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Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson Valley

What a Jewish Community Can Be

A welcoming and giving reform congregation committed to social justice, on-going learning, vibrant spirituality, diversity and the State of Israel
Yom Rishon, 4 Tishri 5778


About Temple Emanuel of Kingston, NY

Temple Emanuel is a Reform Congregation, cultivating a welcoming community and sacred space for a conscious commitment to living Judaism through spiritual, cultural and religious egalitarian observance, celebration and education.

A place where sacredness and God's presence are welcomed into our community through our actions and deeds with each other.  We are committed to: social action, justice, active learning, vibrant spirituality, creative expression, diversity, tolerance, and the integrity of the Reform Movement. 

We support The State of Israel and the Jewish people wherever they live.

Come experience life at Temple Emanuel and see for yourself why we have a 158 year history in Kingston, NY.

From the celebration of new life to the saying of Kaddish, Temple Emanuel is your spiritual family for honoring life cycle events as well as the Jewish holy days. Rabbi Yael Romer, our members, and our staff assist in the preparation and celebration of Bar and Bat Mitzvah, Confirmations, weddings, brit and baby namings, and sitting shiva. During the year, you will enjoy participating in our ritual services, including Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Hanukkah, Purim, Passover and other events which honor and celebrate the history of our people.   Adult learning includes Talmud, Cantillation, Hebrew Fluency & Prayerbook Understanding.  Our active Brotherhood & Sisterhood & Young at Heart groups are open to non members and invite you to participate.  Join us for any events, or just top by when you are in the neighborhood or call the office to learn more. 

Temple Emanuel:

  • Was incorporated on June 7th, 1854, with an initial membership of 14.
  • Currently has a thriving and diverse congregational membership of 240+ member families.
  • Devoted to the enhancement of Jewish life.
  • Belief in cooperation and mutual support between all Jewish institutions

Learn more about our amazing history here.