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Become a part of our welcoming Jewish community in Denver, Colorado. Participate in our cutting-edge worship and programs. Become a part of our welcoming community. Whether you’re single or partnered; gay or straight; Jewishly involved or seeking Jewish connection; from an interfaith or a Jewish home; join us...and Welcome Home!

We are the largest and oldest synagogue in the Rocky Mountain region, with 2,000 member households. We emphasize the importance of individuals and strive to integrate new members into the Temple community. We are a Reform congregation, a member of the Union for Reform Judaism, in the mainstream of liberal Judaism. Learn more about our congregation through this website or by contacting us directly: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Our Mission:
Individuals are inspired to fulfill their Jewish identity and participate actively in our dynamic Reform Jewish religious community.

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Young Family Shabbat Experience

Friday, September 11 - 6:00 p.m. 
Saturday, September 19 - 9:00 a.m.

Young Family Shabbat Experience is designed to provide families with children ages 1-6 with a meaningful Shabbat experience. Friday evening includes Shabbat dinner (with rituals), Shabbat worship and programming to build community. Shabbat morning begins with a light breakfast followed by an interactive, musical worship experience and project.
Click here for more information.

Summer Shabbat Worship Schedule

During July and August, we will adopt a special summer worship schedule for our Shabbat evening services. Each week the schedule will be as follows:

5:30 p.m.  Pre-Oneg
6:00 p.m.  Worship Service
6:45 p.m.  Picnic Dinner

Friday, August 28 - Shabbat (Really) Unplugged, New Member Shabbat and Back-to-Shul Night

For additional information and full schedule of
special programs - click here.


Shabbat (Really) Unplugged, New Member Shabbat and Back-to-Shul Night

Friday, August 28, 6:00 p.m.

It will be a big night as we celebrate the end of summer, the beginning of the High Holy Day season, and the start of a new school year. Shabbat (Really) Unplugged is an all-acoustic version (with guitars but no band) of our popular musical Shabbat worship experience. During the month of Elul – the month before Rosh Hashanah – we take the time to begin the process of awakening, preparing, scrutinizing our behavior and searching our souls. We will surround ourselves with the sounds of the High Holy Days, awakening to the themes of the season. It’s also Back-to-Shul night, a wonderful way to kick off a new year, welcome our new members, and reacquaint ourselves with all the fabulous programs happening at Temple. You won’t want to miss this special evening!

Selichot - The Death Penalty: A Legal Perspective
Panel Discussion and Worship Service

Saturday, September 5, 8:00 p.m. Dessert and Havdalah; 8:30 p.m. Program; 9:30 p.m. Worship

During the High Holy Days, we read in our liturgy, "On Rosh Hashana it is written and on Yom Kippur it is sealed: who shall live and who shall die." Our tradition teaches us that God sits in judgement of every human being on these days and decides their fate. While we struggle with this concept each year during the Days of Awe, we are also in the midst of a national debate on the death penalty - who shall love and who shall die? Join us for a riveting panel discussion as we hear from members of our community who confront this issue in their professional and personal lives.


Guide to the High Holy Days at Temple Emanuel

Selichot - Saturday, September 5
Erev Rosh Hashana - Sunday, September 13
Rosh Hashana - Monday, September 14 and Tuesday, September 15
Kol Nidre - Tuesday, September 22
Yom Kippur - Wednesday, September 23

For a full guide to High Holy Days at Temple Emanuel - CLICK HERE

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