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.


This Spring session come and experience: CELEBRATING ISRAEL AND YOM HAATZMAUT, SHAVUOT SHAKES, MOTHER’S DAY MAGIC AND MUCH MORE! Hands on Jewish learning, crafts, music & movin’ based on PJ Library books. PLUS is a parent/grandparent & tot weekly class, based on PJ library books, suitable for children Ages 18 months through 3 years

Books & Biscotti

These events will be open to nonmembers at a cost of $10. Please let your friends know they are welcome. The biscotti (and other nibbles) will be on tables in the front lobby from 1-1:30; followed by a one-hour book review. Copies of the books may be reserved through the Temple School office.

Tempo Shabbat

FRIDAY MARCH 16 AT 8 PM Temple Emanu-El Choir Temple Emanu-El Band Simcha Shabbat Honouring March Birthdays and Anniversaries

Small Fry Havdalah - March 24. RSVP here

Small Fry Havdalah with Judy & David March 24, 4:30 pm. Including our Kindernosh A special kiddie-friendly meal for your little ones to share! $5 donation per child (infants under 12 months are free)

Opening Ceremony

Sunday March 25th at 9:30am, In the Sanctuary. Join the congregation as we write the first words of our new Torah scroll together, and then sign up for one of the scribe’s visits to write your own letter in our scroll.


Join us for Passover events on March 30, March 31 and April 6. Register for TEMPO EMANU-EL FAMILY SHABBAT on Friday April 6.

Change of time for April

For the month of April our Religious Practices committee and the parent committee of our CJLL want to give you back the hour that Daylight Savings Time is taking away. Sunday morning Minyan services will begin at 9:30 am instead of our usual 8:30 am start.

Sunday Night at the Movies

APRIL 15 AT 7:30 PM The Man Who Knew INFINITY (2015 – 108 min) This is the true story of friendship that forever changed mathematics.

The Ida Freedman Scholarship Fund

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.

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 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.