Welcome to Farmington Valley Jewish Congregation-Emek Shalom!
Our synagogue is more than a building, school or set of programs. FVJC-ES is its membership, pure and simple. Our members come from all over the world, and represent every stream of Jewish thought and practice. But with our membership, we commit ourselves to a journey of discovery, where each of us, in our own way, deepens our connection to Judaism and ties to Israel. Some of us will discover greater Jewish meaning in Torah study; some with new friends in a Meditation Group; some from worship and singing; some through acts of Tikkun Olam. Our congregation supports a wide variety of Jewish creativity -- join us and we'll help you discover your unique path!
FVJC-ES is more than a journey; it's a destination. The Hebrew term for synagogue is Bet Kneset - Home for Gathering. Some refer to a synagogue as a Bet Midrash - a Home of Study or a Bet Tefillah - a Home for prayer. By forging your own Jewish path with us, we can create a home together that honors all of the meaning and hope in our name.
Join us for Shabbat or an event that interests you to meet the members and the Rabbi. If you'd like more information, we can send you a packet of information including a newsletter, calendar of upcoming events, schedule of services and school brochures.
For more information call us at (860) 658-1075 or email our Membership Director.
How often do you have services?
We have services on Friday nights and Saturday mornings.
How many clergy members does FVJC-ES have?
Rabbi Rebekah Goldman, Director of Lifelong Learning: Alexis Aaeng and a Cantorial Soloist are our Spiritual Leaders.
How many members does FVJC-ES have?
We currently have 307 families.
What do I get for my membership dues?
Tons! On top of the regular benefits of membership like High Holy Day tickets, access to services featuring guest artists, congregation dinners, special events/programs for all ages, summer camps, and more. Rabbi Bekah, our staff, and members will be there to support you through life's challenges and joys. You will also be supporting our synagogue and the great programs we offer. Our members find they get back much more than they pay for.
How do I join FVJC-ES ?
Call our office (860) 658-1075 or email our Membership Director. and we'll guide you through the process.
What if I can't afford membership dues?
We have dues reductions available for anyone who needs it. No one will be turned away due to their inability to pay.