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Upcoming Events

Sukkot Fruit Drive
Sep 21st - Sep 27th

One East 65th Street

Temple Emanu-El will be collecting donations of fruit both to celebrate the harvest festival of Sukkot and to help NYC families in need.

Annual Coat Drive
Sep 24th - Dec 14th
A Tikkun Olam activity
Open to all Temple members

Donations of gently used coats, jackets, hats, scarves, and gloves (no other clothing, please) will be collected and donated to New York Cares. Items may be dropped off at either One East 65th Street or 10 East 66th Street.

Lamma Lo (Why Not?)
Wednesday, Sep 26th
11:00 AM



Sisterhoods from several area synagogues will join us to celebrate Sukkot. Warren Klein, Bernard Museum Curator, will give a presentation on "Home: A Lens on Israel". A light lunch will be served, followed by a tour of the Main Sanctuary by Temple Administrator Mark Heutlinger.

Sabbath Service
Sep 28th - Sep 29th
6:00 PM | 10:30 AM

Open to All
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Sabbath services at Temple Emanu-El are held Friday evenings at 6 PM (EST/EDT) and Saturday mornings at 10:30 AM. An organ recital precedes Friday evening services, starting at 5:45 PM, and Saturday morning services, starting at 10:15 AM. An Oneg Shabbat follows all Friday evening services.

Sh'mini Atzeret/Eve of Simchat Torah Service
Sunday, Sep 30th
6:00 PM

Free
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Congregants and guests welcome; no tickets required.

Sh'mini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Morning and Yizkor Service
Monday, Oct 1st
10:30 AM

Free
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Congregants and guests welcome; no tickets required.

Simchat Torah Family Service and Dinner
Monday, Oct 1st
5:00 PM

TBA
1 East 65th Street

Join us in welcoming our new Religious School students into our Emanu-El community. A festive family dinner will follow. Teens also may attend the dinner without an adult. Payment for dinner must be received before the event.

Growing Together: New Parents Drop In
Thursday, Oct 4th
11:00 AM

Free
1 East 65th Street

Learn, grow, and share wisdom with fellow new parents. Each month, one session will feature professional insight on topics ranging from breastfeeding basics, to Baby Sign Language and more. A second session will offer time to meet other new parents in a warm and informal Jewish setting. Drop by and make the kind of friends you (and your baby) can grow with!

Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz
Thursday, Oct 4th
7:00 PM

Free
10 East 66th Street

Barry Avrich’s gripping documentary, Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz, tells the fascinating story of one of the Holocaust’s most heroic figures. Ben Ferencz, age 98, is the last surviving Nuremberg trial prosecutor and he is on a lifelong crusade in the fight for law not war.

Sabbath Service
Oct 5th - Oct 6th
6:00 PM | 10:30 AM

Open to All
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Sabbath services at Temple Emanu-El are held Friday evenings at 6 PM (EST/EDT) and Saturday mornings at 10:30 AM. An organ recital precedes Friday evening services, starting at 5:45 PM, and Saturday morning services, starting at 10:15 AM. An Oneg Shabbat follows all Friday evening services.

An Evening with Senior Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson
Friday, Oct 5th
7:15 PM

$45 for Women’s Auxiliary, Men’s Club members and Religious School Parents; $55 for all other Temple members
One East 65th Street - I.M. Wise Hall

Join the Women’s Auxiliary of Congregation Emanu-El for a community sabbath dinner.

Club 65 October Meeting
Tuesday, Oct 9th
11:00 AM

Free
Leventritt Rooom | One East 65th Street

Club 65 will feature Isaac Shapiro as the speaker for our opening session. His topic title is “A Russian Jew in Japan during World War II”. He will discuss with us the memoir he is preparing about his survival there during the war.

The Story of the Jews: An Evening with Simon Schama
Tuesday, Oct 9th
7:00 PM

$25 (includes your choice of a copy of either Volume 1 or 2
10 East 66th Street

This is our story, and no one tells it with more passion and precision than Simon Schama, author of both volumes of The Story of the Jews, tied to the PBS and BBC series of the same name. We are honored to welcome Dr. Schama, Professor of Art History at Columbia University, author of numerous award-winning books, cultural essayist for The New Yorker and writer/presenter of more than 30 documentaries.

