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.

Celebrate West Hartford

Celebrate WHVisit our booth at Celebrate West Hartford
Sunday, June 5, 2016
12:00pm – 6:00pm
This is a wonderful annual opportunity to introduce the community to our vibrant shul. We will have a lively Emanuel tent –come join us! If you can, please notify us that you will volunteer one hour of your time to greet folks at our booth! Contact Lisa Levy levyla@comcast.net or the synagogue office at 860-236-1275. For further details, see www.celebratewesthartford.com

Shabbat Under the Stars

Friday, June 17, 2016Shabbat Under the Stars
5:15-8:00 p.m.
5:15 pm Snack & Schmooze: Kids’ activities with Kate Goldman, our Director of Congregational Learning
6-7 pm Family-Friendly Outdoor Shabbat Service with Rabbi David Small and Cantor Sandy Cohn
7-8 pm BBQ dinner with hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, salads, drinks & dessert
$13 Adults 13 and older
$7 children 5-12
$40 Family Cap
No charge for young children under 5 and prospective members
RSVP by Friday, June 10
Click here to register online now or with RSVP form or Click here to download a Shabbat Under the Stars flyer with RSVP form.

Save for the Tag Sale

Tag Sale Start saving your gently used items for our Summer Tag Sale. We will begin accepting items on June 27th. The Sale will begin o July 24th. Last year we were most fortunate to receive items from non-members. So if you have a friend or neighbor planning to move, please let them know about our sale. Watch the e-blast and website for more details. Email me with any questions. Joanne Pasternack Sauljo66@aol.com.

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 first game is on Sunday at Hall against against Beth Shalom. Be there at 9:30 for Practice.

Beth El Men’s Club & Emanuel Brotherhood Day at Dunkin Donuts Park

YardgoatsSpend an afternoon at the ballpark with friends and family from Beth El Temple Men’s Club and The Emanuel Brotherhood at Dunkin’ Donuts Park!
Sunday, June 26th, 2016
Game Time: 1:35 Pm | Gates Open: 12:35
Erie Seawolves (Detroit Tigers) vs Hartford Yardgoats (Colorado Rockies)
POST GAME KIDS RUN THE BASES
Pre- Game Kosher BBQ in Market Street Parking Lot.
Ticket Order Deadline: Friday, June 10, 2016
Parking is an additional fee day of the game. Stadium Address 1214 Main St, Hartford 06103
Price: Adults 18, Child 12
Click here to download Yard Goats reservation form.

GIFT SHOP SALE

gift shopSisterhood’s Gift Shop is offering a store-wide 25% off all items for May and June.
Hours:

  • 9:00am-12:15pm , Sundays,when religious school is in session.
  • During the week when the synagogue office is open.

Contact: Lisa Tesser 860 232-1665 or Debbie Bettan 860 231 1861

Secrets of Perkei Avot: Introduction to Ethics of the Fathers

Secrets of Pirkei AvotExplore the teaching and wisdom of 60 sages from the most widely-read and passionately-studied book for many centuries.
Presented by Rabbi Lazowski
An 8 week series .
Starting Saturday, April 9, 6:30pm in The Emanuel Synagogue Chapel.
For details about the course and schedule, click the “Read more” tag. Read more »

May 29 – June 4

Sunday-Monday:8:00am,7:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday:7:00am,7:00pm
Friday: 7:00am,6:00pm Candles:8:03pm
Saturday: 9:00am,8:15pm Havdalah:9:02pm

