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.

A Nice Jewish Boy Talks Sex: The JCSS Presents Dr. Milton Diamond

Sunday, October 22nd
7:00 PM


The Jewish Community Speakers Series is proud to present Dr. Milton Diamond. Decades before the words transgender and intersex became part of the mainstream lexicon, Dr. Milton Diamonds groundbreaking work formed the basis of research that continues to inform the study of human sexuality.--Read More

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!

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  • From Camp Newman: "The Jewish star on the hill that overlooks camp has survived"--Read More
  • Registration for the new school year is OPEN at the JEC--Register
  • Read an interview with the Rabbi, get a behind the scenes look at the Temple renovations and more in the Spring Connection!--Read More
Sun, October 22 2017 2 Cheshvan 5778