Who We Are: For Films. One People.
Oct 10th - Mar 13th
6:30 PM

$36 General Admission (includes all four programs) | $180 Premium Ticket (reserved seating, post-show receptions with speakers, and a copy of "You Don't Look Your Age...and Other Fairy Tales")
10 East 66th Street

Ordinary people facing the extraordinary are the heart of exceptional documentaries, and The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center is proud to present four such films, followed by conversations with their subjects.

Jewish Storytime: Toddlers of the Book
Thursday, Oct 11th
11:00 AM

Free
1 East 65th Street

Babies and toddlers up to age three (with their favorite adult) are invited to join us for stories, songs and fun at the Temple Emanu-El library. Each session will focus on a theme, or a Jewish holiday.

Family Dinner and Shabbat Kodesh Service
Friday, Oct 12th
6:00 PM

See Link
1 East 65th Street

We look forward to welcoming you to our first Family Dinner of the year, followed by our Shabbat Kodesh Worship Service.

Young Families: Tot Shabbat
Friday, Oct 12th
4:30 PM

Free
One East 65th Street (Room 402)

Take a short break from your weekly routine and allow yourself to be immersed in the treasures our tradition offers. Tot Shabbat is a special Sabbath service geared specifically for preschool and Nursery School students and their families

The Blessings of the Bread, Part 1: Challah Baking
Oct 14th - Oct 15th
9:30 AM

There is no charge for this event
10 East 66th Street

Religious School students in Pre-K through Second Grade and their families will learn about the history and traditions involved in making challah...and make their own to enjoy! Session repeats on Monday, October 15 at 4:00 PM.

6th Grade Parent-Teacher Curriculum Meetings
Oct 14th - Oct 15th
11:30 AM


10 East 66th Street

After our challah baking workshops on October 14th and 15th, we will be holding our 6th grade Parent-Teacher Curriculum meetings as part of the program on these days. Meetings on the 15th will begin at 5:30 PM after the 4:00 challah baking workshop.

Rise and Fall of The Borscht Belt
Sunday, Oct 14th
10:00 AM

$30 for Men's Club and Women's Auxiliary Members; $40 for all other guests
One East 65th Street

Join the Temple Emanu-El Men's Club as they welcome special guest speaker Jack Godfrey to screen and discuss Peter Davis' 1986 documentary film, The Rise and Fall of the Borscht Belt. The film chronicles the rise and fall of the summer pilgrimage from New York City to the Catskills once made by 1 million people a year from the 1920s to the 1960s. Brunch will be served.

RESOLVE: Peer-Led Support Group
Monday, Oct 15th
6:45 PM

Free
1 East 65th Street

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is pleased to launch a free, drop-in and peer-led support group on the Upper East Side. It is a general infertility support group with diagnoses ranging form female factor, male factor, the unexplained, and everything in between. Participation and regular attendance are completely voluntary.

An Evening With Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Vice President Dick Cheney
Tuesday, Oct 16th
8:00 PM

$125 General Admission/$99 for Temple Members
1 East 65th Street

Please join us for a timely discussion with our nation’s 46th Vice President, Dick Cheney and our first female Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright.

Ronald McDonald House
Tuesday, Oct 16th
5 PM

Open to temple members only
405 East 73rd Street

Once a month, under the sponsorship of the Women's Auxiliary, Emanu-El congregants serve dinner and organize art projects and entertainment for the families residing at New York City's Ronald McDonald House. Volunteers must register with the Women's Auxiliary: (212) 744-1400, ext. 235.

Growing Together: New Parents Drop In
Thursday, Oct 18th
11:00 AM

Free
1 East 65th Street

Learn, grow, and share wisdom with fellow new parents. Each month, one session will feature professional insight on topics ranging from breastfeeding basics, to Baby Sign Language and more. A second session will offer time to meet other new parents in a warm and informal Jewish setting. Drop by and make the kind of friends you (and your baby) can grow with!

Friday Night Live
Friday, Oct 19th
6:00 PM

Free
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

End your week by experiencing the magic of Shabbat in our historic sanctuary with fascinating guests and an extended Oneg reception with live music. Whether Temple Emanu-El is your regular Friday night destination or you are a first-timer, please join our community.

Baby Shabbat
Friday, Oct 19th
9:15 AM

Open to All
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Baby Shabbat is a 30-minute program designed for younger siblings of Nursery School children, although all children younger than 12 months are welcome to attend. On selected Friday mornings, from 9:15 AM to 9:45 AM, enjoy the company of other families as we anticipate Shabbat with music, blessings and a taste of challah. There is no charge for this program.

