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October 22 – October 28

Sunday: 8:00am, 5:30pm
Monday-Thursday: 7:00am, 5:30pm
Friday: 7:00am, 5:30pm Candles 5:32pm
Saturday: 9:00am, 5:30pm Havdalah 6:29pm

2017-09-24T12:08:56+00:00 October 21st, 2017|

October 15 – October21

Sunday:9:00am, 5:45pm
Monday-Thursday: 7:00am, 5:45pm
Friday: 7:00am, 5:45pm Candles 5:42pm
Saturday: 9:00am, 5:45pm Havdalah 6:39pm

2017-09-24T11:58:24+00:00 October 14th, 2017|

October 8 – October 14

Sunday: 8:00am, 6:00pm
Monday-Tuesday: 7:00am, 6:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00am,6:00pm Candles 5:56pm
Thursday: 9:00am, 6:00pm Candles 6:53pm
Friday:9:00am, 6:00pm Candles 5:53pm
Saturday: 9:00am, 6:00pm Havdalah 6:40pm

2017-09-24T11:41:46+00:00 October 7th, 2017|

Oct. 3 in the Sukkah: Sisterhood Reception 

Get to know The Emanuel Sisterhood! Join us for a member reception:

Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m
Speaker:  Elysa Graber-Lipperman, Emanuel Synagogue President.  Elysa will speak on the importance of ‘Followership,‘ the process of engaging others to achieve a leadership vision. For more information, Click to Email Audrey Yanofsky, Sisterhood President

2017-10-03T17:57:53+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|

October 1 – October 7

Sunday: 8:00am, 6:15pm

Monday-Tuesday: 7:00am, 6:15pm

Wednesday: 7:00am, 6:00pm   Candles 6:08pm

Thursday: 9:00am, 6:00pm   Candles 7:04pm

Friday: 9:00am, 6:00pm   Candles 6:05pm

Saturday: 9:00am, 6:15pm   Havdalah 7:01

2017-09-24T11:22:02+00:00 September 30th, 2017|

September 24 – September 30

Sunday: 8:00am, 6:15pm

Monday-Thursday: 7:00am, 6:15pm

Friday: 7:00am, 6:00pm  6:15pm

Saturday: 9:00am, 4:30pm  N’ila 6:00pm

Ma’ariv  7:00pm   Havdalah 7:13pm

2017-07-26T21:36:59+00:00 September 23rd, 2017|

Sunday Oct 1: Family Sukkot Day 

Bring the family and help us to decorate the Synagogue Sukkah! Learn about the significance of the holiday, and enjoy a light snack with your Emanuel friends!

10:30 – Noon: FREE
All ages welcome; Click here for more information

2017-10-02T14:07:08+00:00 September 10th, 2017|

Calling All Veterans

In anticipation of a special Nov. 11 Veteran’s Day Shabbatwe are compiling a list of names of our Emanuel Synagogue veterans to be recognized on that day. To submit information: Veteran’s Day Shabbat chair: Dr. Robert Rudnicki, 860.242.8915
2017-10-09T13:18:18+00:00 September 2nd, 2017|

Prayer book Hebrew Mondays: FREE

Prayer book Hebrew the Easy Way. Class will cover basic prayer book Hebrew vocabulary and grammar to help students decode the meaning of Shabbat morning service prayers.  Some knowledge of the alef-bet required, but beginners are welcome.

Mondays, *Sept. 11-Nov. 20 – 7:30-9:00 pm.
Instructor: Judith Fox
Class is FREE,w/$25 materials cost for textbook
Make check payable to The Emanuel Synagogue. Register for this course through the Emanuel office, (860) 236-1275
*late enrollment ok; contact Judith for details.

2017-09-17T14:26:44+00:00 September 1st, 2017|

Shabbat Under the Stars

Come for a spirited Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat service on Friday, Aug. 4, at 6 p.m.
Services will include a Shabbat story, Hazzan Cohn on guitar and will be held outdoors in the Siegal Garden.
A festive Oneg sponsored by the Emanuel Brotherhood will follow the service.
All are welcome!

