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Temple Emanu-El is a spiritual, cultural and social center of Jewish life for those who live on or visit the island of Oahu. It is Hawaii's largest and only affiliated Union of Reform Judaism (URJ) Jewish congregation. 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 greeting. We hope that you will feel our warmest shaloha every time you enter our special Jewish place in Hawaii.

Fiddler: A Miracle of  Miracles Premieres August   31  

The Honolulu Jewish Film Festival is honored to have been one of four North American cities selected to premiere a special one-night-only showing of Fiddler: Miracle of Miracles.  This spectacular event will be on Saturday August 31st and will include complimentary champagne and an opening performance by Shari Lynn, Buzz Tennant and Don Conover.

Fiddler: Miracle of Miracles is a documentary about the Broadway and film sensation , Fiddler on the Roof stemming from the beloved tales of Tevye the Milkman by Sholem Aleichem and its phenomenal impact around the world. 

Click here to purchase tickets!



Temple Annual Membership Meeting August 18  

Nosh: 10:00 AM
Meeting: 11:00 AM

Join us for our Annual Membership Meeting on Sunday, August 18th. Come see what's new at Temple Emanu-El and help us welcome our new Board of Trustees. Stay for delicious BBQ following the meeting. We ask that you bring a salad or side dish to share.

Members should have received information concerning our Annual Meeting with enclosed election ballots. It would be greatly appreciated if you could return them ASAP in order to ensure that we have a valid election.

If you are a Temple member and have not received pledge information or election ballots, please email or call 595-7521.

Registration for SJS is Now Open!

Online registration for our SJS (K-7), Kadima (5th-7th bar/bat mitzvah prep), Kesher (post-b'nai learning experience) and Nevatim (Sprouts for keiki ages 0-5) programs is now open!

Visit the SJS 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!

Sun, August 18 2019 17 Av 5779