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Universal and Contemporary Implications of the Holocaust
Friday, Jan 20th
6 PM

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

In anticipation of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we will be joined at our Friday evening service by special guest Dr. Mehnaz Afridi, director of the Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College. The evening also will include an exhibition sponsored by I Am Your Protector, an international organization that highlights stories of people who speak up and stand up for each other across religious, racial and ethnic boundaries.

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

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

We will be joined at our Friday evening service by special guest Dr. Mehnaz Afridi, Director of the Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College. The evening also will include an exhibition sponsored by I Am Your Protector, an international organization that highlights stories of people who speak up and stand up for each other across religious, racial and ethnic boundaries. Saturday Sermon: Rabbi Allison Tick Brill.

Shabbat Kodesh Family Worship Service
Friday, Jan 20th
7 PM

All ages are welcome to attend.
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 a dramatic yet humorous interpretation. Services are followed by a delicious Oneg Shabbat reception with plenty to eat and drink!

Saviv Shabbat: A Night of Peace
Friday, Jan 20th
7 PM to 9:30 PM

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

We will be joined by special guest Dr. Mehnaz Afridi, director of the Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College. Saviv represents Temple Emanu-El's dynamic and vibrant community for Jews in their 20s and 30s. Join us at 7 PM for great drinks and nosh, a lively Shabbat service, and a delicious Oneg reception following the service.

Fifth and Sixth Grades Family Bar/Bat Mitzvah Mini-Retreat
Sunday, Jan 22nd
12:30 PM to 3 PM

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

Join with our clergy and lifelong-learning team for our annual family gathering of study, worship and celebration...only for families on the journey of bar and bat mitzvah. An optional lunch will be served at noon, before the program formally begins.

Women's Auxiliary Book Group
Monday, Jan 23rd
11 AM

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

All temple members are invited to join a lively book discussion led by author Amy Gottlieb and Rabbi Allison Tick Brill. Our selection is "The Beautiful Possible," Ms. Gottlieb's debut novel. Light refreshments will be served. There is no charge for this event, but reservations are requested.

Emanu-El Cares: Community as Family
Monday, Jan 23rd
6 PM to 8 PM

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

Now in its third season, "Community as Family" is a group for temple members age 48 and forward who are without adult children. We meet monthly to create stronger ties within the Emanu-El family and the greater community, as well as to discover ways to become more informed self-advocates on a variety of topics, including finance, health, housing and home care. Light refreshments are served, and there are no commercial endorsements.

Young Families: Tot Shabbat
Friday, Jan 27th
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 preschool and Nursery School students and their families. RSVP by January 26.

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

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Friday D'var Torah: Rabbi Joshua Davidson. Saturday Sermon: Rabbinic Intern Shira Gluck.

The Story of Prayer
Jan 29th - Jan 30th
9:30 AM / 4 PM

Attendance is free, but reservations are requested
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. NOTE: This session repeats on Monday, January 30 at 4 PM.

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

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

Our February selection is "Night" by Elie Wiesel. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author's original intent. It also features a new preface by the author.

Tribes Color War
Sunday, Feb 5th
12 PM to 1:30 PM

Open to any Emanu-El member who has been part of a Tribe
10 East 66th Street

Compete in Tribal trivia, compose an original cheer and tackle our obstacle course! The overall goal of this event is fun!

Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin
Monday, Feb 6th
7:30 PM to 9 PM

Three-night Series: $99 for temple members ($150 after December 31)
10 East 66th Street

Piano virtuoso-playwright-director-composer-producer-actor-recording artist Hershey Felder has spent the majority of his career packing theaters with his one-man bio-dramas. And we're proud to present three of the most celebrated. You'll be nothing short of slack-jawed when Felder brings them back to life.

A League of Nations
Tuesday, Feb 7th
Meet at the UN at 9:45 AM/Tour starts promptly at 10:45 AM

$100 for Women's Auxiliary and Men's Club members, $110 for all others
United Nations General Assembly Building (First Avenue, between 45th and 46th streets)

Our one-hour guided tour will take us on an exciting, behind-the-scenes view of the United Nations at work. We also will meet with a delegate from the Israeli Mission. Lunch will be in the Delegates Dining Room. Space is limited; no walk-ins will be allowed because of UN security protocols. RSVP by January 31. (Sponsored by the Women's Auxiliary)

Senior Youth Group: Midnight Run
Friday, Feb 10th
5:45 PM

A community-service event
One East 65th Street

Students in Grades 9 through 12 are invited to help the homeless by delivering food and other necessities. Donations are needed for our clothing drive.

Shabbat Shira (Sabbath of Song)
Friday, Feb 10th
6 PM

All are invited to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Shabbat Shira is celebrated on the Sabbath of the Torah portion B'shalach. This year's program will feature an expanded ensemble of instrumentalists, in addition to our choir, performing a modern, musical, Motown prayer service.

Religious School Family Dinner
Friday, Feb 10th
7:15 PM

$45 per family by February 6, $65 after February 6; $15 for teens
One East 65th Street

Please note: Our February service will include Religious  School participation in the Shabbat Shira service in song. The family dinner scheduled for 6 PM now will take place at 7:15 PM, immediately following the Kiddush in the lobby. All Religious School families are invited to attend. Reservations are required.

