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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.

The Book of Ruth


Join us for a pre-Shavuot discussion on “The Book of Ruth,” led by Dr. Leon Chameides.
Sunday, May 21, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., in the Emanuel Synagogue Chapel
Please join for Minyan at 7:00 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served.
Free and open to the public.

Praying for Our Country


Please join Student Rabbi Leora Kling Perkins in a discussion of “Praying for Our Country.”
Sunday, May 21, at 9:00 a.m. in Koret Hall.
Explore what prayers for our country have looked like over the ages, and what this means for how we might relate to governments we do-or don’t-agree with.
Light refreshments will be served.
Free and open to the public.

Root, Root, Root for the Home Team

SOLD OUT!
Spend an afternoon enjoying Yard Goats baseball with your community at Dunkin’ Donuts Park.
The Emanuel Brotherhood and Beth El Men’s Club present Community Day at Dunkin’ Donuts Park
Sunday, May 21, 2017. Game time: 1:35 p.m. Gates open: 12:35 p.m. Akron Rubberducks (Cleveland Indians) vs. Hartford Yard Goats (Colorado Rockies).
Pre-Game kosher bbq in Market Street Parking Lot (12 p.m.-1:15 p.m.), 306 Market Street, Hartford.
Post-Game kids run the bases.

Gloria Bein 2017 Chaya Olam Recipient


The Emanuel Synagogue Sisterhood Torah Fund Dinner is on Thursday, May 25, at 6:30 p.m.
This year, Gloria Bein is the 2017 Chaya Olam recipient.
In honor of the 100th anniversary of Women’s League and the 75th anniversary of Torah Fund, the 2017 pin/pendant highlights “the fruit of her hands,” from Eishet Chayil, in the Book of Proverbs.
For questions about the Torah Fund pin and dinner reservations, please contact Faith Helene at 860-232-9950.
Reservations for the dinner are due May 16.

Sharon Barshay Community Music Festival 2017


Emanuel Synagogue presents…The Sharon Barshay Community Music Festival 2017.
Sunday, June 4, 5-8 p.m., on the lawn at the Emanuel Synagogue.
World-class music on the front lawn featuring a diverse lineup of bands, food trucks and family fun.
Michael Winograd Acoustic Klezmer–5 p.m.
Dolunay Trio (Turkish folk)–6 p.m.
Damian Curtis Project Latin Jazz, with Richie Barshay on drums–7 p.m.

Shabbat Under the Stars


The Emanuel Synagogue invites the community to “Shabbat Under the Stars”
Friday, June 9, 2017
5:15 p.m.–Snacks & Schmooze; Kids’ activities
6-7 p.m.–Family-Friendly Outdoor Shabbat Service
7-8 p.m.–BBQ dinner
RSVP by June 2.
Send checks payable to The Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford, CT 06117
Adults (13 and older)–$14; children(7-12)–$7; children under 6 (no cost); family cap–$40.
Prospective members–No cost
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Green Team Launches New Sustainability Initiatives

The Emanuel Synagogue Green Team is launching new sustainability initiatives. In an overall effort to become more sustainable, the synagogue is partnering with Hazon to receive the Hazon Seal of Sustainability.
The Green Team members will audit The Emanuel’s sustainability practices and receive training to implement three projects by the end of the calendar year.
The projects will be determined in the near future. Hazon Seal of Sustainability certifies that a Jewish organization has committed to meet a set of criteria marking it as a good world citizen with regard to its environmental practices
and impact on climate change.
The Emanuel Synagogue Board of Trustees and clergy are proud of the commitment
to sustainability and its role as a national leader in the realm of Jewish sustainability.
If you have any questions or suggestions for the Green Team, please email greenteamemanuel@gmail.com. Learn more at www.hazon.org/seal


