Temple Emanu-El Frequently Asked Questions Robert Allen
Do you welcome and support interfaith families? Robert Allen
Many of Temple Emanu-El's current member families are interfaith. We welcome members from diverse backgrounds.
My kids are grown. What do I need a synogogue for? Robert Allen
While we offer many family-oriented programs that does not mean that we are only open to families with younger children. We focus on community building, withSisterhood, Men's Club, adult education seminars, leadership opportunities,social justice programs, and, of course,worship experiences. The synagogue's task is to enhance your connection with other Jews and your personal search for meaning.
Why should I join now? My child is only two years old. Robert Allen
It is never too soon to be a part of the Jewish community. While we often think that synagogues are around to "teach Judaism" to our children, there is so much more. Synagogues provide ongoing opportunities to study, experience, and enjoy being connected to a Jewish community. We support this by offering reduced dues to young families. As for children, Temple Emanu-El's Early Childhood Center offers daycare and preschool, with a fullcare option. Plus, our Tot Shabbat program, offered on the 1st Friday of the month at 6:30 is exceptional.
I’d like to join, but I don’t know anyone at Temple Emanu-El Robert Allen
We have lots of opportunities for getting involved and meeting people, starting as soon as you join. The membership committee hosts a new member event in the fall. Probably the best way to get to know people is to get involved.
Why should I join Temple Emanu-El? Robert Allen
Temple Emanu-El is home to the nicest group of people in town. At Temple Emanu-El, we support one another with a caring community and a culture of inclusiveness. We have weekly worship opportunities, adult education, religious school for children, an Early Childhood Center, youth group, many groups and clubs, and great opportunities to meet other people.
How do I become a member of Temple Emanu-El? What’s the process? Robert Allen
We'd love to have you join us. Just e-mail us at TempleOffice@emanuel.orgor call us at (973) 992-5560 for more information and a membership packet.