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.


TempO Shabbat

At our TempO Emanu-EI service, we honour our congregation's new Torah with a brand new composition, "Hinenu", by Judy Adelman Gershon and award winning poet, Adam Sol. Presented by our choir and special guests, the Toronto Jewish Chorus.

Shabbat Shira

Join award winning musician, prayer leader and mindfulness educator Aviva Chernick as she guides us with expanded time through a Shabbat morning practice of deep heart. No previous experience with mindfulness practice necessary. All are welcome.


Recommended for ages 9 and up. Separate program available for younger kids. Created by Temple Emanu-El’s own Judy & David Gershon, and by Canadian director and playwright, Ali Joy Richardson, under the guidance of a team of mental health professionals.

Led by Rabbi Debra Landsberg & Marlene Myerson

Be a part of Temple Emanu-El history as our sister Israeli congregation, Kehillat Bavat Ayin, adopts one of our Torah scrolls. Other highlights include: • celebrating Israel's 71st birthday • hands-on volunteer work • getting to know Israel's diverse communities... ...and so much more!

"NEW" Members Online Portal access

We’re happy to announce Temple Emanu-El’s new membership portal, ShulCloud! You can securely: Update your personal information, Manage yahrzeit's, View your financial account, and much more!

Ida Freedman Israel Scholarship: Details & Application

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.

Support Israel

Join ARZA~Canada to add your voice for a pluralistic and democratic homeland

Temple Emanu-El Book Reviews

Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Coffee & dessert at 1:00 p.m. followed by review at 1:30 p.m. Non-members welcome - $10

Adult Education

In addition to the 2017/18 Monday Spring Lecture Series , there will be six Thursday Books and Biscotti reviews along with other events.


Small Fry Havdalah

Say goodbye to Shabbat at Temple with Rabbi Landsberg, Jenn Katz and Judy & 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.