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.

Happy Hanukah to All!

Hanukah Renee
Dressed for Hannukah, Renee Neikrie poses after morning minyan breakfast, which she prepared…very early in the morning.

Enter Laughing: A Night of Comedy with Marion Grodin and Danny Cohen

Comedy nightSaturday, January 17, 2015
7:30pm Doors Open
8:30pm Show Starts
Specialty Desserts and Martinis Served
Giggle: $36 per adult
Chuckle: $54 per adult
Laugh: $90 per adult
Chuckle and Laugh will be listed in the program
Tables of 8, 10 & 12 are available.
Click here to register online
If you prefer to send a check, upload an RSVP form here.

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Pizza, Pajamas, Popcorn & Mr. Popper’s Penguins!!!!

Pizza PenguinsTuesday, December 23, 2014
We’ve got the coffee, you bring the kids!!!
Please join Emanuel Connections as we kick off winter vacation.
Pizza: 5:30 pm
Movie: 6:15pm
($3 per person/$10 family cap)
RSVP by December 19th: 860-236-1275
(BYOB: Bring your own blanket and chair)
Open to the community.
Click here to register online.

Sisterhood Shabbat

Sisterhood ShabbatSaturday, January 17, 2015
Conducted in full by Sisterhood members new and old.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Bonnie Lasker, 860-236-7455 or bclasker@comcast.net
Following services all are invited to Kiddush Luncheon sponsored and prepared by our Sisterhood members.

Adult Education Classes Starting Soon

Adult Ed2Thursday Afternoon Study Group Starting January 8, 2015
The Book of Esther: Facilitator: Judith T. Fox. The class will meet on Thursday afternoons from 3:45-4:30 pm beginning January 8, 2015.
Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Lazowski beginning January 13, 2015
Psalms: Facilitator: Rabbi Philip Lazowski. Lunch and Learn in Hartford on Tuesday afternoons from 12:00-1:00 pm from January 13, 2015 –February 3, 2015.

Ongoing classes:
Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah Class: Facilitator: Judith T. Fox. The class will meet on Monday evenings from 7:30 – 8:15 pm beginning October 27, 2014.
Natalie Ziplow Study Group: Facilitator: Rabbi David Small. This series meets on Thursday mornings from 10:30-12:00 in the Chapel Lobby. Read more »

Planning for College Bound Students

collegeEmanuel Brotherhood Sunday Breakfast & Speaker Program
January 11, 2015
9:00am buffet breakfast served
Jeffrey Noll, owner of College Planning of CT, will provide a unique discussion about the financial aid system, and provide an open forum for Q&A.
Everyone is invited to attend this free event. 
No need to RSVP
For more information contact DONMILLER@KUALUMNI.ORG

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Jessie's Community Gardens

GardenThe Emanuel Synagogue is starting a Community Garden and we need your help! We will need people to start and maintain the garden. Contact Myra Emrick for more information at 860.236.1275.
Jessie’s Community Gardens combines growing vegetables with social awareness; its purpose is to serve the community in various ways as determined by that community, which could include such things as being used as an education tool, a community-building activity and a therapeutic outlet for volunteers and others.

December 21-December 27

Sunday 8:00am, 4:15pm
Monday-Wednesday 7:00am,4:15pm
Thursday 8:00am,4:15pm
Friday 7:00am,4:15pm Candles:4:08pm
Saturday 9:00am,4:15pm Havdalah:5:06pm

January 10, 2015
Bar Mitzvah - Ethan Pinkes
January 31, 2015
Bar Mitzvah - Brett Berman
February 14, 2015
Bat Mitzvah - Abigail Miriam Azia
February 21, 2015
Bat Mitzvah - Daniella Medvedovski
February 28, 2015
Bar Mitzvah - Lillian Schulman
March 7, 2015
Bat Mitzvah - Lauren Mahler
March 14, 2015
Bat Mitzvah - Sarah Murphy
Families with Young Children How to? What if? Donate/Gift Cards Lotsa Helping Hands

Upcoming Events

Hanukkah VI/Rosh Chodesh Tevet

December 22, 2014

Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah Class: Facilitator: Judith T. Fox.

