Announcements & Events

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Upcoming events and announcements at The Emanuel

Current & Ongoing at The Emanuel

Making the Prayer Service Relevant (aka: ‘Learners Service’)

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: 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!

The Natalie Ziplow study group took a field trip to the Jewish theological seminary in NYC in oct 28. This is the group that went with Rabbi Small and Kate Goldman . In this pic we were with professor David Kramer in the rare book room. We got to see 3 ancient haggadot and some micrography.

 Ziplow study group with Prof. David Kramer, NYC 2015  Jewish theological seminary field trip

Natalie Ziplow Study Group: Facilitator:Rabbi David Small

Thursday mornings, 10:30 am – 12:00 noonChapel Lobby. Click for 2018-19 schedule 

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.

Adult Hebrew Club Meets monthly

Beginners welcome – open to members and guests!
7:30 pm, Emanuel Synagogue Library- FREE

For more information: Rick: [email protected]

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Nov 2 B’yachad Kabbalat Shabbat with Leora
Nov 3 Shabbat Programming for all ages

Nov 3 Making Prayer Service Relevant w/Leora
Nov 3 Havdallah & Hayrides, families all ages
Nov 4 100 yr Brainstorming mtg 10:30 am Panera
Nov 4 Learning with Leora Discussion Group
Nov 4 Sunday Play Date  ages 5 & under
Nov 4 Philosopher King New Ben Engel Play!
Nov 5 100 yr Brainstorming mtg 7 pm Library

Nov 6 100 yr Brainstorming mtg 10 am Koret
Nov 6 Herb Keinon Lecture Adult Ed Lecture
Nov 7 100 yr Brainstorming mtg 7 pm Library
Nov 11 Brotherhood Breakfast w Judge Danaher
Nov 14 100 yr Brainstorming mtg 10 am Koret
Nov 15 100 yr Brainstorming mtg 7 pm BH Rm
Nov 9 Camp Ramah Virtual Parlor meeting 
Nov 14 How to Survive Thanksgiving Wkshp
Nov 11 Sip & Schmooze Moms’ Night Out!
Nov 11 ADL Voices Show of Unity Trevor Noah
Nov 11 Voices of Hope Descendants of  Shoah
Nov 18 Jewish Summer Camp Fair, 11:30 am
Nov. 27 Kadish “Weight of Ink” Book discussion


2018-10-30T18:49:14+00:00May 30th, 2018|

Buy Gift Cards from The Emanuel

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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: 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.

Click here to download a gift card order form.


2017-09-17T14:10:40+00:00March 5th, 2016|

Jessie’s Community Gardens

GardenThe Emanuel Synagogue is starting a Community Garden and we need your help! We will need people to start and maintain the garden.
Jessie’s Community Gardens combines growing vegetables with social awareness; its purpose is to serve the community in various ways as determined by that community, which could include such things as being used as an education tool, a community-building activity and a therapeutic outlet for volunteers and others.

2017-09-17T14:11:37+00:00March 30th, 2015|

Borrow by Email!

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You can send book requests to [email protected] Include the title, author, and your name, email address, and phone number. If you are looking for a book on a specific subject matter, please email that request, too. If we do not have the book in our library, our librarian can try to get it for you elsewhere. She will sign the book out to you and leave it for you on the library desk with your name on it for pick up at your convenience. Emails will be answered usually Tuesday and Sunday afternoons. We even have videos – VHS and DVD!

2017-09-17T14:11:45+00:00March 1st, 2015|

Make Giving a Donation to The Emanuel Easier

Set up a “Donation Paydown Account” with Gwen in the synagogue’s office.  With this special account you can email her your individual donations (include amount per donation and fund) and you won’t have to write a series of checks throughout the year.

Just send a check for $360.00 to The Emanuel Synagogue marked “Paydown Account.” and you can use it during our entire fiscal year (June 1 through May 31). Each time you make a donation, the amount will be deducted from your Paydown Account. The office will let you know when your account is getting low.

For further information please contact Gwen O’Donnel at (860) 236-1275.

2017-09-17T14:12:31+00:00March 1st, 2012|

Charitable IRA Rollover!

Did you know that you can help The Emanuel through your IRA? Tax-free distributions can be made from individual retirement plans for a charitable purpose. This “Charitable IRA Rollover”, permits taxpayers age 70 1/2 or older to make tax-free distributions to The Emanuel from any Individual Retirement Account (IRA) of up to $100,000 per taxpayer, per tax year. Please contact your tax advisor for details as The Emanuel is not qualified to give tax advice.

How does this work?

Just follow these simple steps:
1. The gift may be any amount, up to a maximum of $100,000 per year.
2. The gift must be an outright gift, not a planned or deferred gift.
3. You may not receive a benefit in exchange for the gift.
4. You must be at least 70.5 years of age.
5. The amount you give must be otherwise taxable if distributed directly to you.
6. You may make a gift between today and December 31, 2011, when the law is expected to expire.
7. You must make the gift directly to The Emanuel.
If you do not qualify for this tax incentive but are still interested in supporting your synagogue, The Emanuel, please contact the office.

2017-09-17T14:14:53+00:00November 1st, 2011|