• 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.
  • Autumn Gourmet Spectacular Heidi Nimmo and Cherrie Lube enjoy the atmosphere in our beautiful Merkaz.
  • The song that unites us Cantor Jennifer Bern-Vogel sings in the beautiful sanctuary of our new building.
  • Believe Walk 2013; Team Sh'vitzen
  • From Generation To Generation Rabbi Emeritus Hillel Cohn, David Swedlove, and our temple youth read from our bimah for the first time.

This week at Congregation Emanu El

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Friday - February 12, 2016
Led by Rabbi Sherwood
“60-Minute Shabbat” Service at 7:00 pm

Oneg Shabbat following the service

Saturday - February 13, 2016
Led by Rabbi Sherwood

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

Exodus 25:1 - 27:19 - Haftarah - I Kings 5:26-6:13
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.

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

February Bulletin now online!

Download and view the complete 13-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!

Sisterhood Mah Jongg tournament Feb. 15

Preparations are already underway to make the 2016 Mahj games the biggest and best AND most fun ever! One of the most popular attractions of the day are the beautiful baskets loaded with gifts and treats that are raffled off. In the past, we've been able to make over a dozen large baskets thanks to the donations of members of our temple and community.

The Care for our Common Home Feb. 16

An evening of religious dialogue on our environment
Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 7pm
The Pastoral Center
1201 E. Highland Ave.
San Bernardino, CA 92404

Dipping Your Toes in the Sea of Talmud 2/23, 3/1, 3/8

with Rabbi Jay Sherwood
The rabbis of old said the Talmud is so vast, that reading it is like swimming in the sea. What is the Talmud? How is it studied, what does it contain, and who are the rabbis that are quoted? Why is it relevant to me as a modern American Jew?

Sisterhood Shabbat Feb. 26

Join us February 26 for Sisterhood Shabbat! Please bring a dessert item to share for Oneg Shabbat! Click here to see more Sisterhood events. 

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. 

Sisterhood's "Trash or Treasure" Brunch Mar. 13

Admission includes appraisal of one item. RSVP to the temple office!