Temple Emanuel
Denver, Colorado

Lifecycle Events

Brit Milah (Bris) and Baby Naming

Temple Emanuel clergy will officiate these services for both Temple Emanuel members and non-members. Prior to a bris or baby naming, parents meet with a clergy member to plan the service. Please be advised that use of our building is only available to members. Non-members will be assessed a fee of $250.

B’nai Mitzvah Program

Only Temple Emanuel members can participate in this program. Dates are assigned in the 4th grade year of your child. Members who join after this will be given date options as well. All information is supplied to our religious school families and individual inquiries need not be made. To see available dates for 2020-2021, click here. For more information on options and program explanation, click here


Temple Emanuel clergy will officiate weddings for members and non-members.  Clergy members also offer pre-marital counseling for all couples.  This program requires meetings with the officiating rabbi prior to the wedding. Please be advised that use of our building is only available to members. The fee for clergy officiation is $800 for non-members (or $1,200 for out of town services).

Chuppah rental

Temple Emanuel Sisterhood rents our beautiful chuppah (including poles) for use inside our building for a fee of $100. Chuppah poles and stands may also be rented for outside weddings for a $70.00 fee. Inquires can be made to Laurie Prieve at laurieprieve@gmail.com.


Temple Emanuel clergy will officiate at funerals for both members and non-members. The officiating clergy member will meet with family members prior to the funeral to plan the service and prepare the eulogy. Shiva officiation is included. The fee for non-members is $500.00.

Burial Plots

Temple Emanuel owns a section of Fairmont Cemetery located at 430 S. Quebec Street, Denver, CO  80247. Plots may be purchased for the member price of $1,500 and the non-member price of $3,300.

Memorial Plaques and Weekly Kaddish List

Bronze plaques to honor a deceased loved one are available for purchase. The plaques are printed with the name and death date and hung in the memorial chapel of the synagogue. Your loved one’s name will then be entered on our Perpetual Kaddish list. His or Her name will be published in the Temple bulletin prior to the yahrzeit and read each year at our Friday night service following the secular (rather than the Hebrew) date of death. In addition, you and any other people whom you list, will receive a reminder of the yahrzeit each year. This service is provided for $500. $90.00 of this total helps to cover the cost of the plaque itself. The remainder is your generous donation in memory of your loved one.

Should you choose not to purchase a plaque, you are welcome to call and request that your loved one’s name be included on the weekly Kaddish list. You must call each year no sooner than 6 weeks prior to the yartzheit anniversary.

Contact Us

To inquire about any of these lifecycle events, or for any additional information or questions, please contact us with the form below.

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