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.

Tikun Layl Shavuot - A Study Session for Erev Shavuot

ShavuotSaturday, May 23, 2015
Services 8:15 PM at The Emanuel Synagogue
Shavuot study session to follow in the Chapel Lobby
It is customary to study late at night on Erev Shavuot.
This year members of our Thursday afternoon study group on the Book of Ruth together with their teacher, Judith T. Fox, Director of Education, will share their insights on Ruth.

Holiday Service Schedule: Sunday 9:00am, 7:00pm
Monday 9:00am, Yiskor approximately 10:45am, 8:15pm  , Havdalah 8:53pm

Backyard Bash

Backyard BashEmanuel Connections invites you and your family to Emanuel’s 2nd Annual Backyard Bash
Thursday, May 28th
6:00-8:00pm
Fun for Everyone…
DJ, Inflatables, Gaga Pit and more!!!!!!!!!!
Pizza & Refreshments
$10.00/family in advance
$15.00/family at the door
RSVP by: May 21st by calling 860-236-1275 or click here to register online now.

6th Annual Tour de Shuls

Tour de Shules“Not a race, but a meaningful ride for all”
All proceeds to benefit the Tikvah Program at Camp Ramah in Palmer, Massachusetts. The Tikvah program (“tikvah” means hope) serves Jewish children with physical and cognitive disabilities.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Three rides to choose from! (20, 35 or 50 mile rides)
Start times
8:00 a.m. for 50 mile ride 9:00 a.m. for 35 mile ride 10:00 a.m.for 20 mile ride
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to start time for registration and refreshments
For the experienced cyclist, the occasional rider, or a mitzvah-minded teen, ride with us on West Hartford’s quiet residential streets, through Simsbury’s beautiful suburban neighborhoods and along Granby’s delightful back roads.
All rides start and end at Beth El Temple, 2626 Albany Avenue, West Hartford, CT.
Register at tourdeshulsct.org. Contact Jeff Factor at (860) 916-0273 with any questions.

Torah Fund Dinner

Judy SilverEmanuel Synagogue Sisterhood
Cordially invites you to join us at our
Torah Fund Dinner
Wednesday June 3, 2015
6:30 PM
Honoring our Chayei Olam Recipient Judy Silver
Cost of dinner: $18.00
Make check payable to Emanuel Sisterhood.
Torah Fund donation is required. Click Read More tag below.
Kindly RSVP by May 22, 2015
Any questions: please call or e-mail
Faith Helene (860)232-9950 or feoh129@sbcglobal.net

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Hands Across the River Golf Outing

Hands Across the RiverSave the date!
Wampanoag Country Club
Tuesday, June 23. 2015
12:00 noon
Lunch and Dinner
Golf, Cart, Driving Range
$180 per golfer.
Hole in One prize 2015 Lexus NX
Celebrity Host is the voice of UConn, Joe D’Ambrosia
Contact Mark Wolfberg at markwolfberg@yahoo.com or Call Mark at 860-655-5337 Ask about Sponsor packages

West Hartford Kadima for grades 6, 7, & 8

Kadima nomadsCome join us & bring your friends!
Afternoon of fun At Nomads Adventure Quest 100 Bidwell Road, South Windsor, CT 06074
(black light mini -golf, climbing wall, mini bowling, Laser Tag, tokens)
Sunday, May 31, 2015
1:00 PM-2:45 pm
$23 Kadima members
$28 non-members
Additional Tokens may be purchased for Gaming Concourse
Reservations MUST be received by May 27th
Click here for flyer with reservation form.

Jewish Calcutta Through Music znd Memory

India JewsSponsored by the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford and the Emanuel Synagogue Adult Education Committee
Featuring: Rahel Musleah
Thursday, June 4, 2015
6:00 P.M. — Indian-Style Kosher Dinner
7:00 P.M. — Program
This program weaves a rich tapestry of heritage and culture little-known to most, and shares the compelling legacy of the Indian Jewish communities. Join us on this personal, historic and musical journey to Jewish India
Member (of either institution) @ $30/pp, Non-Member @ $35/pp, Patron @ $50/pp, Lecture only @ $10/pp
Click here to download a flyer with RSVP form. Read more »

Dinner in Honor of Beit Ha’Gefen

Beit Ha GefenA Cultural Center in Haifa, Israel that promotes discussion & education in the spirit of pluralism amongst Jews , Christians, & Muslims
Wednesday, June 10th, 6:30 PM
Dinner $18 by June 2nd
Children under 13 $10.
Speakers: CEO Asaf Ron & Ulfat Heider
Click here to see a video about Beit Ha’Gefen.
Click here to download a flyer with RSVP details for the dinner in honor of Beit Ha’Gefen.
Sponsored by The Emanuel Synagogue. Brotherhood & B’yadenu Committee, & JFACT
All are Welcome
Please have payments in by June 2 to avoid the extra $4p/p
Sponsorships available in honor of Beit Ha’Gefen Sponsorships are in addition to the cost of the dinner  Read more »

May 24 – May 30

Sunday 9:00am, 7:00pm
Monday 9:00am, Yiskor approximately 10:45am, 8:15pm  , Havdalah 8:53pm
Tuesday-Thursday 7:00am, 7:00pm
Friday 7:00am, 6:00pm  Candles 7:58pm
Saturday 9:00am, 8:15pm  Havdalah 8:57pm

