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Saviv: Roaring Shabbat
Friday, Mar 24th
7 PM to 9:30 PM

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

Saviv represents Temple Emanu-El's dynamic and vibrant community for Jews in their 20s and 30s, temple members and nonmembers. Join us at 7 PM for great drinks and nosh, a lively Shabbat service, and a delicious Oneg reception following the service.

Emanu-El Cares: Community as Family
Monday, Mar 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.

The Bible: The Greatest Stories Ever Told
Tuesday, Mar 28th
6:30 PM to 8 PM

$25 per class
One East 65th Street

Here is your opportunity to delve into eight of the best biblical stories ever told, each relevant for 2017, each with a different distinguished biblical scholar presenting in-depth profile and discussion. Tonight: "Miriam" with Alicia Jo Rabins.

What Really Happened?
Wednesday, Mar 29th
1 PM to 2:30 PM OR 6:30 PM to 8 PM

Pre-registration required
10 East 66th Street

Dr. Mark Weisstuch leads this four-session class about "The 10 Plagues, the Exodus, Mount Sinai and the Conquest of the Land." Attend either the day or evening session.

Passover Homebound Delivery
Sunday, Apr 2nd
9 AM (Packing) / 9:45 AM (Drivers)

A mitzvah for temple members
10 East 66th Street lobby

Temple members are needed to pack and deliver Passover meals to the homebound. Packing begins at 9 AM; drivers should report at 9:45 AM. (A continental breakfast will be served.)

The Blessings of Bread: Matzah Making
Monday, Apr 3rd
4 PM

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

Religious School students in Pre-K through Second Grade and their families will learn about the history and traditions involved in making matzah...and then make their own to enjoy! Session repeats on Sunday, April 9 at 9:30 AM.

Project Prom
Apr 4th - Apr 6th
11 AM to 4 PM and 11 AM to 6 PM


10 East 66th Street (Blumenthal Hall)

Temple Emanu-El once again will help more than 200 young ladies shine at their spring proms. Help set up on Tuesday, April 4 from 11 AM to 4 PM. Assist girls with dress selection on Wednesday, April 5 and Thursday, April 6 from 11 AM to 6 PM. Those interested in volunteering should contact tikkunolam@emanuelnyc.org.

The Bible: The Greatest Stories Ever Told
Tuesday, Apr 4th
6:30 PM to 8 PM

$25 per class
One East 65th Street

Here is your opportunity to delve into eight of the best biblical stories ever told, each relevant for 2017, each with a different distinguished biblical scholar presenting in-depth profile and discussion. Tonight: "Ruth" with Dr. Jacob Wright.

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

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

Our April selection is "Denial" by Deborah Lipstadt, her riveting, blow-by-blow account of the legal battle that resulted in a formal denunciation of a Holocaust denier and crippled the movement for years to come.

The Blessings of Bread: Matzah Making
Sunday, Apr 9th
9:30 AM

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

Religious School students in Pre-K through Second Grade and their families will learn about the history and traditions involved in making matzah...and then make their own to enjoy!

Stitch'n Time
Sunday, Apr 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 is provided. We provide yarn and patterns; you bring #8 needles. Light refreshments are served.

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

To accommodate the first night seder, our service will be held at 5:15 PM.
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.

Saviv 20s and 30s Passover Seder
Monday, Apr 10th
7 PM to 10 PM

$110 for meat meal, $100 for vegetarian meal
Katz's Delicatessen (205 East Houston)

Join with others in their 20s and 30s at this landmark restaurant on the Lower East Side. It might not be your bubbie's seder, but it is one of her favorite places! Price-subsidized seats ($90 for meat, $80 for veggie entrees) are available until March 31. NOTE: Food will NOT be certified kosher for Passover.

Second Seder for the Elderly
Tuesday, Apr 11th
1 PM to 7 PM

Start time depends on the job to which you are assigned
10 East 66th Street

Second Seder is one of our longest running community service programs. It is staffed by dedicated temple members who volunteer their time to help make this evening possible. Volunteers must be temple members.

Club 65: Security and Intelligence Under the New President
Tuesday, Apr 18th
11 AM

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

For its March event, Club 65 welcomes former Men's Club President Richard Valcourt.

Baby Shabbat
Friday, Apr 21st
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, Apr 21st
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!

Teen Leadership Dinner
Friday, Apr 21st
8 PM

$45 per family by April 17, $65 after April 17; $15 for teens
One East 65th Street

Dinner for high school students who have taken on a leadership role within our congregational community and their families will follow the 7 PM Shabbat Kodesh Family Worship Service; reservations and payment are required for dinner.

Elsie Adler Memorial Holocaust Program
Sunday, Apr 23rd
9:30 AM to 12 PM

Participation is FREE
Tefilah in Lowenstein Sanctuary (9:30 AM); speaker at One East 65th Street (10 AM)

All Religious School parents and temple members are welcome to attend this special program in honor of Yom HaShoah. Students in grades 5 through 7 will attend as part of their regular school day; dismissal will be from One East 65th Street. (Discussion repeats on Monday, April 24 from 4 PM to 6 PM in the Lowenstein Sanctuary.)

