We Welcome you to The Emanuel!

We are a diverse, egalitarian congregation in West Hartford and the first Conservative synagogue established in Connecticut.

We strive to offer an inclusive and welcoming environment at The Emanuel, open to people of all backgrounds.  A religious bill of rights is an integral part of our synagogue by-laws, and Jews by choice are embraced.

 . . . for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all people (Isaiah 56:7)

Here you will find a down-to-earth atmosphere and culture of acceptance that is a welcome refuge from the pressures of today. We have a strong professional team, and many opportunities for congregant participation and leadership. Families with special needs children find The Emanuel a haven of welcome and understanding.

LGBTQ, Interfaith, Singles, Families, Seniors; all are welcome!

We invite you to visit us: join us for Shabbat services, or sample one of our classes or events so you may experience warmth, spirit, and depth of our community firsthand. Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have: Joyce Hyde, Executive Director

Office hours:

  • Mon. – Thurs:  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Fridays: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

If you would like information on membership,Complete and return our Member Interest Form, so we may best respond to your interests.

Already KNOW you want to be a member of The Emanuel Synagogue? Complete and return the Application for Membership 2017, to get the process started. We look forward to meeting you!