COVID-19 Update

Temple Emanuel is reopening on March 1! Religious School and Upper School will be in person. Shabbat Services, meetings and programs will begin taking place inside the building. Proof of vaccination and masks are required.


Upcoming Events

Friday May 20

6:30 pm – Kabbalat Shabbat Services.  Welcoming ceremony for Dolores Mufson and naming of Stella Heart Rosenberg, daughter of Rabbi Adam and Shalom.  Bring your own picnic dinner to enjoy after the service.  We’ll supply a sundae bar sponsored by Stella’s grandparents, Leslie and Mark Rosenwasser.  Please join us in outside in Gan Emanuel or online on Zoom or Facebook. To follow along online, please access the Mishkan Tefila for Weekdays, Shabbat, and Festivals HERE

April Covid Update

Starting April 1 masks will be optional (though strongly recommended) for all events, services, and activities. Masks are required inside the building at all times for anyone who is not fully vaccinated excluding children under 5 years old. Proof of vaccination and masks remain required.

Looking Ahead

Saturday June 4th

6:30pm – Erev Shavout Service of Confirmation

We celebrate the revelation of the Torah with the Confirmation of our 10th grade class. The service will feature creative readings and music by the Confirmation class and a reading of the Ten Commandments. Join us for the service and a festive reception to follow.

Sunday, June 5th

10:00am – Shavout Morning Festival Service with Yizkor

We observe Shavuot with our friends from Temple Emanuel and Temple Shalom. Join the clergy from our three communities as we mark Shavuot with prayer, song, and a reading of the Ten Commandments. A light dairy lunch will follow.

Rabbi Adam's Family

Our very own Rabbi Adam and his family where the subject of the November Kensington Neighbors magazine article.

Photo Credit : Kevin KennedyPhoto Credit : Kevin Kennedy

Temple Emanuel Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Temple Emanuel opens its doors to every person who comes to celebrate, pray, visit, learn, and participate with our community. We strive to build a caring, inclusive community based on Jewish values and principles in the spirit of our mission statement and bylaws. As a people who have struggled to be accepted throughout history, we embrace our commitment to be welcoming and celebrate the strength we gain by joining together. We must and will continue to learn and expand our efforts even as we keenly recognize that there is always more work to be done. Temple Emanuel is determined to make our membership, our leadership, our staff, and our activities more diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

Temple Emanuel Early Childhood Center (ECC): Limited Enrollment Available 

Temple Emanuel Early Childhood Center has limited availability in its in-person, full day, Reggio-Inspired child care program for children ages 2 – 5. Hours of operation are 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

The program strictly adheres to CDC, MSDE and Montgomery County government Covid-19 guidelines. As an integral part of the larger Reform Jewish Temple Emanuel community that honors spiritual and intellectual growth, the program’s pedagogy reflects a commitment to social action, a deep respect for the diversity of our community and a deep appreciation of the natural environment. The Reggio-inspired program offers enriching experiences for children that foster creativity and collaborative learning while supporting children’s social-emotional development and growth.

For more information, contact Melissa Williamson, Director of Early Childhood at or (301) 942-2000.

We believe in maintaining a caring, inclusive community based on Jewish values and principles,
encouraging Tikkun Olam (repairing the world).

We believe in promoting Jewish learning as a lifelong process for ourselves, our families, and
our children.

We believe in strengthening our Jewish faith, commitment, and observance.

We believe in fostering the love of Judaism and the preservation of Judaism and the Jewish people.

As a Reform Jewish Congregation, affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism, we believe in adherence to the concepts of God, Torah, and Israel.