Upcoming events and announcements at The Emanuel
Making the Prayer Service Relevant (aka: ‘Learners Service’)
Join us to explore current the relevance of ancient prayers. We will dive into the logistics of how Jews pray and why, explore the evolution of prayers, while considering a range of reflections on the function of prayer in our lives.
Taught by Student Rabbi Leora Kling Perkins,
Select Shabbat mornings 2019: Feb 2, April 6, May 4.
Attend any or all sessions!
9:00 am 9:55 am, in The Chapel CLICK for details.
Natalie Ziplow Study Group: Facilitator:Rabbi David Small
Thursday mornings, Chapel Lobby
10:30 am – 12:00 noon.
Click for 2018-19 schedule
A Sisterhood and Adult Education sponsored study group which includes text study, current events and lively discussion. Open to all. For more information, please contact Gail Adler , 860-236-1275.
Synagogue shopping withÂ school-age kids, and looking for a warm Jewish community? The Emanuel Synagogue, would love for you to join our family!Â CLICK for information about limited complimentary first year memberships for NEW non-synagogue affiliated families
They make a perfect gift for your child’s teachers, for family members and friends – no problems with sizes or returns! In addition to a number of cards that we carry for grocery stores and book stores, Great Lakes has hundreds of other choices.Â You can look on their website: http://www.glscrip.comÂ and then give us your order.Â We will be happy to get them for you – and the synagogue makes money so everyone wins!
The process is simple and there is no cost to you! Use cash, check or your favorite credit card to purchase these gift cards.
The Emanuel Synagogue is starting a Community Garden and we need your help! We will need people to start and maintain the garden.
Jessie’s Community Gardens combines growing vegetables with social awareness; its purpose is to serve the community in various ways as determined by that community, which could include such things as being used as an education tool, a community-building activity and a therapeutic outlet for volunteers and others.
You can send book requests to email@example.com. Include the title, author, and your name, email address, and phone number. If you are looking for a book on a specific subject matter, please email that request, too. If we do not have the book in our library, our librarian can try to get it for you elsewhere. She will sign the book out to you and leave it for you on the library desk with your name on it for pick up at your convenience. Emails will be answered usually Tuesday and Sunday afternoons. We even have videos â€“ VHS and DVD!
Set up a “Donation Paydown Account” with GwenÂ in the synagogue’s office.Â With this special account you can email her yourÂ individual donations (include amount per donation and fund) and you won’t have to write a series of checks throughout the year.
Just send a check for $360.00 to The Emanuel Synagogue marked â€œPaydown Account.â€ and you can use itÂ duringÂ our entire fiscal year (June 1 through May 31). Each time you make a donation, the amount will be deducted from your Paydown Account. The office will let you know when your account is getting low.
For further information please contact GwenÂ Oâ€™Donnel at (860) 236-1275.
Did you know that you can help The Emanuel through your IRA? Tax-free distributions can be made from individual retirement plans for a charitable purpose. This “Charitable IRA Rollover”, permits taxpayers age 70 1/2 or older to make tax-free distributions to The Emanuel from any Individual Retirement Account (IRA) of up to $100,000 per taxpayer, per tax year. Please contact your tax advisor for details as The Emanuel is not qualified to give tax advice.
How does this work?
Just follow these simple steps:
1. The gift may be any amount, up to a maximum of $100,000 per year.
2. The gift must be an outright gift, not a planned or deferred gift.
3. You may not receive a benefit in exchange for the gift.
4. You must be at least 70.5 years of age.
5. The amount you give must be otherwise taxable if distributed directly to you.
6. You may make a gift between today and December 31, 2011, when the law is expected to expire.
7. You must make the gift directly to The Emanuel.
If you do not qualify for this tax incentive but are still interested in supporting your synagogue, The Emanuel, pleaseÂ contact the office.