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The Emanuel Brotherhood is the men’s arm of the congregation. Men of all ages form this congenial group that gets together for Sunday breakfasts, throw great events, and help support the synagogue’s educational, fundraising and religious life behind the scenes. While a men’s group, women are always welcome to attend Brotherhood programs. We are a Quality Club affiliate of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs (FJMC).

Brotherhood activities include:

– Sunday Breakfast & Speaker: 9:00 a.m. Six times/year
– Men’s Dinner with the Rabbi.
Yom HaShoah Remembrance Program
Holocaust Education support
– Political forums featuring local and state representatives.
– Synagogue Fundraisers
– Co-sponsor of events including: Hanukah Carnival, Purim & Simchat Torah Cafes, etc!
– Catering:  With years of experience our Brotherhood crew can provide reasonably priced absolutely delicious, catering services an assortment of food delights for many Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Saturday Kiddush’s, Shabbat Dinners and other special events.  Testimonials of happy congregants available upon request. For more information Saul Shemkovitz, 860-573-9510.


We welcome you to join us!
CONTACT Kenneth Malley,

Upcoming Brotherhood Sponsored Events:
– Rabbi Small dinner 12-4-17
– Dec 10 Breakfast & Speaker


Keeper of the Flame Award

October 2017: Our own Jeff Kaimowitz receives the 5778 “Keepers of the Flame” award at Congregation Or Shalom in Orange, CT.  Jeff typifies going beyond the call of duty with all of his volunteer efforts at The Emanuel Synagogue, and is one of the several recipients from the CT Valley Region Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs, who received the award, Mazel Tov Jeff!


Our own Kevin O'Connell was one of six gentlemen from the State of Connecticut to receive the prestigious Keeper of the Flame Award. These men were honored due to their dedication and commitment to American Jewish Life, and they epitomize the vitality of the Conservative movement. Please join us in wishing a well deserved Mazel Tov to Kevin!

2016 Keeper of the Flame Award winner:
Kevin O’Connell 


Brotherhood FAQ’s 2015
David Epstein’s D’var Torah at Brotherhood Shabbat,