About Us

Temple Emanu-El is a Reform congregation serving Southeastern Connecticut and Western Rhode Island. Our members live in Waterford, Norwich, New London, and Groton, Connecticut; Westerly, Rhode Island; and all the neighboring towns in the region.

Temple Emanu-El offers Jewish identity for everyone: meaningful worship services, education for children and adults, and activities designed to include all members. No one is denied membership for financial reasons, you may contact our Treasurer or President for details or to discuss your personal situation.

Our members’ Jewish backgrounds range from highly traditional to classical Reform, and we welcome the membership of interfaith couples and families. A diversity of occupations, age ranges, and family structures, including singles, single heads of households, and same sex partners, characterizes our distinctive membership. There is a place for everyone at Temple Emanu-El.

Our Mission Statement:
Building a Vibrant Community Through Reform Judaism

Our Vision Statement:
Temple Emanu-El strives to be a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive spiritual home that nourishes mind, body and soul, and inspires the next generation by living our values through meaningful worship, lifelong learning, impactful social action, and shared celebrations within a fun and caring community.

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Leadership Messages