Facilities and Rentals
For Worship Services
The Emanuel has a beautiful main sanctuary that expands to comprise a large, integrated room that can accommodate our entire congregation during High Holiday services. The bimahThe raised platform in the front of the sanctuary where those leading the service stand. is wheelchair-accessible. In addition, our chapel provides an intimate atmosphere for daily minyan(pl. Minyanim) – The 10 Jews that form the quorum required for a full prayer service.. Our outdoor Goodman Banks Garden offers a lovely setting for Shabbat(pl. Shabbatot) – The seventh day (Saturday). According to the TorahLiterally the first 5 books of the Bible also known as Humash, the Pentateuch or The Five Books of Moses. The word Torah is also used to refer to all of Jewish learning., God created the world in six days and rested on the seventh day. Therefore, we are commanded to rest on the seventh day. evening services during summer.
For Parties, Events, Meetings and Conferences
Our Silverman Auditorium and Koret Banquet Hall offer a large and attractive setting for simhas such as weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvah(pl. Mitzvot) – Those things which God commands us, as Jews, to do.The age at which a Jew is considered an adult in terms of religious responsibility. Bar refers to boys and Bat to girls. Bar/Bat Mitzvah is also often used to describe the service at which a young person celebrates becoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah. parties, and other celebrations. Adjoining the hall, our patio areas also offer a relaxed setting for gatherings and an outdoor area for our sukkah.
CONTACT Myra Emrick (860) 236-1275, gro.eugoganysleunamenull@arym
The Religious School provides dedicated classrooms in various sizes, and a Resource Room for students with special needs. Classrooms have wireless internet capabilities.
CONTACT Judith T. Fox, (860) 233-2774, gro.eugoganysleunamenull@xofeyduj
CONTACT Beth Polebaum, Librarian, (860) 236-1275 Ext. 124, gro.eugoganysleunamenull@yrarbil
Our Display Cases, updated several times a year, exhibit fascinating Judaica from around the world.
The Synagogue Gift Shop offers attractive gifts of Jewish interest. It is operated by Sisterhood, and open Sunday mornings during Religious School. At other times, it is open by appointment or asking the office staff to open it.
Since 1921, The Emanuel Cemetery has offered a peaceful and honored resting place for burial of our dead. The cemetery is carefully maintained and available for burials, unveilings, and visitation year round. Members and non-members may purchase burial plots subject to the rules and by-laws of The Emanuel.
The Emanuel Cemetery is located at 1360 Berlin Turnpike, the corner of Jordan Lane and the Berlin Turnpike, in Wethersfield, CT. Link to Google Map.
Cemetery hours are 9:00 a.m. to sundown Monday through Friday and Sunday. The cemetery is not open on Shabbat or Jewish holidays.
CONTACT Jeff Rudolph, (860) 236-1275 gro.eugoganysleunamenull@ffej.
Here you can download Rules and Policies Governing the Cemetery.
For traditions and rituals of Jewish burial and mourning practices, download our Guide to Burial and Mourning Practices available in pdf.