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Spiritual Life at Temple Emanuel

As a Reform congregation, we accept the premise that there are a variety of appropriate expressions of Jewish belief in God. We strive to create a prayer setting that allows each person to relate to God in a manner which is most natural and fulfilling to the individual.

At Temple Emanuel we strive to meet the diverse needs of all our congregants. Our Friday evening services vary in their orientation. We use the Reform movement's prayer book, the Mishkan T'filah. Our services are a mixture of Hebrew and English and a mixture of traditional and new melodies. Creative services are also a part of our yearly worship experience.

Each month we are pleased to have our prayer experience enhanced by our wonderful volunteer choir, the Chailites. They never fail to bring a sense of new enthusiasm and excitement to our services. A soloist sings during services when our choir is not present.

Read more about our services for Shabbat and Holidays.

What is Reform?

What is Reform Judaism?
Throughout history, Jews have remained firmly rooted in Jewish tradition, even as we learned much from our encounters with other cultures. Nevertheless, since its earliest days, Reform Judaism has asserted that a Judaism frozen in time is an heirloom, not a living fountain.

The positions of the Reform Movement are based primarily in two sources: Resolutions adopted by the Union for Reform Judaism, and resolutions adopted by the Central Conference of American Rabbis.

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