About Us

From celebrating a new life to saying Kaddish, Farmington Valley Jewish Congregation-Emek Shalom is your spiritual family for honoring lifecycle events, Jewish Holidays and Shabbat. Rabbi Bekah Goldman and our staff assist in the preparation and celebration of baby naming’s, Bar and Bat Mitzvah, Confirmation, weddings and Shiva Minyans. Throughout the year we come together to participate in meaningful services and ceremonies that honor and celebrate the history of our people in a warm and welcoming way.

Our religious school, worship opportunities, and educational and social programs create a community based on inclusiveness where everyone is welcome regardless of age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, or faith background.

We offer a variety of celebrations, education programs, and worship opportunities for our varied interests. We want to build a community based on inclusiveness, where everyone is welcome, regardless of age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identifying expression, a Jew by birth or by choice.

Mission

To provide a warm and welcoming environment that meets the spiritual, religious, educational, cultural, social and emotional needs of the local Jewish community,
including interfaith families and friends.

To promote inclusion and affirmation to ensure that all congregants needs will be met from birth to death.

To create a community where all are actively engaged and inspired to become lifelong members.

To be a community where all are welcome and supported and where elders are revered and children are cherished.

To support world Jewry and the State of Israel

History

We began as twelve Jewish families coming together in a Simsbury home. Our Synagogue was incorporated with the UAHC as a Reform congregation in 1960, and today, we have more than 230 families, nearly one-third of whom are interfaith.