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World Zionist Congress Elections
Jan 13th - Apr 30th
$5 for ages 17 to 29,
$10 for 30 and older

Temple Emanu-El invites you to strengthen Reform Judaism in Israel by voting in the World Zionist Congress elections. Voting may be completed online or by paper ballot. It is open to all American Jews who will be 18 or older in 2015.

Project Prom
Feb 1st - Apr 24th
Starting February 1, donations will be collected; volunteers needed April 19 - 24


Donations may be dropped off to either lobby

Temple Emanu-El's Tikkun Olam Committee once again will be running "Project Prom" in partnership with Gala Gear. Donations will be collected starting February 1. Volunteers will be needed in April for set-up and to assist the girls with their dress selections.

Talking to Your Child About God
Sunday, Feb 1st
11:15 AM

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

Temple Emanu-El's Department of Lifelong Learning offers this special program for parents of Religious School students. Attendance is free. RSVP to (212) 744-1400, ext. 334. NOTE: Session repeats Wednesday, February 4 at 5:30 PM.

Talking to Your Child About God
Monday, Feb 2nd
5:30 PM

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

NOTE: THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Emanu-El Reads Book Discussion
Tuesday, Feb 3rd
12:30 PM to 2 PM

A light lunch will be served (Charge: $10 per person)
One East 65th Street

Temple members are invited to discuss "The Story of the Jews" by Simon Schama, our Emanu-El Reads selection for this year. Temple Librarian Elizabeth Stabler will be leading the discussion. This session is co-sponsored by the Stettenheim Library and Women's Auxiliary and will include a light lunch for a charge of $10 per person. RSVP by January 30.

Men's Club Book Group
Wednesday, Feb 4th
8:30 AM

Open to all Temple members
One East 65th Street

Our February selection will be "The Innocents" by Francesca Segal, winner of the 2012 Costa First Novel Award, the 2013 National Jewish Book Award for Fiction, the 2013 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, a 2013 Betty Trask Award, the 2013 Harold U. Ribalow Prize and the 2013 Premio Letterario Edoardo Kihlgren Opera Prima in Milan. It also was long-listed for the 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize).

Talking to Your Child About God
Wednesday, Feb 4th
5:30 PM

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

Temple Emanu-El's Department of Lifelong Learning offers this special program for parents of Religious School students. Attendance is free. RSVP to (212) 744-1400, ext. 334.

My Promised Land with Ari Shavit
Wednesday, Feb 4th
7 PM

Free for Temple members and AIPAC Club members; $18 for all others; $75 for pre-reception and a signed book
10 East 66th Street

The Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center welcomes New York Times best-selling author Ari Shavit, who will discuss "My Promised Land," named one of the best books of the year by the New York Times Book Review and The Economist. Book signing to follow. RSVP to EmanuelSkirballNYC.org.

Senior Youth Group: Midnight Run
Friday, Feb 6th
5:45 PM


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.

Sabbath Services
Feb 6th - Feb 7th
6 PM/10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Sabbath services at Temple Emanu-El are held Friday evenings at 6 PM (EST/EDT) and Saturday mornings at 10:30 AM in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street). An organ recital precedes Friday evening services, starting at 5:45 PM, and Saturday morning services, starting at 10:15 AM.

Family Dinner & Shabbat Kodesh Family Worship Service
Friday, Feb 6th
6 PM (Dinner)/7 PM (Service)

$40 per family for reservations made by February 2
One East 65th Street/Beth-El Chapel

At Shabbat Kodesh Family Worship Services, we sing Hebrew prayers with lively melodies and experience the weekly Torah reading through interpretation and storytelling. All ages are welcome to attend. A Family Dinner precedes this month's service; a delicious dessert Oneg Shabbat follows. Reservations for dinner are required. NOTE: We will honor our Religious School faculty at the worship service.

Young Families: Tot Shabbat
Saturday, Feb 7th
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 our youngest Temple members (preschool and Nursery School students) and their families. RSVP by February 6.

From Princeton to Pitching to Purim: How One Ballplayer Came to Choose Judaism
Sunday, Feb 8th
10 AM to 12 PM

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

The Men's Club cordially invites all Temple members and their guests to brunch with former MLB pitcher Bob Tufts, one of only six major league players to convert to Judaism during their playing careers. Rabbi Joshua Davidson will interview Mr. Tufts about his path to "becoming American through baseball and Judaism."

Sixth Grade Parent Bar/Bat Mitzvah Meeting
Sunday, Feb 8th
11 AM

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

This event is for parents of Sixth Grade students who are approaching the age of becoming a bar or bat mitzvah. The meeting will be held during the final hour of Religious School. NOTE: THIS SESSION WILL REPEAT ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11 AT 5 PM.

Stitch'n Time
Sunday, Feb 8th
11 AM to 2 PM

Open to Temple members only
One East 65th Street

Stitch'n Time is a volunteer program at which individuals knit or crochet items for various organizations in need.

Emanu-El Reads Book Discussion
Tuesday, Feb 10th
11 AM to 12:30 PM

Attendance is open to all Temple members
One East 65th Street

Temple members are invited to discuss "The Story of the Jews" by Simon Schama, our Emanu-El Reads selection for this year. Temple Librarian Elizabeth Stabler will be leading the discussion. This session is co-sponsored by the Stettenheim Library and Club 65.

