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.

A History of Black-Jewish Relations and Why It Matters Today More Than Ever

In Honor of Martin Luther King Jrmlk
Monday, January 16, 2017
7:00pm
Speaker: Cheryl Greenberg,PhD, Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of History at Trinity College
Light Refreshments will be served.
Open to the public
For more information call The Emanuel Synagogue office 860-236-1275

Kids' Kabbalat Shabbat

An interactive Shabbat program for kids of all ages!
Friday, January 20, 2017
Kid-Friendly Service at 5:30 p.m.
Dinner at 6:00 p.m.
Foosball, ping-pong and games to follow!!
$10 per adult
$5 per child
Under age 4—free
RSVP to school@emanuelsynagogue.org or 860.233.2774 No later than January 16, 2017
Click here to register online

 

Sisterhood Shabbat

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Sisterhood is looking forward to having everyone join them on Saturday, January 21, to celebrate Sisterhood Shabbat. Services start at 9 am. It will be a warm and wonderful celebration of the women in Sisterhood leading services. Thank you to everyone who contacted Carolyn Topol volunteering to participate, as she filled all available parts.

 

PBS Frontline documentary film “ESCAPING ISIS”

escaping-isisSponsored by: Emanuel Synagogue’s Social Justice (B’yadenu) Committee and the Connecticut Coalition for Yazidi Relief.
Sunday, January 22, 2017
7:00-8:30 p.m
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The film uses undercover footage and survivor interviews to provide a chilling account of the atrocities perpetrated by ISIS upon the Yazidis, an ethno-religious group in northern Iraq. A brief discussion will follow the film. (Content is not suitable for children.)
RSVP: CTYazidirelief@gmail.com
Suggested Donation $20.00
All donations will assist in our efforts to aid survivors of the Yazidi Genocide.

Music of the Jewish Soul

music-of-the-jewish-soulPresented by The Arts at The Emanuel
Saturday, January 21, 2017  7:30pm

Featuring: Monika Krajewska, Mezzo-soprano, Hazzan Sanford Cohn, Natasha Ulyanovsky, piano
Performing music from the theater, the synagogue and Israel
$18/person
For more information call The Emanuel Synagogue office 860-236-1275

Brotherhood Breakfast & Speaker Program: Jazz with Dan Fine

jazzSunday January 22, 2017
9:00am Buffet Breakfast Served
Featuring Brotherhood’s Own Dan Fine

The program will give you a history of Jazz from New Orleans to the present and will include stories about major jazz figures such as Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck and Duke Ellington with musical highlights performed on piano and saxophone.
Everyone is invited to attend this free event
No need to RSVP
For more information contact malleyks@gmail.com
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Intergenerational Kabbalat Shabbat and Dinner

Friday, Feb. 3
From Babies to Bubbies, the entire Emanuel Community is invited for a spirited Kabbalat Shabbat service followed by a traditional Shabbat dinner. In addition to a wonderful meal, we will have activities for all ages. Come spend time with your Emanuel Family!
Schedule:
5 p.m. Minha
5:15 p.m. Snacks and Schmoozing
5:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat & Ma’ariv
6:30 p.m. Shabbat Dinner
7:30 p.m. Dessert, stories, z’mirot
We will have assigned seating to encourage everyone to meet someone new!
Adults: $10/person; children $5/person. Family cap is $25
To RSVP online, click here     To download a flyer for RSVP information, click here
RSPV no later than Jan. 26.


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January 15 - January 21

Sunday: 8:00am, 4:30pm
Monday-Thursday: 7:00am, 4:30pm
Friday: 7:00am, 4:30pm  Candles 4:34pm
Saturday: 9:00am, 4:45pm  Havdalah 5:33pm

Nothing from January 17, 2017 to April 16, 2017.

