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.

Early Childhood Shabbat Dinner

Shabbat DinnerSponsored by the Magalhaes and Wu families
Friday, February 19, 2016
Services at 5:15pm
Shabbat Dinner at 6:15pm
All invited. No cost.
Click here to RSVP online by Friday, February 12, 2016  so we know how much food to have.
If you are interested in sponsoring a Shabbat dinner, contact the synagogue office!

Mega Challah Bake

ChallahSunday, February 21, 2016/Adar 12, 5776
2:30 PM registration opens 3:00 PM program begins
Emanuel Synagogue. 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford
$18 per person • $54 hostess • $180 woman of valor dedication
For more information and to register visit www.megachallahbakect.com or call 860 833 4035
RSVP requested by February 11
The Mega Challah Bake is inspired by the love and nourishment of Bubby Shirley as felt by her granddaughter, Emanuel Synagogue member Lisa Berman. “Bubs”, as she was fondly known, created memories for generations through her cooking and exemplified the traditional meaning that love and food go hand in hand.
This program is brought to you by Chabad of the Valley and Chabad of Greater Hartford.
Click here for a Mega Challah Bake flyer with all the details.

How Does One Become a Terrorist?

Thursday February 25, 2016 Oren Segal
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Mandell Jewish Community Center
Join us for a fascinating conversation as we hear from Oren Segal, Director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism and Research Center. Recognized as an expert in this field, much of Segal’s time with the ADL has been devoted to evaluating activity and tactics of extremist groups and movements, including the radicalization process of homegrown Islamic extremists.
Join us as he shares his remarks, including his insight as to how Americans of all religions, races, and backgrounds are being reached and recruited.
This special event will be offered at no charge, but registration is required.  Registration Deadline is February 22, 2016
Click here to download a flyer

 

Shtetl Life: Relic or Role Model? Exploring Myths and Facts of Shtetl Life

House Party
Sunday, February. 28. 2016
2:00 pm Shtetl Life
Presented by DCL Kate Goldman
At the home of Don and Regina Miller in Hartford
Light refreshments will be served event.
Space is limited, RSVP to Kate@emanuelsynagogue.org for addresses

Visit to Mayyim Hayyim, Community Mikveh and Education Center

Mayyim-HayyimBeth El Temple Sisterhood invites The Emanuel Synagogue women to
join Rabbi Ilana Garber on a visit to Mayyim Hayyim, Community Mikveh and Education Center, in Newton, MA
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
7:45am Meet at Beth El parking lot, carpool to mikveh
10:00-11:30am Educational program1
1:30am-1pm – Immersions (up to 4 people)
1-1:30 – Drive to Harvard Street, Brookline (if some in cars want to return home at this point, that’s ok)
1:30-3 – Lunch at Rubin’s Deli (Israel Book Shop, Kolbo, Butcherie if time & desire)
3:00 – Drive home (should be back by 5pm latest)
Suggested contribution is $18 to Rabbi Garber’s discretionary fund for the mikveh tour and
educational program. Additional charge if you want to immerse in the mikveh.
Those who ride in cars will contribute toward gas. Lunch will be together at Rubin’s everyone will pay for their own food.
Please contact Rabbi Garber, igarber@bethelwh.org, to RSVP and with any questions.

Cabaret Night: We've Got Talent

http://emanuelsynagogue.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Cabaret-Night-Final-1.pdfCabaret NightSponsored by The Emanuel Sisterhood
Saturday March 26th 8:15 PM
Join our community of performers – singers, dancers, musicians – for a special evening hosted by guest MC Max Reiss
General Admission – $24 per person
Be a Sponsor!
Balcony – $54 per person; Mezzanine – $90 per person; Orchestra – $144 per person
Sponsors will be listed in the program
Join the Emanuel family for Havdalah at 7:45 p.m.
Tables of 8 and 10 available. Come with your friends
Download the attached form to RSVP or RSVP now online by clicking here.

February 14 – February 20

Sunday-8:00am,5:15pm
Monday-Thursday-7:00am,5:15pm
Friday-7:00am,5:15pm  Candles 5:11pm
Saturday-9:00am,5:15pm  Havdalah 6:10pm

  • February 27, 2016

    Dov Geoghegan - Bar Mitzvah

Families with Young Children How to? What if? Donate/Gift Cards Lotsa Helping Hands

Upcoming Events

  • SOLD OUT -The Chosen at Playhouse on Park

    February 14, 2016
    12:30 pm-4:00 pm
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    Sisterhood members and their spouses/significant others, will come together before the show for refreshments in the theater lobby at 12:30-1:30 pm. The play begins at 2 pm. Sisterhood has reserved a block of 30 tickets, at $35 per ticket. Get your reservations in quickly! Tickets are limited, be sure to reserve your place no later than February 1, 2016. Please reply to Marsha Kamins: marsha.kamins@gmail.com; 860-242-2126 Make checks payable to: Emanuel Sisterhood Mail to: Marsha Kamins, 49 Oliver Way, Bloomfield CT 06002

  • Early Childhood Families

    February 19, 20165:15 pm-7:15 pm
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    Join us on Shabbat Dinner for Shabbat dinner at 6:15pm Services begin at 5:15 pm Sponsored by the Magalheas and Wu families Please RSVP by February 12, 2016 so we know how much food to have! barbarfink@gmail.com If you are interested in sponsoring a Shabbat dinner contact the synagogue office!

