120 Old Colony Road, North York, ON M2L 2K2 | 416-449-3880 | reception@templeemanuel.ca

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

In the President’s June message , Pekka mentioned an exciting collaboration between Temple Emanu-El and Beth Tzedec, the only congregations in Canada selected by a project called Sinai and Synapses to participate in its Scientists in Synagogues program. Forty congregations from 17 states and Canada applied for this project; eleven, representing a diverse cross-section of the Jewish community, were awarded funding.

Small Fry Havdalah

December 17 at 4 pm Crafts, and music with David Gershon! Feed your kids here with our new KinderNosh— a special kiddie-designed meal for your little one to share together! Parents will have more time to enjoy a nice, quiet dinner at home later!


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!


CELEBRATE CHANUKAH Sunday, December 18 10:45am—special CJLL gathering for parents and teachers 11am–12:30pm—Chanukah Party. Latkes! Sufganiyot! Dreidel contest! and more fun activity stations! Premiere of our student-performed Chanukah Play! Bring your friends! Everyone welcome Bring your family and friends!

Sundy Night at the Movies

December 11 at 7:30 pm (rescheduled from November 20) HE NAMED ME MALALA Running time: 102 minutes This inspiring documentary provides a riveting, intimate glimpse into the life of an extraordinary teenager—Malala Yousafzai. Bring your family, friends and neighbours.

Simcha Shabbat & Choir Presentation

Join us for… TempO Emanu-El and Simcha Shabbat A service infused with the choir and live musicians, your favourite melodies, ruach and beauty.

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.



Welcome 2017 with your Emanu-El Family SUNDAY, JANUARY 1 Morning Minyan at 9:30 followed by a Champagne Potluck Brunch RSVP by December 22