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                                             Get Involved

We are connecting our Jewish community and building a better world together.

Temple Emanuel’s mission is to build and sustain a vibrant and inclusive Reform Jewish community. We have a variety of groups and activities for all our members, from teens to seniors. Scroll below to see our social groups, additional Jewish learning opportunities, and more ways to get involved, meet fellow Temple members, and give back to our community.

               Donate to our Mitzvah of the Month Program! 

In conjunction with our various social groups and committees, each month, congregant families will have an opportunity to engage in acts of tikkun olam, repair of the world by collecting specific needed items to benefit the charity of the social groups choice.  

Check out our current Mitzvah of the Month collection here! 

                                       Monday Minyan

Join a small group of participants to kick off the week with prayer and camaraderie.

Each Monday, beginning at 9:30 am, a small group gather to pray the morning service together. Along the way we share our joys, sorrows, news of our families, prayer requests and other experiences that draw us into community.

All are welcome!


                            Temple Emanuel Book Club

The Temple Emanuel Book Club is open to members of Temple Emanuel and gathers virtually each month to discuss a new book.  

If you would like to participate, please email Sue Ochs for more information directly at

                           Racial Justice Study Group

The Temple Emanuel Racial Justice Study Group works to build an Anti-Racist community where Equity, Equality, and Opportunity is for everyone. 

Meetings are held virtually the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. 

For additional information please click here.



Sisterhood provides a place for spiritual, personal and leadership growth for women ages 21+ who are in all stages of life– single, married, parents, childless women, empty-nesters, working and retired. 

Click here to check out more about us!  Or submit your application here.

                                         Men Of Emanuel

Men of Emanuel (MOE) is the men’s club at Temple Emanuel offering fundraising opportunities, Temple support  and social events.

MOE does not have a membership fee, so all male members, 21 years or older of Temple Emanuel are members of MOE. 

Click here to get involved! 

                                              Yarn Yentas

If you love to knit, crochet, or needlepoint - or would love to learn how - then join our informal Temple group. Bring your own yarn craft to work on and enjoy a good gab that often extends to lunch hour.

We are excited to welcome back the Yarn Yentas beginning Wednesday, October 12th!    We will meet in the Lobby of the Temple each Wednesday, from 10 am - 11:30 am.  

                                                 L’Dor V’Dor Society

L'Dor V'Dor which often translates from generation to generation is understood to mean the transmission of the culture's values, rituals, traditions, and history to the next generation. Our L'Dor V'Dor Society allows families and individuals to help support future generations through generous legacy gifts. 

Click here for more information! 



Interested in joining a Chavurah?

A Chavurah is a social group that meets once a month.  We’ll schmooze, eat, make friends and have fun! Some examples of common Chavurah groups are singles, empty-nesters, interfaith families, etc.

If you are looking to join a Chavurah or are interested in adding to your existing group, please email Janet Phillips here for more information

                      Temple Emanuel Temple Youth

Temple Emanuel Temple Youth (TETY) empowers our students to take ownership of their experiences by balancing Jewish experiences with creative social programming t0 build strong Jewish bonds that last a lifetime!

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                           Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Each Saturday morning, beginning at 9:15 AM, we will gather to examine the Torah portion assigned to the week, searching for new insights regarding how our ancient tradition applies to our modern lives. No prior Torah Study experience necessary. BYOC ("Bring your own coffee")!

Live and Interactive on Zoom!

Click Here to Join

and enter the following:

Meeting ID: 958 5868 0146 | Passcode: Torah

New Link starting October 22, 2022

Shabbat Morning Torah Study with Rabbi Cookie Lea Olshein

Live and Interactive on Zoom

Meeting ID: 881 7402 8792  | Passcode: Torah

                                Volunteer Opportunities

Teen Madrichim

Madrichim are teen volunteers who guide and instruct our Religious School students in cooperation with our Religious School Teachers to give our students the best experience possible

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Temple Volunteers

Volunteers are crucial for providing great service to members and visitors, hosting activities and keeping the Temple running smoothly with a small staff. We are always in need of new volunteers.

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Volunteer to feed the hungry!

I-HELP is an acronym for Interfaith Housing Emergency Lodging Program.  It is a program of Tempe Community Action Agency that partners with a number of faith communities, clubs, and organizations to combat homelessness.  Temple Emanuel is responsible for planning and preparing dinner and lunches for the 1st Wednesday of each month and the 3rd Thursday of each month. 

Jim Flegenheimer, Temple Emanuel I-HELP (Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program)  coordinator, is looking for volunteers (and specifically groups of individuals) to purchase, cook and serve food.

Please consider volunteering your time to perform this mitzvah, and e-mailing Jim at

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Temple Emanuel of Tempe is the only Full-Service Reform Congregation in the Southeast Phoenix Valley.

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