  • Services at the Hebrew Home

    February 19, 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.

  • Mega Challah Bake

    February 21, 2016
    2:30 pm-4:30 pm
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    2:30 PM registration opens 3:00 PM program begins Emanuel Synagogue. 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford $18 per person • $54 hostess • $180 woman of valor dedication For more information and to register visit www.megachallahbakect.com or call 860 833 4035 RSVP requested by February 11 The Mega Challah Bake is inspired by the love and nourishment of Bubby Shirley as felt by her granddaughter, Emanuel Synagogue member Lisa Berman. “Bubs”, as she was fondly known, created memories for generations through her cooking and exemplified the traditional meaning that love and food go hand in hand. This program is brought to you by Chabad of the Valley and Chabad of Greater Hartford.

  • Dov Geoghegan - Bar Mitzvah

    February 27, 2016
    9:00 am-12:00 pm

  • House Parties

    February 28, 20162:00 pm-3:00 pm
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    Shtetl Life: Relic or Role Model? Exploring Myths and Facts of Shtetl Life Presented by DCL Kate Goldman At the home of Don and Regina Miller in Hartford Light refreshments will be served at each event. Space is limited, RSVP to Kate@emanuelsynagogue.org for addresses Interested in hosting a house party? Here’s how it works: 1. Contact Kate Goldman with a specific topic that interests you 2. Host the event at your house 3. We will take care of the RSVPs, just let us know how many people you can accommodate 4. Emanuel will facilitate the educational component

  • 6th grade Family Education Day

    February 28, 201610:00 am-11:00 am
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    6th grade Family Education Day

  • Visit to Mayyim Hayyim, Community Mikveh and Education Center

    March 1, 2016
    7:45 am-4:45 pm
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    Beth El Temple Sisterhood invites The Emanuel Synagogue women to join Rabbi Ilana Garber on a visit to Mayyim Hayyim, Community Mikveh and Education Center, in Newton, MA 7:45am Meet at Beth El parking lot, carpool to mikveh 10:00-11:30am Educational program1 1:30am-1pm – Immersions (up to 4 people) 1-1:30 – Drive to Harvard Street, Brookline (if some in cars want to return home at this point, that’s ok) 1:30-3 – Lunch at Rubin’s Deli (Israel Book Shop, Kolbo, Butcherie if time & desire) 3:00 – Drive home (should be back by 5pm latest) Suggested contribution is $18 to Rabbi Garber’s discretionary fund for the mikveh tour and educational program. Additional charge if you want to immerse in the mikveh. Those who ride in cars will contribute toward gas. Lunch will be together at Rubin’s everyone will pay for their own food. Please contact Rabbi Garber, igarber@bethelwh.org, to RSVP and with any questions.

  • Book Discussion - All Who Go Do Not Return

    March 2, 2016
    7:30 pm-8:30 pm
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    Emanuel synagogue Sisterhood Book Discussion No charge to attend. Please read this memoir prior to attending the function. A moving and revealing exploration of Hasidic life, and one man's struggles with faith, family,and community Shulem Deen was raised to believe that questions are dangerous. As a member of the Skverers, one ofthe most insular Hasidic sects in the US, he knows little about the outside world--only that it is to be shunned. His marriage at eighteen is arranged and several children soon follow. Deen's first transgression--turning on the radio--is small, but his curiosity leads him to the library, and later the Internet. Soon he begins a feverish inquiry into the tenets of his religious beliefs, until, several years later,his faith unravels entirely. Now a heretic, he fears being discovered and ostracized from the only world he knows. His relationship with his family at stake, he is forced into a life of deception, and begins a long struggle to hold on to thosehe loves most: his five children. In All Who Go Do Not Return, Deen bravely traces his harrowing loss of faith, while offering an illuminating look at a highly secretive world. All those who are interested can join us at the JCC Book Festival on Sunday March 13th at 7pm to hear Shulem Deen discuss his book in person. The fee for the JCC event is $20 payable at the door at the Mandell JCC or on the JCC website.

  • Hear a Future Cantor!

    March 4, 2016
    5:30 pm-6:30 pm
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    Hear a future cantor! Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat services Jacob Greenberg, Cantor Cohn’s student in the pre-cantorial program at the University of Hartford, will chant the service welcoming Shabbat. Minha begins at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served preceding the service at 5 p.m. and after the service.

