Yom Chamishi, 18 Iyyar 5776
  • Our Honorable Octogenarians Margy Spears, Marjorie Brown, Jay Smith and Ethel McAfee pose with Sisterhood President Francesca Sweet
  • Sisterhood Shabbat Sunny Rabenstock, Alyssa Wise-Wolk, Lisa Wise-Wolk, Phyllis Newman, and Gloria Cutler join together to celebrate Sisterhood
  • Simchat Torah Cherrie Lubey & Ellen Weiss proudly carry the torah!
  • Honoring our Past Presidents Past Presidents Philip Gold, Aaron Katz, Jeffrey Spears, Cherrie Lubey, and Ina Katz celebrate our restored plaques.
  • Rabbi Jay Sherwood Rabbi Sherwood's services are always enjoyable!
  • Our 2015 Confirmation Class Congratulations to the young women and men of our congregation!
  • Simchat Torah 2014 Sydney Weissman, daughter of Jill and Greg Weissman, enjoys the festive atmosphere.
  • Cantor Bern-Vogel and Rabbi Emeritus Cohn Our clergy makes every service special, enjoyable, and uplifting.
  • Our New Building at Night Our new synagogue rises majesically into the night sky.
  • The song that unites us Cantor Jennifer Bern-Vogel sings in the beautiful sanctuary of our new building.

This week at Congregation Emanu El

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Friday - May 27, 2016 - Led by Cantor Jennifer Bern-Vogel
Kabbalat Shabbat Service at 7:00pm

Mental Health Awareness Month Speaker: Jeff Spears

Oneg Shabbat following the service hosted by Cindy & Fred Gifford

Saturday - May 28, 2016 - Led by Cantor Jennifer Bern-Vogel

Torah Study - 9:15 to 9:45 am
Shabbat Morning Service - 10:00 am Parashat Behar 

Leviticus 25:1-26:2 - Haftarah - Jeremiah 32:6-32:27

Kiddush Following the Service



Visit our beautiful new facility!

Our new address is:

1495 Ford Street (Corner of Ford and Patricia, enter from Patricia)

Office: (909) 307-0400   Fax: (909) 307-0500  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Serving the community since 1851

We hope members and visitors alike take advantage of the information you'll find here about our history and mission; our worship opportunities; our school and youth programs; our cultural, educational, and social action programs;  lifecycle events; our clergy and their wisdom; and much more.

Helpful Information

Emanu-Electronic News

Visit the Sisterhood Gift Shop!

Our Sisterhood Gift Shop is now open in the Temple Lobby! The hours are Wednesday from 4-6pm and Sunday, 9:30-11:30am!

Think Scrip!


Scrip is available for grocery stores, retail stores, dining out, and much much more, at no additional cost to you! Scrip is great for everyone on your list! It's quick and easy.

Scrip can be purchased at the Temple Office or at shopwithscrip.com.

Download a list of what's available in the office by clicking here.

Click here for details including downloadable information about shopwithscrip.com

Making a Donation to Congregation Emanu El

coinsYour contributions to our synagogue are always greatly appreciated! For your convenience, we have made it possible to download the donation form online. Please mail this form to the tem
ple with your check enclosed. Of course, you are still welcome to call the temple office to make your donations.

Thank you so much for your generosity!

Upcoming Events

May Bulletin now online!

Download and view the complete 16-page bulletin by clicking here. Older issues can be read by clicking here

Starting with the January, 2016 edition, bulletins are no longer printed or mailed unless you tell us you want a mailed copy. Contact the office for more information.

Make reservations online for temple events

Congregation Emanu El uses Eventbrite for reservations. To keep costs down, all events are listed as "free" even if they are paid events. If you reserve online, the temple office will add the item to your monthly statement or you may pay at the temple office. Click here to go to our event page and choose the event you want to reserve!

Holocaust and Nuremburg Trials event June 9


The Holocaust and the Nuremberg Trials Seventy Years Later

Exhibits and Multi-media presentations: 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Trial re-enactment: 3:00 p.m.

3389 Twelfth Street, Riverside, CA
(corner 12th and Lime)

Limited Seating – Please R.S.V.P. to: Clerk of the Court, (951) 782-2500 

Confirmation June 12, 10:00am


Benjamin Hiller, son of Catherine & Clifford Hiller

Sidra Knox, daughter of Stacy & James Knox

Grace Lehmann, daughter of Karyn & Stephen Lehmann

Elijah Swedlove, son of Jeanette & David Swedlove

Check Out Congregation Emanu El Online!

Be sure to stop by Congregation Emanu El's Facebook Page and Youtube Channel where you will find information on upcoming events as well as new and exciting videos as well as the enriching "Rabbinic Reflections" video series.