13, Tevet 5779 - Friday Dec. 21 Kabbalat Shabbat Service 7:30PM

14, Tevet 5779 - Saturday Dec. 22 Morning Minyan 10AM

Story Telling & Candle Lighting Highlight Friday Evening Services

This Friday, December 7th, promises to an evening of fun in celebration of Chanukah for folks of all ages. The Committee for Spiritual Practices have organized an evening of Storytelling,…

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Annual Congregation Meeting

Members are encouraged to attend the annual congregation meeting this Saturday, December 8th at 12:30 pm in the chapel. Items to be discussed and voted on include the 2019 slate…

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Congregation Emanuel of Hudson Valley to Host Christmas Feast

Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson Valley will again be the site of the second annual Christmas Feast for families in Kingston and the surrounding area who would not otherwise be…

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Volunteer Ambassadors Needed for Christmas Feast

The Christmas Feast Outreach Committee need welcoming Ambassadors immediately to visit food pantries during the week and area churches on Sunday to bring flyers publicizing the upcoming Christmas feast being…

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Our 2018 Annual Appeal

As we approach the end of the year and Thanksgiving, there are many things we can be grateful for. Sadly, recent events affecting the Jewish community leaves us with much…

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Visiting Cantors

Through the generosity of several donors, Congregation Emanuel has been able to hire a visiting Cantor to enhance our services and the spiritual life of our temple. Our first visiting…

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What a Jewish Community Can Be

Today, under the guidance  of Rabbi Yael, Congregation Emanuel continues its commitment to spiritual practices, social activism, on-going learning for every age and growing a vibrant Jewish community here in Kingston.

5000 Years of History.

More than 160 Years of Service.

Join us on our journey...

More than a century and a half ago, a ragtag lot of Ashkinazic Jews gathered in the Rondout home of Alexander Adler and began holding Orthodox services. And so, Congregation Emanuel was born.

Congregation Emanuel

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What a Jewish Community Can Be

Our welcoming and giving community is a reform congregation, committed to social justice, on-going learning, vibrant spirituality, diversity and the State of Israel.

5000 years of History – More than 160 years of Service

Live stream

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To live stream past and present services click the button below.

This year's live streaming is sponsored by Robert & Patricia Brakman and Family

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“We have all become entrenched in our polarized positions. We surround ourselves with those who share our views, and we are all too ready to delegitimize those who hold a divergent position. It is incumbent upon us to speak out for the values that are fundamental to our beliefs, and it behooves us to recognize that there are others who cherish divergent views.”

~ Rabbi Yael Romer

What’s happening at Congregation Emanuel

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Service with Zemer Participation

4th Friday join us for Shabbat Service at 7:30PM enriched by Zemer (our choir).  We invite members of the Congregation to volunteer one Friday each year to be a “host family”- opening their home to guests arriving to Temple and/or anyone who does not have a place to share the Sabbath on that evening.

Musical Shabbat

Third Friday we invite you to our musical Shabbat at 7:30PM.  We invite members of the Congregation to volunteer one Friday each year to be a “host family”- opening their home to guests arriving to Temple and/or anyone who does not have a place to share the Sabbath on that evening.

First Friday Early Kabbalat Shabbat Service

First Friday’s early service at 6PM,  We invite members of the Congregation to volunteer one Friday each year to be a “host family”- opening their home to guests arriving to Temple and/or anyone who does not have a place to share the Sabbath on that evening.

Recurring Events

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  • Sisterhood Meeting

    the 1st Thursday of the month at 7pm Sept-June

  • Brotherhood Dinner Meeting

    the 2nd Tuesday of the Month at a local restaurant which changes monthly at 6:30pm Sept-June

  • Membership Meeting

    the 1st Tuesday of the Month 7PM Sept-June

  • Social Action Meeting

    2nd Thursday of the Month 7PM Sept-June

  • Rosh Chodesh

    Diana Ayton Shenker Feb 2018 is our featured speaker this month. Rosh Chodesh is held the 3rd Tuesday of the month September - June

  • Rabbi’s Luncheon

  • Tot Shabbat

    Select Saturday Morning’s 9am Sept-June

    Tot Shabbat Bulletin Board Fall 2017

  • Rhinebeck Meditation & Torah Study

    Tuesday’s 8:45am Sept-June

  • Hebrew Trope with Rabbi Romer

    Wednesday 12:30pm

  • Conversational Hebrew with Rabbi Romer

    Wednesday 4:30PM

  • Mussar Class with Rabbi Romer

     The 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month 5:30-7PM. This class is also available via our live stream link on our home page.