The People vs. Noah: Pre-Trial Breakfast
Sunday, Oct 21st
9:30 AM


10 East 66th Street

All Religious School parents are invited to a pre-trial breakfast of coffee and bagels. Then, we will go together to witness "The People vs. Noah," as Temple Emanu-El's Streicker Center puts another biblical hero on the stand. Reservations are requested.

The People vs. Noah
Sunday, Oct 21st
10:30 AM

$45 Temple Members and General Admission | $99 Premium Reserved Section
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

In the Streicker Center courtroom, no one is above the law – not king nor prophet, matriarch nor patriarch. Abraham, King David, Moses and Eve all have faced justice in our courtroom. You are hereby subpoenaed to serve on the jury for case #5779

Parent Bar/Bat Mitzvah Information Meeting
Oct 21st - Oct 22nd
11:00 AM


10 East 66th Street

Religious School parents are invited to learn more about the different prayer spaces and types of worship services where children may be called to the Torah. Session Repeats on Monday the 22nd at 5:15 PM.

Community as Family Meeting
Monday, Oct 22nd
6:00

Free
One East 65th Street (Room 602)

Congregants age 48 onward without close family are invited to Community as Family (CAF), a cordial, confidential group that empowers its members to navigate the changes and challenges of getting older.

CAN WE TALK?
Tuesday, Oct 23rd
7:00 PM

$36 General Admission (includes a copy of the book) $99 Premium Ticket (includes reserved section, post-event reception and a copy of the book)
10 East 66th Street

Join us for an evening with Melissa Rivers, daughter of beloved entertainer and Temple Emanu-El member, Joan Rivers.

Winston Churchill and the Jews
Thursday, Oct 25th
6:30 PM

Free
10 East 66th Street

We welcome Ambassador Ido Aharoni as we discuss Winston Churchill's relationship with Jews—so out of sync with the fashionable anti-Semitism of his time and station—as well as his struggles against government bureaucrats to assist Jewish refugees and establish a Jewish homeland.

Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate
Friday, Oct 26th
Check-in at 8:10 AM

$100 for Women’s Aux and Men’s Club, $110 for all temple members/guests
One East 65th Street

Built by the philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, Kykuit is the pre-eminent domestic landmark in the Hudson Valley. Lunch will follow at X2O Xaviars on the Hudson. Round-trip transportation provided.

Annual Shabbat Dinner for Members of the Heritage Society
Friday, Oct 26th
6:00 PM Service | 7:00 PM Dinner

Attendance by invitation only
Main Sanctuary/One East 65th Street

Members of the Heritage Society will gather for their annual Sabbath dinner following our 6 PM worship service. Membership in the Heritage Society is extended to all who have chosen to remember Temple Emanu-El through their estate plans and have advised us of their action. These testamentary gifts are expressions of the sacred bond linking generation to generation.

Tzedakah: Why Do We Give?
Oct 28th - Oct 29th
9:30 AM


10 East 66th Street

This program is for families of our third grade students. Attendance is free, but reservations are requested. Session will repeat on Monday the 29th at 4:00 PM

All About Seltzer: The Jewish Champagne
Tuesday, Oct 30th
6:30 PM

Free
10 East 66th Street

Enjoy an effervescent evening with Barry Joseph, author of Seltzertopia: The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary Drink, Kenny Gomberg, the third-generation owner of Gomberg Seltzer Works in Canarsie and hit cookbook author, Adeena Sussman. And sample the old-fashioned creations at a Gomberg-flavored seltzer and egg cream station!

Growing Together: New Parents Drop In
Thursday, Nov 1st
11:00 AM

Free
1 East 65th Street

Learn, grow, and share wisdom with fellow new parents. Each month, one session will feature professional insight on topics ranging from breastfeeding basics, to Baby Sign Language and more. A second session will offer time to meet other new parents in a warm and informal Jewish setting. Drop by and make the kind of friends you (and your baby) can grow with!

THE MENTALIST IS BACK...AND HE KNOWS YOU ARE COMING
Thursday, Nov 1st
7:00 PM

$18 (a charitable contribution to UJA-Federation of New York)
10 East 66th Street

We are happy to welcome Israeli master mentalist Lior Suchard back to the Emanu-El for another evening of wonder!

Claude Lanzmann's Shoah: Four Sisters
Monday, Nov 5th
6:30 PM

Free
10 East 66th Street

The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center is honored to present these films, built around four women from four different parts of Eastern Europe who each found herself improbably alive at war’s end.

