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Welcome to the Temple Emanu-El Website!

Whether you are already a member, considering becoming a member, or just visiting, I'd like to extend a warm welcome to you.


Temple Emanu-El is an exciting Conservative congregation that has been a center of Jewish life in the historic East Side of Providence, Rhode Island. We have programs for families with young children, educational opportunities for children, teens and adults, cultural activities of all sorts, opportunities to engage in social action, and of course, many ways to engage in worship. Whether you are looking for a traditional Shabbat service led by our Rabbis and Cantor in the Sanctuary, or the lay-led Minyan Hadash, or Soulful Shabbat with meditative practices, we have something for everyone. We have a Junior Congregation service and an early morning Shabbat service at 8 AM. In addition to a traditional Kabbalat Shabbat service we offer Shabbat Chai once a month, an interactive service featuring musical instruments. Our weekday minyan meets twice a day throughout the year. On High Holidays, three distinct services are complemented by Family Services, Junior Congregation and specially designed activities for young children.

We take pride in our long history of being a traditional and progressive community that is inclusive of all, including people of all genders, sexual orientations, and household compositions. Our members are a diverse group of interesting and interested people, including academics, artists, and other deep thinkers, who express their Judaism in a wide variety of ways. We strive to meet the needs and deepen the experiences of all who come through our doors, whether through our eleven types of Shabbat services for people of all ages and prayer preferences, our daily minyanim, our robust educational offerings for children and adults, our quality arts and music programming, our active social justice committee, our youth groups, our family programming, or any of our other numerous activities. I invite you to learn more about all of our activities by exploring our website.

Whether you are already a member or are considering joining, I would be very happy to speak to you. Do not hesitate to contact me with any suggestions, questions or concerns. I can be reached at:

Charles D. Blackman
Temple Emanu-El President

Sat, October 23 2021 17 Cheshvan 5782