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Winter Clothing Drive 2016
Sep 26th - Dec 16th

Donations may be brought to One East 65th Street or 10 East 66th Street

Temple Emanu-El is collecting gently used coats, jackets, hats, scarves and gloves (no other clothing, please) to help NYC families in need. QUESTIONS? Contact the Tikkun Olam Committee at (212) 744-1400, ext. 452.

Sabbath Services
Sep 30th - Oct 1st
6 PM/10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Friday D'var Torah: Rabbinic Intern Tarlan Rabizadeh. Saturday Sermon: Cantorial Intern Richard Newman.

Rosh Hashanah Services (5777)
Oct 2nd - Oct 4th
5:30 PM/8 PM/10 AM


Fifth Avenue Sanctuary and Lowenstein Sanctuary

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.

Shir Chadash Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
Sunday, Oct 2nd
8 PM

All ages are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

As part of our High Holy Days celebration, we once again will offer a Shir Chadash service for each holiday. These services feature a contemporary liturgy interspersed with Chasidic tales and other teachings. The music, led by a vocalist and instrumentalists, is informal and participatory. Tickets for temple members are available at no additional charge.

Rosh Hashanah Pre-Readers Service
Monday, Oct 3rd
9 AM to 9:30 AM

Tickets available upon request
Greenwald Chapel (One East 65th Street)

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

Rosh Hashanah Teen Worship Service
Monday, Oct 3rd
12:30 PM

No tickets required
Beth-El Chapel

A service for our teens in Grades 7 through 12... Teen friends and parents are welcome, too!

Rosh Hashanah Family Worship Service
Monday, Oct 3rd
2:30 PM

Tickets available upon request
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

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.

Stitch'n Time
Sunday, Oct 9th
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 provided for "Knew Knitters." We furnish yarn...you bring #8 needles. Light refreshments are served.

Sukkot Harvest Apple Drive
Oct 11th - Oct 16th

One East 65th Street and 10 East 66th Street lobbies

The Tikkun Olam Committee will be collecting donations of fresh apples to help alleviate hunger in New York City.

Yom Kippur Services (5777)
Oct 11th - Oct 12th
5:30 PM/8 PM/9:45 AM/2:15 PM/3:30 PM


Fifth Avenue Sanctuary and Lowenstein Sanctuary

We will host Shir Chadash at 5:30 PM, prior to the 8 PM Kol Nidrei services. Yom Kippur morning services begin at 9:45 AM. Avodah will be held at 2:15 PM. The Afternoon service begins at 3:30 PM. Study sessions will be held after the Yom Kippur morning services. Assigned tickets are required for entry to worship services, except for Shir Chadash, Avodah and the community services.

Shir Chadash Erev Yom Kippur Service
Tuesday, Oct 11th
5:30 PM

All ages are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

As part of our High Holy Days celebration, we once again will offer a Shir Chadash service for each holiday. These services feature a contemporary liturgy interspersed with Chasidic tales and other teachings. The music, led by a vocalist and instrumentalists, is informal and participatory. Tickets for temple members are available at no additional charge.

Yom Kippur Pre-Readers Service
Wednesday, Oct 12th
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 Teen Worship Service
Wednesday, Oct 12th
12:30 PM


Beth-El Chapel

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
Wednesday, Oct 12th
2 PM


Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

A service for families with school-aged children and their guests, followed by a presentation by Warren Klein, curator of the Bernard Museum. Only one ticket is needed per family.

Post-Nuremberg International Tribunals: Expectations and Outcomes
Sunday, Oct 16th
10 AM to 12 PM

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

The Men's Club proudly kicks off its program year with special guest Susan Somers, former senior prosecuting trial attorney at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague.

Sukkot Family Celebration
Sunday, Oct 16th
12 PM

Admission is FREE, but registration is appreciated
10 East 66th Street

Sukkot is a holiday made for celebrating! All Emanu-El families are invited to enjoy some lunch, help decorate our rooftop sukkah, and participate in other exciting holiday crafts and activities.

Sukkot Services (5777)
Oct 16th - Oct 17th
6 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 holiday continues through October 23.

Parents Bar/Bat Mitzvah Information Meeting
Monday, Oct 17th
5 PM

RSVP to school@emanuelnyc.org
10 East 66th Street

Religious School parents are invited to come learn more about the different prayers spaces and types of worship services where children may be called to the Torah.

Lamma Lo: Sisterhoods Coming Together
Wednesday, Oct 19th
11 AM

Attendance is FREE but open to Women's Auxiliary members only
One East 65th Street

Members of the Women's Auxiliary are invited to gather with our "sisters" from several area synagogues to celebrate Sukkot. We will have a tour of our beautiful Fifth Avenue Sanctuary, followed by lunch and a tour of the Herbert & Eileen Bernard Museum of Judaica. Reservations needed.

Community Sabbath Dinner
Friday, Oct 21st
7:15 PM

$45 for Women's Auxiliary/Men's Club members, $55 for nonmembers
One East 65th Street

Following the 6 PM worship service, all temple members are invited to a Sabbath dinner organized by the Women's Auxiliary. Our special guest will be Cantor Mo Glazman.

Sh'mini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Services (5777)
Oct 23rd - Oct 24th
6 PM/10:30 AM


Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Festival for the end of Sukkot includes a memorial service.

Simchat Torah Family Service and Dinner
Monday, Oct 24th
5 PM

$45 per family by October 19 ($65 after October 19); $15 for teens
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 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.

Ronald McDonald House
Tuesday, Oct 25th
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.

Sixth Grade Trip to The Jewish Museum
Sunday, Oct 30th
9:30 AM to 12 PM

Participation is FREE, but reservations are needed
Depart from 10 East 66th Street

Located on the Upper East Side, the Jewish Museum has a collection of 30,000 works of fine art, Judaica, antiquities, folk art and ceremonial objects, and it is a distinctive hub for art and Jewish culture. This trip is open to families of Sixth Grade students.

Seventh Grade Bar/Bat Mitzvah Mini-Retreat
Sunday, Oct 30th
12:30 PM to 3 PM (optional lunch at noon)

Attendance is FREE, but reservations are requested
One East 65th Street

The Seventh Grade Mini-Retreat is an integral part of the collaboration between clergy, families and staff to make the bar or bat mitzvah experience a meaningful and empowering one. Session is preceded by an optional lunch.

Emanu-El Cares: Community as Family
Monday, Oct 31st
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.

Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War
Sunday, Nov 6th
9:45 AM to 12 PM

$30 for Men's Club/Women's Auxiliary members, $40 for all others
One East 65th Street

All temple members and their guests are invited to a special screening of this film directed by Ken Burns and Artemis Joukowsky and narrated by Tom Hanks. As this event coincides with the observance of Kristallnacht, we invite you to learn more about this little-known chapter in this horrific era of Nazi persecution. (Sponsored by the Men's Club, in cooperation with the Women's Auxiliary)

Stitch'n Time
Sunday, Nov 13th
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 provided for "Knew Knitters." We furnish yarn...you bring #8 needles. Light refreshments are served.

Emanu-El Cares: Community as Family
Monday, Nov 21st
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.

Ronald McDonald House
Tuesday, Nov 22nd
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.

Chanukah (5777)
Dec 24th - Jan 1st
First candle is lit December 24; last candle is lit January 1

Named for the Hebrew word for "dedication," Chanukah commemorates the Maccabees' defeat of the Syrians, which led to liberation of the Jews and the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem in 165 B.C.E. Chanukah also is known as the "Festival of Lights" because of the custom of lighting bright lights in celebration for eight days.

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