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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, 7 Heshvan 5775

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Welcome to Temple Emanu-El!

Our synagogue is an exciting and extraordinarily active place of prayer, study, creativity, and social justice. We are a warm and caring community, and we'd love to help you become a part of our congregational family.

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, from our NAEYC-accredited award-winning Olga and Bob Strauss Center for Early Childhood Education, to the Sam and Jane Kurn Religious School, to our outstanding award-winning Adult Education Academy. We offer a wide variety of worship services, music and spiritual experiences. Our congregants are engaged in living Judaism through meaningful social action, community outreach, at the annual congregational retreat, active Women of Reform Judaism and Men's Club auxiliaries, innovative programming and a wide variety of social events. Temple Emanu-El was the first synagogue in Arizona, and we remain energetic pioneers of Jewish life in Arizona.

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


Oct.31.2014 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Northwest Shabbat Dinner & Service


Oct.31.2014 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Kabbalistic Shabbat Evening Service


Nov.01.2014 8:00am - 1:00pm
Wandering Jews Hike & Shabbat Morning of Spirituality


Nov.01.2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Shabbat No'ar Youth & Adult Morning Service with Project Ezra & 7th Grade

Upcoming Events


Nov.09.2014 8:00am - 1:00pm
Blood Drive


Dec.07.2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
WRJ Hanukkah Bazaar


4:30pm Dec.14.2014 - 6:15pm Dec.14.2014
Greatest Hanukkah On Earth! XVI


Dec.14.2014 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Greatest Hanukkah Dinner

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Hot Off the Presses

Ahavah with BonnieAn Arizona Congregation Forms a New Kind of "Israel Bonds"

by Bonnie J. Golden
August 31, 2014

... Our rabbi arranged for us to visit five of the 43 Israeli Reform congregations, allowing us to create congregational bonds with progressive synagogoues in Israel.  READ MORE

Rabbis' Corner

samuel cohen talitRabbi Appel 09 2014Weekly Torah Talk on Lech L'cha 5775: Boundaries 

October 30, 2014

This week's Torah portion of Lech L'cha includes the first description of the boundaries of the Land of Israel. At the beginning of our parshah God commands Abram, later to be renamed Abraham, Lech L'cha... el ha'arets asher areka, to "Go!.. to the land that I will show you."  READ MORE


samuel cohen talitRabbi Appel 09 2014Noach 5774: Disaster! And Life After...

Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon

There's an ancient joke about the end of the world.

An astronomer is giving a talk to a community group and he says that in 5 billion years the sun will expand and engulf the earth, ending life as we know it. At this a woman in the back leaps for her chair shouting "Oh my God! Oh my God!", and then faints. READ MORE

Temple Times & Simcha

NewsletterThe October 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
Congregational Conversations 

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