Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester was founded in 1953 as a liberal, Reform Congregation. From its inception until today, Emanu-El of Westchester has maintained a liberal and forward thinking approach to its religious philosophy. Its present spiritual leader is Rabbi Daniel S. Wolk, who has served since 1967. The congregation is a member of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations. Our building is ideally located at the corner of Westchester Ave East and Kenilworth Road and resides on over seven acres of secluded, wooded property, the present sanctuary was dedicated in 1972. The distinctive architecture of the sanctuary blends in harmoniously with the natural beauty of the surrounding environment.
Our membership includes over 400 families, representing a broad, cross-section of the Westchester Jewish community. We have a heterogeneous congregation in both age and religious background. We draw our congregational family from a broad spectrum of interesting, energetic people from a diverse professional world. We consider ourselves to be an inclusive congregational family, welcoming everyone who desires a positive, uplifting and dynamic Reform Jewish experience in which there is ample opportunity for individual participation and involvement.