I’m New

Welcome to our home at Temple Emanu-El, where we believe that belonging here changes your life in the best of ways. Here you will make new friends, grow your spirit, watch your children and grandchildren grow up, find lifelong friends and sing, dance, learn and pray with our dynamic and inspirational clergy. It’s also a place where you’ll cry sometimes, argue and plead with God, and feel safe even on a bad day because you know there’s always a hug and a shoulder nearby.

As a vibrant Reform Jewish congregation, we’re dedicated to Jewish learning, prayer and community, which means we have a lot of opportunities for you to connect and get involved.

We’re so honored you’ve chosen us to be part of your life. This is a place of compassion and connection, and you make us better.

I’m Coming to Temple

We realize that Temple Emanu-El is big, and longtime members may refer to areas by a name that’s unfamiliar to you. Please don’t hesitate to ask for some assistance from the hospitality staff at Temple’s entrance. Maps are also available at the Reception Desk.

Opportunities

I Want to Connect

Looking for your crew? We have congregants at every age and stage of life, with all types of interests and professional experience. We’re here to connect you to at least one member you have something in common with to help you ease into community life.

I Want to Get Involved

One of the most meaningful ways to experience Temple is to spend your time on a project you feel passionate about. This can be anything from working in the community garden to greeting others on Shabbat to working with one of our many social justice partners. If you’d like to volunteer, please let us know what you’re interested in and where your expertise lies both personally and professionally. We’ll then put you in touch with the right committee/event lead.

I Want to Know More

Perhaps you were drawn to Temple by the reputation of its incredible clergy or the excitement of friends talking about how happy their kids are at the Early Childhood Education Center. Maybe you’ve driven by and wondered about our beautiful campus. You may be questioning your own religious identity, restless and seeking some answers for yourself about God. Or you are a newcomer, trying to find a place where you belong.

Here are some quick links to learning more about Temple. We know you’ll find the right fit.

Did we miss anything?

If you have any questions, please reach out to:

Alexandra Horn, Director of Membership or call 214.706.0000, ext. 126