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. Our membership is growing and totals about 120 families.
Cantor Debra Martin

Starting on August 16th, which is the first day of the Hebrew month of Elul, we count 40 days until the end of Yom Kippur. This is intended to prepare us for the High Holy Days and to focus on repentance. We are given the opportunity to reflect on the past year, see our wrongdoings and change our ways for the coming year. We must seek out people we have wronged. Forgiveness from God can only be reached if we repair our own human relationships. So I encourage you to take a few moments each day, starting today, to ask yourselves how you can improve on things you have done and to seek out anyone whom you feel you have wronged to ask them for forgiveness. You are required to try to ask for forgiveness at least three times, and after that, even if someone will not forgive you, you are relieved of your requirement, since you have made a sincere and honest attempt.

One thing we often forget to do is to forgive ourselves, for any mistakes we have made. We are reminded at this time of year that we are only human and need to realize that we all make mistakes. We must learn from those mistakes, and try to change them in the future, but we must forgive ourselves so that we can move on and prepare for doing better in the coming year.

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 has over 60 children enrolled, 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