Welcome to our warm and open community
Beit Emanuel is Johannesburg’s largest progressive congregation, an open and egalitarian community, where you will receive a warm welcome. We offer a full range of Jewish religious services, from Shabbat services to marriages, bar/bat mitzvah and conversion classes, community outreach, youth programmes, facilities for hire and much more.
For our latest news and forthcoming activities, see our News page.
Our congregation is led by a full-time rabbi, Dr Robert Ash. See our profile of Rabbi Ash.
Friday night services commence at 6.00pm. There is usually a Kiddush accompanied by a light meal, at around 7.15pm. Visitors are welcome.
Saturday morning services commence at 10.00am, and are usually followed by a Kiddush accompanied by a light snack. Visitors are welcome.
The Saturday service is preceded by a Torah Breakfast, at which a guest speaker presents an interesting religious topic for discussion, starting at 8.30am.