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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.

Temple Emanu-El’s Shema Statement:

Creating Jewish Life with Depth and Meaning

We seek to bring depth and meaning to Jewish life in the 21st Century through our passionate engagement with Jewish traditions and our understanding of the larger Jewish story.

At Temple Emanu-El, we achieve this through:

  • nourishing personal and congregational spiritual growth through the joy of study, music, prayer and Torah
  • strengthening our relationships with each other and with Jews throughout the world
  • nurturing our strong connection to Israel
  • welcoming participation from all who seek a meaningful connection to a Jewish life
  • approaching challenges with creativity, compassion, morality and humanity
  • engaging with the world around us with chesed (loving kindness) and tzedek (justice)
  • sustaining Jewish life for the next generation and linking our lives across the generations
  • fostering serenity through our inclusive and welcoming community and our beautiful, tranquil surroundings.
Tue, May 18 2021 7 Sivan 5781