December 22, 2014 • 7:30 pm-8:15 pm •
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Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah Class: Facilitator: Judith T. Fox. The class will meet on Monday evenings from 7:30 – 8:15 pm beginning October 27, 2014. Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah is a two-year course of study that includes Hebrew reading (beginners are welcome), trope, Torah study, the structure of the service and other aspects of Jewish knowledge. The entire professional staff participates. For more information, please call Judith Fox at 860-233-2774 or email judyefox@emanuelsynagogue.org.

Hanukkah VII

December 23, 2014

Mr. Popper’s Penguins - Movie

December 23, 2014 • 5:30 pm-9:00 pm •
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Pizza, Pajamas, Popcorn & Mr. Popper’s Penguins!!!! Tuesday, December 23rd Emanuel Synagogue 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford Pizza: 5:30 pm Movie: 6:15pm ($3 per person/$10 family cap) RSVP by December 19th: 860-233-1275 (BYOB: Bring your own blanket and chair)

Hanukkah VIII

December 24, 2014

Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah Class: Facilitator: Judith T. Fox.

December 29, 2014 • 7:30 pm-8:15 pm •
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Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah Class: Facilitator: Judith T. Fox. The class will meet on Monday evenings from 7:30 – 8:15 pm beginning October 27, 2014. Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah is a two-year course of study that includes Hebrew reading (beginners are welcome), trope, Torah study, the structure of the service and other aspects of Jewish knowledge. The entire professional staff participates. For more information, please call Judith Fox at 860-233-2774 or email judyefox@emanuelsynagogue.org.

Asarah B'Tevet

January 1, 2015

Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah Class: Facilitator: Judith T. Fox.

January 5, 2015 • 7:30 pm-8:15 pm •
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Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah Class: Facilitator: Judith T. Fox. The class will meet on Monday evenings from 7:30 – 8:15 pm beginning October 27, 2014. Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah is a two-year course of study that includes Hebrew reading (beginners are welcome), trope, Torah study, the structure of the service and other aspects of Jewish knowledge. The entire professional staff participates. For more information, please call Judith Fox at 860-233-2774 or email judyefox@emanuelsynagogue.org.

Natalie Ziplow Study Group: Facilitator: Rabbi David Small

January 8, 2015 • 10:30 am-12:00 pm •
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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

The Book of Esther: Facilitator: Judith T. Fox

January 8, 2015 • 3:45 pm-4:45 pm •
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The Book of Esther: Facilitator: Judith T. Fox. The class will meet on Thursday afternoons from 3:45-4:30 pm beginning January 8, 2015. The Book of Esther is different from all other books in the Bible. Here is a chance to learn all the parts they skipped in Hebrew School. For more information, or to register, please call Judith Fox at 860-233-2774 or email judyefox@emanuelsynagogue.org

Challahpaloozah

January 10, 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.

Brotherhood Breakfast - Jeffrey Noll

January 11, 2015 • 9:00 am-10:30 am •
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Planning For College Bound Students Paying for college is much different than when you went. The financial aid system is unfair, and can be a complicated process. According to the US Department of Education, more than 80% of American families utilize the financial aid system. But families are still struggling to pay the bills. Jeffrey Noll will provide a unique discussion about the financial aid system, and mistakes parents (and grandparents) often make when saving for college, and planning for financial aid. Jeffrey Noll, owner of College Planning of CT, will present this topic, and provide an open forum for Q&A. He will provide an overview of the financial aid system including: • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) • CSS/Profile Form (CSS – College Scholarship Service) • An understanding of your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) • The Net Price Calculator • Financial Aid Options • 529/CHET plans – Pros & Cons Everyone is invited to attend this free event. Buffet Breakfast served at 9AM. No need to RSVP For more information contact DONMILLER@KUALUMNI.ORG

Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah Class: Facilitator: Judith T. Fox.

January 12, 2015 • 7:30 pm-8:15 pm •
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Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah Class: Facilitator: Judith T. Fox. The class will meet on Monday evenings from 7:30 – 8:15 pm beginning October 27, 2014. Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah is a two-year course of study that includes Hebrew reading (beginners are welcome), trope, Torah study, the structure of the service and other aspects of Jewish knowledge. The entire professional staff participates. For more information, please call Judith Fox at 860-233-2774 or email judyefox@emanuelsynagogue.org.

