Welcome to

Congregation Emanu-El

of Waukesha!

Thank you to the Wisconsin State Assembly for the unanimous vote, 98-0, in support of AB-816, Holocaust and Genocide Education Bill. Please click below to watch the discussion and vote during the Wisconsin State Assembly Floor Session.

The High Holy Days or the Yamim Noraim, the Days of Awe, are here. Our spiritual leader, Cantor Deborah Martin, will guide us through these holiest of days.  

We welcome congregants as well as members of the community to join us for these observances. All ages are welcome, with children’s services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur available. Click here for more information about the schedule, pricing and opportunities for giving.

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Congregation Emanu-El of Waukesha

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 2018 our membership totaled approximately 80 households.

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.

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, and if you wish to make an appointment with me and/or Co-Presidents Ann Meyers or Laurie Schwartz, feel free to give us a call or send us an e-mail.


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.


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

Special Events

Upcoming Events

  1. Wed 26

    Midrash Class

    Feb 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Fri 28

    Younger children class service (Cantor led)

    Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. Fri 28

    Oneg: pot luck

    Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Sat 29

    Adult Biblical/Prayer Book Hebrew Class

    Feb 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  5. Sat 29

    Temple Band rehearsal

    Feb 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  6. Sun 01

    Religious School

    Mar 01 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am