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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.

Unaffiliated Friends and Family Welcome for the High Holidays

The Emanuel opens its doors on the High Holy Days to unaffiliated visitors who wish to join Moshe Shofarour warm, participatory services. For a donation of one’s choice, unaffiliated friends and family can join us for each day of the High Holy Days and as often as you like during the Hebrew month of Tishrei – the first month of the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah this year is Sept. 20-22, 2017.

Contact the synagogue office with your ticket requests: The Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford, CT 06117, 860-236-1275. Please include name and address with ticket request and donation.

 

Immigrants and Refugees in Connecticut

The B’Yadeynu Committee will sponsor a program on Sunday, Sept. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the Emanuel, featuring guest speaker Chris George, executive director of Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS), the New Haven-based refugee resettlement agency that has welcomed more than 1,000 refugees to Connecticut during the last three years.
He will speak on “Immigrants and Refugees in Connecticut: Humanitarian Efforts Help Them Make a New Home.”
The general public is invited to attend. There is no charge. For more information, contact Janet Wallans, 860.278.4596, or email janetcw@sbcglobal.net

 

Shabbaton Weekend Sept. 15-16

Dr. Benjamin Sommer, professor of Bible at the Jewish Theological Seminary, will be The Emanuel Synagogue’s scholar-in-residence on Friday, Sept. 15 through Saturday, Sept. 16.
On Friday, Sept. 15, Dr. Sommer will deliver a Thought for Shabbat during Minha/Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv at 6 p.m. A Shabbat dinner prepared by Emanuel Sisterhood will be held at 7:15 p.m. RSVPs are required. At 8:30 p.m., Dr. Sommer will give a lecture, with light refreshments to follow.
On Saturday, Sept. 16, Dr. Sommer will give the sermon at Shabbat services. A Kiddush luncheon sponsored by Faith Helene will follow. That evening, Dr. Sommer will speak at 9 p.m., right before Selichot services.
The Shabbat dinner costs $20 per person for adults; children, ages 5-12 and college students, are $10 per person. Send checks payable to The Emanuel Synagogue to the office by Sept. 10.
Special thanks to our sponsors: The Gloria Bein Fund, The Zelermyer Fund, The Rona Gollob Fund, Emanuel Brotherhood, Emanuel Sisterhood. Hosted by the Adult Education Committee of The Emanuel Synagogue.

Click here to RSVP for the Sept. 15 Shabbat dinner.

 

Community Selichot at The Emanuel


The Emanuel Synagogue will host this year’s Community Selichot Program and Services on Saturday, Sept 16, 2017.
The evening begins with Mincha/Maariv/Havdalah at 6:45 p.m. Refreshments sponsored by the Emanuel Brotherhood will be served at 8 p.m. A lecture by Dr. Benjamin Sommer of the Jewish Theological Seminary will be held at 9 p.m., followed by a 10 p.m. Selichot Service with Hazzan Sanford Cohn and other area cantors and featuring The Afro-Semitic Experience in a unique, jazz-based service.
All are invited.

Back to Shul Bash

Emanuel Connections presents “Back to Shul Bash”
Sunday, Sept. 17, noon-2 p.m., right after religious school.
Pizza, salad and dessert and entertainment by Puttin’ on the Ritz. Balloon animals, glitter tattoos, face painting, and photo booth and props.
$3 per person, $10 family cap
RSVP by Sept. 12, by clicking on the link.
Questions? Please email Jeni Magalhaes at jenipoo71@yahoo.com

 

Send Honey for a Sweet New Year

What better way to wish family, friends and business associates a “Sweet and Healthy” New Year” than sending a jar of honey? The eight-ounce jar of delicious kosher honey arrives in time for the Rosh Hashanah holiday, decorated with a colorful label and includes a personalized card reading “L’Shana Tova-Wishing You a Healthy and Happy New Year.”
This card also lets the recipients know that a donation has been made in their honor to the Emanuel Synagogue.
The cost is $11.00 per jar, which includes shipping and handling within the U.S. Mail orders outside the U.S. are available for an additional fee.
To order honey, go to www.honeyfromtheheart.org/ESH and follow the step-by-step instructions.
For more information, contact Llyn Kaimowitz, 860.231.9005, kaimo@comcast.net


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August 20 - August 26

Sunday:8:00am, 7:00pm

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

Friday: 7:00am, 6:00pm   Candles 7:16pm

Saturday: 9:00am, 7:15pm  Havdalah: 8:13pm

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    JUSTIN LEOPOLD - Bar Mitzvah

  • September 9, 2017

    MICHAEL WEISS - Bar Mitzvah

  • October 7, 2017

    BENJAMIN SMITH - Bar Mitzvah

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Upcoming Events

  • Immigrants and Refugees in Connecticut

    September 10, 2017

    7:30 pm-8:30 pm

    +More details

    The B’Yadeynu Committee will sponsor a program at the Emanuel, featuring guest speaker Chris George, executive director of Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS), the New Haven-based refugee resettlement agency that has welcomed more than 1,000 refugees to Connecticut during the last three years. He will speak on “Immigrants and Refugees in Connecticut: Humanitarian Efforts Help Them Make a New Home.” The general public is invited to attend. There is no charge. For more information, contact Janet Wallans, 860.278.4596, or email janetcw@sbcglobal.ne

