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Our Guiding Principles

Temple Emanu-El is a synagogue community and a center of Jewish life in Hawaii. Its members are dedicated to the religious and ethical values of Judaism. In perpetuating itself, the Temple is committed to worshiping God, studying Torah, the pursuit of Jewish education, promoting Jewish identity, enhancing Jewish life and pursuing social justice.

Temple Emanu-El is Hawaii's largest and only affiliated Union of Reform Judaism (URJ) Jewish congregation, the largest movement in Reform Judaism. In addition to providing reform Jewish services, the Temple is also a venue for Jewish and Israeli culture. We house the School of Jewish Studies, which is our supplementary (Sunday) school for Judaica and Hebrew for children in grades K-8.

For general information, email our Administrative Assistant or call our office.  We will be more than happy to assist you!

Temple Emanu-El, celebrating 50 years at 2550 Pali Highway in beautiful Nu'uanu Valley, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817.

Office: (808) 595-7521 Fax: (808) 595-6306


Our educational programs are first-class, with a thriving preschool, one of the finest religious schools in Hawaii, and a robust adult education program. Our goal is to provide for a lifetime of Jewish learning.

Now, as always,  Temple Emanu-El is your home.

Sat, April 4 2020 10 Nisan 5780