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Welcome to

Congregation Emanu-El

of Waukesha!

The Congregation Emanu-El of Waukesha building is currently closed. Worship services, classes, and programs are being offered virtually. We will follow any changes and recommendations made by Waukesha County and State of Wisconsin as they occur. Please visit this site for periodic updates. Thank you!
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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. 


Upcoming Events

  1. Fri 29

    Online Cantor-led service and Yizkor

    May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Fri 29

    Online Shavuot Celebration

    (Shavuot celebrates the giving of the
    May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. Sat 30

    Online Adult Biblical/Prayer Book Hebrew Class

    May 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  4. Sat 30
  5. Sat 30

    Garrett Waite senior recital concert via Zoom

    Garrett Waite has graciously agreed to
    May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  6. Mon 01

    Online Coffee with the Cantor

    Cantor Martin is offering “Coffee with
    Jun 01 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am