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World Zionist Congress Elections
Jan 13th - Apr 30th
$5 for ages 17 to 29,
$10 for 30 and older

Temple Emanu-El invites you to strengthen Reform Judaism in Israel by voting in the World Zionist Congress elections. Voting may be completed online or by paper ballot. It is open to all American Jews who will be 18 or older in 2015.

Project Prom
Feb 1st - Apr 24th
Starting February 1, donations will be collected; volunteers needed April 19 - 24


Donations may be dropped off to either lobby

Temple Emanu-El's Tikkun Olam Committee once again will be running "Project Prom" in partnership with Gala Gear. Donations will be collected starting February 1. Volunteers will be needed in April for set-up and to assist the girls with their dress selections.

Men's Club Book Group
Wednesday, Mar 4th
8:30 AM

Open to all Temple members
One East 65th Street

Our March selection will be "The Merchant of Venice" by William Shakespeare, one of the most studied and performed of Shakespeare's plays.

Helping Hands Info Session
Wednesday, Mar 4th
4 PM

Open to all Temple members
One East 65th Street

Can you volunteer to help someone get to a doctor's appointment...pick up some groceries...or even make a friendly visit? Join us for a brief meeting to help shape a new congregational effort to help fellow congregants through difficult moments. RSVP to Rabbi Amy Ehrlich: (212) 744-1400, ext. 206 or aehrlich@emanuelnyc.org.

Congregational Megillah Reading...With a Twist!
Wednesday, Mar 4th
5:30 PM


One East 65th Street

All are invited for our annual reading of the Megillah of Esther. Our celebration will include a festive scotch tasting and hamantaschen.

Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge From the Holocaust
Thursday, Mar 5th
6 PM to 8:30 PM

$60 for Women's Auxiliary and Men's Club members; $70 for all others/guests
Consulate General of the Republic of the Philippines (556 Fifth Avenue, between 45th and 46th streets)

The Women's Auxiliary, in cooperation with the Consulate General of the Republic of the Philippines, cordially invites all Temple members and their guests to a reception and screening of the documentary film "Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge From the Holocaust."

Sabbath Services
Mar 6th - Mar 7th
6 PM/10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
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 in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street). An organ recital precedes Friday evening services, starting at 5:45 PM, and Saturday morning services, starting at 10:15 AM. PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Larry Hoffman will speak at the Friday evening service in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary and during a dinner, after the Oneg Shabbat, about "The Legacy of Classical Reform Judaism and the Promise of the 21st Century."

Shabbat Kodesh Family Worship Service
Friday, Mar 6th
6 PM


Lowenstein Sanctuary (10 East 66th Street)

PLEASE NOTE OUR SPECIAL START TIME AND LOCATION. SPECIAL GUEST: DR. LARRY HOFFMAN. As part of our Visioning efforts, this month's service will be followed by a congregational dinner with Dr. Hoffman. Families are encouraged to attend. Special activities will be offered for children in attendance. (Charge for dinner: $36 per family, $18 per additional adult)

Visioning Shabbat With Rabbi Larry Hoffman
Friday, Mar 6th
6 PM (Service)/7:30 PM (Dinner)

Charge for dinner: $18 per adult, $36 per family
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary/One East 65th Street

All Temple members are invited when we once again welcome Dr. Larry Hoffman, who will speak at both the 6 PM service in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary and the 6 PM Shabbat Kodesh service, and afterward at a Shabbat dinner, about "The Legacy of Classical Reform Judaism and the Promise of the 21st Century." This special evening will be a continuation of the visioning process, an opportunity to learn about trends in Reform Judaism, and a chance to share ideas about our future. Reservations for dinner are required.

Fifth Grade Bar/Bat Mitzvah Mini-Retreat
Sunday, Mar 8th
12:30 PM (preceded by an optional lunch at noon)

Attendance is free, but reservations required
One East 65th Street

This event is for fifth grade families only. Our mini-retreats provide dynamic and interactive activities to help families gain a deeper understanding of the history and values underlying the bar/bat mitzvah ceremony, as well as the tools to infuse the process with meaning.

An Evening With Jeffrey Goldberg
Monday, Mar 9th
7:30 PM

$18 / $36 / $45 / $150
10 East 66th Street

Join us for the 2015 Dorothy Gardner Adler State of Anti-Semitism Lecture featuring journalist Jeffrey Goldberg. This event is presented by the Simon Wiesenthal Center / Museum of Tolerance New York in partnership with the Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center.