2017-09-08T20:09:52+00:00 August 1st, 2017|

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
Reservations for dinner are now closed. Come for outdoor services!
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
To register, click here:

2017-06-13T09:36:32+00:00 May 20th, 2017|

Emanuel 2017 Tag Sale

EARLY BIRD $5.00, Thursday, July 13, 5:00-8:00 p.m.Tag Sale
Friday, July 14 9:00 a.m. – 3:00pm No admission charge.
Sunday, July 16 9:00 a.m. – 3:00pm No admission charge.
Closed on Saturday, July 15
There will be a Sunday drop off on July 9, 9 a.m.-noon. The last drop off date is Monday, July 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
What you can do:
This sale is an important fundraiser and even a few hours of help makes a big difference.  Please email joanne ( or bonnie ( or call the office (860-236-1275) to let us know if you can help on sale days, or help anytime.  If your teen needs to fulfill community service hours, (we will sign school forms), we could use their help as well.


2017-09-08T20:10:05+00:00 May 19th, 2017|

MDC Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Haz Waste CautionSunday, June 25, 2017
8:00am – 1:00pm
If you have any household hazardous waste items, please bring them to the synagogue parking lot for safe disposal.
For more information, go to

2017-06-28T17:14:44+00:00 May 17th, 2017|

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 and follow the step-by-step instructions.
For more information, contact Llyn Kaimowitz, 860.231.9005,

2017-09-08T20:08:32+00:00 May 16th, 2017|

Wanna Play Softball?

SoftballCome Join Emanuel Softball.
A great way to interact with Emanuel members while having fun!
Compete against other local synagogues such as Beth El & Chabad
We need players to represent Emanuel, even if you can’t make every game
Sundays from 9:30 – 11:30, beginning June 4 through the summer
Co-Ed Slo-Pitch Softball League
We Need MALE and FEMALE players
College and High School students welcome! (16 and up)
Games are played at Hall High School and King Philip Middle School
Please contact Lance Goldberg for more information 860-233-7729
Sign up now & join the fun!

2017-08-01T15:35:02+00:00 May 15th, 2017|

Kids’ Kabbalat Shabbat

An interactive Shabbat program for kids of all ages!
Friday, May 19, 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 or 860.233.2774 no later than May 17, 2017
Click here to enter online:


2017-05-18T11:01:47+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|

Tara’s Closet Open in May


The Emanuel Synagogue B’Yadeynu Committee supports The Jewish Family Service Tara’s Closet initiative. Tara’s Closet provides clothing to seniors, adults and children living in the greater Hartford area during times of need. Donations to Tara’s Closet will fund mental health programs and services; embracing possibility through awareness and acceptance in our community.
The Emanuel synagogue is organizing to promote Tara’s closet project by donating and volunteering. If you are interested in giving of some of your valuable time and effort for this cause, please contact Gail Adler at for more information and to start the process.
Clothing Donation Instructions: We thankfully accept lovingly worn clothing & outerwear for men, women, teens & children. We cannot accept undergarments, shoes, boots, socks, and swimwear. Clothing donation bags are available at JFS.
The next  dates Tara’s Closet is open are May 2, 3 and 4, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Congregation B’nai Tikvoh-Sholom,  180 Still Rd, Bloomfield, CT 06002


2017-05-03T10:06:20+00:00 April 20th, 2017|

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 Learn more at

2017-09-17T14:10:10+00:00 April 19th, 2017|

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.

2017-09-17T14:10:19+00:00 April 6th, 2017|

Closings Due to Weather

Due to the snowstorm, the Emanuel Synagogue will be closed on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Due to the travel ban, there will be no morning or evening minyanStay safe!

2017-03-15T09:08:34+00:00 March 13th, 2017|

Rabbi Small Receives Honorary Doctorate

Rabbi David J. Small, spiritual leader of The Emanuel Synagogue, is the recipient of a Doctor of Divinity degree, honoris causa, bestowed by the Jewish Theological Seminary.
He received the honorary degree in a March 2 convocation honoring members of the Rabbinical Assembly who have served as rabbis for 25-plus years. The ceremonies were held at Sutton Place Synagogue in New York.
Dr. Sheila Silverman, Emanuel Synagogue president, said, “While at the JTS Convocation honoring those rabbis serving their communities for 25 years or more, the emotional depth of a rabbi’s role spoke to me. As president, I am well aware of Rabbi Small’s duties, but performing a duty is not the same as being emotionally present in someone’s life when they need you most. That’s what our rabbi does. To do so whenever the need arises requires a lifelong, compassionate and skilled commitment to the job.”

2017-09-17T14:10:25+00:00 March 7th, 2017|