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The Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut (JFEC) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that supports humanitarian, social service and educational efforts in Eastern CT, Israel and worldwide. Locally, we provide direct services to seniors, adults and youth through a variety of programs and activities, and we provide a living bridge to Israel through our Partnership programs.

A lay Board of Directors and officers governs the Federation.

The JFEC is a member agency of the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut.

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29 Dayton Road

Waterford, CT 06385


Mailing address:

​Temple Emanu-El
P.O. Box 288
Waterford, CT 06385

Office Phone: (860) 443-3005

Religious School Phone: (860) 439-0406

Rabbi Marc Ekstrand

Temple Emanu-El High Holiday Schedule

Temple Emanu-El’s Selichot Program is on September 21, 7:30 PM:
A movie and discussion; Communal prayers for divine forgiveness, said during the High Holiday season. Drawing from biblical verses and rabbinic teachings, they are a soul-stirring introduction
to the Days of Awe.

- Changing of the Torah Mantles to High Holiday Mantles.

Cemetery Visit
Rabbi Marc Ekstrand and Cantorial Soloist Sherry Barnes will be at the Hebrew Benevolent Society
Cemetery #3 & #4 on Middle Road in Preston on
Sunday, September 22, from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Rosh Hashanah
Sunday, September 29, Erev Rosh Hashanah Service 8:00 PM
Monday, September 30, Rosh Hashanah Morning Service 10:00 AM
Rosh Hashanah
Children’s Service 2:00 PM
Tashlich, where we symbolically cast our sins upon the water, 4:00 PM. Bring your own breadcrumbs, shofar, and snacks to share. Meet at the Hole in the Wall, 4 Baptist Lane in Niantic.

Yom Kippur
Tuesday, October 8 Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre Service 8:00 P.M.
Wednesday, October 9 Yom Kippur Morning Service 10:00 A.M.
Children’s Service 2:00 P.M. / Afternoon Service 4:00 P.M. / Yizkor 5:00 P.M. / Neilah 6:00 P.M.
Dairy Potluck Break-the-Fast about 6:30 PM
Temple Emanu-El coordinates the Break-the-Fast following the concluding services. The Break-the-Fast will be prepared by Gregg Morea and other volunteers. We are taking this opportunity to ask
you for a suggested donation of $18 per person toward the Break-the-Fast. Temple Emanu-El, PO Box 288, Waterford, CT 06385. Please designate “Break-the-Fast” in the memo section of the check.