CLUB 65: A Group for Seniors
Tuesday, Mar 10th
11 AM

There is no charge for this event
One East 65th Street

At this month's meeting, Dr. Mark Weisstuch returns to examine the Exodus for one of Club 65's most interesting lectures. Membership in Club 65 is free of charge and open to all Temple members age 65 and forward.

Stettenheim Literary Circle
Wednesday, Mar 11th
1 PM to 2:30 PM and 6:30 PM to 8 PM

Open to all Temple members
One East 65th Street

This month's selection will be "The Invention of Wings," from the celebrated author of "The Secret Life of Bees"...a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom and the desire to have a voice in the world. (Note: Our 1 PM session is co-sponsored by the Women's Auxiliary.)

Emanu-El Cares: Community as Family (Session 2)
Wednesday, Mar 11th
6 PM to 8 PM

There is no charge for this event
One East 65th Street

Following the meeting held this past December for older Temple members without close family, this session is open to all earlier participants and a limited number of new attendees. Please come with your questions and concerns, and enjoy a relaxed group discussion. There will be light refreshments and no commercial endorsements. RSVP to Rabbi Amy Ehrlich: (212) 744-1400, ext. 206.

Sabbath Services
Mar 13th - Mar 14th
6 PM/10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
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 in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street). An organ recital precedes Friday evening services, starting at 5:45 PM, and Saturday morning services, starting at 10:15 AM.

Lincoln and the Power of the Press
Sunday, Mar 15th
10 AM to 12 PM

$30 for Men's Club and Women's Auxiliary members; $35 for all others/guests
One East 65th Street

The Men's Club cordially invites all Temple members and their guests to brunch with author Harold Holzer, author of "Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion." Book signing will follow.

Young Artists Concert
Sunday, Mar 15th
3 PM

Attendance is free and open to the public
One East 65th Street (Greenwald Hall)

Sponsored with the Stecher & Horowitz Foundation, this annual series presents the prize winners of the biennial New York International Piano Competition. Our final performer of the year is Yen Yu ("Jenny") Chen.

Bar Mitzvah: A History
Thursday, Mar 19th
7 PM

FREE
One East 65th Street

As part of the JPS/Skirball Author Series, Rabbi Michael Hilton will discuss how the bar mitzvah developed from an obscure legal ritual into a core component of Judaism. Book signing to follow. RSVP to EmanuelSkirballNYC.org.

Sabbath Services
Mar 20th - Mar 21st
6 PM/10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
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 in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street). An organ recital precedes Friday evening services, starting at 5:45 PM, and Saturday morning services, starting at 10:15 AM.

Saviv Shabbat & Oneg
Friday, Mar 20th
7 PM (Doors open/cocktail reception); 7:30 PM (Service, followed by Oneg Shabbat reception)

Admission is free, but reservations are appreciated
One East 65th Street

Join with other young professionals to celebrate Shabbat and wind down from the week. Wine and a little nosh will be served at 7 PM, so come early. Then we'll enjoy Shabbat services together, followed by an Oneg Shabbat reception. SAVIV IS A PROGRAM FOR TEMPLE MEMBERS AND NONMEMBERS IN THEIR 20s AND 30s.

The Song of Songs
Monday, Mar 23rd
7 PM

FREE
One East 65th Street

As part of the JPS/Skirball Author Series, renowned scholar and theologian Michael Fishbane will discuss the fascinating spectrum of interpretations and ideas perceived in this extraordinarily beautiful biblical book. Book signing to follow. RSVP to EmanuelSkirballNYC.org.

Ronald McDonald House
Tuesday, Mar 24th
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. Participants must register with the Women's Auxiliary: (212) 744-1400, ext. 235.

Shir Chadash ("A New Song")
Friday, Mar 27th
6 PM


Lowenstein Sanctuary (10 East 66th Street)

Temple Emanu-El is pleased to offer a new style of worship service to be held once a month on Friday night. The liturgy is interspersed with Chasidic tales and other teachings. The music, led by a vocalist and supported by instrumentalists, is less formal and more participatory. All are welcome!

