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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AEA Summer Series - Wednesdays, June 12th through July 3rd, 7:00 pm
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Sunday, June 16th, 7:00 pm
Don't miss this fun family event!
February 27, 2013 - Arizona Illustrated
Tucsonans may have noticed large solar installations at houses of worship around the city, where congregants say governmental incentives have helped them meet environmental and spiritual goals. READ MORE
June 13, 2013
As you know, this has been the hottest week of the year thus far in Tucson, with temperatures ranging from preposterously hot to a complete and total inferno. While most of the time we can say with great confidence "it's a dry heat" and pretend that we are better off than the poor schnooks in humid East Coast climates, this week we have to admit that 109 degrees is not a dry heat; it's just, well, hot. Thank God the air conditioning works, at least so far... READ MORE
Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon
It is a privilege to install the new board of Temple Emanu-El, the 14th time I have had that honor at our congregation, the first Temple in Arizona, which means that this is likely the 103rd Board Installation Service for Temple. 14 installation services for me, but 103 years of Temple Board installations—that's definitely something historic. READ MORE
The June 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.
The Winter issue of Simcha is now available! This issue focuses on education at Temple Emanu-El.
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
225 North Country Club
Tucson, AZ 85716
P: (520) 327-4501
F: (520) 327-4504