Challah & Babka Demonstration vs snow

Saturday, January 7

Ah New England Winters!

We know you all would brave the snow tomorrow, but Wakefield has issued a parking ban for tomorrow morning, so the Challah & Babka Demonstration has been rescheduled for Sunday, Jan. 22 at 9:30 am.

Please RSVP Susan at 919-605-0523 or




Tuesday, December 13






Get ready for a one-of-a-kind puppetry experience! CARDBOARD EXPLOSION! Brings five original stories to life using nothing but cardboard and the power of our imagination. With help from the audience, puppeteer Brad Shur transforms simple cardboard shapes into elaborate puppet characters to life, right before your eyes. Get ready to outsmart dragons, choose your own superpower, and train adorable animal sidekicks in this fun, energetic, participatory show.

Since 2009, Brad has been the Resident Artist at Puppet Showplace Theater in Brookline Village & creator of 4 original shows.

Tickets: $10 each, three for $25. Sponsored by Temple Emmanuel


Chairlift to the second floor social hall. Bring your friends & family.


120 Chestnut Street, Wakefield, MA 01880


Affiliated with Jewish Reconstructionist Communities.


Who We Are

Saturday, June 18

Who We Are

Temple Emmanuel is an open and welcoming Jewish community in Wakefield Massachusetts.  We offer a contemporary approach to Judaism while maintaining a respect for traditional Jewish values.  We invite all to participate in our active schedule of religious services, educational and cultural events.

In 2013, Temple Emmanuel affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist Communities.  We are dedicated to creating a caring and inclusive community, and to enhancing Jewish life through learning and communal activities.  In doing so we hope to pass on our values and traditions to future generations of Jews.

At Temple Emmanuel our doors are open to all Jews regardless of marital status, race, national origin, gender, economic condition, disability or sexual orientation.

Join us for Shabbat services the 2nd and 4th Friday evening of the month at 7:30 PM and Saturday morning services on the first and third Saturdays of every month.  The first Friday of each month features Shabbat Shira, a warm, intimate, joyful, and spiritual Shabbat Service that allows for complete participation.

Welcome Rabbi Greg Hersh!

Tuesday, December 20   |  Tags: rabbi, rabbi greg hersh

Rabbi GregGregory Hersh, who graduated the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College this June, will serve as Rabbi of Temple Emmanuel beginning August 1, 2016. Those of us who have met him, find Greg an energetic, sincere and creative person who we feel will bring dynamic leadership to Temple Emmanuel. He will be looking to make connections in the Boston and greater Boston area with other Jewish organizations. Greg is aware of our strong ties to the local community and was very happy to learn of our connection to the Interfaith Clergy Association of Wakefield.

Here is a short biography:

Greg grew up in Connecticut and earned his BA in Philosophy and Religion at George Washington University. After college, setting out to further bridge the gaps between Eastern and Western thought, Greg traveled to Southeast Asia where he taught English, lived in a Buddhist monastery, and explored other Eastern philosophies. The following year was spent in Jerusalem before applying to the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, where he is now in his final year of studies. Since starting at RRC in 2010, Greg participated in Tom Brown's Tracker School which gave him a deeper  understanding of Native American philosophy and an intractable love of the wilderness. Integrating his passions for Judaism and nature, Greg was certified by TorahTrek as a Jewish Wilderness Guide in 2013.  As the student interim rabbi at Kehillath Shalom Synagogue in Cold Springs Harbor in New York, Greg brought all his passions to his work as he pushed each individual to grow into the best version of themselves.  As a Rabbi, Greg will be able to combine his many interests such as music, teaching, and history to his work.

Wakefield Menorah Lighting

Sunday, December 25

Rabbi Greg Hersh with Rabbis Shmaya and Yossi at first night Chanukah lighting at the Wakefield Commons