Temple Emanu-El is a Reform congregation serving the communities of Sarasota, Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch.

With more than 60 years of service to the community, Temple Emanu-El is known for its diverse social and educational programming, its friendly and welcoming members, and a vibrant Religious School. Explore this website to see some of the exciting programs we offer. Better yet, come join us for Shabbat this Friday evening. Let us welcome you and you will see why our Temple family continues to grow!



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Our Mission

Temple Emanu-El seeks to be a welcoming, diverse Jewish community that promotes spiritual growth, lifelong learning, charity, social justice, a connection to Israel and world Jewry, and the feeling of being part of a warm, inclusive family.

Our Rabbis


Rabbi Brenner J. Glickman

Rabbi Michael Shefrin


Why Join Us?

  • Diverse selection of programs throughout the year.
  • A place to worship for the High Holidays.
  • Complimentary membership to Brotherhood and Sisterhood for the first year of your new membership.
  • Invitations to new member events.
  • Rabbinical services for life cycle events and hospital stays.
  • Receipt of Temple news and mailings
  • The good feeling of supporting a temple and future generations of Jewish life.
  • And the most wonderful benefit of all: our congregants - your new extended family.