  • June 4, 2016

    Kyle Gilbert Frankel - Bar Mitzvah

  • June 25, 2016

    Max Plenby - Bar Mitzvah

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Upcoming Events

  • Kyle Gilbert Frankel - Bar Mitzvah

    June 4, 2016

    9:00 am-12:00 pm

  • Secrets of Perkei Avot: Introduction to Ethics of the Fathers

    June 4, 20167:30 pm-8:15 pm
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    Explore the teaching and wisdom of 60 sages from the most widely-read and passionately-studied book for many centuries. Presented by Rabbi Lazowski An 8 week series . Starting Saturday, April 9, 6:30pm in The Emanuel Synagogue Chapel. Class will take place in the Chapel. The schedule is as follows: April 9th 6:30-7:15pm April 16th 6:30-7:15pm April 23rd No Class on Erev Pesach April 30th 6:45-7:30pm May 7th 7:00-7:45pm May 21st 7:15-8:00pm May 28st 7:15-8:00pm June 4th 7:30-8:15pm

  • Yom Yerushalayim

    June 5, 20169:00 am-12:00 pm
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    Last Day of Religious School

  • Softball Game

    June 5, 2016

    9:30 am-11:30 am
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    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

  • Celebrate West Hartford

    June 5, 2016

    12:00 pm-6:00 pm
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    Visit our booth at Celebrate West Hartford This is a wonderful annual opportunity to introduce the community to our vibrant shul. We will have a lively Emanuel tent –come join us! If you can, please notify us that you will volunteer one hour of your time to greet folks at our booth! Contact Lisa Levy levyla@comcast.net or the synagogue office at 860-236-1275. For further details, see www.celebratewesthartford.com

  • Summer Version of Ziplow Study Group

    June 9, 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.

  • Summer Version of Ziplow Study Group

    June 16, 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.

  • Services at the Hebrew Home

    June 17, 2016

    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.

  • Shabbat Under the Stars

    June 17, 2016

    5:15 pm-8:15 pm
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    Join your synagogue family for Shabbat Under the Stars on Friday, June 17, 2016, from 5:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Enjoy a lively outdoor service, themed activities for the kids, and a barbecue dinner. At 5:15 p.m., there will be snacks and activities for the kids, and a “pre-neg” for adults. At 6:00 p.m., our service to welcome Shabbat “under the stars” will be led by Rabbi Small & Cantor Cohn. Barbecue Dinner will follow at about 7:00 p.m., with barbecued hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, salads, drinks & dessert. Please check website for prices as date of event draws nearer. No charge for unaffiliated individuals. Those interested should RSVP or contact the synagogue office 860-236-1275 no later than June 10, 2016. http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ecmrk61tdf89c97c&llr=iddq4jjab

  • Softball Game

    June 19, 2016

    9:30 am-11:30 am
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    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

    June 23, 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.

  • Max Plenby - Bar Mitzvah

    June 25, 2016

    12:00 pm-3:00 pm

  • Softball Game

    June 26, 2016

    9:30 am-11:30 am
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    Against Beth El at King Philip 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

  • Hartford Yard Goats

    June 26, 2016

    1:35 pm-3:35 pm
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    GATES OPEN: 12:35 pm Hartford Yard Goats vs Erie Seawolves Joint venture with Beth El Men's Club Post Game kids run bases Pre Game Kosher BBQ at Market Square Parking lot 12-1:15 306 Market ST, Htfd Ticket Order Deadline: Friday, June 10, 2016 Parking is an additional fee day of the game. Stadium Address 1214 Main St, Hartford 06103 Adult Ticket $18.00, Child Ticket (ages 4-13) $12.00 more information contact Ken Malley, Malleyks@gmail.com

  • Summer Version of Ziplow Study Group

    June 30, 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.

  • Summer Version of Ziplow Study Group

    July 7, 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.

  • Softball Game

    July 10, 2016

    9:30 am-11:30 am
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    Against CH at King Philip 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

    July 14, 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.

  • Softball Game

    July 17, 2016

    9:30 am-11:30 am
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    Against Beth Shalom 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

    July 21, 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.

  • 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.

  • Softball Game

    July 31, 2016

    9:30 am-11:30 am
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    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
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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.

  • Softball Game

    August 7, 2016

    9:30 am-11:30 am
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    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
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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.

  • Summer Version of Ziplow Study Group

    August 18, 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.

  • Summer Version of Ziplow Study Group

    August 25, 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.