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 2021 our membership totaled approximately 75 households.

Upcoming Events

  1. 19 Jul

    Shabbat at Meyers' home

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. 26 Jul

    Cantor Levson-led Service

    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. 27 Jul

    Music evening

    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. 02 Aug

    Member-led Service

    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. 09 Aug

    Cantor Levson-led Service

    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. 16 Aug

    Cantor Levson-led Service

    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Message From Cantor Levson

Shalom, and welcome to Congregation Emanu-El of Waukesha! I am Cantor Martin Levson, 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.


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. 

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Cantor Levson in robes

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
  • Affordable B’nai Mitzvah
  • Personalized attention