Wed. 3/21 is Last chance to reserve your spot!
for Sunday’s (March 25) Matzah Factory
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– M-Thr: 7 am, 6:45pm
– Friday*: 7 am, 6 pm
– Sat.**: 9 am, 7 pm
– Sunday: 8 am, 7 pm
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or bonnie (email@example.com) 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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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@example.com. 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.”
Give us your old eye glasses and give the gift of sight!
During January and February, bring your old eye glasses to one of the boxes at each synagogue entrance. The B’Yadeynu Committee will send them to the “Eyes of Hope” program, which will refurbish and distribute them to people who cannot afford glasses or who have no access to glasses.
“Eyes of Hope” is a charitable program of VSP Global, a group of eye care companies that has provided free eye care and glasses to nearly a million people worldwide.
Please do not bring any cases for the glasses.
7th Grade Shabbat Experience, 9:15am library, led by Carolyn Topol,
REMEMBER!! 7th grade students do not have school on the Sundays after the Shabbat Experience, but younger siblings do have Religious School. This
counts toward service attendance and Frozen Yogurt Day.
Mini Minyan: K-2nd Family Service, 10:30am, Chapel led by Deborah Mehlman, For children in grades K-2nd and their parents, this service is packed full of wonderful activities for parents and students to do together. Please sit with your children during this service. This service counts towards service attendance & Frozen Yogurt Day!
Challahpalooza Preschool Service, 11:00am, Early Childhood, Center led by Barbara Fink
For children 5 and under and their families. Sing! Dance! Play! Pray! Learn about Shabbat in an interactive way followed by kiddush with the entire Emanuel community.
RSVPs are appreciated for each of our kids Shabbat programs. 860-233-2774 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: January 29, February 4, March 25, April 1, and May 20– these are subject to change.
Contact: Lisa Tesser 860 232-1665 or Debbie Bettan 860 231 1861
They make a perfect gift for your child’s teachers, for family members and friends – no problems with sizes or returns! In addition to a number of cards that we carry for grocery stores and book stores, Great Lakes has hundreds of other choices. You can look on their website: http://www.glscrip.com and then give us your order. We will be happy to get them for you – and the synagogue makes money so everyone wins!
The process is simple and there is no cost to you! Use cash, check or your favorite credit card to purchase these gift cards.
The Emanuel Synagogue’s Early Childhood Center invites you to have a bagel and learn about Tu B’shvat the Jewish new year for the trees.through songs, stories,crafts and activities.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
10:30am – 12:00noon
RSVP appreciated for materials preparation. For more information and to RSVP contact the school office at 860-233-2774.
The program is free of charge and open to the community. For children 5 and under and their families.
Join us on Friday, February 19, 2016
for Shabbat dinner at 6:15pm
Services begin at 5:15 pm
Sponsored by the Magalheas and Wu families
Please RSVP by February 12, 2016 so we know how much food to have!
If you are interested in sponsoring a Shabbat dinner contact the synagogue office!
The Emanuel Synagogue Sisterhood is sponsoring a mitzvah project collecting aluminum “Tabs for Tots” which will be used towards recycling. The proceeds will benefit Shriners Children’s Hospital in Springfield and Boston Burns Hospital in MA to purchase medical equipment, wheelchairs, orthotics, hospital beds, and other needs for a child’s medical care. The hospital in Springfield specializes in orthopedics, prosthetics, cleft lip and pallet care.
No child (under the age of 18) is ever refused regardless of ability to pay.
Please place your tabs in the respective containers in the Synagogue to help a child in need.
Please contact Audrey Yanofsky if you have any questions at 860-690-6139
Give the perfect gift. Give blood!
Sunday, December 11, 2016
9:00 am to 2:00pm
To make an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org. Enter sponsor code Emanuel. Save up to 15 minutes at your donation. Visit redcrossblood.org/rapidpass to get started
Download the Blood Donor App.
For children 5 and under and their families.
Saturday, December 17, 2016
11:00am – Noon in the Early Childhood Center
Sing! Dance! Play! Pray!
Learn about Shabbat in an interactive way followed by kiddush with the entire Emanuel community.
This program is free and open to all.
RSVPs are appreciated. 860-233-2774 email@example.com
Monday, November 21, 2016
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Joyce Kessler’s home
11 Seminole Circle, West Hartford (food may be left near Joyce’s garage)
Please drop off frozen turkeys and nonperishable food items between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm at the above address. Please include traditional Thanksgiving food (i.e., stuffing mix, cranberry sauce) as well as healthy food choices (i.e., tuna, peanut butter, cereals). The food will be donated to Foodshare
If you wish to make a monetary contribution please write a check to the Emanuel and write “turkey drive” in the memo line. The money collected will be donated to Foodshare and the Anja Rosenberg Kosher Food Pantry at Jewish Family Services.
Sponsored by B’Yadeynu of The Emanuel Synagogue, call Joyce Kessler 860-232-7449 with questions.