Jewish Storytime: Toddlers of the Book
Thursday, Nov 8th
11:00 AM

Free
1 East 65th Street

Babies and toddlers up to age three (with their favorite adult) are invited to join us for stories, songs and fun at the Temple Emanu-El library. Each session will focus on a theme, or a Jewish holiday.

Two Presidents, One Unprecedented Evening
Thursday, Nov 8th
8:00 PM

SOLD OUT
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

We are proud to welcome former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush to Emanu-El, moderated by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

The Story of Prayer
Nov 11th - Nov 12th
9:30 AM


10 East 66th Street

This program will enable Fourth Grade Religious School families to think and talk about what it means to participate in regular Jewish prayer, to ask big questions, to engage in some "God Talk" and to connect to worship at Emanu-El. Parent-Teacher Curriculum Meetings will be included as part of this program. Session repeats on Monday the 12th at 4:00 PM.

Engaging the Progressive Left on Israel
Sunday, Nov 11th
10:00 AM



The Men's Club welcomes special guest speaker David Bernstein, President and CEO of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) to discuss the political discourse surrounding Israel.

The Jewish American Hit Parade Series
Nov 12th - Jun 3rd
7:00 PM

$99 (for all three shows) $275 premium ticket (VIP seats and post-show receptions with the stars)
10 East 66th Street

The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center takes you on a musical journey from Broadway to Hollywood and back again to the Great White Way with the greatest songs ever written for the stage and screen —all by Jewish composers. In a three-part series created especially for us by Scott Siegel (Town Hall’s signature Broadway by the Year), leading Broadway and nightclub stars will celebrate the iconic tunes that brought the Jewish American songbook to life, putting its indelible stamp on the popular culture of our country and the world.

RESOLVE: Peer-Led Support Group
Tuesday, Nov 13th
6:45 PM

Free
1 East 65th Street

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is pleased to launch a free, drop-in and peer-led support group on the Upper East Side. It is a general infertility support group with diagnoses ranging form female factor, male factor, the unexplained, and everything in between. Participation and regular attendance are completely voluntary.

Lower East Side Journey: Then and Now
Tuesday, Nov 13th
10:00 AM



A private guided tour of the Bialystoker Synagogue, the Eldridge Street Synagoguge and points of interest along the way. Lunch will be at the world famous, Katz's Delicatessen.

Growing Together: New Parents Drop In
Thursday, Nov 15th
11:00 AM

Free
1 East 65th Street

Learn, grow, and share wisdom with fellow new parents. Each month, one session will feature professional insight on topics ranging from breastfeeding basics, to Baby Sign Language and more. A second session will offer time to meet other new parents in a warm and informal Jewish setting. Drop by and make the kind of friends you (and your baby) can grow with!

Across the Divide: Talking Candidly and Constructively about Israel
Nov 15th - Apr 11th
7:00 PM

Free
10 East 66th Street

This series is designed to bring together prominent voices from along the political, denominational and generational spectrums to discuss Israel.

Family Dinner and Shabbat Kodesh Service
Friday, Nov 16th
6:00 PM

See Link
1 East 65th Street

The Temple Emanu-El Religious School is looking forward to welcoming you to another Family Dinner event, followed by our Shabbat Kodesh Worship Service.

Tot Shabbat
Friday, Nov 16th
4:30 PM

Free
1 East 65th Street

Take a short break from your weekly routine and allow yourself to be immersed in the treasures our tradition offers. Tot Shabbat is a special Sabbath service geared specifically for preschool and Nursery School students and their families.

The Cher Show: A New Musical
Sunday, Nov 18th
7:30 PM

$120 per ticket

On Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 7:30 pm we have an incredible opportunity to see the new Broadway show, The Cher Show, a new musical. Tickets are limited and requests will be honored in order of receipt. Please purchase tickets no later than Friday, September 7th, 2018. Orchestra seats are only available. $120.00 per ticket. Thank you, The Women's Auxiliary

Ronald McDonald House
Tuesday, Nov 20th
5 PM

Open to temple members only
405 East 73rd Street

Once a month, under the sponsorship of the Women's Auxiliary, Emanu-El congregants serve dinner and organize art projects and entertainment for the families residing at New York City's Ronald McDonald House. Volunteers must register with the Women's Auxiliary: (212) 744-1400, ext. 235.

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