- Temple Emanuel is a Conservative, fully egalitarian congregation affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts. Our membership of 1,100+ families represents a diversity of Jews from Newton and surrounding communities. With our broad spectrum of religious, cultural, social & educational activities, there are as many reasons to join Temple Emanuel. Temple Emanuel reaches out, welcome, and includes the interfaith couples. Our Keruv program ensures that the interfaith families among us will find respect and acceptance at Temple Emanuel.