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May 21 - May 27

Sunday:8:00am,7:00pm

Monday-Thursday:7:00am,7:00pm

Friday:7:00am,6:00pm   Candles 7:57pm

Saturday:9:00am,8:00pm   Havdalah 8:55pm

  • May 27, 2017

    HARRISON HELLER - Bar Mitzvah

  • June 3, 2017

    SAMANTHA AZIA - Bat Mitzvah

  • June 24, 2017

    SAIGE BEATMAN - Bat Mitzvah

  • August 5, 2017

    SIMON ROSENBERG - Bar Mitzvah

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Upcoming Events

  • Sisterhood Torah Fund Dinner

    May 25, 2017

    6:30 pm-8:30 pm

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    The Emanuel Synagogue Sisterhood Torah Fund Dinner will honor Gloria Bein as the 2017 Chaya Olam recipient. In honor of the 100th anniversary of Women’s League and the 75th anniversary of Torah Fund, the 2017 pin/pendant highlights “the fruit of her hands,” from Eishet Chayil, in the Book of Proverbs. For questions about the Torah Fund pin and dinner reservations, please contact Faith Helene at 860-232-9950. Reservations for the dinner are due May 16.

  • HARRISON HELLER - Bar Mitzvah

    May 27, 2017

    9:00 am-12:00 pm

  • Chai Mitzvah

    June 1, 20177:15 pm-8:15 pm

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    Chai Mitzvah Study Group, the first Thursday of every month, 7:15 p.m

  • SAMANTHA AZIA - Bat Mitzvah

    June 3, 2017

    9:00 am-12:00 pm

  • Shabbat Learner's Service

    June 3, 20179:30 am-10:30 am

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    Sponsored by the Adult Education Committee and the Ritual Committee. 9:30am Saturday mornings This is an opportunity to enrich our understanding of, and enhance our participation in, the Shabbat morning service. The structure of the service, an exploration of prayers– including their content and melodies– will all be touched upon. A series of monthly Shabbat morning “services” will be offered, each approximately one hour in length; participants will then join the regular service in the Sanctuary. These special learner’s services will be led by our Rabbinic Intern, Leora Kling Perkins– a most inspiring and enthusiastic teacher – in collaboration with Rabbi David Small and Hazzan Sanford Cohn. Congregants are welcome to attend as many sessions as they wish. Dates: December 17, February 4, March 25, April 1, and June 3rd, these are subject to change.

  • Praying for Our Country

    June 4, 20179:00 am-10:00 am

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    Praying for Our Country Please join Student Rabbi Leora Kling Perkins in Koret Hall in a discussion of “Praying for Our Country.” Explore what prayers for our country have looked like over the ages, and what this means for how we might relate to governments we do-or don’t-agree with. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.

  • Sharon Barshay Community Music Festival 2017

    June 4, 2017

    5:00 pm-8:00 pm

    +More details

    Emanuel Synagogue presents…The Sharon Barshay Community Music Festival 2017. on the lawn at the Emanuel Synagogue. World-class music on the front lawn featuring a diverse lineup of bands, food trucks and family fun. Michael Winograd Acoustic Klezmer–5 p.m. Dolunay Trio (Turkish fold)–6 p.m. Damian Curtis Project Latin Jazz, with Richie Barshay on drums–7 p.m.

  • Shabbat Under the Stars

    June 9, 2017

    5:15 pm-8:15 pm

    +More details

    The Emanuel Synagogue invites the community to “Shabbat Under the Stars” 5:15 p.m.–Snacks & Schmooze; Kids’ activities 6-7 p.m.–Family-Friendly Outdoor Shabbat Service 7-8 p.m.–BBQ dinner RSVP by June 2. Send checks payable to The Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford, CT 06117 Adults (13 and older)–$14; children(7-12)–$7; children under 6 (no cost); family cap–$40. Prospective members–No cost

  • Annual Meeting

    June 11, 2017

    7:30 pm-9:00 pm

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    Welcome our new President, Officers and Trustees and receive updates on the work of our committees. RSVP 860 236-1275, By Wednesday June 7

  • SAIGE BEATMAN - Bat Mitzvah

    June 24, 2017

    9:00 am-12:00 pm

  • Tag Sale

    July 13, 2017

    5:00 pm-8:00 pm

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    Preview Night

  • Tag Sale

    July 14, 2017

    9:00 am-3:00 pm

  • Tag Sale

    July 16, 2017

    9:00 am-3:00 pm

  • SIMON ROSENBERG - Bar Mitzvah

    August 5, 2017

    9:00 am-12:00 pm