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Upcoming Events

  • Kids' Kabbalat Shabbat

    January 20, 2017

    5:30 pm-7:00 pm

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    Kids' Kabbalat Shabbat An interactive Shabbat program and dinner for kids of all ages! Foosball, ping-pong and games to follow dinner. Kid-Friendly Service at 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 6:00 p.m. $10 per adult $5 per child Under age 4—free

  • Sisterhood Shabbat

    January 21, 2017

    9:00 am-12:00 pm

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    Sisterhood Shabbat, Contact Carolyn Topol for a part at cstopl@gmail.com

  • Music of the Jewish Soul

    January 21, 2017

    7:30 pm-8:30 pm

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    Music of the Jewish Soul Presented by The Arts at The Emanuel Featuring: Monika Krajewskam Mezzo-soprano, Hazzan Sanford Cohn, Natalya Ulyanovsky piano Performing music from the theater, the synagogue and Israel $18/person For more information call The Emanuel Synagogue office 860-236-1275

  • 4th Grade Family Ed

    January 22, 20179:00 am-1:30 pm

  • Brotherhood Breakfast - Jazz with Dan Fine

    January 22, 2017

    9:00 am-10:30 am

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    Dan Fine, a Hartford native, graduated Hartford Public High school, UCONN and received an MBA from Boston College. He is a retired stockbroker. Dan was on the Board of the Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz for 10 years and President for 3 years. In addition to playing piano, he has been playing saxophone in the Simsbury Community Band for 28 years. The program will give you a history of Jazz from New Orleans to the present and will include stories about major jazz figures such as Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck and Duke Ellington with musical highlights performed on piano and saxophone. Everyone is invited to attend this free event, Buffet Breafast served at 9:00 am No need to RSVP For more information contact malleyks@gmail.com

  • “ESCAPING ISIS” - Documentary Film

    January 22, 2017

    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

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    Join us for a viewing of the PBS Frontline documentary film “ESCAPING ISIS” The film uses undercover footage and survivor interviews to provide a chilling account of the atrocities perpetrated by ISIS upon the Yazidis, an ethno-religious group in northern Iraq. A brief discussion will follow the film. (Content is not suitable for children.) RSVP: ​CTYazidirelief@gmail.com Suggested Donation $20.00 ​All donations will assist in our efforts to aid survivors of the Yazidi Genocide Sponsored by: Emanuel Synagogue’s Social Justice (B’yadenu) Committee and the Connecticut Coalition for Yazidi Relie

  • Sisterhood Program: Evan Mackey and the Israel Defense Forces

    January 26, 2017

    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

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    Evan Mackey will be speaking about his experiences as a Lone Soldier in the Israel Defense Forces. “I would like to talk about what a lone soldier is and what it means to go to Israel and fight in the IDF; what it’s like learning a new language and and maneuvering around in a different culture. I’ll recount my experiences before I drafted, my experiences in the different phases of my training, what it was like to fight in the war in Gaza, making arrests and going on missions.”– Evan Mackey This promises to be a very informative and educational evening. Come join us!! Refreshments will be served

  • Hanefesh Winter Convention

    January 27, 2017

    7:00 pm-10:00 pm

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    CONGRATS!
YOU'VE BEEN ACCEPTED TO HANEFESH UNIVERSITY JANUARY 27-29, 2017 A WEEKEND FOR 8-12 GRADERS INCLUDING: AN AMAZING SHABBAT HOME HOSPITALITY GUEST SPEAKER SCOTT FRIED SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE USY FRIENDS AND FUN ALL FOR ONLY $49 Register by Jan 18 at www.tinyurl.com/hanefesh1617 Beth El Temple, 2626 Albany Ave. West Hartford, CT 06117 Sponsored by The Jewish Community Foundation, Beth El Temple, The Emanuel Synagogue, and many individual friends of Hanefesh USY

