Temple Emanu-El is a spiritual, cultural and social center of Jewish life for those who live on or visit the island of Oahu who choose to live their Judaism in a variety of ways. It is our mission to help one another feel closer to God's presence and kindle the divine light within one another.

This goal is accomplished through meaningful prayer, attainment of wisdom through study, Tikkun Olam and cultural/social events. It is also achieved by having facilities which befit an inspiring Beit El or house of God.

At Temple Emanu-El, we’ve added aloha (love from Hawaii) to our treasured Jewish concept of shalom (peace) to create our own special greeting. We hope that you will feel our warmest shaloha every time you enter our special Jewish place in Hawaii.

Register for 4th Annual "Passover on the Pali"

Saturday, March 31
Check-in 5:30 PM | Service 6:00 PM

Join us for an evening of ceremony, celebration and community at Temple Emanu-El's Second Night Seder! Our catered Seder, led by Rabbi Ken Aronowitz, will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 6:00 PM. 

Early registration is now open. Click below to reserve your tickets today! The deadline for early reservations is Friday, March 16

Temple Sisterhood's Woman of Valor 

Sunday, April 15
Mid Pacific Country Club, Kailua
Valet parking available

Bidding for Baskets 10:00 AM | Brunch/Program 11:00 AM

Join us as we honor this year's Woman of Valor Gail Marcus and celebrate her many contributions to Sisterhood.

Tickets $40 each. RSVP by April 1 to


Forbidden Broadway Show

May 16,17 & 19
7:30 PM

May 20
4:00 PM

Get ready to laugh out loud at "Forbidden Broadway " starring talents Shari Lynn, Kip Wilborn, Buz Tennent and Annie Renick! 

Show Date and Time

Registration for the JEC is Now Open!

Online registration for our SJS (K-7), Kadima (5th-7th bar/bat mitzvah prep), Kesher (post-b'nai learning experience) and madrichim (student teaching and leadership for high schoolers) programs is now open!

Visit the JEC page to learn more!

Special Occasion? Plant a Tree in Israel

Temple Emanu-El has teamed up with the Jewish National Fund to help celebrate your special occasions by planting a tree in Israel! Click the icon to get started!

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