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A Temple for All

Congregation Emanu-El Israel (CEI) strives to meet the Jewish needs of our community.  We have religious services, educational programs and social activities. Whether you live in a big city, a remote urban area or have some physical issue, CEI can fulfill your religious wishes.  


CEI is joining with Seton Hill for a special program.  The university is bringing in renown speaker Amy Jill Levine, an orthodox Jew, who did a book on the Christian text Sermon on the Mount.  CEI will be hosting two discussions of this book, led by Rabbi Lenny.  The first on Sunday Oct. 17th covering the first half of the book and the second on Sunday Oct. 24th covering the second half of the book.  The discussion will be available both in person and online.  We will use the same online connection as we use for Friday nights.

Ms. Levine will be coming to Seton Hill to speak about this book on Sunday Nov. 7 at 3 pm.  All session are free and open to the public.  After the discussions at CEI we will have a reception in the Social Hall.

If you would like to read the book without buying it, Rabbi Lenny has a number of copies in the office.  Please contact him and we will arrange to get a book to you.

If you have any other questions you can also get in touch with Rabbi Lenny.



Connect with a synagogue wherever you are

We can service the needs of the blind and visually impaired

We have programs for Assisted Living Facilities Residential Facilities and Nursing Homes


Congregation Emanu-El Israel (CEI), a Reform affiliated Jewish synagogue and community, welcomes you to join us in celebrating our religious, spiritual and cultural values, practices and traditions.  

In addition to the spiritual, educational and cultural activities that we provide at CEI’s physical location, we have an active online presence.  CEI conducts online Friday night Shabbat services and online educational opportunities that encourage connection with our Jewish community no matter where you are located. 

CEI has also developed initiatives to reach out to Jewish individuals who wish to maintain a connection and participate in a Jewish community, but may have been unable to do so for various reasons.   The initiatives focus on Jewish Blind and Visually Impaired individuals; persons living in Assisted Living, Residential Living and Nursing Home facilities; and those who cannot travel or are distant from a synagogue.  Please click on this link to find out about these exciting programs:

Information about CEI Link


Information about our Online Friday Night Shabbat Services


Rabbi Lenny

Rabbi Lenny Sarko

Our rabbi at CEI.

Click the link to see pictures of a Hebrew Braille Sefer Torah Scroll that was created by the rabbi:

Braille Torah Pics

If you would like more information about the braille scrolls please click on the link for Devarim Institute

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Upcoming Events

  • Friday Oct. 22, 7:30 pm, Shabbat Service
  • Sunday Oct. 24, 2 pm – discussion on Levine book – see above
  • Friday Oct. 29, 7:30 pm, Shabbat Service
  • Friday Nov. 5, 7:30 pm, Shabbat Service
  • Saturday Nov. 6, 10 am, Bat Mitzvah Yvonne Bureau