We Look Forward to Seeing You

We Look Forward to Seeing You


Congregation Emanu-El (CEE) is a Reform Jewish community serving the Inland Northwest. Our mission is to provide a welcoming and inclusive Jewish community that is committed to learning about and celebrating the spirituality and history of Judaism.

CEE President’s High Holy Day Message on Yom Kippur 2020 – 5781.

Services are held in the CEE rooms on the west side of the Temple Beth Shalom building:

Temple Beth Shalom Building

1322 E 30th Ave
Spokane, WA. 99203 

PO Box 30234
Spokane, WA 99223

HIAS Welcome Campaign Congregation


Friday, October 2 Drive-in Outdoor Erev Sukkot Service

6:00 pm: Stay to eat in one of three sukkot in our Makom Kodesh behind the fence at TBS after the drive-in service

October 3 - 9 Community Sukkah sign-up

This year while we cannot gather together in the sukkah, TBS and CEE have constructed several small, distanced sukkot in the lovely "behind the fence" area. Please come and enjoy a relaxing meal or snack in the sukkah with members of your family/household by signing up for a 1 hour and 50 minute time slot below. You can even coordinate with another family to book separate sukkot for the same time block!

Sign Up Here for time in the sukkah.

A Lulav and Etrog will be available in each sukkah as well! So reserve your time in the sukkah now, for a safe and socially distanced season of rejoicing!

Saturday, October 3 First Day Sukkot Service

10:00 am: First Day of Sukkot

Zoom Link on TBS Website

Sunday, October 4 Virtual Outdoor Service

Second Day Sukkot service led by Yoshi Silverstein (via Zoom)

Zoom Link on TBS Website

Saturday, October 10 Joint Simchat Torah Celebration!

6:00 pm: Simchat Torah Adult & Children Classes

This year's adult education theme will be Great Jewish Thinkers/Great Jewish ideas from Biblical times to the present day. On Simchat Torah we will discover some of the great ideas of the prophet Isaiah.

7:00 pm: with Aaron Press Taylor - Simchat Torah Celebration & Keshet Consecration. A special recognition will take place during the Simchat Torah Service to recognize our youngest learners! Zoom Link on TBS Website

CEE Members can follow the service using this guide: Simchat Torah Joint Service Guide

Saturday, October 31 CEE Shabbat Service

10:00 am: Shabbat Service via Zoom

Zoom Link will be posted at a later date


Rabbi Tamar Malino Podcast Interview

Rabi Tamar Malino is interviewed on the FāVS Forward podcast.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

As part of community efforts to minimize the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Congregation Emanu-El has cancelled all in-person services until further notice. The Temple Beth Shalom board has also decided to cancel in-person events and classes until further notice. This includes Adult Education, Religious School, Hebrew School and any other planned activities at the synagogue.

Please check this page and the Temple Beth Shalom webpage regularly for the most up to date information, including the availability of live streaming of services and online capacity for classes.

More information on the status, prevention and treatment of COVID-19 can be found from the Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD.org), the Washington Department of Health ( https://www.doh.wa.gov) , and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html). For additional information, please contact the Washington State Department of Health at 1-800-525-0127 and press #.  

Shabbat Services and Education

Many Reform congregations around the country are live-streaming their services, you may find them by visiting the Union for Reform Judaism Website

A copy of our Siddur, Mishkan Tefillah, is available for free online

Temple Beth Shalom is streaming Saturday Shabbat morning services at 10:00 am and holding a virtual Minyan via Zoom on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm. Adult and Youth Education is also continuing online! To access these services go to: https://spokanetbs.org

Tikkun Olam - Community-Wide Opportunities

Spokane Regional Health District Community Health Volunteers: The Spokane Alliance is organizing volunteers to be trained as Spokane Regional Health District Community Health Volunteers to check-in over the phone with patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are in their homes. The volunteer will call these community members every day by phone to document worsening symptoms as well as the person's oxygen levels.

Please contact Katie at the Spokane Alliance if you would like to volunteer (katie@spokanealliance.org).

Various Volunteer Opportunities organized by:

Adult Education

Sundays beginning November 17, 2019 through June 2020 

Prayer book Hebrew and Sundays with Rashi, taught by Rabbi Malino.More details and how to register for adult classes coming soon.


9:30-10:30 am: Prayerbook Hebrew: Level II class (must be able to read Hebrew)

TBS and CEE members: $180 Non-member fee:  $360 



10:45 am “Sundays with Rashi”:  Rabbi Tamar led class covering commentaries on the Torah and Talmud written by 11th century giant Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki (also known as Rashi).<br>

Free to TBS and CEE members.<br>

Non-member fee:  $18/session or $90/8 sessions. 

Youth Education

Every Wednesday

4:00 pm: Hebrew school

Every Thursday

7:00 pm: Midrasha High for teenagers

Every Sunday

9:45 am – 12:00 pm: Youth Education 

New to the Spokane area and thinking about joining a Reform congregation, visiting and away from your congregation, or just inquiring about attending a service? Please call us at our message phone below:


CALL 509-717-3233 (message)
or EMAIL president@spokaneemanue-el.org