Sabbath Services
Mar 27th - Mar 28th
6 PM/10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
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 in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street). An organ recital precedes Friday evening services, starting at 5:45 PM, and Saturday morning services, starting at 10:15 AM.

Passover Homebound Delivery
Sunday, Mar 29th
9 AM/9:45 AM


10 East 66th Street lobby

Temple members are needed to pack and deliver Passover meals to the homebound.

A Fire Burns in Kotsk
Sunday, Mar 29th
10 AM

FREE (light breakfast included)
One East 65th Street

Translator Jonathan Boyarin, Mann Professor of Modern Jewish Studies at Cornell University, reads selections from "A Fire Burns in Kotsk," and the author’s two grandchildren -- Saul Kaiserman, director of Lifelong Learning at Temple Emanu-El, and Rabbi Mark Kaiserman -- tell the fascinating story of the author’s journey from rabbinic royalty to New York writer.

Women's Seder
Sunday, Mar 29th
6 PM

$75 per person
One East 65th Street

All women of the Temple are invited to participate in our second annual Women's Seder, a journey of celebration and remembrance led by women for women. Details will be forthcoming.

On the Road Again...Hyde Park
Tuesday, Mar 31st
8 AM to 6 PM

$105 for Women's Auxiliary and Men's Club members; $115 for all others/guests
Departure from One East 65th Street

Located about 90 miles north of New York City, the town of Hyde Park is filled with wonderful historical and cultural sites. All Temple members are invited to join the Women's Auxiliary first for a guided tour of the Culinary Institute of America and lunch at The Bocuse Restaurant, one of the college's noted student-staffed eateries. Then we will visit Springwood, the estate of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. RSVP by March 26.

From Exile to Washington
Tuesday, Mar 31st
7 PM

FREE
One East 65th Street

Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and Princeton resident W. Michael Blumenthal will read from his new autobiography, "From Exile to Washington: A Memoir of Leadership in the Twentieth Century." Book signing to follow. RSVP to EmanuelSkirballNYC.org.

Men's Club Book Group
Wednesday, Apr 1st
8:30 AM

Open to all Temple members
One East 65th Street

Our April selection will be "Son of Hamas" by Mosab Hassan Yousef, the only book of its kind written from deep inside one of the world's leading terrorist organizations.

Sabbath Services
Apr 3rd - Apr 4th
6 PM/10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
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 in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street). An organ recital precedes Friday evening services, starting at 5:45 PM, and Saturday morning services, starting at 10:15 AM.

Bukharian Jewish Journey
Tuesday, Apr 7th
Bus departs at 10 AM/Tour begins at 11 AM

$85 for Women's Auxiliary/Men's Club members; $95 for all others
Departure from One East 65th Street

Join the Women's Auxiliary for a guided tour of the Bukharian Jewish Community Center and the Bukharian Jewish Heritage Museum in Forest Hills, Queens, as we learn about their history, culture and traditions. Lunch to follow at Eilat. NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM DECEMBER 16. RSVP by April 2.

Sabbath Services
Apr 10th - Apr 11th
6 PM/10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
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 in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street). An organ recital precedes Friday evening services, starting at 5:45 PM, and Saturday morning services, starting at 10:15 AM.

Stettenheim Literary Circle
Wednesday, Apr 15th
1 PM to 2:30 PM and 6:30 PM to 8 PM

Open to all Temple members
One East 65th Street

This month's selection will be Edwidge Danticat's "Claire of the Sea Light," a New York Times Book Review and Washington Post Notable Book of the Year, an NPR "Great Read," a Christian Science Monitor Best Fiction Book and a Library Journal Top Book. (Note: Our 1 PM session is co-sponsored by the Women's Auxiliary.)

Women's Auxiliary Book Group
Thursday, Apr 16th
3 PM

Open to all Temple members
One East 65th Street

We will discuss "A Replacement Life" by Boris Fishman, a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. Rabbi Amy Ehrlich will lead our discussion. Feel free to bring your lunch; coffee and cookies will be served.

Young Families: Tot Shabbat
Friday, Apr 17th
4:30 PM to 6 PM

There is no charge for this event
One East 65th Street (Room 402)

Tot Shabbat is a special Sabbath service geared specifically for our youngest Temple members (preschool and Nursery School students) and their families. RSVP by April 16.

