Temple Emanu-El is a spiritual, cultural and social center of Jewish life for those who live on or visit the island of Oahu who choose to live their Judaism in a variety of ways. It is our mission to help one another feel closer to God's presence and kindle the divine light within one another.

This goal is accomplished through meaningful prayer, attainment of wisdom through study, Tikkun Olam and cultural/social events. It is also achieved by having facilities which befit an inspiring Beit El or house of God.

At Temple Emanu-El, we’ve added aloha (love from Hawaii) to our treasured Jewish concept of shalom (peace) to create our own special greeting. We hope that you will feel our warmest shaloha every time you enter our special Jewish place in Hawaii.

L'shanah tovah!

Temple Emanu-El wishes you and your family a very happy and healthy new year. This year, there are no fees or tickets required to attend Temple Emanu-El's High Holiday services. We would like to invite you join us as we enter this holiest of seasons.

Visit our High Holidays page for registration information and service schedule.


Registration for the JEC is Now Open!

Online registration for our SJS (K-7), Kadima (5th-7th bar/bat mitzvah prep), Kesher (post-b'nai learning experience) and madrichim (student teaching and leadership for high schoolers) programs is now open!

Visit the JEC page to learn more!

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  • Registration for the new school year begins TODAY at the JEC--Register
  • Read an interview with the Rabbi, get a behind the scenes look at the Temple renovations and more in the Spring Connection!--Read More
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