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Welcome to Temple Emanu-El

Temple Emanu-El is a vibrant, progressive community committed to Jewish renewal at home, in the synagogue and in the wider Jewish universe. We seek to nurture the Jewish life of all of our congregants, young and old, in times of distress and in moments of joy. We are steadfast in our commitment to tikkun olam, or social justice, in the greater world around us and in Israel, and we seek to strengthen our ties of love and loyalty with Israel in all arenas. We are a warm and intimate community, one which deeply values all of its diverse members.

The Genesis Project

SCIENCE MEETS JEWISH THOUGHT. Leading Canadian scientists and Jewish thinkers join in exploring how science and Judaism intersect. No science background required-just bring your curiosity!

Canada's 150th - Jewish Canadian Involvement

NEW FEATURE ON THE TEMPLE WEBSITE Follow our monthly post "Jewish Canadian Involvement" as we celebrate Canada's 150th birthday. Written by Rochelle Burns, PhD, social historian, and member of Temple Emanu-El.

Music For The Soul

Sunday March 26, 7:30 pm Featuring Toronto Symphony Orchestra violinist Jim Wallenberg With Renée Bouthot, soprano & Judy Adelman Gershon, piano

Books & Biscotti

Thursday, March 30 Book talk at 1:30—Biscotti at 1pm! $10 for nonmember guests. Orhan's Inheritance by Aline Ohanesian. Cathy Tile, reviewer. Cathy is a popular and stimuating book reviewer at Temple Emanu-El. Last October she kept a large audience in the sanctuary riveted with her thorough review of Red Notice. Book talk at 1:30—Biscotti at 1pm! $10 for nonmember guests

Learn with Rabbi Benjie Gruber

Potluck Shabbat Around the Table FRIDAY, MARCH 31 at 6:30 Reform Israeli Judaism: Music to MY Ears—Who Is Listening? SHABBAT MORNING, April 1 at 10:30 How Israel is Changing Judaism the Place of Israel in Jewish Identity


Andrea Gilbert-Clark offers YOGALATES. Feel renewed after a mind-body-soul workout of yoga, pilates with a taste of Torah. Bring your own yoga mat! $10 for non-members


TORONTO SYNAGOGUE COLLABORATIVE LECTURE SERIES. What are the core values of some of the “tribes” that comprise Israel today? How does a divided people build a shared society? What are the challenges and the possibilities for building a Jewish and Democratic Israel?

Sunday Night at the Movies

Sunday April 2 at 7:30pm Free admission— popcorn for everyone! Sully Directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Tom Hanks, this 2016 film tells the story of US Airways pilot Chesley Sullenberger. Lorraine Weygman, MEd, CHRL, is TE-E’s resident film reviewer. She focused on film studies and fine art at university and since then has built a career as an international educator and facilitator. (Runing time: 96 minutes) Bring your family, friends and neighbours.

Family Shabbat Dinner

Friday April 7 at 6:15pm Family Shabbat With Live Music Appetizers, a short musical service and a potluck dinner

Adult Education

In addition to the 2017 Monday Spring Lecture Series , there will be three Thursday Books and Biscotti reviews along with other events.


Small Fry Havdalah

Say goodbye to Shabbat at Temple with Rabbi Landsberg, Jenn Katz and David Gershon Join us under the “stars” for CRAFTS, SONGS, STORIES AND TASTY SNACKS!


Centre for Jewish Living & Learning Religious School

For the LOVE of LEARNING!” Our Religious School Program offers Progressive, Liberal Jewish Learning for Life-Long Commitment.



The Temple Emanu-El community is solidly built on prayer, peoplehood, youth and social justice. Find out more about how you can get involved.