Sabbath Services
Apr 17th - Apr 18th
6 PM/10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
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 in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street). An organ recital precedes Friday evening services, starting at 5:45 PM, and Saturday morning services, starting at 10:15 AM.

Shabbat Kodesh Family Worship Service
Friday, Apr 17th
7 PM


Beth-El Chapel (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street)

At Shabbat Kodesh worship services, we sing Hebrew prayers with lively melodies and experience the weekly Torah reading through interpretation and storytelling. All ages are welcome to attend. An Oneg Shabbat follows.

A Very Special Mitzvah...
Tuesday, Apr 21st
10 AM to 12 PM


One East 65th Street (I.M. Wise Hall)

Temple members are needed on three dates to work alongside three special-needs young adults from AHRC Fisher Center to prepare meal bags for hungry New Yorkers.

Baby Shabbat
Friday, Apr 24th
9:15 AM to 9:45 AM

Admission is FREE
One East 65th Street

New this year...Baby Shabbat, a 30-minute program designed for younger siblings of Nursery School children, although all children younger than 33 months are welcome to attend. Enjoy the company of other families as we anticipate Shabbat, with music, blessings and a taste of challah.

Shir Chadash ("A New Song")
Friday, Apr 24th
6 PM


Lowenstein Sanctuary (10 East 66th Street)

Temple Emanu-El is pleased to offer a new style of worship service to be held once a month on Friday night. The liturgy is interspersed with Chasidic tales and other teachings. The music, led by a vocalist and supported by instrumentalists, is less formal and more participatory. All are welcome!

Sabbath Services
Apr 24th - Apr 25th
6 PM/10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
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 in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street). An organ recital precedes Friday evening services, starting at 5:45 PM, and Saturday morning services, starting at 10:15 AM.

Ronald McDonald House
Thursday, Apr 30th
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. Participants must register with the Women's Auxiliary: (212) 744-1400, ext. 235.

Sabbath Services
May 1st - May 2nd
6 PM/10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
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 in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street). An organ recital precedes Friday evening services, starting at 5:45 PM, and Saturday morning services, starting at 10:15 AM.

Sabbath Services
May 8th - May 9th
6 PM/10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
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 in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street). An organ recital precedes Friday evening services, starting at 5:45 PM, and Saturday morning services, starting at 10:15 AM.

Sabbath Services
May 15th - May 16th
6 PM/10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
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 in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street). An organ recital precedes Friday evening services, starting at 5:45 PM, and Saturday morning services, starting at 10:15 AM.

Sabbath Services
May 22nd - May 23rd
6 PM/10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
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 in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street). An organ recital precedes Friday evening services, starting at 5:45 PM, and Saturday morning services, starting at 10:15 AM.

Sabbath Services
May 29th - May 30th
6 PM/10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
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 in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street). An organ recital precedes Friday evening services, starting at 5:45 PM, and Saturday morning services, starting at 10:15 AM.

Sabbath Services
Jun 5th - Jun 6th
6 PM/10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
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 in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street). An organ recital precedes Friday evening services, starting at 5:45 PM, and Saturday morning services, starting at 10:15 AM.

AJC Global Forum
Jun 7th - Jun 9th
$650 (by April 27), $850 (after April 27)
Washington Hilton, Washington, DC

The AJC Global Forum is a three-day conference that attracts world leaders who have the power and the vision to shape the future. It is also your opportunity to join together with Jews from more than 70 countries to advance the well-being of the Jewish people and the security of the State of Israel. Register at www.ajc.org/globalforum and take advantage of the "first-timers" discount, using code: AJCfirst. For more information, please contact Alex Bronzo, AJC New York associate director, at (212) 891-1442 or bronzoa@ajc.org.

Sabbath Services
Jun 12th - Jun 13th
6 PM/10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
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 in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street). An organ recital precedes Friday evening services, starting at 5:45 PM, and Saturday morning services, starting at 10:15 AM.

Sabbath Services
Jun 19th - Jun 20th
6 PM/10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
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 in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street). An organ recital precedes Friday evening services, starting at 5:45 PM, and Saturday morning services, starting at 10:15 AM.

Sabbath Services
Jun 26th - Jun 27th
6 PM/10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
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 in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street). An organ recital precedes Friday evening services, starting at 5:45 PM, and Saturday morning services, starting at 10:15 AM.

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