. . . Light Shabbat Candles: Shabbat Candlelighting courtesy of Behrman House Publishers
. . . Bless the Children: Blessing the Children
. . . Do Kiddush for Friday Evening: How to do Friday night Kiddush at home.
. . . Do blessing over the bread: Blessing over Bread courtesy of Behrman House Publishers
. . . Do Havdalah (ending of Shabbat) blessings: Click here for a printable version Havdalah blessings with Hebrew and transliteration.
. . . Chant Torah & Haftara: Please contact Cantor Cohn or Moshe Pinchover directly at 860-236-1275.
. . . Put on a Talit
. . . Say Kaddish Click here for a printable version of the Mourner’s kaddish with Hebrew, transliteration and English translation Click here for a video with Hebrew, transliteration and body movements.
. . . Fast on Yom Kippur: The Segal Guide to Fasting For Yom Kippur A Meditation before Yom Kippur for One Who Cannot Fast
. . . How to wave the Arbah Minim on Sukkot: How to wave the Arbah Minim
. . . Play Dreidel: Dreidel Game instructions
. . . Do an unveiling ceremony Unveiling Ceremony
. . . Do a Simchat Bat (Jewish girl baby naming) Here is a Simchat Bat ceremony that you can personalize Simchat Bat
. . . Mourn the loss of a pet Jewlishly Download A Jewish Response to Pet Loss.
. . . there is illness in the family?
Please let us know if a family member or fellow congregant is ill or hospitalized by contacting our Executive Director, Lauren Schleicher, (860) 236-1275, ext. 112 . Members of our clergy try to visit members and their close relatives in the hospital. Members of the Hesed Committee also make hospital and home visits to shut-ins. Healing prayers from the bima will be recited.
. . . a death occurs?
Contact Rabbi Small at (860) 236-1275, ext. 115 as soon as possible so he can guide you through what happens next. Contact our Executive Director, Lauren Schleicher, (860) 236-1275, ext. 112 to discuss burial in The Emanuel Cemetery. Cemetery Rules and Regulations, Guide to Burial and Mourning Practices
. . . you want to marry at The Emanuel?
If you want to marry at The Emanuel, contact our Executive Director, Lauren Schleicher, (860) 236-1275. ext. 112. She will help you make arrangements and connect you with Rabbi Small for an appointment.
. . . you are not Jewish and want to explore the possibility of converting or learning more about Judaism?
Contact Rabbi Small at (860) 236-1275, email@example.com. It is recommended that you see a rabbi as soon as you begin the thought process.
. . . you are expecting a baby?
Contact Rabbi Small, (860) 236-1275, ext. 115, firstname.lastname@example.org. He will help you with names, planning for the brit milah or baby naming, and other matters.
. . . you want to book a room?
Contact our Executive Director, Lauren Schleicher, (860) 236-1275, ext. 112. She will help you decide which space is right for you and help you with the arrangements.
. . . you need to find a Jewish Calendar date?
Go to http://www.hebcal.com. This site will help you find any Jewish holiday date and help you convert any secular date to the Hebrew date for any year.
. . . you want to do more things that are Jewish?
Consult Rabbi Small at (860) 236-1275, ext. 115, email@example.com or Director of Congregational Learning, 860) 233-2774. . They will guide your learning process.
. . . you want to learn to lead services?
Contact Cantor Cohn at (860) 236-1275, ext. 114 firstname.lastname@example.org. He will be happy to work out an instructional path for you.
. . . you have a question not listed here?
If it is a religious or counseling matter, our clergy are happy to answer any of your questions at any time. Call (860) 236-1275. If it is an operational question and a staff person would be more appropriate, contact our office at (860) 236-1275, . To submit a question for our website, send it to email@example.com.