  • Shabbat Book Review

    March 5, 2016
    2:00 pm-3:30 pm
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    Reviewer - Marcia Mizrahi Book - All The Light We Cannot See, By Anthony Doerr Hostess - Marcia Mizrahi, 1 King Philip Dr, 860 233-7496 Please call your hostess at least a week in advance to make your reservation

  • Sisterhood Shabbat

    March 12, 2016
    9:00 am-12:00 pm
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    Sisterhood members participate in all aspects of the Shabbat morning service. This is an annual event and there are parts for everyone, whether you read Hebrew or not. Following services, Sisterhood sponsors, prepares and serves a delicious kiddush luncheon. Please contact program chair Carolyn Topol at cstopol@gmail.com or at 860-232-7154, OR Becky Sahl becsahl@aol.com or860-673-6598 to get involved!! Parts are currently being assigned.

  • Brotherhood Breakfast - Dr. Murray Spiegel

    March 13, 2016
    9:00 am-10:00 am
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    Want to learn how to make your seder supremely entertaining and educational? 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 For information contact: Malleyks@gmail.com

  • Services at the Hebrew Home

    March 18, 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.

  • Brotherhood Shabbat

    March 19, 2016
    9:00 am-12:00 pm
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    Ken Simon and The Brotherhood will lead the Shabbat service. Come support the Brotherhood members who will be participating in the service and enjoy a wonderful Kiddush prepared by The Brotherhood. There are many honors during the service that are available for individuals who wish to be a part of this wonderful event. If you wish to participate please contact Ken Simon at KSimon38@Comcast.net or call 860 233-6958.

  • Cabaret Night: We’ve Got Talent

    March 26, 2016
    8:15 pm-9:45 pm
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    Cabaret Nigh tSponsored by The Emanuel Sisterhood Join our community of performers – singers, dancers, musicians – for a special evening hosted by guest MCs: Max Reiss and Rebecca Stewart General Admission – $24 per person Be a Sponsor! Balcony – $54 per person; Mezzanine – $90 per person; Orchestra – $144 per person Sponsors will be listed in the program Join the Emanuel family for Havdalah at 7:45 p.m. Tables of 8 and 10 available. Come with your friends .

  • Israeli Friendship Dinner

    March 30, 2016
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
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    Please join us for a Community-wide Israeli Friendship Dinner with our guests, the Israeli High School Robotics teams and their advisors. Reservation deadline is Friday, March 25, 2016 Beth El Temple; 2626 Albany Ave. West Hartford, CT 06117 Dinner is open to the entire community.

  • Shabbat Book Review

    April 2, 2016
    2:00 pm-3:30 pm
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    Reviewer - Joseph Bacher Book - The List, by Martin Fletcher Hostess - Agnes Bacher, 406 Simsbury Rd, 860 242-4120 Please call your hostess at least a week in advance to make your reservation

  • Passover Desserts Made Easy

    April 3, 2016
    1:30 pm-4:30 pm
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    Under the direction of some well-known home bakers including Gloria Bein, Debbie Bettan, Regina Miller and Pam Simon, you will prepare, bake, and take home four yummy Passover desserts, The synagogue kitchen will not yet be kosher for Passover as of the date of this event. So, enjoy your treats now and make them again at home. All ingredients will be provided. Refreshments will be served. Please bring a disposable container to bring your treats home. $20 per person Reserve your space by March 27.

  • Services at the Hebrew Home

    April 15, 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.

  • Music & Dinner with Cantor Cohn

    April 18, 2016
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
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    Everyone is welcome. Don’t miss this musical evening with Cantor Sandy Cohn and his musical guests Jake Greenberg and Hannah Shanefield from the Hartt School of Music An Excellent dinner-choices Dinner-Chicken, steak or vegetarian will be served with oven roasted potatoes, vegetable salad, dessert and drinks. Before April 11th Early bird special: $21- $3- discount for Brotherhood Members RSVP BY USING FORM BELOW AFTER APRIL 11THth The PRICE IS $26. No Reservation after April 11th will be accepted. Please respect our volunteer’s time and hard work by getting your reservations on time to allow for proper food acquisition and preparation. ____I will attend the Dinner with Cantor Cohn and Musical event on Monday, April 18th. Enclosed is my check payable to the Emanuel Brotherhood for $_______. NAME:_______________________________E-MAIL___________________________ PHONE:____________________________ Dinner Selection: Chicken_____ Steak_____ Vegetarian______ ____I would also like to be a Dinner Sponsor: $18 Chai____ $36 Double Chai___ ____I would like a ride to the dinner & someone will call me to confirm my ride For more information, contact malleyks@gmail.com Please mail payment to: Emanuel Brotherhood, 160 Mohegan Dr, West Hartford, CT 06117, or stop by the office. *YOU MUST HAVE A RESERVATION TO ATTEND* Your check is your receipt.