Havdalah Pajama Party
Saturday, Feb 11th
4:30 PM to 6 PM

There is no charge for this event, but reservations are requested
One East 65th Street

Families with young children: Say farewell to Shabbat through songs, stories and hands-on crafts activities at this special Havdalah service. Participation is open to all temple families and friends with children in Pre-Kindergarten through Second Grade. Wearing pajamas is encouraged but not required! A light dinner will be served.

Stitch'n Time
Sunday, Feb 12th
11 AM to 2 PM

Open to temple members only
One East 65th Street

All temple members are invited to Emanu-El's monthly knitting group. Stitch'n Time is a volunteer program at which individuals knit items for various organizations in need. Both experienced and novice knitters are invited to join us; instruction is provided. We provide yarn and patterns; you bring #8 needles. Light refreshments are served.

Club 65: The Evolution of the Sabbath
Thursday, Feb 16th
11 AM

For temple seniors age 65 and over
One East 65th Street

For its February event, Club 65 welcomes Rabbi Allison Tick Brill. Please note our special meeting day: Thursday, instead of Tuesday.

From Ghetto to Cappella
Thursday, Feb 16th
8 PM

Ticket Levels: $25, $35, $50
One East 65th Street

The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center is honored to partner with Salon/Sanctuary Concerts and the Carnegie Hall La Serenissima Festival. This year's program will commemorate the 500th anniversary of the creation of the Venetian Ghetto.

A Day at the Museums
Friday, Feb 24th
Check-in at 9 AM/Departure at 9:30 AM

$115 for Women's Auxiliary and Men's Club members, $125 for all others
Departure from One East 65th Street

A guided tour of the Queens Museum followed by lunch at Trattoria L'Incontro. After lunch, we continue to the Noguchi Museum. Round-trip transportation provided. RSVP by February 20. (Sponsored by the Women's Auxiliary)

Young Families: Tot Shabbat
Saturday, Feb 25th
10 AM to 11:30 AM

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

Tot Shabbat is a special Sabbath service geared specifically for preschool and Nursery School students and their families. RSVP by February 24.

Why Wall Street Matters
Sunday, Feb 26th
10 AM to 12 PM

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

All temple members are invited to brunch, sponsored by the Men's Club. This month's speaker: William D. Cohan.

Emanu-El Cares: Community as Family
Monday, Feb 27th
6 PM to 8 PM

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

Now in its third season, "Community as Family" is a group for temple members age 48 and forward who are without adult children. We meet monthly to create stronger ties within the Emanu-El family and the greater community, as well as to discover ways to become more informed self-advocates on a variety of topics, including finance, health, housing and home care. Light refreshments are served, and there are no commercial endorsements.

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

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

Our March selection is "Call It Sleep" by Henry Roth, with an introduction by Alfred Kazin.

Baby Shabbat
Friday, Mar 3rd
9:15 AM to 9:45 AM

There is no charge for this program.
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Baby Shabbat is 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.

Shabbat Kodesh Family Worship Service
Friday, Mar 3rd
7 PM

All ages are welcome to attend.
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 a dramatic yet humorous interpretation. Services are followed by a delicious Oneg Shabbat reception with plenty to eat and drink!

Felder in George Gershwin Alone
Monday, Mar 6th
7:30 PM to 9 PM

Three-night Series: $99 for temple members ($150 after December 31)
10 East 66th Street

Piano virtuoso-playwright-director-composer-producer-actor-recording artist Hershey Felder has spent the majority of his career packing theaters with his one-man bio-dramas. And we're proud to present three of the most celebrated. You'll be nothing short of slack-jawed when Felder brings them back to life.

Shir Chadash ("A New Song")
Friday, Mar 10th
7 PM

All are welcome to attend
Beth-El Chapel

This periodic service features a contemporary liturgy interspersed with Chasidic tales and other teachings. The music, led by a vocalist and instrumentalists, informal and participatory.

Congregational Megillah Reading...With a Twist!
Saturday, Mar 11th
5:45 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.

Exposing Forged and Fraudulently Created Documents
Sunday, Mar 19th
10 AM to 12 PM

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

All temple members are invited to brunch, sponsored by the Men's Club. This month's speaker: Andrew Sulner.

Stitch'n Time
Sunday, Mar 19th
11 AM to 2 PM

Open to temple members only
One East 65th Street

All temple members are invited to Emanu-El's monthly knitting group. Stitch'n Time is a volunteer program at which individuals knit items for various organizations in need. Both experienced and novice knitters are invited to join us; instruction is provided. We provide yarn and patterns; you bring #8 needles. Light refreshments are served.

Young Artists Concert
Sunday, Mar 19th
3 PM to 4:30 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 Anna Han. RSVP to EmanuelStreickerNYC.org.

Passover (5777)
Apr 10th - Apr 17th
5:15 PM/10:30 AM (April 10, 11) and 6 PM/10:30 AM (April 16, 17)


Beth-El Chapel

The name "Passover" derives from Moses' promise that God would "pass over" the homes of Israelites on the evening when firstborn Egyptians were to be slain (Exodus 12:23). Reform Jews celebrate Passover for seven days.

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