• 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

Friday - September 4, 2015
Led by Rabbi Sherwood Shabbat Dinner at 6:00 pm
“Shabbat Alive” Service at 7:00 pm

Oneg Shabbat following the service

Saturday - September 5, 2015
Led by Rabbi Sherwood

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

Parashat Ki Tavo - Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8 - Haftarah - Isaiah 60:1-22
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

Keep up with Congregation Emanu El with Rabbi Sherwood's weekly email. Each week this email newsletter includes a D'var Torah, Temple Tidings, Upcoming Events and Programs.

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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

RSVP to Emanu El events

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Watch this space for a whole new way to RSVP to temple events!

High Holy Days at Congregation Emanu El

Saturday - September 5, 2015
S’lichot Service 9:00 pm to 12:00 Midnight

Eve of Rosh Hashanah

Sunday - September 13, 2015 - 7:00 pm
Followed by Congregational Oneg hosted by Sisterhood

1st Day of Rosh Hashanah
Monday - September 14, 2015 - 10:00 am
Followed by Congregational Kiddush hosted by Sisterhood

Monday - September 14, 2015 - 4:30 pm
at Ford Park in Redlands

2nd Day of Rosh Hashanah
Tuesday - September 15, 2015 - 10:00 am
Followed by Luncheon hosted by Caroldyne Swedlove in memory of Hershel & Jerome

Eve of Yom Kippur - Kol Nidre
Tuesday - September 22, 2015 - 7:00 pm

Yom Kippur
Wednesday - September 23, 2015
Morning Service - 10:00 am
Yizkor & Martyrology - 1:00 pm

Mincha-Afternoon Service - 4:30 pm
Neilah-Concluding Service - 6:00  pm
Followed by Break-the-Fast hosted by Sisterhood

Shabbat Alive - September 4

Join us for our next Shabbat Alive Dinner and Service.
Shabbat Alive is a community dinner followed by a participatory, musical Shabbat service in the round.
Dinner begins at 6:00 pm (This month's menu is Italian)
Service begins at 7:00 pm
Dinner is $10 per person, but children under 10 years old pay their age
Click Here to RSVP

Sisterhood Book Club September 9

The next Sisterhood Book Club meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 9th at 7:00 pm at the home of Leslie Soltz. The book that will be discussed is The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman.

For further information call Leslie Soltz at 909-864-2655 or 714-813-1792.

Seniors Program Luncheon September 10

Save the Date
Thursday -September 10, 2015 at Noon
Get-Together to Begin Our New Seniors Program
Complimentary Luncheon and a Delightful Program!

Tot Shabbat September 11

On the 2nd Friday of each month join us for an Erev Shabbat experience for children in Pre-K through 1st grade
(but all are welcome to join in!)

Join Rabbi Jay Sherwood for a 30-minute service
with music, stories and a Hershey’s kiss to welcome the sweet Shabbat

Apple Wars Shabbat September 18

We traditionally eat Apples and Honey to represent the sweetness of the New Year,
so now we begin a new tradition
On the Erev Shabbat between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, join us for Apple Wars Shabbat.
Apple Wars is a dessert competition. Bring an apple based dessert (homemade only!!) to the Oneg Shabbat. After viewing and tasting we will vote for Best Tasting and the Best Presentation.
Certificates will be awarded and winners will be featured in the Emanu El-ectronic Newsletter

Two ways to participate: Bakers/chefs and tasters are needed!!

Come to Sukkot at Congregation Emanu El!

Erev Sukkot
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Pizza in the Hut & Decorating Party - 12:00 pm
Bring Your Own Dinner- 6:00 pm
Erev Sukkot Service - 7:00pm

Monday - September 28, 2015
Sukkot Morning Service - 10:00am
New Member Sukkot Dinner - 6:00pm
For all 2014-2015 & 2015-2016 new members

Tuesday - September 29, 2015
20/30-Somethings Sukkot Dinner - 6:00pm All members ages 20-39 may RSVP

Wednesday - September 30, 2015
Bring Your Own SJL Sukkot Dinner - 6:00pm
Dine with your SJL students after Wed. afternoon classes

Thursday - October 1, 2015
Board of Directors Sukkot Dinner - 6:00pm

Friday - October 2, 2015
Sushi in the Sukkah Dinner - 6:00pm
Shabbat Alive Service - 7:00pm
TYGER/TYGER 678/TYGER Cubs Sukkah Sleepover - 9:00pm

Saturday - October 3, 2015
Pancake Breakfast with the Rabbi- 8:00am
Shabbat Morning Learners’ Minyan - 10:00am
Pot Luck Shabbat Sukkot Luncheon - 12:00pm

Sunday - October 4, 2015
SJL Visits to the Sukkah - 10:00am-12:00pm
Erev Simchat Torah/Consecration - 6:00pm

Monday - October 5, 2015
Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Service- 10:00am

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.