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Welcome to Congregation Emanu-El of Waukesha

Our sacred mission is to inspire and affirm our diverse Jewish community by blending progressive thought with tradition, by being accepting and accessible, and by serving greater Waukesha through education, worship and social action.

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Located in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Congregation Emanu-El of Waukesha 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 2020 our membership totaled approximately 75 households.

Upcoming Events

  1. Sun 18
  2. Sun 18

    RSVP deadline for April 25 Life Cycle observances

      Free to members; $10 fornon-members
  3. Sun 18

    Beginner Adult Hebrew class

    Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Tue 20

    Hebrew School, Level 2, via Zoom

    based on students’ schedule as far
  5. Tue 20

    Hebrew School, Level 3, via Zoom

    Apr 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  6. Wed 21

    Hebrew School, Level 2, via Zoom

    based on students’ schedule as far

Cantor Martin schedules virtual classes for adults

Class on Jewish Life Cycle Observances: Sunday, April 25th, from 3:30 to 5 pm. Free to members; $10 for non-members

For all of her classes please communicate with Cantor Martin: spiritualleader@waukeshatemple.org by one week before the class and send checks payable to Deborah Martin to CEEW 830 W. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188 (attention: Cantor Martin). Please include your contact information, as well.

Message From Cantor 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. We invite you to visit us. If you wish to make an appointment with me and/or President Laurie Schwartz, feel free to give us a call or send us an e-mail.

Programs

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 range of 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.

Sisterhood

CEEW Sisterhood is a place for building friendships, and exploring our identity, heritage and spirituality together. 

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Advantages of a small congregation

Synagogues come in all sizes. Some are large, with memberships numbering in the thousands. Some are small, with only a few people worshipping in a member’s home. Each size has its advantages. While there are things a larger congregation can do with its increased resources, many of us find benefits from belonging to a small community that are often lost in larger organization.

  • Stronger sense of family
  • Greater opportunities for each of us to grow individually
  • More opportunities to volunteer
  • More adaptable in facing challenges