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.

Kids' Kabbalat Shabbat

An interactive Shabbat program for kids of all ages!
Friday, April 28, 2017
Kid-Friendly Service at 5:30 p.m.
Dinner at 6:15 p.m.
Foosball, ping-pong and games to follow!!
$10 per adult
$5 per child
Under age 4—free
RSVP to school@emanuelsynagogue.org or 860.233.2774 no later than April 24, 2017
Click here to register online

Emanuel Sisterhood Receives Jewels in the Crown Award

The Jewels in the Crown Award, given by Women’s League of Conservative Judaism, honors achievement in offering programs that nurture and sustain Jewish life and vitality in local communities. Sisterhoods must meet the criteria of a wide range of activities — those developed and sponsored by Women’s League as well as home-grown programs and initiatives.
Some of our Sisterhood’s noteworthy programs this year were an engaging speaker on holistic health; a talent show fundraiser; a kitchen shower to restock and revitalize the synagogue kitchen; joint programming with other Sisterhoods, such as Bunco Night and hosting a speaker from the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame; and our annual Women’s League events including Sisterhood Shabbat and Torah Fund dinners.
Emanuel Sisterhood is being recognized at a special program at summer convention in July in Virginia.

Golda's Balcony

Award-winning actress Sandra Laub will appear as Golda Meir in a one-woman show, “Golda’s Balcony,” by William Gibson, for one night only.
Tuesday, May 2, 7:30 p.m.
Golda Meir tells the story of her life from Russian immigrant to a leader of international politics as the fourth prime minister of Israel.
General admission $18 by April 23 ($20 after April 23); Students $10
Dessert reception to follow the show.
Send your check to the Emanuel Synagogue or click here to register online.

Sisterhood Presents Naturopath


Sisterhood presents a program with Dr. Christine Louden, licensed naturopathic physician.
Thursday, April 27, 7:30 p.m., Emanuel Synagogue Koret Hall
Based on the naturopathic philosophy that the body has an innate capacity to heal and restore health, Dr. Louden’s practice focuses on helping patients identify and treat the cause of their symptoms with natural medicine.
All are welcome. Please reply to Marsha Kamins at 860-242-2126 or Marsha.Kamins@gmail.com

Tour Touro Synagogue

The Emanuel Synagogue and the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford
are co-sponsoring a professional guided tour of Touro Synagogue in Newport, R.I., plus an optional walking tour of Jewish Newport.
Sunday, April 30
Cost of $40/pp members of either organization or $45/pp non-members includes transportation, museum and tour fees. It does not include lunch.
Bus leaves from JHSGH office promptly at 9:00 a.m. (please arrive by 8:45 a.m.), and returns approximately 6:00 p.m. Synagogue tour is noon-1 p.m., walking tour, 2:45-3:45 p.m., approximate times, lunch on your own.
For further information, call (860) 727-6170 or visit www.jhsgh.org

The Cuba Tourists Don't Visit

Brotherhood Breakfast Program with guest speaker Gary Cohen
Sunday, April 30, 9:00 a.m.
Free. No need to RSVP
For more information, contact malleyks@gmail.com

 

Root, Root, Root for the Home Team


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.
Ticket order deadline: Friday, May 5. Adults $18.00; child (ages 4-13) $12.00. Children 3 and under are free if sitting on a parent’s lap during the game.


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April 23 - April29

Sunday: 8:00am,7:00pm
Monday-Thursday: 7:00am,7:00pm
Friday: 7:00am, 6:00pm  Candles 7:28pm
Saturday: 9:00am, 7:30pm Havdalah 8:27pm

Nothing from April 23, 2017 to July 22, 2017.

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Upcoming Events

  • Sisterhood - Dr. Christine Loudon, ND

    April 27, 2017

    7:30 pm-8:30 pm

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    Sisterhood presents a program with Dr. Christine Louden, licensed naturopathic physician. Based on the naturopathic philosophy that the body has an innate capacity to heal and restore health, Dr. Louden’s practice focuses on helping patients identify and treat the cause of their symptoms with natural medicine. All are welcome. Please reply to Marsha Kamins at 860-242-2126 or Marsha.Kamins@gmail.com

  • Kids Kabbalat Shabbat

    April 28, 20175:30 pm-7:00 pm

    +More details

    dinner 6pm

  • Brotherhood Breakfast - Gary Cohen

    April 30, 2017

    9:00 am-10:00 am

    +More details

    The Cuba that tourists don't visit. Everyone is invited to attend this free event. Buffet Breakfast served at 9 a.m. No need to RSVP For more information, contact malleyks@gmail.com

  • Tour Touro Synagogue

    April 30, 2017

    9:00 am-6:00 pm

    +More details

    The Emanuel Synagogue and the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford are co-sponsoring a professional guided tour of Touro Synagogue in Newport, R.I., plus an optional walking tour of Jewish Newport. Cost of $40/pp members of either organization or $45/pp non-members includes transportation, museum and tour fees. It does not include lunch. Bus leaves from JHSGH office promptly at 9:00 a.m. (please arrive by 8:45 a.m.), and returns approximately 6:00 p.m. Synagogue tour is noon-1 p.m., walking tour, 2:45-3:45 p.m., approximate times, lunch on your own. For further information, call (860) 727-6170 or visit www.jhsgh.org

  • Golda’s Balcony

    May 2, 2017

    7:30 pm-9:30 pm

    +More details

    Award-winning actress Sandra Laub will appear as Golda Meir in a one-woman show, “Golda’s Balcony,” by William Gibson, for one night only. Golda Meir tells the story of her life from Russian immigrant to a leader of international politics as the fourth prime minister of Israel. General admission $18 by April 23 ($20 after April 23); Students $10 Dessert reception to follow the show. Send your check to the Emanuel Synagogue

  • Chai Mitzvah

    May 4, 20177:15 pm-8:15 pm

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

  • Jr Congregation and Mini Minyan

    May 6, 201710:30 am-11:30 am

  • Challahpaloozah

    May 6, 201711:00 am-11:30 am

  • Israel Celebration Family Breakfast

    May 7, 20179:00 am-11:00 am

  • Last Day of Religious School, Lag B'Omer Celebration

    May 14, 20179:00 am-12:00 pm

  • Kids Kabbalat Shabbat

    May 19, 20175:30 pm-7:00 pm

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    Dinner 6pm

  • Shabbat Learner's Service

    May 20, 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 May 20– these are subject to change.

  • Root, Root, Root for the Home Team

    May 21, 2017

    1:35 pm-4:00 pm

    +More details

    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. Ticket order deadline: Friday, May 5. Adults $18.00; children 3 and under are free if sitting on a parent’s lap during the game.

  • Torah Fund Dinner

    May 23, 2017

    6:30 pm-8:30 pm

    +More details

    More details to follow

  • Chai Mitzvah

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

    +More details

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