Join Temple Emanuel

Welcome to Temple Emanuel, a vibrant Reform synagogue that is warm and welcoming. We pride ourselves on being a participatory, diverse, non-judgmental, and intellectually stimulating congregation, serving the greater New Haven Jewish community.

While we can try to put this into words, it is best to experience Temple Emanuel for oneself, and we invite you to attend our Friday evening services and any other Temple events of interest to you. Please check out the calendar page for times and details.

Our spiritual leader is Rabbi Michael Farbman who has been providing rabbinic leadership to Temple Emanuel since 2009, you can read about our rabbi, as well as some of his articles on his page.

Temple Emanuel is strongly committed to life-long Jewish learning. In addition to K-12 Religious school, all age groups enjoy special family education programs throughout the year. We have a variety of educational programs for adults, from a weekly Saturday morning Torah portion study group, to the Basic Judaism class (including Hebrew for adults), Mussar (Jewish pathway to Spiritual Life), annual scholar-in-residence program and many other opportunities throughout the year – please check the Education at TE page of the website for more info.

In addition, Temple Emanuel has an active Sisterhood and Men’s Club which put together varied and diverse programs that allow members to share ideas and contribute to the Temple, while learning, and having fun!

Our dues structure works on a “Fair Share” system. We ask that each member household honestly assess its ability to contribute financially to the synagogue’s well-being. However, we recognize that the ability of each and every family to pay synagogue dues and fees is unique, we have never refused membership to a family based on financial considerations, and we are pleased to be able to offer a free first year of membership to new families with the oldest child entering 4th grade or lower in our Religious school.

If you would like to become a member of Temple Emanuel, please fill in this Membership Form

and we will arrange for a proper TE welcome! If you would like to learn more about the TE Fair Share system, please follow this link to this year’s Fair Share Form

If any of us can answer any questions or be of any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact our membership committee: You can also call the Temple office at 203-397-3000 and our office administrator will forward a message. We look forward to meeting you in the very near future!

Rabbi Michael Farbman

Alan Kliger, President

Holli Shanbrom, Membership Chair