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.
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.
Cantor Martin schedules virtual classes for adults
Exploring Judaism: A 4-part introduction to Jewish worship, text, and culture. Sundays from 3-5 p.m., on Jan. 24th and 31st, Feb. 7th and 14th. $10 for members, $25 for non-members.
Class on Jewish holidays and how interfaith families can enjoy the holidays in their homes and/or with their relatives. Sunday, Feb. 21st from 3:30 to 5 pm. Free to members; $10 for non-members
Adult Hebrew Class. Cantor Martin will be teaching Biblical Hebrew in a series of classes starting on Feb. 21. Learn how to read our prayers and passages from our texts. Sunday, Feb. 21st at 6:30 pm and running for 15 weeks. $100 for members; $150 for non-members
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 these classes please communicate with Cantor Martin: firstname.lastname@example.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.
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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