  • Shabbaton Weekend

    September 15, 20176:00 pm-9:30 pm

    +More details

    Dr. Benjamin Sommer, professor of Bible at the Jewish Theological Seminary, will be The Emanuel Synagogue’s scholar-in-residence on Friday, Sept. 15 through Saturday, Sept. 16. On Friday, Sept. 15, Dr. Sommer will deliver a Thought for Shabbat during Minha/Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv at 6 p.m. A Shabbat dinner prepared by Emanuel Sisterhood will be held at 7:15 p.m. RSVPs are required. At 8:30 p.m., Dr. Sommer will give a lecture, with light refreshments to follow. On Saturday, Sept. 16, Dr. Sommer will give the sermon at Shabbat services. A Kiddush luncheon sponsored by Faith Helene will follow. That evening, Dr. Sommer will speak at 9 p.m., right before Selichot services. The Shabbat dinner costs $20 per person for adults; children, ages 5-12 and college students, are $10 per person. Send checks payable to The Emanuel Synagogue to the office by Sept. 10. Special thanks to our sponsors: The Gloria Bein Fund, The Zelermyer Fund, The Rona Gollob Fund, Emanuel Brotherhood, Emanuel Sisterhood. Hosted by the Adult Education Committee of The Emanuel Synagogue.

  • Community Selichot at The Emanuel

    September 16, 2017

    6:45 pm-11:00 pm

    +More details

    Community Selichot at The Emanuel The Emanuel Synagogue will host this year’s Community Selichot Program and Services The evening begins with Mincha/Maariv/Havdalah at 6:45 p.m. Refreshments sponsored by the Emanuel Brotherhood will be served at 8 p.m. A lecture by Dr. Benjamin Sommer of the Jewish Theological Seminary will be held at 9 p.m., followed by a 10 p.m. Selichot Service with Hazzan Sanford Cohn and other area cantors and featuring The Afro-Semitic Experience in a unique, jazz-based service. All are invited.

  • Shabbaton Weekend

    September 16, 20179:00 pm-10:00 pm

    +More details

    Dr. Benjamin Sommer, professor of Bible at the Jewish Theological Seminary, will be The Emanuel Synagogue’s scholar-in-residence on Friday, Sept. 15 through Saturday, Sept. 16. On Friday, Sept. 15, Dr. Sommer will deliver a Thought for Shabbat during Minha/Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv at 6 p.m. A Shabbat dinner prepared by Emanuel Sisterhood will be held at 7:15 p.m. RSVPs are required. At 8:30 p.m., Dr. Sommer will give a lecture, with light refreshments to follow. On Saturday, Sept. 16, Dr. Sommer will give the sermon at Shabbat services. A Kiddush luncheon sponsored by Faith Helene will follow. That evening, Dr. Sommer will speak at 9 p.m., right before Selichot services. The Shabbat dinner costs $20 per person for adults; children, ages 5-12 and college students, are $10 per person. Send checks payable to The Emanuel Synagogue to the office by Sept. 10. Special thanks to our sponsors: The Gloria Bein Fund, The Zelermyer Fund, The Rona Gollob Fund, Emanuel Brotherhood, Emanuel Sisterhood. Hosted by the Adult Education Committee of The Emanuel Synagogue.

  • Brotherhood Breakfast - Dr Michael Hallisey, M.D.

    September 17, 2017

    9:00 am-10:00 am

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    Dr. Hallisey speaks about the master artist Caravaggio and how his life mirrors the intersection of religious turmoil that ended the Medieval era: In the early 1500's, at the heights of the Black Plague that killed half of Europe, Martin Luther "protested" against the excesses of Roman Catholicism and formed the Protestant religious movement. Amidst the religious chaos, the population of Europe was looking for leadership and Catholics then set out to find their Jewish roots in Jerusalem. Dr. Hallisey ties all this history together in a 25 minute PowerPoint presentation that features his new thriller, "The Last Prophet." Everyone is invited to attend this free event. Buffet Breakfast served at 9AM. No need to RSVP For more information contact malleyks@gmail.com Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Dr WEST HARTFORD, CT

  • Back to Shul Bash

    September 17, 201712:00 pm-2:00 pm

    +More details

    Emanuel Connections Presents: Puttin’ on the Ritz - Balloon animals, glitter tattoos, and face painting!! Photo Booth and props!! * Pizza, salad, & dessert * $3 per person, $10.00 family cap * RSVP by September 12 * Questions? Please email Jeni Magalhaes at jenipoo710@yahoo.com Emanuel Connections Presents