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Visiting Temple Emanuel (Pre-Covid)

Have you been asked to visit a synagogue as part of your Religion 101 class course work? Are you a prospective member? Someone looking to connect with your Jewish roots?

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions.

Q: Are non-Jews welcome at Temple Emanuel?

Absolutely! A number of our members are interfaith families, meaning that one spouse is not Jewish. Our Temple community embraces all families who seek Jewish community, or who are looking to raise Jewish children. Moreover, non-Jews, as well as Jews of any denomination, are welcome to view our weekly Shabbat services, which currently air Friday evenings via YouTube. Temple Emanuel offers a year-long Discovering Judaism class open to adult non-Jews and Jews alike looking to further their Jewish education. To learn more about the Discovering Judaism class at Temple Emanuel, please contact the Temple office.

Q: When can I visit and/or observe a religious service?

In Pre-covid days, everyone is welcome at our weekly Shabbat services, which are held Friday evenings and Saturday mornings. Currently, our building is closed.  We encourage you to check us out on YouTube and contact us to learn about in-person socially-distant events.

Q: Can I take pictures?

Picture taking and recording of audio or video is prohibited in the synagogue. Cell phones should be turned off or set to vibrate mode during services.

Q: What is the dress code?

Manner and dress should be modest and appropriate for traditional worship. We typically recommend business-casual attire.

Q: Do I need to RSVP?

No. You may attend any Friday or Saturday.

Q: Do I need to wear or bring my own yarmulke (kippot) or head covering?

All men are asked to wear kippot. Women are welcome to do so. Kippot are available to borrow at the entrance to the sanctuary.

Q: Can I bring my children?

Children of all ages are very welcome at Temple Emanuel! Families with young children should sit near the door so that they can duck out easily if their children begin to fuss or make noise.

Q: I have questions about Judaism, can I schedule a meeting with the Rabbi?

All attendees are more than welcome to come talk to the rabbi at the end of services in the social hall.

Have additional questions? Contact us.

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