Annual Gathering of Remembrance
Sunday, Apr 23rd
2 PM to 4 PM

Tickets are required for entrance
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

The Annual Gathering of Remembrance is a commemoration of the 6 million who died during the Holocaust. A limited number of tickets are available to temple members. To obtain tickets, temple members only should call Mark Heutlinger at (212) 507-9511. All others should call the Museum of Jewish Heritage at (646) 437-4227.

Elsie Adler Memorial Holocaust Program
Monday, Apr 24th
4 PM to 6 PM

Participation is FREE
Lowenstein Sanctuary (10 East 66th Street)

All Religious School parents and temple members are welcome to attend this special program in honor of Yom HaShoah. Students in grades 5 through 7 will attend as part of their regular school day.

Emanu-El Cares: Community as Family
Monday, Apr 24th
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.

On the Road Again!
Tuesday, Apr 25th
8 AM to 5 PM

$90 for Women's Auxiliary/Men's Club members, $100 for all others
Departure from One East 65th Street

This year, the Women's Auxiliary annual road trip takes us to Orange, Ulster and Dutchess counties, New York, for a guided tour of the Gomez Mill House (followed by lunch at The Artist's Palate) and the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College. Round-trip transportation is provided. RSVP by April 14.

Volunteer Shabbat/Tribute to Richard Newman
Friday, Apr 28th
6 PM

All are invited to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Join with friends and family as we pay special tribute to our fellow congregants who participate in Emanu-El's many volunteer programs. We also will be honoring Richard Newman upon the occasion of his upcoming cantorial ordination. A special Oneg Shabbat will follow.

Saviv Shabbat
Friday, Apr 28th
7 PM to 9:30 PM

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

Saviv represents Temple Emanu-El's dynamic and vibrant community for Jews in their 20s and 30s, temple members and nonmembers. Join us at 7 PM for great drinks and nosh, a lively Shabbat service, and a delicious Oneg reception following the service.

Young Families: Tot Shabbat
Saturday, Apr 29th
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 April 28.

Parents Bar/Bat Mitzvah Information Meeting
Sunday, Apr 30th
11:15 AM

For Religious School families
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.

Luncheon for Amercan Jewish World Service
Sunday, Apr 30th
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

All are invited to attend
One East 65th Street

All temple members and friends are invited to a unique fundraising luncheon to benefit American Jewish World Service (AJWS).

Parents Bar/Bat Mitzvah Information Meeting
Monday, May 1st
5 PM

For Religious School families
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.

Shir Chadash ("A New Song")
Friday, May 5th
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.

Fifth Grade Trip to Eldridge Street Synagogue
Sunday, May 7th
9 AM to 12 PM

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

Fifth 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.

Religious School Open House
Sunday, May 7th
9:30 AM to 12 PM

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

Temple member families and nonmembers are invited to join us for a session of our innovative and dynamic weekly program for children in Pre-K through Third Grade. Discover what makes Temple Emanu-El a great place for families to learn and grow! NOTE: Session repeats on Monday, May 8 at 4 PM.

Stitch'n Time
Sunday, May 7th
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.

Religious School Open House
Monday, May 8th
4 PM to 6 PM

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

Temple member families and nonmembers are invited to join us for a session of our innovative and dynamic weekly program for children in Pre-K through Third Grade. Discover what makes Temple Emanu-El a great place for families to learn and grow!

Orchestra of St. Luke's
Monday, May 8th
6:30 PM to 8 PM

VIP admission FREE for temple members
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

After the resounding success of last winter's concert, St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble returns to Temple Emanu-El, performing works by Mozart and Mendelssohn.

Women's Auxiliary Annual Spring Meeting and Luncheon
Thursday, May 11th
12 PM

$35 for Women's Auxiliary/Men's Club members, $45 for all others
One East 65th Street

All temple members and their guests are invited to the Women's Auxiliary annual spring meeting and luncheon, which includes the election of board members and officers. This year's speaker will be Bill Goldstein, host of the TV segment "Bill's Books" on NBC's "Weekend Today in New York." RSVP by May 8.

Hershey Felder as Leonard Bernstein in Maestro
Monday, May 15th
7:30 PM to 9 PM

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

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT.

A Musical Evening in Honor of Yom Ha'Atzmaut
Tuesday, May 16th
7:30 PM

$75 per person
One East 65th Street

All are invited to this special program in honor of Israel Independence Day. The evening will feature music by Schumann, Brahms and Shor. Ticket price includes a wine-and-cheese reception with the artists. Proceeds benefit Temple Emanu-El.

Annual Meeting of the Congregation
Thursday, May 18th
6 PM

All temple members are encouraged to attend
One East 65th Street

This year's annual meeting once again will be held after the Sunset Service.

Shabbat Service Honoring the Department of Lifelong Learning
Friday, May 19th
6 PM

$45 per family by May 15, $65 after May 15; $15 for teens
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

All temple members are invited to join us for a Shabbat Worship Service honoring the Department of Lifelong Learning's 10th Anniversary. The service will be followed by a Shabbat dinner for Religious School and Nursery School families and a dessert reception for our Religious School With Honors participants. Payment for dinner is required.

Emanu-El Cares: Community as Family
Monday, May 22nd
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.

Shavuot Services and Confirmation (5777)
May 30th - May 31st
6 PM/10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

All are invited to Eve of Shavuot and Shavuot services. No tickets are required. The May 31 service is a Yizkor service.

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