Mission Statement & Values
Temple Emanuel is a warm, welcoming, diverse Conservative congregation that:
- Inspires our members to a love of God, Torah and Israel
- Builds lasting relationships that provide each of us with strength and support in life’s hard times, shared joy in life’s good times, and friendship at all times
- Transmits a love of Jewish living from generation to generation
- Helps our members make ordinary days holy by filling our lives with the mitzvot God has given us to make our lives matter
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In pursuing these sacred purposes, Temple Emanuel offers the best of big and small: the resources that allow for choices, and the communities of shared passion that allow for intimacy.Join Us!
We extend a warm welcome to anyone seeking a connection to God, to Torah, or simply wanting to learn more about the Jewish people. This includes Jews, people who are thinking about or working towards becoming Jews-by-choice, and people whom our tradition calls rey’im ahuvim, beloved companions, those not converting to Judaism but would like to know more about Judaism or wish to be supportive of Jews in their family.
Temple Emanuel has many opportunities to welcome interfaith families into our community by drawing us nearer to one another. Interfaith families who are already a part of our Temple community or considering joining our Temple community may have questions about Temple Emanuel and its practices. We have created a resource guide intended to help answer some of those questions.
In addition, each of our rabbis is happy to meet with interfaith families to discuss these issues in greater depth. You may contact the rabbis by calling our synagogue office at 617-558-8100.