Welcome to

Congregation Emanu-El

of Waukesha!

It is time to begin preparing for the High Holy Days or the Yamim Noraim, the Days of Awe. 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.

Come to Israel With Us

From the Midwest to the Mideast: An unforgettable journey to Israel with Congregation Emanu-El of Waukesha, Wisconsin. Led by Cantor Deborah Martin, October 27 – November 7, 2019 

Special Events

CEEW Religious School Apple Picking-2
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Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Dallet to Speak at Sisterhood Event
First Adult Ed Program -- Three Kinds of Chili and a Movie, The Last Suit
First Adult Ed Program — Three Kinds of Chili and a Movie, The Last Suit

Upcoming Events

  1. Fri 20

    Cantor-led Service

    Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Fri 20

    Oneg: pot luck

    Sep 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Sat 21

    Adult Biblical/Prayer Book Hebrew Class

    Sep 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  4. Sat 21


    The evening will begin with Havdallah
    Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Sun 22

    Religious School

    Sep 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
  6. Sun 22

    Learn to blow shofar

    Bring your shofar to learn from
    Sep 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am