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April 20-April 26

Sunday: 8:00am,7:00pm Candles 7:18pm
Monday: 9:00am,7:00pm Candles 7:19
Tuesday: 9:00am, Yizkor, 7:30pm Havdalah 8:19pm
Wednesday-Thursday: 7:00am,7:00pm
Friday: 7:00am,6:00pm Candles 7:24pm
Saturday: 9:00am,7:30pm Havdalah 8:23pm

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160 Mohegan Drive
West Hartford, CT 06117
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(860) 236-1275, office
(860) 233-2774, school

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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.


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Craft Fair

craft fairEmanuel Synagogue Sisterhood is hosting a Craft Fair with professional vendors.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Silverman Auditorium.
Raffles! Light refreshments!
Professional vendors will be selling jewelry, soaps and body lotions, woven scarves, quilted items, purses, and other gift items which would make great Mother’s Day present or purchase something just for yourself.
It’s not too late to be a vendor, please contact: Audrey Yanofsky at or Debbie Mehlman at 860-232-2697.

It’s All About Health: Emanuel Synagogue Community Breakfast

Vicki_picTuesday, April 29, 2014
8:00 am-10:00 am
Victoria Veltri, State of Connecticut Health Care Advocate, will speak on contemporary health care issues and how her office assists consumers with denial of coverage by health insurance companies. Local vendors will provide information about health and wellness options.
Local vendors will provide information about health and wellness options.
Cost is $5, which includes breakfast.
Email Myra Emrick at to RSVP.
For more information, call Myra at (860) 236-1275.
Open to the Community.

31st Annual Foodshare Walk Against Hunger

Walk Against HungerSunday, May 4, 2014
12:30 pm, – 2:00 pm
Hartbeat Park, 140 Garden Street, Hartford
Free event parking at 690 asyllum Avenue
“Our Feet are Praying” – our team name
The Emanuel Synagogue is putting together a team for the Walk Against Hunger.
If you would like to join our team and support Foodshare, please go to the Foodshare website to sign up soon
Click here for the walk route.
Click here for directions.
People who opt to support our team with a donation need to choose a walker to support so we need names on our list! Contact Risa Davidson if you have any questions: 860-236-8889 or

5th Annual Tour de Shuls Connecticut

Tour de ShulesCommunity Bike Ride
Emanuel Synagogue, West Hartford, CT,
Sunday, May 4, 2014
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Benefitting: Camp Eisner-Chazak, Camp Ramah-Tikvah, and Camp Shalom Hand-in-Hand Programs for campers with developmental disabilities
Enjoy 20-35-50 mile ride & 5 mile Teen Color ride!
Register, donate or learn more at
Register TODAY!
After the ride, please join us for a Mitzvah Bike Fest for young riders
of all abilities
*Skill Stations * Bicycle Art * Bike Repairs * Family Fun

Celebrate Yom Ha`atzma’ut – Israel Independence Day

YOm Haatzwith Kol Shirenu and your Emanuel Family
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
6:00 p.m.
Felafel Dinner, followed by community singing of Israeli songs, led by Cantor Sanford Cohn.
More information to come.

An Evening with the Richie Barshay Trio

Richie BarshayThursday, May 29, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Richie Barshay, Percussion; Petr Cancura, Saxophone & Mandolin; Garth Stevenson , Double Bass
Also featuring Hazzan Sanford Cohn & Kol Shirenu
Musical adventures in World Jazz Drawing influences from Brazil, Mali and beyond….

Admission is free but seating may be limited, so please RSVP to the Synagogue office (860-236-1275) or by email to This concert is sponsored by the Sharon Barshay Music Fund of The Emanuel Synagogue. Contributions to the Fund in support of future concerts will be greatly appreciated.

Celebration of Participatory Prayer June 7

partici[atpry prayerJoin us Shabbat Morning June 7th in Celebration of our 95th Year as a vibrant community of participatory prayer.
9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Kiddush sponsored by the Board of Trustees
Chairs: Michael Schenk and Isaac Silverman

Hands Across the River Golf Outing

Hands Across the RiverThe Emanuel Synagogue, Kol Haverim and Beth El Temple are excited to welcome the American Brain Tumor Association as a benefactor in the Hands Across The River Golf Outing
Founded in 1973, the American Brain tumor Association (ABTA) was the first and is now the only national organization committed to funding brain tumor research. They provide support and resources for all tumor types and age groups.
June 10, 2014
$225 Per Golfer
• New Venue – Wampanoag Country Club: A beautiful and challenging premier private golf course where we will enjoy the practice facilities (driving range, putting green), locker rooms/showers, and Wampanoag’s gracious staff.
• Barbecue Lunch
• Cocktail Hour
• Dinner (all food is kosher)
Great raffle prizes including a large screen tv, silent Auction, gross and net prizes, contest holes, and
celebrity host Brad Drazen
Contact Mark Wolfberg @ 860-655-5337; to play or become a sponsor.
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Upcoming Events

4/26, Saturday   Sisterhood - Book Review

4/27, Sunday   Crafts Fair

4/28, Monday   Adult B'nai Mitzvah

4/29, Tuesday   Emanuel Synagogue Community Breakfast

4/29, Tuesday   Annual Jewish Family Living Dessert Meeting

5/1, Thursday   Ziplow Study Group

5/3, Saturday   Sisterhood - Book Review

5/4, Sunday   The 5th annual Tour de Shuls CT

5/4, Sunday   Brotherhood Breakfast - Walter Harrison

5/5, Monday   Adult B'nai Mitzvah

5/7, Wednesday   Sisterhood - Book Review

5/12, Monday   Adult B'nai Mitzvah

5/15, Thursday   Ziplow Study Group

5/19, Monday   Adult B'nai Mitzvah


Upcoming B'nei Mitzvah