CEE Members at 2018 Sukkot

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming service or event!

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. We invite you to browse our website, attend an event, or contact us for further information.

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 


Jan. 18 Reform Shabbat Services

6:00 pm: Reform CEE Erev Shabbat Service led by Rabbi Tamar Malino. Potluck dessert Oneg to follow.

Jan. 20

No religious school or adult education classes due to Martin Luther King holiday weekend

Jan. 21 Martin Luther King Day Rally and Unity March

We hope you can join us for the annual Spokane MLK Day Rally and Unity March on Monday, January 21st! CEE members and friends will be meeting up to show our support for this important event. We will be meeting at Main Market Co-op, at 44 W. Main Ave at 9:40 am.

We’ll then walk over to the Convention Center together for the rally and speakers, before taking part in the Unity March through downtown Spokane. More details can be found on the MLK Day Facebook. Please dress for the weather and note that for security reasons NO BACKPACKS are allowed at this event.

Jan. 23 Joint Tu B’Shvat Festivities

Celebrate trees, seasons, and spiritual growth at a family-friendly Tu B’Shvat Seder starting at 5:15 pm. Traditional fruit, nuts, and other foods representative of the special plants of the land of Israel will be provided.

Scholar in Residence Weekend with Dr. Daniel Matt (hosted by TBS)

Jan. 24, 26, and 27 - Spokane Jewish Cultural Film Festival

The festival will take place at Wolff Auditorium in Jepson Center at Gonzaga University.

Film Schedule and Tickets

Feb. 1 Scholar-in-Residence Weekend

Friday 6:00 pm: Joint (CEE & TBS) Erev Shabbat Service led by Rabbi Tamar Malino. Followed by a community Shabbat dinner (hosted by TBS) with a presentation by Professor Daniel Matt on the concept of Shekhinah (the feminine aspect of God) in the context of Shabbat.

Feb. 2 Scholar-in-Residence Weekend

Saturday 9:30 am: Service led by Rabbi Tamar Malino. Followed by Joint kiddish lunch (hosted by CEE).

12:30 PM - Lecture "Mystical Meaning of Torah" taught by Professor Daniel Matt (approximate)
6:00 PM - Chocolate Havdalah
7:00 PM - Special Program for our youth
7:00 PM - Lecture "Raising the Sparks: Finding God in the Material World" taught by Professor Daniel Matt

Feb. 3 Scholar-in-Residence Weekend

Sunday 9:45 am: Light breakfast 10:00 – 11:00 am: Lecture "God and the Big Bang: Discovering Harmony between Science and Spirituality" taught by Professor Daniel Matt

Additional Information

Feb. 22 Reform Shabbat Services

6:00 pm: Reform CEE Erev Shabbat Service led by Rabbi Tamar Malino. Potluck dessert Oneg to follow.

Feb. 24 Wide Open: Panel Conversations About Israel

10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Have you heard the joke about two Jews and three opinions? Panel participants will vary and will represent a wide range of political perspectives on the history and current events of Israel. Moderated by Rabbi Tamar Malino and Education Director Iris Berenstein. This will be the third of four panels occurring throughout the year.

Adult Education


Intro Wednesday October 24, Subsequent  meetings the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, November through May, 6:30pm – 8:00 pm. 

Mussar is a Jewish path of character development and spiritual growth leading to awareness, wisdom, and transformation. Studying Mussar provides guidance for the fullness of life’s experiences. If you cannot attend the introduction and would like to join the group, please contact Adie Goldberg at 509.939.0800

Cost: $25 per person plus materials for TBS and CEE members

Living Judaism – A Course in the Basics

Starting Sunday October 14, 2018  9:30am – 10:45am – Class goes until June 2019. Taught by Rabbi Tamar Malino.

Cost: $180 for TBS and CEE members (Scholarships available)

Beginning Hebrew

The beginning is a very good place to start!  We’ll learn all the letters of the aleph-bet, begin to read aloud, and learn some vocabulary words commonly used in prayer and Jewish life.  Starting Sunday October 14, 2018,  11:00 am-12 Noon pm – Class Goes Until June 2019   Taught by Rabbi Tamar Malino

Cost: $180 for TBS and CEE members (Scholarships available)

Youth Education

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 bulletin@spokaneemanu-el.org