Temple Emanu-El

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 28 August 2015.

Phone: 860-443-3005
Email: temanu-el@sbcglobal.net
[flickr_set id="72157621817805449"] Temple Emanu-El is the only reform Jewish congregation in southeastern Connecticut. The synagogue was originally founded in 1960 by five couples that began worship with borrowed books and Torah on May 20 in the ballroom of the Mohican Hotel in downtown New London.  Later that same year, the congregation accepted an invitation from the Unitarian-Universalist Church in New London to hold services in their building. The congregation remained in this space until 1968. After moving locations several times over the years, the congregation began construction of their temple in 1979.  The construction process was slow and was not completed until October of 1997.  The building is very modern with some classical influences. Its multi-purpose hall and several classrooms allow the community to offer a broad variety of activities.   The community is very family-oriented with all ages active within the temple.  Both English and Hebrew are spoken during services. Rabbi Aaron Rosenberg has been serving Temple Emanu-El since 1980. In addition, he is the Jewish chaplain at Connecticut College and an officer in the Rotary Club. Temple Emanu-El is very active in the Jewish community as a part of the Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut. Their Social Action group helps coordinate an interfaith food locker. Temple Emanu-El also participates in community interfaith services, Israel Independence Day, and Holocaust remembrance programs.