Congregant Gatherings

As a large congregation, we recognize the importance of small group connection and we create many opportunities for learning, socializing, and enjoying local culture together.

Activities Round-Up: Small Groups

These Temple groups consist of 10–20 people who get together for a class series to learn a new activity, share an interest, and meet other Temple members.

Men's Group

Men of Congregation Emanu-El have a monthly opportunity to socialize and study with a member of the clergy at a private home.  This cross-generational group provides a small group experience so important to building community.  There is also an annual day-long Men's Group retreat in the late spring.

The Tribe

An active and committed group of dads of Congregation Emanu-El ages 30-50 working on building community over time. The Tribe's areas of focus are deep discussions, community service and play.

Women's Group

Women of Congregation Emanu-El meet monthly for diverse programs created by participants, and held either in a private home or at the Temple.  Women of all ages are invited. 

Writing Groups

Join a group of older adult peers (60 and better!) to explore, share and preserve your unique life. Get to know yourself and others better. The writing will mostly be done outside of group time and shared, if chosen, in a safe and structured way. Learn more.
Are you a new mother? If so, we also have a writing group for you!

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