• 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

Friday - December 2, 2016 - Led by Rabbi Sherwood
Catered Dinner at 6:00 pm / “Shabbat Alive” Service at 7:00 pm
Oneg Shabbat following the service hosted by Richelle & Johnny Ghazal

Saturday - December 3, 2016 - Led by Rabbi Sherwood
Shabbat Morning Service - 10:00 am
Parashat Toldot - 
Genesis 25:19 - 28:9 - Haftarah - Malachi 1:1 - 2:7
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

December Bulletin now online!

Download and view the complete 17-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.

Redlands Area Interfaith Council Speaker November 19

Redlands Area Interfaith Council The University of Redlands
Sponsor Bridges of Peace from Shadows of Grief
An Event with Miroslav Volf
to reflect upon the events of last December
Orton Hall, University of Redlands
November 19, 2016 7:30-9:00 pm
Admission is Free

Chanukah: The Story Behind the Story Dec. 6 & 13

A 2-Part Adult Education Class Tuesdays, Dec. 6 & 13, 2016, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

"There was only enough oil to light the menorah for one day, yet the oil burned for eight days - it was a miracle!" Sure, it's a nice story, but what is the "real" story?

Join Rabbi Jay Sherwood as he explores the story behind the legend. Learn about the actual history of the Maccabees and the Chanukkah story, how the legend of the oil came to be, the commercialization of the holiday in America, how it is celebrated in Israel, and get a few latke recipes thrown in just for fun!

CEE Shabbaton Weekend Dec. 16-18

Nothing beats a Shabbat weekend at camp!
Camp Mountain Chai in Angelus Oaks is the setting for our weekend at camp.
$125/person (limited scholarships available)
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cee-shabbaton-weekend-2016-tickets-28916300433

Office Closed Dec. 26 and Jan. 2

The office will be closed Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 in observance of Chanukah and New Year's Day. 

Sisterhood Chanukah Party December 28

An evening of Family Celebration! Bring your own menorah, celebrate with your friends! See the bulletin for more details.

Sisterhood Casino Night January 28

It's Sisterhood's biggest fundraiser of the year! See the Sisterhood Events page for more information!

Cantor's Concert February 12

Cantor's Concert

Sisterhood Mah Jongg Tournament Feb. 20


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. 

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!