A Jewish Reform Synagogue
124 Bank Street
Batavia, NY 14020
Thank you for your interest in Temple Emanu-El. We invite you to attend services with us and welcome you to become part of our Temple family. We are a small and friendly Jewish Reform congregation, eager to explore the heritage of our faith from the prospective of liberal Judaism.
Temple Emanu-El was formed in 1960 through a merger of Shumrei Emunh Orthodox Shul, which was founded in 1912 and Temple Beth El, a liberal Conservative synagogue founded in 1939, both located in Batavia, NY. The building of the former Temple Beth El was expanded to accommodate the new Conservative congregation. In 2008, Temple Emanu-El transitioned to a Reform synagogue. The Temple serves the Batavia area, including numerous communities throughout Western New York, and is located midway between Buffalo and Rochester.
Lay religious leaders conduct monthly Friday Shabbat services at 7:30 pm, which usually includes a "learning piece" or D'var Torah and is followed by an Oneg Shabbat . Services are provided for the High Holy Days as well as for Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret/Yiskor, and Simchas Torah. We use Mishkan T'Filah as our Sabbath, Weekday, and Festival prayer book and the Enhanced Version of the Machzor Hadash for the High Holy Days. Congregants are encouraged to participate in services to the extent that they feel comfortable.
Temple office: (585) 343-7027
Stan Schumann, President: (585) 343-0385
Kathy Zipkin, Vice President & information regarding services: (585) 344-0992
BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND OFFICERS CEMETERY COMMITTEE
Stan Schumann, President Arne Zipkin, Chairman
Kathy Zipkin, Vice President
Dr. Scott Blond, Treasurer
Pam Brodsky, Secretary
Hella Steinberg, Dues Officer
Arthur Goldstein, Trustee
Philip Pies, Trustee