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, March 24, 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 March 22, 2017
Click here to register online.

Denim to Diamonds Dance

Emanuel Synagogue Sisterhood presents “Denim to Diamonds Dance”
Saturday, April 1–8:30-11:30 pm
Featuring “Crossroads,” live 10-piece band; rock music from the 70s, 80s, 90s
Refreshments, photography by Gary Cohen, and 50/50 raffle
Advance tickets: $30/per person by March 15; after March 15 and at the door, $36/person. Sponsors: $54 – Silver; $72 – Gold; $90+ – Angels. Sponsorships come with one ticket per person. All donors listed in the program.
For more information or to make a reservation, contact Fern Cohen, stringteacher@cox.net.
Click here to download flyer.

 

Taking Your Seder to the Next Level

Rabbinic intern Leora Kling Perkins will lead an adult education program on Sunday, April 2, at 9:00 a.m., entitled, “Taking Your Seder to the Next Level: How to Lead an Engaging Seder for All Ages.” Contact Gail Adler at gailadler@aol.com for more information.

 

 

 

The Jews of Spain

Take a look back at 1,500 years of the unique culture of Sephardic Jews in a program, “The Jews of Spain,” featuruing a kosher Spanish-themed dinner and lecture by noted journalist and author Andree Aelion Brooks
Sunday, April 2
6:00 p.m. dinner; 7:15 p.m. lecture
Co-sponsored by The  Emanuel Synagogue Adult Education Committee and the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford
Register through the Jewish Historical Society, online at www.jhsgh.org

The Bridge Ladies

Book talk with Betsy Lerner, author of “The Bridge Ladies.”
Thursday, April 20, 7:00 p.m., at the Emanuel Synagogue.
A 50-year-old bridge game, and the secrets it held, provides an unexpected way to cross the generational divide between the author and her mother. We learn a little about bridge and a lot about life.
Co-sponsored by JHSGH and the Emanuel Adult Education Committee.
RSVP to Lynn Newman at lnewman@jewishhartford.org, or 860-727-6170.

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.

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

 

 


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March 19 - March 25

Sunday: 8:00am, 7:00pm

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

Friday: 7:00am, 6:00pm  Candles 6:50pm

Saturday: 9:00am, 7:00pm  Havdalah 7:49pm

Nothing from March 24, 2017 to June 23, 2017.

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Upcoming Events

  • Kids Kabbalat Shabbat

    March 24, 20175:30 pm-7:00 pm

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    Dinner 6 pm

  • 7th Grade Shabbat

    March 25, 20179:00 am-12:00 pm

  • Shabbat Learner's Service

    March 25, 20179:30 am-10:30 am

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    Sponsored by the Adult Education Committee and the Ritual Committee. 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.

  • 6th Grade and Kindergarten Trip to Israel

    March 26, 20179:00 am-12:00 pm

  • Matan Siddur

    April 1, 20179:00 am-10:00 am

  • Shabbat Learner's Service

    April 1, 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.

  • Jr Congregation and Mini Minyan

    April 1, 201710:30 am-11:30 am

  • Challahpaloozah

    April 1, 201711:00 am-11:30 am

  • Denim to Diamonds Dance

    April 1, 2017

    8:30 pm-11:30 pm

    +More details

    Emanuel Synagogue Sisterhood presents “Denim to Diamonds Dance” Featuring “Crossroads,” live 10-piece band; rock music from the 70s, 80s, 90s Refreshments, photography by Gary Cohen, and 50/50 raffle Advance tickets: $30/per person by March 15; after March 15 and at the door, $36/person. Sponsors: $54 – Silver; $72 – Gold; $90+ – Angels. All donors listed in the program

  • Taking Your Seder to the Next Level

    April 2, 2017

    9:00 am-11:00 am

    +More details

    Rabbinic intern Leora Kling Perkins will lead an adult education program on Sunday, April 2, at 9:00 a.m., entitled, “Taking Your Seder to the Next Level: How to Lead an Engaging Seder for All Ages.” Contact Gail Adler at gailadler@aol.com for more information.

