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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.  


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

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Weekly News at CEI

and Monthly Newsletters


To learn about the Jewish artist Mark Rothko presented by our congregant Natalie Myers

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Upcoming Events

  •  Friday, June 18th Online Shabbat Services @ 7:30  
  • Saturday, June 26th, Autumn Blozowich will conduct her Bat Mitzvah
  • Friday, July 2nd Online Shabbat Services @ 7:30
  • Friday, July 9th Conversion of Natalie Myers – Mikveh at 10:30 am at Duff Park, Online Shabbat Services @ 7:30


High Holiday Schedule

All services will be available in person and online

Except for the cemetery service – in person only

Slichot Service – Saturday August 28, 7:30 pm

            (dessert reception afterward)

Rosh Hashanah Eve – Monday Sept. 6, 7:30 pm

            (oneg – ice cream social)

Rosh Hashanah Day – Tuesday Sept. 7, 10 am

     No Tashlich Service

Kver Avot (Cemetery Service) – Sunday Sept. 12, 10 am at the Jewish Cemetery

Yom Kippur Eve – Wednesday Sept. 15, 7:30 pm – Kol Nidre

Yom Kippur Day – Thursday Sept. 16, 10 am

     Afternoon Service 3:30 pm

     Yizkor: 4:30 pm

     Closing Service – 5 pm

     Break the Fast – 6 pm

Sukkot – Congregational Celebration Friday Sept. 24 7:30 pm

Simchat Torah – Friday October 1 7:30 pm