  • Jr Congregation and Mini Minyan

    January 28, 201710:30 am-11:30 am

  • Challahpaloozah

    January 28, 201711:00 am-11:30 am

  • Hanefesh Winter Convention

    January 28, 2017

    7:00 pm-10:00 pm

    +More details

    CONGRATS!
YOU'VE BEEN ACCEPTED TO HANEFESH UNIVERSITY JANUARY 27-29, 2017 A WEEKEND FOR 8-12 GRADERS INCLUDING: AN AMAZING SHABBAT HOME HOSPITALITY GUEST SPEAKER SCOTT FRIED SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE USY FRIENDS AND FUN ALL FOR ONLY $49 Register by Jan 18 at www.tinyurl.com/hanefesh1617 Beth El Temple, 2626 Albany Ave. West Hartford, CT 06117 Sponsored by The Jewish Community Foundation, Beth El Temple, The Emanuel Synagogue, and many individual friends of Hanefesh USY

  • Hanefesh Winter Convention

    January 29, 2017

    7:00 pm-10:00 pm

    +More details

    CONGRATS!
YOU'VE BEEN ACCEPTED TO HANEFESH UNIVERSITY JANUARY 27-29, 2017 A WEEKEND FOR 8-12 GRADERS INCLUDING: AN AMAZING SHABBAT HOME HOSPITALITY GUEST SPEAKER SCOTT FRIED SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE USY FRIENDS AND FUN ALL FOR ONLY $49 Register by Jan 18 at www.tinyurl.com/hanefesh1617 Beth El Temple, 2626 Albany Ave. West Hartford, CT 06117 Sponsored by The Jewish Community Foundation, Beth El Temple, The Emanuel Synagogue, and many individual friends of Hanefesh USY

  • Intergenerational Kabbalat Shabbat and Dinner

    February 3, 2017

    5:00 pm-8:00 pm

    +More details

    From Babies to Bubbies, the entire Emanuel Community is invited for a spirited Kabbalat Shabbat service followed by a traditional Shabbat dinner. In addition to a wonderful meal, we will have activities for all ages. Come spend time with your Emanuel Family! Schedule: 5 p.m. Minha 5:15 p.m. Snacks and Schmoozing 5:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat & Ma’ariv 6:30 p.m. Shabbat Dinner 7:30 p.m. Dessert, stories, z’mirot We will have assigned seating to encourage everyone to meet someone new! Adults: $10/person; children $5/person. Family cap is $25 RSPV no later than Jan. 26.

  • Kids Kabbalat Shabbat

    February 3, 20175:30 pm-7:00 pm

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    Dinner is 6pm

  • Shabbat Learner's Service

    February 4, 20179:30 am-10:30 am

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    Sponsored by the Adult Education Committee and the Ritual Committee. 9:30am Saturday mornings This is an opportunity to enrich our understanding of, and enhance our participation in, the Shabbat morning service. The structure of the service, an exploration of prayers– including their content and melodies– will all be touched upon. A series of monthly Shabbat morning “services” will be offered, each approximately one hour in length; participants will then join the regular service in the Sanctuary. These special learner’s services will be led by our Rabbinic Intern, Leora Kling Perkins– a most inspiring and enthusiastic teacher – in collaboration with Rabbi David Small and Hazzan Sanford Cohn. Congregants are welcome to attend as many sessions as they wish. Dates: December 17, February 4, March 25, April 1, and May 20– these are subject to change.

  • World Wide Wrap 2017

    February 5, 2017

    9:00 pm-11:30 pm

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    9:00 am- Those versed in laying tefillin will teach others. 10:00 a.m. Lively, musical, family-friendly, and abbreviated morning service. 10:30 am – A scrumptious breakfast that will include “breakfast wraps!” Join congregations around the world as we teach the mitzvah of wrapping tefillin. Please join us to learn or teach! Everyone is welcome! Followed by a delicious breakfast featuring breakfast wraps! This event is open to the entire community: Men, Women, Sons, and Daughters. If you can help teach putting on tefillin, please contact David at tdbomzer@gmail.com. If anyone has an extra pair of tefillin, please bring them! Questions? Please contact tdbomzer@gmail.com A program of the Federation of Jewish Men’ s Clubs. Sponsored by The Emanuel Brotherhood, Sisterhood, and Minyonaires.

