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.

Mini Minyan

Mini MinyanJanuary 31, 2015
10:30 am in the Chapel

A monthly Shabbat morning service For children in Grades K-2
Led by Debbie Mehlman
Next Mini MInyan dates are 2/21, 3/14, 4/25

Hebrew Academy Community Tish

academy tishSaturday, January 31, 2015
7:00pm

The Bess and Paul Sigel Hebrew Academy, 53 Gabb Road, Bloomfield
Brief reflective thoughts from students, alumni, parents, and community leaders.
Music with Cantor Sanford Cohn
Nosh and Refreshments
No Charge
RSVP to Karen Schlossberg at kschlossberg@sigelacademy.org OR 860.243.8333

World Wide Wrap 2015

Sunday, February 1, 2015
9:00 A.M.

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 Eric at eric@goldbergville.com
If anyone has an extra pair of tefillin, please bring them!
Questions? Please contact eric@goldbergville.com
A program of the Federation of Jewish Men’ s Clubs. Sponsored by The Emanuel Brotherhood, Sisterhood, and Minyonaires.
Click here to download a World Wide Wrap 2015 flyer.
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Pizmon Weekend February 6-8, 2015

PizmonPizmon is the co-ed Jewish acappella group from Columbia, Barnard, and the Jewish Theological Seminary. Pizmon sings a variety of music generes for all ages and tastes.
February 6, Friday night service with Family style Shabbat dinner 6:30pm $15/adult dinner, $8/child dinner
February 7, Saturday morning Shabbat Experience for Religious School students. Click here for a Shabbat Experience flyer and registration form.
Saturday Evening Concert at 7:30 with dessert and coffee $15/adult, $5/child.
If attending both Shabbat dinner and the concert $25/adult, $10/child.
February 8, Sunday morning with JT Connect.
Click here to experience Pizmon with this YouTube piece.
Click here to register online.

ChallahPalooza

Saturday, February 7, 2015ChallahPalooza
11:00 am – 11:45 am 
In the Emanuel Early Childhood Center
Sing    Dance    Play    Pray
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.
Free and open to the community.
For more information contact (860) 233-2774, school@emanuelsynagogue.org,

Dinner and A Movie with the Rabbi

Dinner and MovieThursday, February 26, 2015
6:00 pm Part 1
Thursday, March 12, 2015
6:00pm Part 2
Watch The Ten Commandments * Hear Rabbi Small’s commentary * Schmooze with current & prospective members
Movie: Free
Dinner: $10 per person pre-­‐paid for deli sandwich, chips and soda from The Crown -­‐ specify tuna, turkey, pastrami, roast beef, roasted vegetable, Israeli salad – no outside food permitted
RSVP by Wednesday, February 25
Reserve your seat by calling The Emanuel Synagogue at (860) 236-­‐1275

Save the Date for Judye

2013 USY Shelanu Pizza crop webOur Director of Education, Judith T. Fox, will be retiring in June after more than 20 years of service to our religious school.
Please join us Sunday, May 3rd 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
We will wish Judye well in her future adventures with a fun, family-friendly event. Event details and tribute opportunities will be coming soon.
For more information or if you want to help us prepare for this fun event, contact Francene Weingast at franceneweingast@gmail.com or (860) 236-1275.

Meet the People of Israel and Hear Their Stories

Shiela trip pictures cropEmanuel Synagogue Israel Trip with Rabbi Small and Sheila Silverman
July 6 – July 18, 2015, 13 days
Registration now open at www.Israelmaven.com/emanuel or contact Sheila Silverman at ssilverwoman@msn.com.
For details on the trip itinerary, click here.
Click here to download a flyer about this wonderful trip.

 

January 25 – January 31

Sunday, 8:00am, 5:00pm
Monday-Thursday, 7:00am, 5:00pm
Friday, 7:00am, 5:00pm,  Candles 4:04pm
Saturday, 9:00am, 5:00pm,  Havdalah 5:44pm

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
March 28, 2015
Bar Mitzvah - Korey Dinowitz
Families with Young Children How to? What if? Donate/Gift Cards Lotsa Helping Hands

Upcoming Events

Natalie Ziplow Study Group: Facilitator: Rabbi David Small

January 29, 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 29, 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

Mini Minyan - Grades K-2

January 31, 2015 • 10:30 am-11:30 am •
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A monthly Shabbat morning service For children in Grades K-2 Led by Debbie Mehlman 10:30 am in the Chapel

World Wide Wrap 2015

February 1, 2015 • 9:00 am-11:00 am •
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Come celebrate the World Wide Wrap 2015 with the Emanuel Synagogue! Join congregations around the world as we teach the mitzvah of wrapping tefillin. Please join us to learn or teach! Everyone is welcome! This event is open to the entire community: Men, Women, Sons, and Daughters. 9:00 am - Those versed in laying tefillin will teach others how to do it. Instruction will start at 8:30 am. School students will join in at 9:00 am. 9:40 am - Lively, musical, family-friendly, and abbreviated morning service. 10:00 am - A scrumptious breakfast that will include breakfast wraps! If you can help teach putting on tefillin, please contact Eric at eric@goldbergville.com A program of the Federation of Jewish Men’ s Clubs. Sponsored by The Emanuel Brotherhood, Sisterhood, and Minyonaires. Questions? Please contact eric@goldbergville.com

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

February 2, 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.

Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Lazowski

February 3, 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 20, 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

Tu Bishvat

February 4, 2015

Natalie Ziplow Study Group: Facilitator: Rabbi David Small

February 5, 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

February 5, 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

February 7, 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.

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

February 9, 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

February 12, 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

Emanuel Brotherhood Breakfast : Dr. Murray Spiegel

February 15, 2015 • 9:00 am-11:00 am •
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Want to learn how to make your seder supremely entertaining and educational? Dr. Murray Spiegel and Rickey Stein’s innovative seders were featured on PBS! Hear an intriguing, humorous, multimedia presentation that has inspired unforgettable seders around the world. Novel ideas for your seders include music, games, parodies and quizzes, unusual, historic as well as contemporary versions of the 4 Questions, and connections to Jewish cultures all over the globe. Free and open to the Public No Need to RSVP Buffet Breakfast served at 9AM For more information contact: DONMILLER@KUALUMNI.ORG

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

February 16, 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.

Services at the Hebrew Home

February 20, 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

Mini Minyan - Grades K-2

February 21, 2015 • 10:30 am-11:30 am •
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A monthly Shabbat morning service For children in Grades K-2 Led by Debbie Mehlman 10:30 am in the Chapel

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

February 23, 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.

Dinner and a Movie with the Rabbi

February 26, 2015 • 6:00 pm-8:30 pm •
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Watch The Ten Commandments movie. Hear Rabbi Small’s commentary, Schmooze with current & prospective members The movie is free. Dinner is $10 per person pre-­‐paid for deli sandwich, chips and soda from The Crown. Please specify tuna, turkey, pastrami, roast beef, roasted vegetable or Israeli salad. No outside food permitted. RSVP by Wednesday, February 25 Reserve your seat by calling The Emanuel Synagogue at (860) 236-­‐1275 Send payment to The Emanuel Synagogue,

Location: The Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford, CT 06117, United States