About Emmanuel Center
As an outgrowth of our residency at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, which began in 2005 with the parish’s gracious invitation to use its facilities, our two congregations created the Emmanuel Center. This vision has evolved into an incredibly exciting and unique opportunity for a creative collaboration that places Central Reform at the geographic and cultural heart of Boston with vast potential for growth and influence.
Both of our congregations, deeply and faithfully rooted in our respective religious traditions, also believe passionately that we share a common spiritual heritage, and that we cherish the same ultimate hopes and dreams for humanity. We believe that the encounter between Judaism and Christianity can be a vital, loving and living one that affirms the difficult challenges of history and offers new levels of understanding.
The Emmanuel Center also embraces the mission of developing educational programs that explore the intersection of spirituality and the arts – an important part of the values of both our congregations. We join in cooperation with a variety of music, art, and theatre groups throughout the city to offer collaborative events that present spiritual and ethical perspectives on artistic creativity.