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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.

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.


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?


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

Books and Biscotti

May 4, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Purity – by Jonathan Franzen These events will be open to non-members at a cost of $10. Please let your friends know they are welcome. The biscotti (and other nibbles) will be served from 1-1:30; followed by a one-hour book review. Copies of the books may be reserved through the Temple office.

A Conversation with Nate Leipciger & Theo Fontaine

Two distinct journeys of loss and trauma, transformation and healing Wednesday, May 17 at 7:30 pm Temple Emanu-El 120 Old Colony Road

Ida Freedman Israel Scholarship

Temple Emanu-El is inviting applications for the Ida Freedman Israel Scholarship. The scholarship is intended to support an immersive experience or program that would increase one's understanding and love of Israel. The value of the scholarship is $10,000. Applicants should be generally between the ages of 16 and 26 years, and be a member of Temple Emanu-El or children /grandchildren of a member. The award may be made to one or a small number of applicants.

Judy Dan Fund for Arts and Education

Temple Emanu-El is soliciting proposals from partner organizations to support the experience and education of art in its various forms, giving priority to both activities within the Temple and those that reach out to the broader Jewish community in Toronto. This could be through presentation of works, public talks and other experiences that promote the appreciation and support of the arts.

Family Shabbat & Dinner

This Family Shabbat & Dinner is all about Israel. Hear our CJLL students sing with the choir and there will Israeli dancing.

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.