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Welcome to Temple Emanu-El!

The mission of this Reform Jewish Congregation is to provide services, education, and foster the essential moral and ethical principles of Judaism.

This Congregation is committed to establishing and maintaining a synagogue and religious school dedicated to mainstream Reform principles, and for these purposes to do all things which may be necessary and proper.

Current Events

Upcoming Events

Wed Dec 17th 2014

4:30pm - 5:45pm

Thu Dec 18th 2014

Fri Dec 19th 2014

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Sat Dec 20th 2014

10:30am - 12:00pm

Sun Dec 21st 2014

Celebrate The Rabbi

SAVE THE DATES!!!!: The weekend of June 26-27-28, 2015 will be a weekend of final celebratory events of Rabbi Rosenberg's Retirement.

For more information on events throughout the year click here!
 

Rabbi Rosenberg respects all people and one feels welcomed and included in the Temple Emanu-El Family, regardless of his/her social/financial status.  This is an admirable quality that most of us aspire to.

Ellen Gottfried
~Congregant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The first time we met Rabbi Rosenberg my husband commented that this was someone who should be a rabbi.  He is kind and patient.  When I took his Introduction to Jewish Literacy class, he was the perfect teacher (very patient; G-d knows I'm not the brightest bulb in the box).  Because of him I stayed and learned a lot!  Thank you Rabbi.  We will miss you at Temple Emanu-El!

Norma Hollandersky
~Congregant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


In 1989 I decided to relearn Hebrew to follow along in the siddur.  I signed up for Rabbi Rosenberg's class, and was fortunate to have him as my tutor.  I had learned Ashkenazi Hebrew and the Rabbi was trying to retrain me.  "It's not Adonoi, it's Adonai," he would say while pointing to his eye.  It worked.  I wouldn't be where I am without you.

Sherry Barnes
~Clergy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Famous quotes of Rabbi Rosenberg:
0. We take the Bible seriously, but not literally.
1. Do we have a minion?
2. Good Shabbos everyone!
3. Claudia, I read your letter in The Day.
4. Let's thank the people in the Kitchen for our meal.
5. My mother celebrated her ____ birthday.
6. I will be at Goldy's Wednesday.
7. Do you need a ride home?
8. The late John Kennedy and Dr. King were my heroes.
9. This delicious challah was made by Merrill Mazzella.

Claudia & Lester Shapiro
~Congregants & Friends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Rabbi, you don’t know me by name, and you might not even remember my face, but I am Patty and Seymour Hendel’s niece and have been attending your High Holiday services for approximately 20 years. Bringing in the Jewish New Year with you has been a highlight over the years. Your warmth exudes from the pulpit – I will miss you next year, but wish you all the best.

Susan Z. Rubins
~Patty & Seymour Hendel's Niece

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


One of my earliest and fondest memories with the Rabbi was having the honor of meeting him at Bradley Airport on this first visit to our Temple. He had a 2:00 PM meeting with Rabbi Knobel. We toured the New London/Waterford area, had lunch at “The Whaler” in New London and talked about the Temple and the community. He was so easy going and enjoyable to be with. What a great experience!!

Barbara Kallan
~Congregant & Friend

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Aaron: You have been there for us in triumph and tragedy. You were the perfect religious mentor preparing our kids for their B'nai Mitzvah; you comforted our family at our most sorrowful time; and you officiated at two weddings. We will miss you as Rabbi, but we know our friendship will continue and deepen. Thanks for the memories!

Barbara & Scott Wolfe
~Congregants & Friends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


In 1983, coming from an Orthodox background, an interfaith marriage, and no affiliation, I was pleased to read about Emanu-el’s monthly preschool program. I enrolled my 3 year old daughter, Emily. Was I surprised the following year when Rabbi Rosenberg asked me to teach the class. He always had a knack for getting us involved, and I’ve been a member ever since!

Hali Keeler
~Congregant

 

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Want to submit your own memory of the Rabbi?  Go here!

Sponsor an Oneg Shabbat!

Have a Special Occasion you want to commemorate? Then print out the Sponsor an Oneg Shabbat form and mail it to the Temple Office.

Religious School Announcements

Thank you to Thea JohnsonAnne Kronisch, and Barbara Kallan for setting up and running the Religious School Book Fair.

Thank you also to those who purchased items and supported the Temple Emanu-El Religious School.