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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.)

Women's Auxiliary Book Group
Thursday, Oct 23rd
1 PM

Open to all Temple members
One East 65th Street

We will discuss "The Golem and the Jinni" by Helene Wecker, the story of two supernatural creatures who arrive separately in New York in 1899. Rabbi Ben Zeidman will lead our discussion. Feel free to bring your lunch; coffee and cookies will be served.

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.

Shir Chadash ("A New Song")
Friday, Oct 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! NOTE: This month's service will be followed by a reception and concert featuring three Russian virtuosi. (Tickets required for the reception and concert.)

Reception and Russian Virtuosi Concert
Friday, Oct 24th
7 PM to 8:30 PM

$65 per adult, $35 per child (12 and under)
One East 65th Street

Come for Shir Chadash at 6 PM in the Lowenstein Sanctuary and stay for an amazing concert of famous Russian Jewish virtuosi. Reception and concert will follow the service.

Why Do We Give?
Sunday, Oct 26th
9:30 AM

Attendance is free, but reservations are required.
10 East 66th Street

Third Grade Religious School families are invited to a special event about the teachings of tzedakah. RSVP to our Coordinator of Faculty and Family Engagement. This program repeats on Monday, October 27 at 4 PM.

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.

URJ Camp Family Lunch
Sunday, Oct 26th
12 PM to 1 PM

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

Temple families are invited to learn about URJ summer camp options at a lunch sponsored by the Department of Lifelong Learning. RSVP to Rabbi Rena Rifkin.

Why Do We Give?
Monday, Oct 27th
4 PM

Attendance is free, but reservations are required.
10 East 66th Street

Third Grade Religious School families are invited to a special event about the teachings of tzedakah. RSVP to our Coordinator of Faculty and Family Engagement.

LAMA LO (Why Not?) Sisterhoods Coming Together
Tuesday, Oct 28th
11 AM

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

The Women's Auxiliary invites sisterhoods from several area synagogues to tour our Bernard Museum and the current exhibition, "Justify Your Existence," with Interim Curator Warren Klein. All Women's Auxiliary members are invited to attend. A light lunch will be served after the tour.

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."

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.

Men's Club Book Group
Wednesday, Nov 5th
8:30 AM

Open to all Temple members
One East 65th Street

Our November selection is "Out of Egypt: A Memoir" by Andre Aciman, richly colored memoir chronicles the exploits of a flamboyant Jewish family, from its bold arrival in cosmopolitan Alexandria to its defeated exodus three generations later.

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 Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center are open to the public. Dr. Fred A. Lazin leads this week's lecture. Register in advance: EmanuelSkirballNYC.org or (212) 507-9580.

MITZVAH DAY 2014
Sunday, Nov 9th
10:30 AM to 12 PM


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

This fall, Temple Emanu-El celebrates its 10th Mitzvah Day. Make sandwiches for the hungry, knit blanket squares and much more!

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

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

Senior Rabbi Joshua Davidson returns to CLUB 65 to present another in his series of theological discourse. Membership in CLUB 65 is free of charge and open to all Temple members age 65 and forward.

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.

Veterans Shabbat
Friday, Nov 14th
6 PM


Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street)

Members of our congregation who have served in the military are invited to be part of our blessing. Special guest: Rabbi Harold L. Robinson, Rear Admiral, Chaplain Corps, U.S. Navy Ret., and director of the Jewish Welfare Board-Jewish Chaplains Council.

Saviv Shabbat & Oneg
Friday, Nov 14th
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 us for a chance to 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 People vs. Abraham
Sunday, Nov 16th
10 AM to 2 PM

Admission: $18 (Temple members)/$36 (general public)
One East 65th Street

Join us for a unique event that brings together biblical scholarship and courtroom drama as we explore Abraham's role in the "sacrifice" of Isaac. Is he guilty of child endangerment and attempted murder, or innocent by way of divine reason? RSVP to the Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center: (212) 507-9580 or EmanuelSkirballNYC.org. (Box lunch is included with admission.)

Israeli Cuisine
Tuesday, Nov 18th
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Admission: $45 (Food tasting included)
One East 65th Street

Join us for a multi-sensory experience as our special guest chefs explore the scope of Israeli cuisine, define its unique characteristics and follow the nascent history of Israeli food: from its roots to its current position as one of the most sought after cuisines in the United States. RSVP to the Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center: (212) 507-9580 or EmanuelSkirballNYC.org.

Stettenheim Literary Circle
Wednesday, Nov 19th
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 "Someone" by Alice McDermott, a "Publishers Weekly" Best Fiction Book of the Year and "New York Times" notable book. (Note: Our 1 PM session is co-sponsored by the Women's Auxiliary.)

JPS/Skirball Author Series
Thursday, Nov 20th
7 PM to 9 PM

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

As part of the JPS/Skirball Author Series, Rabbi David Ellenson will discuss "Jewish Meaning in a World of Choice: Studies in Tradition and Modernity."

SDG Psalms Project
Friday, Nov 21st
6 PM


Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street)

As part of tonight's Friday evening service, all are invited to experience the world premiere of two choral works commissioned by Soli Deo Gloria, an international organization preserving the sacred masterpieces of the past. The Temple Emanu-El Choir will be joined on the bimah by the Choir of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. K. Scott Warren will conduct. Cantor Lori Corrsin will be joined at the pulpit by the Rev. Dr. James Kowalski, Dean of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

Shir Chadash ("A New Song")
Friday, Nov 21st
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!

Magic, Mirages and Miracles
Sunday, Nov 23rd
10 AM to 2 PM

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

Sunday Seminars sponsored by the Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center are open to the public. Rachel Rosenthal leads this week's lecture. Register in advance: EmanuelSkirballNYC.org or (212) 507-9580.

Men's Club Book Group
Wednesday, Dec 3rd
8:30 AM

Open to all Temple members
One East 65th Street

Our December selection is "Little Failure: A Memoir" by Gary Shteyngart, the all-too-true story of an immigrant family betting its future on America, as told by a lifelong misfit who finally finds a place for himself in the world through books and words.

CLUB 65: A Group for Seniors
Tuesday, Dec 9th
11 AM

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

CLUB 65 welcomes Men's Club board member Dr. Arthur M. Schore. Membership in CLUB 65 is free of charge and open to all Temple members age 65 and forward.

Shir Chadash ("A New Song")
Friday, Dec 12th
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!

Young Artists Concert
Sunday, Dec 14th
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 second performer of the year is Daniel Kim.

JPS/Skirball Author Series
Thursday, Dec 18th
7 PM to 9 PM

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

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the novel that inspired generations, this evening will feature a reading of "As a Driven Leaf: The Heresy of Rabbi Elisha Ben Abuyah," a full-length play by Rabbi Barry L. Schwartz based on the novel by Milton Steinberg.

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