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.

Worshipful Weeding - Holy Hands

GardenNo previous experience required, all ages welcome.
A way of making Emanuel “more” beautiful for the Jewish holidays
Volunteer on Sunday July 31st or August 22nd at 9:00am and make Emanuel ready for the High Holidays!
If you are unable to dedicate time those days, please consider our watering opportunities, requiring just 10 mins.
Call Sheila Fox at 860-828-3939 or just come and help.

Wanna Play Softball?

SoftballCome Join Emanuel Softball.
A great way to interact with Emanuel members while having fun!
Compete against other local synagogues such as Beth El & Chabad
We need players to represent Emanuel, even if you can’t make every game
Sundays from 9:30 – 11:30, June through August
Co-Ed Slo-Pitch Softball League
We Need MALE and FEMALE players
College and High School students welcome! (16 and up)
Games are played at Hall High School and King Philip Middle School
Please contact Lance Goldberg for more information 860-233-7729 lancegoldberg@hotmail.com
Sign up now & join the fun!
Our game this Sunday is at Hall against against Beth Shalom. They are fierce competitors.  Be there at 9:30 for Practice.

Tisha B’Av Program: The Plight of the Yazidis

YazidisSponsored by the B’Yadeynu/Social Action Committee
Sunday, August 14, 2016
1:30PM
Please join us for Tisha B’Av mincha (afternoon) services followed by a presentation about the Yazidis.
Tisha B’Av is a solemn time for the Jewish people. It is time to remember what it means to be in pain and to feel the call to take action to help others in need.
The Yazidis are a peaceful, monotheistic religious people that live primarily in Northern Iraq. Like the Jews, they share a history of repeated persecution due to their beliefs. Thousands of Yazidi men have been murdered. Thousands of women and children have been captured and enslaved by ISIL. The US Holocaust Museum, the United States, the EU and the UN have all declared that genocide is taking place against the Yazidis. Come learn what we are doing to aid those impacted and how you can help. For more information on this project, click here,
*Please note that parts of the presentation are not suitable for children.

Summer Version of Ziplow Study Group

10:00am 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.

A Kitchen Shower

Kitchen ShowerThe Emanuel Synagogue Sisterhood Invites you to A Kitchen Shower to Rejuvenate our Kitchen.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
7:30pm
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 an RSVP/Donation form.

July 24 – July 30

Sunday: 8:00am, 7:00pm
Monday-Thursday: 7:00am, 7:00pm
Friday: 7:00am, 6:00pm  Candles 7:53pm
Saturday: 9:00am, 8:00pm   Havdalah 8:50pm

  • September 3, 2016

    Samuel Ward - Bar Mitzvah

  • October 1, 2016

    Julia Michele Sillman - Bat Mitzvah

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

Upcoming Events

  • Tara's Closet Project: Clothing Collection Dates

    July 26, 2016

    10:00 am-2:00 pm
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    TarasCloset_ The Emanuel Synagogue B’Yadeynu Committee supports The Jewish Family Service Tara’s Closet initiative. Tara’s Closet provides clothing to seniors, adults and children living in the greater Hartford area during times of need. Donations to Tara’s Closet will fund mental health programs and services; embracing possibility through awareness and acceptance in our community. The Emanuel synagogue is organizing to promote Tara’s closet project by donating and volunteering. If you are interested in giving of some of your valuable time and effort for this cause, please contact Gail Adler at gailadler@aol.com for more information and to start the process. Clothing Donation Instructions: We thankfully accept lovingly worn clothing & outerwear for men, women, teens & children. We cannot accept undergarments, shoes, boots, socks, and swimwear. Clothing donation bags are available at JFS. Collection Dates at Congregation B’nai Tikvoh-Sholom, 180 Still Rd, Bloomfield, CT 06002

  • Summer Version of Ziplow Study Group

    July 28, 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.

  • Worshipful Weeding - Holy Hands

    July 31, 2016

    9:00 am-10:00 am
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    Worshipful Weeding - Holy Hands GardenNo previous experience required, all ages welcome. A way of making Emanuel “more” beautiful for the Jewish holidays Volunteer on Sunday July 31st or August 22nd at 1:30 p.m. and make Emanuel ready for the High Holidays! If you are unable to dedicate time those days, please consider our watering opportunities, requiring just 10 mins. Call Sheila Fox at 860-828-3939 or just come and help.