  • Religious School Tu B'Shevat Program

    February 12, 20179:00 am-12:00 pm

  • President's Weekend - No Religious School

    February 19, 20179:00 am-6:00 pm

  • President's Weekend - No Religious School

    February 20, 20179:00 am-6:00 pm

  • President's Weekend - No Religious School

    February 21, 20179:00 am-6:00 pm

  • Jr Congreation and Mimi Minyan

    February 25, 201710:30 am-11:30 am

  • Challahpaloozah

    February 25, 201711:00 am-11:30 am

  • 6h Grade Family Ed

    February 26, 20179:00 am-10:30 am

  • Hamentaschen Baking with Sisterhood,

    February 26, 2017

    1:00 pm-4:00 pm

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    Hamentaschen Baking with Sisterhood, more details to follow

  • Jr Congregation and Mini Minyan

    March 4, 201710:30 am-11:30 am

  • Challahpaloozah

    March 4, 201711:00 am-12:00 pm

  • Lego Building Purim Program 9-12

    March 12, 20179:00 am-12:00 pm

  • Kindergarten Family Ed

    March 19, 20179:00 am-10:20 am

  • Sisterhood Book Discussion - "The Dinner Party”

    March 23, 2017

    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

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    More Details to follow

  • Kids Kabbalat Shabbat

    March 24, 20175:30 pm-7:00 pm

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    Dinner 6 pm

  • Matan Siddur and 7th Grade Shabbat

    March 25, 20179:00 am-12:00 pm

  • Shabbat Learner's Service

    March 25, 20179:30 am-10:30 am

    +More details

    Sponsored by the Adult Education Committee and the Ritual Committee. This is an opportunity to enrich our understanding of, and enhance our participation in, the Shabbat morning service. The structure of the service, an exploration of prayers– including their content and melodies– will all be touched upon. A series of monthly Shabbat morning “services” will be offered, each approximately one hour in length; participants will then join the regular service in the Sanctuary. These special learner’s services will be led by our Rabbinic Intern, Leora Kling Perkins– a most inspiring and enthusiastic teacher – in collaboration with Rabbi David Small and Hazzan Sanford Cohn. Congregants are welcome to attend as many sessions as they wish. Dates: December 17, February 4, March 25, April 1, and May 20– these are subject to change.

  • 6th Grade and Kindergarten Trip to Israel

    March 26, 20179:00 am-12:00 pm

  • Shabbat Learner's Service

    April 1, 20179:30 am-10:30 am

    +More details

    Sponsored by the Adult Education Committee and the Ritual Committee. 9:30am Saturday mornings This is an opportunity to enrich our understanding of, and enhance our participation in, the Shabbat morning service. The structure of the service, an exploration of prayers– including their content and melodies– will all be touched upon. A series of monthly Shabbat morning “services” will be offered, each approximately one hour in length; participants will then join the regular service in the Sanctuary. These special learner’s services will be led by our Rabbinic Intern, Leora Kling Perkins– a most inspiring and enthusiastic teacher – in collaboration with Rabbi David Small and Hazzan Sanford Cohn. Congregants are welcome to attend as many sessions as they wish. Dates: December 17, February 4, March 25, April 1, and May 20– these are subject to change.

  • Jr Congregation and Mini Minyan

    April 1, 201710:30 am-11:30 am

  • Challahpaloozah

    April 1, 201711:00 am-11:30 am

  • Pesach Family Program

    April 2, 20179:00 am-11:00 am

  • Pesach & Spring Break - No Religious School

    April 9, 20179:00 am-6:00 pm

  • Pesach & Spring Break - No Religious School

    April 10, 20179:00 am-6:00 pm

  • Pesach & Spring Break - No Religious School

    April 11, 20179:00 am-6:00 pm

  • Pesach & Spring Break - No Religious School

    April 12, 20179:00 am-6:00 pm

  • Pesach & Spring Break - No Religious School

    April 13, 20179:00 am-6:00 pm

  • Pesach & Spring Break - No Religious School

    April 14, 20179:00 am-6:00 pm

  • Pesach & Spring Break - No Religious School

    April 15, 20179:00 am-6:00 pm

  • Pesach & Spring Break - No Religious School

    April 16, 20179:00 am-6:00 pm