Psalms: Facilitator: Rabbi Philip Lazowski

January 13, 2015 • 12:00 pm-1:00 pm •
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Psalms: Facilitator: Rabbi Philip Lazowski. Lunch and Learn in Hartford on Tuesday afternoons from 12:00-1:00 pm from January 13, 2014 –February 3, 2014. The class will meet at the offices of Laz Parking, 15 Lewis Street, 5th floor, Hartford. Free lunch & free parking. For more info at 860-522-7641 x714 and speak to Kevin. He can also provide parking instructions

Location: 15 Lewis Street, 5th floor, Hartford

Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Lazowski

January 13, 2015 • 2:30 pm-3:30 pm •
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Psalms: Facilitator: Rabbi Philip Lazowski. Lunch and Learn in Hartford on Tuesday afternoons from 12:00-1:00 pm from January 13, 2015 –February 3, 2015. The class will meet at the offices of Laz Parking, 15 Lewis Street, 5th floor, Hartford. Free lunch & free parking. For more info at 860-522-7641 x714 and speak to Kevin. He can also provide parking instructions Location: 15 Lewis Street, 5th floor, Hartford

Natalie Ziplow Study Group: Facilitator: Rabbi David Small

January 15, 2015 • 10:30 am-12:00 pm •
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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

The Book of Esther: Facilitator: Judith T. Fox

January 15, 2015 • 3:45 pm-4:45 pm •
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The Book of Esther: Facilitator: Judith T. Fox. The class will meet on Thursday afternoons from 3:45-4:30 pm beginning January 8, 2015. The Book of Esther is different from all other books in the Bible. Here is a chance to learn all the parts they skipped in Hebrew School. For more information, or to register, please call Judith Fox at 860-233-2774 or email judyefox@emanuelsynagogue.org

Services at the Hebrew Home

January 16, 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

Sisterhood Shabbat

January 17, 2015 • 9:00 am-12:00 pm •
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Conducted in full by Sisterhood members new and old. If you are interested in participating, please contact Bonnie Lasker 860-236-7455 or bclasker@comcast.net Following services all are invited to Kiddush Luncheon sponsored and prepared by our Sisterhood members.

Enter Laughing - A Night of Comedy

January 17, 2015 • 7:30 pm-10:30 pm •
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With Marion Grodin and Danny Cohen Giggle - $36 per adult Chuckle - $54 per adult Laugh: - $90 per adult Raffles, Martini Bar, Specialty Dessert Please make checks payable to: The Emanuel Synagogue and mail no later than December 29, 2014 Snow Date Jan 24th

Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah Class: Facilitator: Judith T. Fox.

January 19, 2015 • 7:30 pm-8:15 pm •
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Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah Class: Facilitator: Judith T. Fox. The class will meet on Monday evenings from 7:30 – 8:15 pm beginning October 27, 2014. Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah is a two-year course of study that includes Hebrew reading (beginners are welcome), trope, Torah study, the structure of the service and other aspects of Jewish knowledge. The entire professional staff participates. For more information, please call Judith Fox at 860-233-2774 or email judyefox@emanuelsynagogue.org.

Psalms: Facilitator: Rabbi Philip Lazowski

January 20, 2015 • 12:00 pm-1:00 pm •
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Psalms: Facilitator: Rabbi Philip Lazowski. Lunch and Learn in Hartford on Tuesday afternoons from 12:00-1:00 pm from January 13, 2014 –February 3, 2014. The class will meet at the offices of Laz Parking, 15 Lewis Street, 5th floor, Hartford. Free lunch & free parking. For more info at 860-522-7641 x714 and speak to Kevin. He can also provide parking instructions

Location: 15 Lewis Street, 5th floor, Hartford

Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Lazowski

January 20, 2015 • 2:30 pm-3:30 pm •
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Psalms: Facilitator: Rabbi Philip Lazowski. Lunch and Learn in Hartford on Tuesday afternoons from 12:00-1:00 pm from January 13, 2015 –February 3, 2015. The class will meet at the offices of Laz Parking, 15 Lewis Street, 5th floor, Hartford. Free lunch & free parking. For more info at 860-522-7641 x714 and speak to Kevin. He can also provide parking instructions Location: 15 Lewis Street, 5th floor, Hartford