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"Hallelujah" - One of the highlights from The Greatest Hanukkah on Earth! XVIII "Shine All Night" 

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Join us for A Taste of Judaism in January, 2017 at the Tucson Jewish Community Center, Click here to learn more.

Join us for the lighting of the Millstone Hanukkah Menorah on Country Club Road every night of Hanukkah at 5:30 pm, beginning on Saturday, December 24, 2016.


Upcoming AEA Classes

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5777 Sunday Salons

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Big Bang


Sunday, December 18, From 2 - 4 PM - Prof. J.D. Garcia 

"Time in Science and Religion"

All Sunday Salons are free & open to the public!


 Upcoming Salons:

Sunday, January 29, From 2 - 4 PM - Dr. Tim Cruz, MD, Biomusicology and Aging and the movie Alive  Inside

Sunday, February 19, From 2 - 4 PM - Alzheimer’s Association Speakers’ Bureau, Introduction to aging and Alzheimer’s

Sunday, March 19, From 2 - 4 PM - Rabbi Batsheva Appel, Southern Jewry

Sunday, April 16, From 2 - 4 PM - Visit to the Jewish History Museum/Holocaust History Center

Sunday, May 21, From 2 - 4 PM - Michael B. Schwartz, "My Development as a Jewish Artist"




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"Taste of Judaism on the Morning Blend" - Rabbi Cohon on the Morning Blend

"AFP Southern Arizona Chapter Youth in Philanthropy: Seventh Grade Success Story" - Article about 7th grade philanthropy project 

"WRJ grant expands Emanu-El Gan Project" - article in the Arizona Jewish Post about the Gan Project

Emanu-El debuting ‘Hebrew@Home’ remote learning" - article in the Arizona Jewish Post about our new Kurn Religious School Program

"A New Worship: Armon Bizman" - article in the Tucson Weekly about Downtown Shabbat

Rabbis' Corner

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Weekly Torah Talk:

Be The Light

Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon

Once there was a Chasid who was afraid of the dark.  “Tell me, Rebbe,” the Chasid asked, “How can I chase the darkness from the world?”

So the Rabbi sent the Chasid into the deep darkness of the shul’s basement.  Handing him a broom he said, “Go sweep the darkness out of the basement.” 

Before long, the Chasid returned. “Rebbe, I swept and swept, but the darkness did not budge an inch!” The Rabbi nodded, and murmured sympathetically.  Darkness can be stubborn thing… He reached into his drawer and took out a ruler.  Read More.


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Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon’s Sermon Vayeitzei 5777:

For Argument’s Sake

Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon
December 9, 2016

The noise we have been hearing in the past few weeks about a rising tide of Anti-Semitism right here in America is disturbing.  The thing about Anti-Semitism is that just when you think it has receded from view and is no longer a serious problem in one sector of society or one nation in the world, it comes back…  and there is now increasing concern that Anti-Semitism is making strong inroads here in the United States.

The new American Jewish concern about heightened degrees of Anti-Semitism comes as a result of some of the very ugly themes of the recent presidential election campaign, particularly the focus it brought to what is called the Alt-Right movement, and the alternative—that is, fake—news that some of its elements have spawned.  There were a number of instances during the presidential campaign and its immediate aftermath of anti-Semitic chants, of reporters blasted with anti-Semitic and neo-Nazi harangues, of commercials that hinted at Nazi-era slurs about Jewish control of world finance or the media, and other disturbing incidents that we haven’t seen in America in many years.   Read More.

Temple Times

NewsletterThe January, 2017 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.

Media Gallery

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

WATCH Rabbi Cohon at the Tucson Vigil in Response to the Orlando Attack

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Hands-2007iThe Strauss ECE invites you to check out their brand new website!  CLICK HERE

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
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Upcoming Events

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"Too Jewish" Radio Show
09:00AM - 12:00PM
Religious School
10:00AM - 01:00PM
Camp Fair
12:00PM - 01:00PM
Teen Choir Rehearsal
12:00PM - 01:00PM
Confirmation Class
01:00PM - 05:00PM
AEA - Hebrew Marathon
02:00PM - 04:00PM
Sunday Salon
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Mah Jongg Group

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.