Located in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Congregation Emanu-El is the second oldest reform Jewish synagogue in the Milwaukee area. Our members come from a wide geographic area that includes Milwaukee, Waukesha, Jefferson and Walworth counties. By mid 2016 our membership totalled approximately 89 member units.
Cantor Deborah Martin

Shalom, and welcome to Congregation Emanu-El of Waukesha! I am Cantor Deborah Martin, Spiritual Leader of this growing, vibrant and egalitarian community of committed Jewish individuals and families. To learn more about our worship opportunities, Religious School & programs for all ages view our calendar, staff and tour pages. You will learn more about our rich heritage by clicking on the history page. We invite you to visit us, and if you wish to make an appointment with me or President Ann Meyers to hear more about our congregation, please give us a call or send us an e-mail.

We begin the month of Elul on Sunday, Sept 4th. This is the month before Rosh Hashanah and the 10 days of awe, culminating with Yom Kippur. It is traditional to take this month in contemplation of our past year and look at ways to improve ourselves. We will blow the shofar at our Friday night services in anticipation of the holidays and as a "wake-up call" to take note of our lives and how we want to go into the next year. During this month, we recite Psalm 27, beginning with the words: "Adonai is my light and my help; whom should I fear?" We also have Selichot service a week before Rosh Hashanah, this year on Saturday evening, Sept 24th. At this service, we say prayers of penitence in preparation for the High Holy Days. Although traditionally around midnight, our congregation has chosen to do the service earlier in the evening. We will begin with a pot luck dessert oneg with the service at around 7:45 p.m.

Congregation Emanu-El offers a full range of programs and activities for the Jewish community, in addition to regular Shabbat and holiday services. Our religious school serves students from preschoolers to teenagers, our adult education committee sponsors a variety programs, and our social action committee engages our members in activities that benefit the surrounding communities. We also have a gift shop that carries a wide variety of Jewish items, including holiday necessities.

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830 West Moreland Blvd
Waukesha, WI 53188