  • Softball Game

    July 31, 2016

    9:30 am-11:30 am
    +More details

    Against Tikvoh at Hall High Game Time is 10AM. Warmups at 9:30. In case of threatening weather – Captains should be contacting opposing Captain by 8:30AM or Alan Cetel to get local weather conditions and make pertinent arrangements. If at all possible we will try to play games unless it is raining hard at 10AM. First team listed is Visitors and Second Team listed is HOME Team HOME Team required to provide; Two 12” New Restricted Flight (44 – Worth Yellow Gold Dot) Softballs for each game, 3 cones to mark foul lines and for 3rd base point of no return, including extra 1st base and extra home plate for runners. If Games are Rained Out they will be not be made up or schedule pushed out. Tournament has definite starting date of August 21, no matter how many rainouts during regular season

  • Summer Version of Ziplow Study Group

    August 4, 201610:00 am-11:45 am
    +More details

    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.

  • Softball Game

    August 7, 2016

    9:30 am-11:30 am
    +More details

    Against Maz at Hall High Game Time is 10AM. Warmups at 9:30. In case of threatening weather – Captains should be contacting opposing Captain by 8:30AM or Alan Cetel to get local weather conditions and make pertinent arrangements. If at all possible we will try to play games unless it is raining hard at 10AM. First team listed is Visitors and Second Team listed is HOME Team HOME Team required to provide; Two 12” New Restricted Flight (44 – Worth Yellow Gold Dot) Softballs for each game, 3 cones to mark foul lines and for 3rd base point of no return, including extra 1st base and extra home plate for runners. If Games are Rained Out they will be not be made up or schedule pushed out. Tournament has definite starting date of August 21, no matter how many rainouts during regular season

  • Summer Version of Ziplow Study Group

    August 11, 201610:00 am-11:45 am
    +More details

    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.

  • Tisha B’Av Program: The Plight of the Yazidis

    August 14, 2016

    1:30 pm-2:30 pm
    +More details

    Tisha B’Av Program: The Plight of the Yazidis YazidisSponsored by the B’Yadeynu/Social Action Committee Please join us for Tisha B’Av mincha (afternoon) services followed by a presentation about the Yazidis. Tisha B’Av is a solemn time for the Jewish people. It is time to remember what it means to be in pain and to feel the call to take action to help others in need. The Yazidis are a peaceful, monotheistic religious people that live primarily in Northern Iraq. Like the Jews, they share a history of repeated persecution due to their beliefs. Thousands of Yazidi men have been murdered. Thousands of women and children have been captured and enslaved by ISIL. The US Holocaust Museum, the United States, the EU and the UN have all declared that genocide is taking place against the Yazidis. Come learn what we are doing to aid those impacted and how you can help. *Please note that parts of the presentation are not suitable for children.

  • Summer Version of Ziplow Study Group

    August 18, 201610:00 am-11:45 am
    +More details

    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.

  • Worshipful Weeding - Holy Hands

    August 22, 2016

    1:30 pm-2:30 pm
    +More details

    Worshipful Weeding - Holy Hands GardenNo previous experience required, all ages welcome. A way of making Emanuel “more” beautiful for the Jewish holidays Volunteer on Sunday July 31st or August 22nd at 1:30 p.m. and make Emanuel ready for the High Holidays! If you are unable to dedicate time those days, please consider our watering opportunities, requiring just 10 mins. Call Sheila Fox at 860-828-3939 or just come and help.

  • Summer Version of Ziplow Study Group

    August 25, 201610:00 am-11:45 am
    +More details

    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.

  • Summer Version of Ziplow Study Group

    September 1, 201610:00 am-11:45 am
    +More details

    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.

  • Samuel Ward - Bar Mitzvah

    September 3, 2016

    9:00 am-9:00 am

  • 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

  • Harrison Epstein - Bar Mitzvah

    September 17, 2016

    9:00 am-12:00 pm

  • Julia Michele Sillman - Bat Mitzvah

    October 1, 2016

    9:00 am-12:00 pm