- Since 1907, Congregation Temple Emanu-El has been a Conservative synagogue serving the spiritual and social needs of Staten Islanders. A welcoming, inclusive and family-friendly congregation, we worship together on Friday nights at 8:00 pm and Shabbat mornings beginning at 9:00 in our historic 1907 sanctuary. Our popular junior congregation service begins Shabbat morning at 10:30 in the adjoining educational building. We also co-sponsor a morning minyan, open to men and women, held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:20 am in our sanctuary, and on Mondays and Thursdays at 7:20 am, and on Sundays at 9:00 am, at our neighbor, Congregation Bâ€™nai Jeshurun. Temple activities include active Sisterhood and Menâ€™s Clubs, Hebrew School and extensive adult education, including adult Bat Mitzvah classes. Members are also encouraged to serve on our various temple committees. Temple Emanu-El is also active in the wider Staten Island community.We sponsor a Boy Scout troop, host the Jewish War Veterans, host events for the Staten Island Jewish Historical Society and are the founding organization of Staten Island Community Days. The Staten Island Council of Jewish Organizations (COJO) food pantry operates from our building. For information about joining our shul community, please call the temple office at (718) 442-5966.