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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Tuesday Night at the Jewish Movies
Tu B'Shevat Winetasting Seder & Dinner
Wandering Jews Hike - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. March
Federation Kickoff with Rabbi David Wolpe
Temple Pilgrimage to Israel
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November 22, 2013
Rabbi Cohon talks about getting ready for the Greatest Hanukkah on Earth! XV. WATCH VIDEO
December 4, 2013
We human beings just can't help ranking things. Perhaps it's our essentially competitive natures, or perhaps it's simply that we need to find or create order in an often chaotic and inexplicable world, but we find it impossible to avoid putting the items in our world into some sort of hierarchical ranking. This tendency is most acutely evident at the end of each calendar year. While he wasn't specifically talking about his own Decembers, Charles Dickens put it well: "it was the best of times it was the worst of times." READ MORE
Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon
Shabbat Shalom, and of course Chag Urim Samei'ach, and a very Happy Hanukkah. May this festival of light be a time of joy, celebration, and peace for everyone here. And may we all figure out how to lose a few of the pounds we added at Thanksgiving and Hanukkah yesterday... What a truly rare combination of foods: stuffing and latkes. Two fantastic foodstuffs that are totally delicious and have no redeeming nutritional qualities whatsoever. READ MORE
The November 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
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