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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 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.

You're Invited to Temple's Purim Party!

Wednesday, February 28
5:30 PM

All are invited to Temple Emanu-El's Purim Party on Wednesday, February 28th! Join us for a delicious dinner, costume contest and the most unique telling of the story of Esther in the Pacific!
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Purchase Tickets to the Honolulu Jewish Film Festival's Opening Night

Opening reception: Saturday, March 3 • 4:30 pm

Celebrate the Honolulu Jewish Film Festival's Opening Night with dinner and a movie!

The evening begins with a deli dinner at Giovanni Pastrami followed by the film at the Doris Duke Theater. Valet parking will be included for dinner.

Tickets are $65 per person limited to the first 200 people.

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Now Accept Pre-Orders for Hamantashen!

Get your orders in for delicious Hamantashen made from scratch! All proceeds will benefit the Jewish Experience Center. 

Pre-orders are available until March 1.

Click here to order! 


Join Team Hamantashen

Calling members of Team Hamantashen! We need your help to make this year's Purim a success! Sign up for one of the following baking days using the button below:

Thursday Feb 22 10:00-3:00
Friday Feb 23 10:00-3:00
Sunday Feb 25 9:30-2:00
Friday March 2 9:30-4:00

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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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