  • Pesach Family Program

    April 2, 20179:00 am-11:00 am

  • THE JEWS OF SPAIN

    April 2, 20176:00 pm-8:30 pm

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    Looking back at 1500 years of the unique culture of Sephardic Jews. 6:00 P.M. — KOSHER SPANISH THEMED DINNER 7:15 P.M. — LECTURE BY ANDRÉE AELION BROOKS, NOTED JOURNALIST AND AUTHOR Co-sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford and the Emanuel Synagogue Adult Education Committee Andrée Aelion Brooks is a journalist, author and lecturer currently specializing in Jewish history. A former contributing columnist for the New York Times, she is now an Associate Fellow at Yale University and founder of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale. Her award-winning books include a biography of Dona Gracia Nasi, the 16th century international banker; Russian Dance, about a Jewish Bolshevik spy; and Out of Spain, a children’s program in Sephardic history. In 2013 she was honored by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame. Please fill out and return this portion with your check made out to JHSGH, 333 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117. You may also register online at: www.jhsgh.org. Please respond by Wednesday, March 22nd. Name(s)____________________________________________________________________________________ Address____________________________________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip ______________________________________________________________________________ Phone_________________________ E-mail______________________________ Members (of either institution) @ $36/pp________ Non-members @ $40/pp_______ Total = ___________

  • Ballroom Dancing for a Cause

    April 5, 2017

    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

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    Join us for a six-week beginner ballroom dance series and get your dance on! (No partner required). The teacher will focus on the Fox Trot and Swing. March 1, 8, 15, 22, April 5 & 19 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. The cost is $60/per person. Make checks payable to Emanuel Synagogue with “Yazidi Relief-Ballroom” in the memo. Please enroll by Feb. 28. Funds raised from the class will benefit Emanuel’s Social Justice (B’Yadeynu) Committee’s Yazidi relief efforts

  • Chai Mitzvah Study Group

    April 6, 20177:15 pm-8:15 pm

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

  • Pesach & Spring Break - No Religious School

    April 9, 20179:00 am-6:00 pm

  • Pesach & Spring Break - No Religious School

    April 10, 20179:00 am-6:00 pm

  • Pesach & Spring Break - No Religious School

    April 11, 20179:00 am-6:00 pm

  • Pesach & Spring Break - No Religious School

    April 12, 20179:00 am-6:00 pm

  • Pesach & Spring Break - No Religious School

    April 13, 20179:00 am-6:00 pm

  • Pesach & Spring Break - No Religious School

    April 14, 20179:00 am-6:00 pm

  • Pesach & Spring Break - No Religious School

    April 15, 20179:00 am-6:00 pm

  • Pesach & Spring Break - No Religious School

    April 16, 20179:00 am-6:00 pm

  • Pesach & Spring Break - No Religious School

    April 17, 20179:00 am-6:00 pm

  • Pesach & Spring Break - No Religious School

    April 18, 20179:00 am-6:00 pm

  • Ballroom Dancing for a Cause

    April 19, 2017

    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    +More details

    Join us for a six-week beginner ballroom dance series and get your dance on! (No partner required). The teacher will focus on the Fox Trot and Swing. March 1, 8, 15, 22, April 5 & 19 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. The cost is $60/per person. Make checks payable to Emanuel Synagogue with “Yazidi Relief-Ballroom” in the memo. Please enroll by Feb. 28. Funds raised from the class will benefit Emanuel’s Social Justice (B’Yadeynu) Committee’s Yazidi relief efforts.

  • The Bridge Ladies

    April 20, 2017

    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    +More details

    The Bridge Ladies Book talk with Betsy Lerner, author of “The Bridge Ladies.” at the Emanuel Synagogue. A 50-year-old bridge game, and the secrets it held, provides an unexpected way to cross the generational divide between the author and her mother. We learn a little about bridge and a lot about life. Co-sponsored by JHSGH and the Emanuel Adult Education Committee. RSVP to Lynn Newman at lnewman@jewishhartford.org, or 860-727-6170.

  • Services at the Hebrew Home

    April 21, 2017

    3:15 pm-4:15 pm

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    The Emanuel Shabbat services at the Hebrew Home are held the third Friday of each month from 3:15 to 4:15. The next dates are March 17th and April 21st. Please mark your calendars. It is a mitzvah and a joy to join the residents in celebrating Shabbat and creating a service at the Hebrew Home. Everyone who comes is appreciated — children and adults, those who can lead or join in Hebrew or in song or in English. You may contact Pam Garry (pgarry@comcast.net) with questions. RSVP not required, all are welcome.

  • Sisterhood - Dr. Christine Loudon, ND

    April 27, 2017

    7:30 pm-8:30 pm

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    Dr. Christine Loudon, ND, CT Center for Health, save the date

  • Kids Kabbalat Shabbat

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

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    dinner 6pm

  • Brotherhood Breakfast - Gary Cohen

    April 30, 2017

    9:00 am-10:00 am

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    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

    +More details

    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

    +More details

    Dinner 6pm

  • Shabbat Learner's Service

    May 20, 20179:30 am-10:30 am

    +More details

    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

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    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

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    More details to follow

  • 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