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David: The Man Behind the Myth
Tuesday, Sep 16th
7 PM

$30 per person (includes a copy of the book)
10 East 66th Street

Discussion with Rabbi David Wolpe and journalist Abigail Pogrebin; book signing will follow. RSVP to the Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center: (212) 507-9580 or EmanuelSkirballNYC.org.

Stettenheim Literary Circle
Wednesday, Sep 17th
1 PM to 2:30 PM and 6:30 PM to 8 PM

Open to all Temple members
One East 65th Street

Our first selection of the year will be "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. (Note: Our 1 PM session is co-sponsored by the Women's Auxiliary.)

First Wednesday of Religious School
Wednesday, Sep 17th
4 PM


10 East 66th Street

Wednesday classes (Grade 5 through Grade 7) meet from 4 PM to 6 PM. Students should enter at the Goldsmith Religious School building, 10 East 66th Street.

Selichot Service (5774)
Saturday, Sep 20th
8 PM


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

Coming from the Hebrew word for "forgiveness," Selichot involves the recitation of penitential prayers that are the work of medieval liturgical poets. The liturgy and music of the Selichot service are intended to instill a mood of solemnity that serves as a prelude to the sacred themes of the High Holy Day season.

Hebrew Technology Orientation
Sunday, Sep 21st
9:30 AM to 10 AM


10 East 66th Street

This program is for Religious School parents of our ENTIRE Third Grade and NEW Fourth Grade students. RSVP to (212) 744-1400, ext. 226 or school@emanuelnyc.org.

People's Climate March
Sunday, Sep 21st
11:30 AM


West 58th Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues (enter from Ninth Avenue)

The People's Climate March is a peaceful effort to promote a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities. Temple members who support this cause will have the opportunity to march with members of our community from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and other Jewish organizations.

Hebrew Technology Orientation
Monday, Sep 22nd
5:30 PM to 6 PM


10 East 66th Street

This program is for Religious School parents of our ENTIRE Third Grade and NEW Fourth Grade students. RSVP to (212) 744-1400, ext. 226 or school@emanuelnyc.org.

Teen Philanthropic Committee Meeting
Monday, Sep 22nd
6 PM to 8 PM


One East 65th Street

A new volunteer opportunity for Temple Emanu-El youth in grades 8 through 12. Dinner will be served. Registration is appreciated.

Rosh Hashanah Services (5775)
Sep 24th - Sep 25th
5:30 PM/10 AM


Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street); Lowenstein Sanctuary (10 East 66th Street)

Worship services are conducted simultaneously in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue) and the Leon Lowenstein Sanctuary. The rabbis and the cantor alternate between the services. Tickets are required for entry, except for the community service. Call the Temple Office if you do not receive your tickets by WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17.

Shir Chadash ("A New Song")
Wednesday, Sep 24th
8 PM


Lowenstein Sanctuary (10 East 66th Street)

As part of High Holy Day services, we will be adding an evening service to each holiday (8 PM on the Eve of Rosh Hashanah and 5:30 PM on the Eve of Yom Kippur), when no services currently are scheduled. The liturgy will be interspersed with Chasidic tales and other teachings. The music, led by a vocalist and supported by instrumentalists, will be less formal and more participatory. All are welcome! Tickets are available upon request; open seating.

Saviv Rosh Hashanah Holiday Reception
Wednesday, Sep 24th
8 PM (Shir Chadash Service)/9:30 PM (Reception)

Charge is $18 per person for the reception
10 East 66th Street

Temple Emanu_El welcomes young professionals in their 20s and 30s who need a place for High Holy Days services. Join us for our Eve of Rosh Hashanah Shir Chadash service and stay afterward for a holiday reception. SAVIV IS A PROGRAM FOR TEMPLE MEMBERS AND NONMEMBERS IN THEIR 20s AND 30s.

Rosh Hashanah Pre-Readers Service
Thursday, Sep 25th
9 AM to 9:30 AM


Greenwald Chapel (One East 65th Street)

A service our youngest children can understand and enjoy with music and a story...

Rosh Hashanah Guest Speaker
Thursday, Sep 25th
12:30 PM

No reservations are required
Lowenstein Sanctuary (10 East 66th Street)

Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Consul General of Israel, will discuss "Israel Today."

