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. As we prepare to reopen our facility, Dr. Cummens and Professor Dailey have prepared a document discussing many important facts about Covid-19 and sharing information that we need to make informed decisions about how to proceed. Please continue to visit our web 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. Wed 05

    ON HIATUS: Midrash Class

    The class won’t meet again until
    Aug 05 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Fri 07

    Cantor-led service

    Aug 07 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. Sat 08
  4. Sat 08

    Online Havdalah

    Cantor Martin is inviting you to
    Aug 08 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  5. Sun 09

    CJL Salute to Educators via Zoom

    CEEW honorees are teacher Marie Loeffler
    Aug 09 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  6. Mon 10

    Board of Trustees Meeting

    Aug 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm