Temple Emanuel – Grand Rapids

Prepare for the High Holidays

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Welcome to the fifth oldest Reform congregation in the United States! Temple Emanuel, first known as the Benevolent and Burial Society, was founded in 1857 and occupied two rented structures until 1881, when the congregation built its first home on the corner of Fountain and Ransom Streets in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Watch Services.

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Stay in the loop.

View our Community Calendar for upcoming events and activities.

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Join Us.

Temple Emanuel is a Reform Jewish community that embraces our differences to create a meaningful and spiritual experience to enhance Jewish life. Together, we learn, worship, serve and continually define what it means to be Jewish today – both within our community and far beyond our walls.

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Young Adult Group

Temple Emanuel has a thriving young adult group for those in their 20s, 30s, and 40s called “The After Party,” led by Engagement Associate, Shelby Denhof and Cantor David Fair.

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United Jewish School

At the United Jewish School, we strive to create a school environment that strengthens our students' Jewish identity, allows them to explore their Judaism, and encourages them to be good citizens of the Jewish community in Grand Rapids and around the world.

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Upcoming Events

Community Calendar

Temple Emanuel Calendar

United Jewish School

At the United Jewish School, we strive to create a school environment that strengthens our students' Jewish identity, allows them to explore their Judaism, and encourages them to be good citizens of the Jewish community in Grand Rapids and around the world.

Get Involved

Temple Emanuel invites you to participate in community events & activities. Browse through our 'Get Involved' tab to learn more.

We need your help more than ever.