Yom Shlishi, 27 Tishri 5778
  • Sign of the Times Our building sports new signage in May, 2017
  • Welcome Rabbi Darryl Crystal Congregation Emanu El welcomes our new interim Rabbi!
  • 2017 Confirmation Class Adeline Swedlove, Drew Holder, Sydney Weissman and Emma Lehmann
  • 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!
  • A moment to learn Drew Holder takes advice from Rabbi Emeritus Hillel Cohn
  • Honoring our Past Presidents Past Presidents Philip Gold, Aaron Katz, Jeffrey Spears, Cherrie Lubey, and Ina Katz celebrate our restored plaques.
  • Our Honorable Octogenarians Margy Spears, Marjorie Brown, Jay Smith and Ethel McAfee pose with Sisterhood President Francesca Sweet
  • Cantor Bern-Vogel and Rabbi Emeritus Cohn Our clergy makes every service special, enjoyable, and uplifting.
  • Our Building at Night Our synagogue rises majesically into the night sky.

Welcome to Congregation Emanu El!

Friday - October 13, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Led by Rabbi Crystal and Cantor Bern-Vogel
Oneg Shabbat following the service hosted by Shelley & Joe Bodnar

Saturday - October 14, 2017
Torah Study led by Rabbi Crystal - 9:15 to 9:45 am
Led by Rabbi Crystal and Cantor Bern-Vogel
Parashat Bereisheet
Genesis 1:1 - 6:8 - Haftarah - Isaiah 42:5 - 43:10 Kiddush following the Service

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

October 2017 Bulletin now online!

Download and view the complete 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.

Rabbinic Search News - NEW Article Sept. 30

You can follow the search for our new rabbi by clicking here!

Simchat Torah October 11

Simchat Torah celebrates the conclusion of the reading of Deuteronomy and beginning of reading of Genesis. We will unroll an entire Torah scroll to see the inside. Join us at 6:30pm to sing, dance, and celebrate with the Torah.

Our Sacred Story October 15

Rabbi Crystal has a passion for the art of writing Torah scrolls and the unique history of writing scrolls. He has helped congregations repair their Torah scroll. He recently took pictures of Torah scrolls in Istanbul. His collection of pictures includes scrolls that survive World War II ,a Torah that came to the United States in 1733, and a scroll presented to President John F. Kennedy.

Seniors for Seniors October 18

Our Senior group will be hosting Susan Lerner and Nancy Meyer on October 18 at 11:45am. Ms. Lerner and Ms. Meyer grew up in our congregation and have written "September Somewhere."

See the temple office for details.

Sisterhood's Autumn Brunch October 29

Join Sisterhood for their paid-up brunch! Details in the bulletin.

With Our Hearts and Hands November 5

Sisterhood continues its awesome mini-programs on November 5. See the bulletin for more details. 

Free Program Nov. 7 and 14

Join Rabbi Crystal for "Worship with Joy: The Mystery, Majesty, and Ecstasy of Prayer, a free two-part program. See the bulletin for more details. 

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!

Home of Eternity Cemetery

Visit Home of Eternity Cemetery - the oldest Jewish cemetery in the west. 

Located at 801 North Sierra Way in San Bernardino.