Temple Emanuel is a Conservative, fully egalitarian congregation affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts. With a membership of over 1,300 families, it represents a diversity of Jews from Newton and surrounding communities. With a broad spectrum of religious, cultural, social & educational activities, there are many reasons that Temple Emanuel is a pillar of the community for Jews in the area.

The Seven Gates of Temple Emanuel encourage everyone to find a place in our Synagogue. Whatever your passion, whatever inspires you, it is here. All you have to do is enter and engage on your own terms. Watch and listen to our members as they talk about how they each have found their inspiration, Voices of Temple Emanuel.

We look forward to welcoming you into our community!


Temple Emanuel is honored to be a Synagogue Partner of the Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project (RSIP), working to create a community where people of all abilities are welcomed, valued equally and able to participate fully. Being a RSIP Synagogue Partner will connect Temple Emanuel with the resources, expertise, and training in order to be a more welcoming synagogue.

“We hope our partnership with the Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Program will accomplish two worthy goals. One, it will allow us to do right by all the persons who enter our community. Two, whatever we learn, we are happy to share with other synagogues and communal organizations in Greater Boston. Together, may all of us in Jewish communal life seek, find and respond to the Tzelem Elohim, the image of God, that is in every one of us.”

– Rabbi Wes Gardenswartz