Welcome to Temple Emanu-El!
Our synagogue is an exciting and extraordinarily active place, and we pride ourselves on being a warm and caring community. Temple Emanu-El is many things for our congregants: a holy place to worship God, a center to learn about and experience our amazingly rich Jewish tradition, a comfortable location to meet and make friends, a working center of living Judaism. It is also a place of creative exploration, where we can seek that which moves and excites us religiously and intellectually.
At Temple Emanu-El, we honor the tradition of lifelong learning, starting from our NAEYC-accredited award-winning Olga and Bob Strauss Center for Early Childhood Education, to the Sam and Jane Kurn Religious School, and our outstanding Adult Education Academy. We offer a wide variety of worship services, music and spiritual experiences. Our congregants are engaged in living Judaism at the annual congregational retreat, through meaningful social action, community outreach, active Women of Reform Judaism and Men's Club auxiliaries, innovative programming and a variety of social events. Temple Emanu-El was the first synagogue in Arizona, and we continue to be pioneers in Reform Judaism.
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Mar.14.2014 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Northwest Shabbat Dinner & Service
Mar.14.2014 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Men's Club Shabbat Evening Service
Mar.15.2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Shabbat Morning Service & Bat Mitzvah of Alexa Contreras
Mar.15.2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Traditional Purim Megillah Reading
Temple Pilgrimage to Israel
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Aired March 4, 2014
Temple Emanu El celebrates Purim on March 9 with a spectacular new musical parody, "Megillah Mia", based on "Mamma Mia", to tell the story of Purim in a unique way. WATCH
March 5, 2014
This week we begin the middle book of the Torah, Leviticus. The Hebrew name for this book comes from its first word, Vayikra: God called. There is a famous idiosyncrasy about the aleph, the last Hebrew letter in the word vayikra as it's written in the Torah, because it is written smaller than the other letters. READ MORE
Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon
Shabbat Shalom, and Howdy Folks—it's Rodeo Shabbat here in Tucson, and this is always a fun way to celebrate the Sabbath. There is nothing that says "Arizona" more than Rodeo Shabbat, a unique part of our twin heritage as southwesterners and Jews. We have been a big part of this region of the country for many years. READ MORE
The March issue of the Temple Times is now available! Read more about what's going on in our synagogue and community. Read about us... upcoming events and this month's happenings.
June 3rd – 7th Boats and other transportation: This week we will explore boats (and other modes of transportation). Children will experiment with sink and float, learn about the many different kinds of boats, as well as trains, planes and automobiles. This will be the start of our amazing cruise journey. READ MORE
Read about our community, e-learning, and words from our Rabbis. Interactive commentary that lets you read and be part of a discussion.
Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon's Blog
Rabbi Batsheva Appel's Blog
Cantorial Soloist Marjorie Hochberg's Blog
Youth Education Director Chava Gal-Or's Blog
225 North Country Club
Tucson, AZ 85716
P: (520) 327-4501
F: (520) 327-4504