Rosh Hashanah Teen Worship Service & Lunch
Thursday, Sep 25th
12:30 PM

No tickets are required for the service, but reservations are needed for lunch.
Beth-El Chapel (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street)

A service for our teens in Grades 7 through 12... Teen friends and parents are welcome, too! The service is followed by tashlich and lunch in Central Park.

Rosh Hashanah Family Worship Service
Thursday, Sep 25th
2:30 PM


Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street)

Admission to the Rosh Hashanah Family Worship Service is by group ticket. Only one ticket is needed per family. A reception and tashlich will follow for all families in attendance.

Sixth Grade Trip to the Eldridge Street Synagogue
Sunday, Sep 28th
9:30 AM to 12 PM

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

Sixth Grade families are invited to join our Lifelong Learning staff for a unique onsite experience about Jewish immigration to America and the Lower East Side.

Shir Chadash ("A New Song")
Friday, Oct 3rd
5:30 PM


Lowenstein Sanctuary (10 East 66th Street)

As part of High Holy Day services, we will be adding an evening service to each holiday (8 PM on the Eve of Rosh Hashanah and 5:30 PM on the Eve of Yom Kippur), when no services currently are scheduled. The liturgy will be interspersed with Chasidic tales and other teachings. The music, led by a vocalist and supported by instrumentalists, will be less formal and more participatory. All are welcome! Tickets are available upon request; open seating.

Yom Kippur Services (5775)
Oct 3rd - Oct 4th
8 PM/9:45 AM/2:15 PM/3:30 PM


Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street); Lowenstein Sanctuary (10 East 66th Street)

Our Kol Nidrei (Eve of Yom Kippur) service is held at 8 PM. Yom Kippur morning services begin at 9:45 AM. Avodah will be held at 2:15 PM in the Lowenstein Sanctuary only. Memorial/concluding services begin at 3:30 PM. Once again, after the Yom Kippur morning services, we will offer a selection of study sessions for congregants. Assigned tickets are required for entry to worship services, except for Avodah and the community services.

Yom Kippur Pre-Readers Service
Saturday, Oct 4th
9 AM to 9:30 AM


Greenwald Chapel (One East 65th Street)

A service our youngest children can understand and enjoy with music and a story...

Yom Kippur Study Sessions
Saturday, Oct 4th
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Attendance is free and open to all Temple members and their guests
Cassell Community House (One East 65th Street) and Goldsmith Religious School Building (10 East 66th Street)

After the Yom Kippur morning service, learn, study and reflect in one of the study sessions led by scholars of the Temple.

Yom Kippur Teen Worship Service
Saturday, Oct 4th
12:30 PM


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

All Emanu-El teens (grades 7 through 12) are invited to this special Teen Service for Yom Kippur. No tickets are required. Bring your teen friends!

Yom Kippur Family Worship Service
Saturday, Oct 4th
2 PM


Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street)

A service for Religious School families and their guests, followed by a family tour of the Bernard Museum of Judaica; only one ticket is needed per family.

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

Open to all Temple members
One East 65th Street

Our first selection of the year will be "The Retrospective" by A.B. Yehoshua, in which an aging Israeli film director is invited to the pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela for a retrospective of his work and begins a new project with strange and lasting consequences.

Sukkot Services (5775)
Oct 8th - Oct 9th
5:15 PM/10:30 AM


Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street)

Celebrate the joy of Sukkot and view our beautiful sukkah. No tickets are required for these services; attendance is open to the public. The evening service includes a performance by our Junior Choir and will be followed by a family dinner and Sukkot-related activities at 6 PM.

Young Families: Sukkot Snack
Tuesday, Oct 14th
2 PM to 3 PM

There is no charge for this event, but reservations are appreciated.
10 East 66th Street

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to join in the celebration of Sukkot.

Sh'mini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Services (5775)
Oct 15th - Oct 16th
5:15 PM/10:30 AM


Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street)

Festival for the end of Sukkot includes a blessing of consecration from the clergy for all of our new Religious School students and a memorial service.

From Tabernacle to the Temple: The Temple of Jerusalem in Literature, History and Myth
Sunday, Oct 19th
10 AM to 2 PM

$65 per person (Lunch included)
One East 65th Street

Sunday Seminars sponsored by the Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Emanu-El are open to the public. Dr. Adolfo Roitman leads this week's lecture. Register in advance: EmanuelSkirballNYC.org or (212) 507-9580.