Bar Mitzvah - Joshua Pinsky

May 30, 2015 • 9:00 am-12:15 pm

Bar Mitzvah - Benjamin Zamstein

June 13, 2015 • 9:00 am-12:15 pm
Families with Young Children How to? What if? Donate/Gift Cards Lotsa Helping Hands

Upcoming Events

The Book of Ruth: Facilitator: Judith T. Fox

May 28, 2015 • 3:45 pm-4:30 pm •
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The Book of Ruth: Facilitator: Judith T. Fox. The class will meet on Thursday afternoons from 3:45-4:30 pm from April 30, 2015-May 28, 2015. The Book of Ruth is a story of love, marriage, friendship, and loyalty. For more information, or to register, please call Judith Fox at 860-233-2774 or email judyefox@emanuelsynagogue.org.

6th Annual Tour de Shuls

May 31, 2015 • 8:00 am-1:00 pm •
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Tour de Shules“Not a race, but a meaningful ride for all” All proceeds to benefit the Tikvah Program at Camp Ramah in Palmer, Massachusetts. The Tikvah program (“tikvah” means hope) serves Jewish children with physical and cognitive disabilities. Three rides to choose from! (20, 35 or 50 mile rides) Start times: 8:00 a.m. for 50 mile ride 9:00 a.m. for 35 mile ride 10:00 a.m.for 20 mile ride Please arrive 30 minutes prior to start time for registration and refreshments For the experienced cyclist, the occasional rider, or a mitzvah-minded teen, ride with us on West Hartford’s quiet residential streets, through Simsbury’s beautiful suburban neighborhoods and along Granby’s delightful back roads. All rides start and end at Beth El Temple, 2626 Albany Avenue, West Hartford, CT. Register at tourdeshulsct.org. Contact Jeff Factor at (860) 916-0273 with any questions.

West Hartford Kadima for grades 6, 7, & 8

May 31, 2015 • 1:00 pm-2:45 pm •
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West Hartford Kadima for grades 6, 7, & 8 Kadima nomads Come join us & bring your friends! Afternoon of fun At Nomads Adventure Quest 100 Bidwell Road, South Windsor, CT 06074 (black light mini -golf, climbing wall, mini bowling, Laser Tag, tokens) $23 Kadima members $28 non-members Additional Tokens may be purchased for Gaming Concourse Reservations MUST be received by May 27th

Jewish Calcutta Through Music znd Memory

June 4, 2015 • 6:00 pm-8:00 pm •
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Sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford and the Emanuel Synagogue Adult Education Committee Featuring: Rahel Musleah 6:00 P.M. — Indian-Style Kosher Dinner 7:00 P.M. — Program This program weaves a rich tapestry of heritage and culture little-known to most, and shares the compelling legacy of the Indian Jewish communities. Join us on this personal, historic and musical journey to Jewish India Member (of either institution) @ $30/pp, Non-Member @ $35/pp, Patron @ $50/pp, Lecture only @ $10/pp

Sharon Barshay Shabbat Morning Service

June 6, 2015 • 9:00 am-12:00 pm •
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Kol Shirenu, various soloists, and our singing kahal celebrate peace through music. A Kiddush lunch will follow the service. Since the Barshay and Luftglas families first established the annual Sharon Barshay Music Service nearly 30 years ago, it has provided an opportunity to find new and creative ways to enhance our services, The Barshay Service a Shabbat morning service will be devoted to the theme of peace.

Challahpaloozah

June 6, 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.

College Admission Information Session

June 7, 2015 • 11:00 am-12:30 pm •
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College Admission Information Session College looms brightly on the horizon for many of us, our children, or our grandchildren. The Emanuel Synagogue is delighted to offer a presentation on the college admission process by member Dr. Carolyn Sorkin, president of West Hartford-based University Passport, LLC. Carolyn will talk about managing the nuts and bolts, putting your best foot forward, and keeping a cool head under the pressure of the application process. Q&A following this presentation. Free and open to the public. Contact Carolyn for more information at 860/503-3045 or csorkin@myuniversitypassport.com

Dinner in Honor of Beit Ha’Gefen

June 10, 2015 • 6:30 pm-9:00 pm •
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A Cultural Center in Haifa, Israel that promotes discussion & education in the spirit of pluralism amongst Jews , Christians, & Muslims Dinner $18 by June 2nd Children under 13 $10. Speakers: CEO Asaf Ron & Ulfat Heider Sponsored by The Emanuel Synagogue. Brotherhood & B’yadenu Committee, & JFACT All are Welcome Please have payments in by June 2 to avoid the extra $4p/p Sponsorships available in honor of Beit Ha’Gefen Sponsorships are in addition to the cost of the dinner

Services at the Hebrew Home

June 19, 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

Hands Across the River Golf Outing

June 23, 2015 • 12:00 pm-5:00 pm •
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Wampanoag Country Club Lunch and Dinner Golf, Cart, Driving Range $180 per golfer. Hole in One prize 2015 Lexus NX Celebrity Host is the voice of UConn, Joe D’Ambrosia Contact Mark Wolfberg at markwolfberg@yahoo.com or Call Mark at 860-655-5337 Ask about Sponsor packages