Today, our congregation’s spiritual leaders are Rabbi Adam Wright and Cantor Robby Wittner. As a congregation, we are continuing to embrace our philosophy of community and innovation in our programming and service to the Temple family and community-at-large.
In prior years, with extraordinary leadership and participation from both the congregation and our past clergy, Temple Emanu-El completed several multi-million dollar campaigns for renovation of its spiritual home on Highland Avenue and to further build our Endowment Fund.
Since its creation in 1979, to “perpetuate Judaism through a strong and vibrant Temple Emanu-El,” our congregation is most fortunate to have an endowment that has grown large enough to provide generous grants each year. Our Grafman Endowment Fund is a substantial annual source of income for our Temple’s budget to help ensure that our sanctuary, chapel, and overall temple facilities will be in good repair, provide for special programs, as well as generous scholarships for Jewish summer camps and study in Israel to enhance the depth of our religious educational experiences for our youth.
Thus, we are able to ensure for future generations a beautiful house of worship, study, and assembly — thanks to the exceptional vision of our leadership and the tremendous commitment of so many, along with outstanding clergy, outstanding facilities, and strong financial footing, Temple Emanu-El continues to be a strong and vibrant house of Reform Judaism for the Birmingham community – today and tomorrow. Click here to learn about our Grafman Endowment Fund.