Freedom Song: For Adults and Teens
Sunday, Oct 19th
5 PM to 8 PM

Admission: $18 per person
10 East 66th Street

Join us for a performance of "Freedom Song," a musical created by and starring young Jewish adults who are recovering from addiction. The inspiring performance and discussion after will help teens and parents think about and break free from what we might be slaves to in our own lives. Obtain tickets at www.emanuelskirballnyc.org or (212) 507-9580.

Stettenheim Literary Circle
Wednesday, Oct 22nd
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 "Dissident Gardens" by Jonathan Lethem, a "New York Times" notable book. (Note: Our 1 PM session is co-sponsored by the Women's Auxiliary.)

An Evening With Rita
Thursday, Oct 23rd
7:30 PM

$45 general admission/$100 for post-event reception
One East 65th Street

Don't miss an evening with one of the most celebrated singers in Israel. Our program includes a movie screening, Q&A and a few songs. RSVP to the Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center: (212) 507-9580 or EmanuelSkirballNYC.org.

American Jews & America's Game
Sunday, Oct 26th
10:30 AM to 12 PM

Admission is FREE, but reservations are needed.
One East 65th Street

Author Larry Ruttman will moderate a distinguished panel of experts who will discuss the history of baseball vis-à-vis the American Jewish experience, raising questions sure to elicit discussion both sacred and profane. RSVP to the Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center: (212) 507-9580 or EmanuelSkirballNYC.org.

21st Century Homeland Security
Wednesday, Oct 29th
7:30 PM to 9 PM

$25 in advance/$30 at the door
One East 65th Street

Professor Dan Blumberg and Dr. Matthew Levitt will discuss protecting our world in a digital age; discussion will be moderated by Rabbi Joshua Davidson. Presented by The Jewish Week in partnership with American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the Skirball Center. RSVP to the Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center: (212) 507-9580 or EmanuelSkirballNYC.org.

JPS/Skirball Author Series
Thursday, Oct 30th
7 PM to 9 PM

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

As part of the JPS/Skirball Author Series, Jerry Rabow will discuss "The Lost Matriarch: Finding Leah in the Bible and Midrash."

Young Families: Tot Shabbat
Friday, Oct 31st
4:30 PM to 6 PM

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

Tot Shabbat is a program for preschoolers and their families. Join us for Purim in October!

An Evening With James Carville and Mary Matalin
Monday, Nov 3rd
7 PM to 8:30 PM

$55 (general admission)/$100 (post-event dessert reception with speakers)
One East 65th Street

On the eve of the 2014 midterm election, join us for an exclusive behind-the-scenes view of national politics from true political insiders: Democratic pundit James Carville and Republican strategist Mary Matalin. Moderated by Jeff Zucker, President, CNN Worldwide. RSVP to the Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center: (212) 507-9580 or EmanuelSkirballNYC.org.

Israel in the Eyes of the Media
Wednesday, Nov 5th
7:30 PM to 9 PM

$36 in advance/$40 at the door
One East 65th Street

From Menachem Begin to today, Dr. Daniel Gordin and Ethan Bronner will discuss "Israel in the Eyes of the Media." Gary Rosenblatt, editor and publisher of The Jewish Week, will moderate. RSVP to the Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center: (212) 507-9580 or EmanuelSkirballNYC.org.

Jews in American Politics
Sunday, Nov 9th
10 AM to 2 PM

$65 per person (Lunch included)
Temple Israel (112 East 75th Street)

Sunday Seminars sponsored by the Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Emanu-El are open to the public. Dr. Fred A. Lazin leads this week's lecture. Register in advance: EmanuelSkirballNYC.org or (212) 507-9580.

Rescuing the Evidence: Three Minutes in Poland
Wednesday, Nov 12th
6:30 PM to 8 PM

Admission is FREE, but reservations are needed.
One East 65th Street

In 1938, one year before the outbreak of World War II, David Kurtz, a Jewish immigrant to the US, captured three minutes of ordinary life in a small Jewish town in Poland. These few minutes of home-movie footage on 16 mm Kodachrome color film became the sole surviving moving images of this town. RSVP to the Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center: (212) 507-9580 or EmanuelSkirballNYC.org.

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