Emanuel Synagogue
2:00pm – 4:00pm at the Farmington Valley Arts Center.
$5.00 cash or check for materials and refreshments. Make and Take.
Please send your check made out to Emanuel Sisterhood to: Debbie Mehlman, 1 Overhill Road, West Hartford, CT 06117.
Limited spaces. First come, first served.

Dinner and a Musical Evening with Cantor Cohn

Sandy 2011Sponsored by the Emanuel Synagogue Brotherhood
Monday, March 23, 2015
6:30 PM
Everyone is welcome.
Dinner choices: chicken, steak or vegetarian with oven roasted potatoes, vegetable salad, dessert and drinks.
Before March 16th Early bird special: $21- $3- discount for Brotherhood Members
After March 16 the price is $26. No Reservation after March 19th will be accepted.
No e-mail or phone reservations please, as payment is required.
Click here to download an RSVP form or click the “Read more” tag.  Read more »

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.
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Community Wide Israeli Friendship Dinner

israeli flagWith our guests, the Israeli High School Robotics teams and their advisors.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Dinner at 6:00 p.m.
Beth El Temple; 2626 Albany Ave. West Hartford, CT 06117
Dinner is open to the entire community.
Let’s show them our community support for their efforts at the
International Fire Fighting Robotics Contest at Trinity College on March 28-29.
Reservation deadline is Friday, March 20, 2015   
Click here to download a Robotics Dinner reservation form.

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March 1 – March 7

Sunday, 8:00am, 5:30pm
Monday-Thursday, 7:00am, 5:30pm
Friday, 7:00am, 5:30pm  Candles 5:28pm
Saturday, 9:00am, 5:30pm  Havdalah 6:28pm

March 7, 2015
Bat Mitzvah - Lauren Mahler
March 14, 2015
Bat Mitzvah - Sarah Murphy
March 28, 2015
Bar Mitzvah - Korey Dinowitz
April 25, 2015
Bar Mitzvah - Samuel Alexander Wilder
May 2, 2015
Bar Mitzvah - Eitan Benjamin Ehrlich
May 9, 2015
Bar Mitzvah - Zachary Sobel-Pressman
May 16, 2015
Bar Mitzvah - Ethan Levinbrook
Families with Young Children How to? What if? Donate/Gift Cards Lotsa Helping Hands

Upcoming Events

Purim (Tel Aviv)

March 5, 2015

Shushan Purim (Jerusalem)

March 6, 2015

Challahpaloozah

March 7, 2015 • 11:00 am-12:00 pm •
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Challahpaloozah is 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.

Sisterhood Book Review

March 7, 2015 • 2:00 pm-3:00 pm •
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The next book review is scheduled f, at the home of MARSHA WOLFBERG, 245 OLIVER WAY in Bloomfield. At which time EDITH KRAIMER will be reviewing “LOVE AND TREASURE” by Ayelet Waldman.

Town Hall Brotherhood Breakfast Meeting

March 8, 2015 • 9:00 am-11:00 am •
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Meet Elected Officials Brian Becker State Representative. Andy Fleischmann State Representative, Beth Bye State Senator An opportunity to engage with our leaders and ask important questions that impact our community. Everyone is invited to attend this free event. No need to RSVP. For more information contact DonMiller@Kualumni.org.

Community Interfaith Seder

March 8, 2015 • 2:00 pm-4:00 pm •
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Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford invites you to a community Interfaith Seder at The Emanuel Synagogue. This event is free & open to the community RSVP to Jo LaRocco at The Jewish Federation: 860.727.6139 or jlarocco@jewishhartford. org. You can also register online at www.jewishhartford. org Rabbi Debra Cantor from B’nai Tikvoh-Sholom will lead a 30-minute Seder (no meal) featuring rabbinic leadership from the community. This event is brought to you by the Social Justice Committee of the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, with program partners B’nai Tikvoh-Sholom and The Emanuel Synagogue. Bring a friend of another faith for a taste of Passover! Food Donations to JFS’ Anya Rosenberg Kosher Food Pantry are welcome!

Mini Minyan - Grades K-2

March 14, 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

Services at the Hebrew Home

March 20, 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

The Shabbat Experience - Matan Sidur

March 21, 2015 • 9:00 am-12:00 pm •
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Matan Sidur Our Matan Sidur ceremony will take place at a Shabbat Experience family service for all grades. Each grade will lead a part of the service and our third graders will receive their siddurim. Reservations by Wednesday March 18th are a must!

Bagels, Blocks and Beyond

March 22, 2015 • 10:30 am-12:00 pm •
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Passover theme, A free program for children 5 and under and their families. Learn about Passover with circle time and crafts. RSVP would be appreciated for materials preparation, judyefox@emanuelsynagogue.org 860 236-1275

Creative Escapes Tea & Talk

March 22, 2015 • 2:00 pm-4:00 pm •
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Learn about Jewish arts and clay at the Farmington Valley Arts Center. We will decorate a Jewish tile to bring home. We will meet at the synagogue at 1:30 and carpool. Reply to Debbie Mehlman no later than March 13th at debbiemehlman@yahoo.com

Dinner and a Musical Evening

March 23, 2015 • 6:30 pm-8:30 pm •
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Everyone is welcome. Don't miss this musical evening with Cantor Sandy Cohn. RSVP by March 19th, get early bird special before March 16th. No email or phone reservations accepted as payment is required.

Community Wide Israeli Friendship Dinner

March 26, 2015 • 6:00 pm-8:00 pm •
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With our guests, the Israeli High School Robotics teams and their advisors. Dinner at 6:00 p.m. at Beth El Temple; 2626 Albany Ave. West Hartford, CT 06117 Dinner is open to the entire community. Let’s show them our community support for their efforts at the International Fire Fighting Robotics Contest at Trinity College on March 28-29. Reservation deadline is Friday, March 20, 2015

B’nai Mitzvah Club for grades 6&7

March 28, 2015 • 10:00 am-11:00 am •
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B’nai Mitzvah Club for grades 6&7 – 10:00 am – Sanctuary with Student Rabbi Philip Gibbs and Ilan Small

Torah Club Grades 3-5

March 28, 2015 • 10:00 am-11:00 am •
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Meet Student Rabbi Philip Gibbs in the Chapel at 10:00 am. Learn to read one verse of this week’s Torah portion. Read your verse from a Torah scroll at a children’s Torah service in the Chapel

Matzah and More – Pesach for families Grade K-7

March 29, 2015 • 10:00 am-11:00 am •
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Grade K-7 – Matzah and More – Pesach for families