We will remain closed Weds. Sept. 20
We will remain closed Weds. Sept. 20
In observance of Labor Day, the Synagogue Office will be CLOSED: Monday, September 3
Enjoy these final days of summer
As a service to our members and guests, we offer babysitting for ages 1 – 5 during specified High Holy day service times
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Starting in fall, join us to explore current the relevance of ancient prayers. We will dive into the logistics of how Jews pray and why, explore the evolution of prayers, while considering a range of reflections on the function of prayer in our lives.
– Taught by Student Rabbi Leora Kling Perkins,
– Select Shabbat mornings: Oct 13, Nov 3, Dec 1, Feb 2, April 6, May 4.
– 9:00 am – 9:55 am, in The Chapel
– CLICK for details. Attend any or all sessions!
A Sisterhood and Adult Education sponsored study group which includes text study, current events and lively discussion. Open to all. For more information, please contact Gail Adler , 860-236-1275.
Contact: Pam Garry at:
for more details
Synagogue shopping with school-age kids, and looking for a warm Jewish community? The Emanuel Synagogue, would love for you to join our family! CLICK for information about limited complimentary first year memberships for NEW non-synagogue affiliated families
For more details and to register:
Wednesday June 6th, 6:30 p.m.
Honoring: Chayei Olam Recipient: Bonnie Lasker
& Woman of Valor Recipient: Faith Helene
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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.
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:
EARLY BIRD $5.00, Thursday, July 13, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
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 ([email protected]) or bonnie ([email protected]) 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.
Come 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 [email protected]
Sign up now & join the fun!
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 [email protected] or 860.233.2774 no later than May 17, 2017
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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 [email protected] Learn more at www.hazon.org/seal
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.
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 minyan. Stay safe!
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.”