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A Reform Jewish Community for all of Tucson
225 North Country Club • Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 327-4501 • Fax: (520) 327-4504
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Yom Shishi, 25 Nisan 5774

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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.

Interested in becoming a member of our family?  Click here for membership information.

Live Streaming

Every service held in the Rubin Family Sanctuary is now streamed live! Click here to join a stream in progress, see our schedule of broadcasts, or view a previously recorded service.

Upcoming Services


Apr.25.2014 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Kabbalistic Shabbat Evening Service


Apr.26.2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Shabbat Morning Service & Bar Mitzvah of Thomas Ramirez


May.02.2014 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Armon Bizman Shabbat Evening Service


May.03.2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Shabbat No'ar Youth & Adult Morning Service with Project Ezra & 2nd Grade

Upcoming Events


Apr.27.2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Yom HaShoah Community Commemoration


May.17.2014 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Lag Ba'Omer Picnic & Bonfire


May.18.2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Annual Congregational Meeting

Featured Events

Temple Pilgrimage to Israel
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Get Connected

Hot Off the Presses

Passover in Tucson - Article in the Arizona Daily Star

Printed April 14, 2014

... Rabbi Samuel Cohon said while the [Freedom] Seder honors the ancient story, they will also acknowledge everyone who has struggled for freedom. Passover has become an inspirational story for people who are oppressed and disenfranchised, Cohon said.  READ MORE

Rabbis' Corner

samuel cohen talitRabbi Appel 08 01 13 by Sally ShackartWeekly Torah Talk on Kedoshim 5774: Building the Good Society out of Actions

April 23, 2014

This week we read the great Torah portion of Kedoshim, which includes the Holiness Code, a description of the ethical injunctions that lie at the heart of Jewish practice. The code includes mitzvot that require us to assist the poor, treat strangers, widows, and orphans with generosity and kindness, obligate sensitivity to those with physical and other impairments, and insists on fair business practices. It obligates us to live moral lives, tells us how to do so, and builds thematically to its most powerful message. READ MORE


samuel cohen talitRabbi Appel 08 01 13 by Sally ShackartVayakhel 5774: To Save a Life and Protest a Wrong

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

Temple Times & Simcha

NewsletterThe 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.

Photo Gallery

gallery Take a look at different events, occasions, and ‘happenings’ here at our synagogue. Our Hannukah celebrations, Tikkun Olam, simchas and special occasions!

Strauss ECE

Hands-2007iCome Aboard the Strauss ECE Summer Cruise by Lyn Henry

Summer 2013

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

Our Blogs


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 
Congregational Conversations 

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