Stettenheim Literary Circle
Wednesday, Feb 11th
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 "Mary Coin: A Novel" by award-winning author Marisa Silver. Inspired by "Migrant Mother," the iconic Depression-era photograph snapped by Dorothea Lange in 1936, Silver reimagines the lives of both the photographer and the subject. (Note: Our 1 PM session is co-sponsored by the Women's Auxiliary.)

Sixth Grade Parent Bar/Bat Mitzvah Meeting
Wednesday, Feb 11th
5 PM

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

This event is for parents of Sixth Grade students who are approaching the age of becoming a bar or bat mitzvah. The meeting will be held during the final hour of Religious School.

Sabbath Services
Feb 13th - Feb 14th
6 PM/10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Sabbath services at Temple Emanu-El are held Friday evenings at 6 PM (EST/EDT) and Saturday mornings at 10:30 AM in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street). An organ recital precedes Friday evening services, starting at 5:45 PM, and Saturday morning services, starting at 10:15 AM.

Saviv Shabbat & Oneg
Friday, Feb 13th
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 with other young professionals to celebrate Shabbat and 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.

Baby Shabbat
Friday, Feb 20th
9:15 AM to 9:45 AM

Admission is FREE
One East 65th Street

NOTE: THIS EVENT UNFORTUNATELY HAS BEEN CANCELED. PLEASE JOIN US ON APRIL 24 FOR OUR FINAL SESSION.

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

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Sabbath services at Temple Emanu-El are held Friday evenings at 6 PM (EST/EDT) and Saturday mornings at 10:30 AM in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street). An organ recital precedes Friday evening services, starting at 5:45 PM, and Saturday morning services, starting at 10:15 AM. ON FRIDAY EVENING, WE WILL BE JOINED BY A SPECIAL GUEST: HIS EMINENCE, TIMOTHY CARDINAL DOLAN.

The Story of Prayer
Sunday, Feb 22nd
9:30 AM

Attendance is free, but reservations are required.
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. RSVP to family@emanuelnyc.org. NOTE: THIS SESSION REPEATS ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23 at 4 PM.

Mini-Mitzvah Day
Sunday, Feb 22nd
12 PM


10 East 66th Street (Blumenthal Hall)

All Temple members and their families are invited to lend a helping hand as we prepare mishloach manot for seniors.

The Story of Prayer
Monday, Feb 23rd
4 PM

Attendance is free, but reservations are required.
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. RSVP to family@emanuelnyc.org.

Ronald McDonald House
Tuesday, Feb 24th
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. Participants must register with the Women's Auxiliary: (212) 744-1400, ext. 235.

Shir Chadash ("A New Song")
Friday, Feb 27th
6 PM

All are welcome to attend
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. This month's service will be led by Rabbi Amy Ehrlich.

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

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Sabbath services at Temple Emanu-El are held Friday evenings at 6 PM (EST/EDT) and Saturday mornings at 10:30 AM in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street). An organ recital precedes Friday evening services, starting at 5:45 PM, and Saturday morning services, starting at 10:15 AM.

Community Sabbath Dinner
Friday, Feb 27th
7:15 PM

$45 for Women's Auxiliary and Men's Club members; $55 for all others/guests
One East 65th Street

All Temple members are invited to a community Sabbath dinner sponsored by the Women's Auxiliary. Guest speaker: Rabbi Dr. Alvin Kass, chief chaplain of the New York City Police Department. RSVP by February 23.

Men's Club Book Group
Wednesday, Mar 4th
8:30 AM

Open to all Temple members
One East 65th Street

Our March selection will be "The Merchant of Venice" by William Shakespeare, one of the most studied and performed of Shakespeare's plays.

Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge From the Holocaust
Thursday, Mar 5th
6 PM to 8:30 PM

$60 for Women's Auxiliary and Men's Club members; $70 for all others/guests
Consulate General of the Republic of the Philippines (556 Fifth Avenue, between 45th and 46th streets)

The Women's Auxiliary, in cooperation with the Consulate General of the Republic of the Philippines, cordially invites all Temple members and their guests to a reception and screening of the documentary film "Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge From the Holocaust."

Sabbath Services
Mar 6th - Mar 7th
6 PM/10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Sabbath services at Temple Emanu-El are held Friday evenings at 6 PM (EST/EDT) and Saturday mornings at 10:30 AM in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street). An organ recital precedes Friday evening services, starting at 5:45 PM, and Saturday morning services, starting at 10:15 AM. PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Larry Hoffman will speak at the Friday evening service in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary and during a dinner, after the Oneg Shabbat, about "The Legacy of Classical Reform Judaism and the Promise of the 21st Century."

Shabbat Kodesh Family Worship Service
Friday, Mar 6th
6 PM


Lowenstein Sanctuary (10 East 66th Street)

PLEASE NOTE OUR SPECIAL START TIME AND LOCATION. SPECIAL GUEST: DR. LARRY HOFFMAN. As part of our Visioning efforts, this month's service will be followed by a congregational dinner with Dr. Hoffman. Families are encouraged to attend. Special activities will be offered for children in attendance. (Charge for dinner: $36 per family, $18 per additional adult)

Visioning Shabbat With Rabbi Larry Hoffman
Friday, Mar 6th
6 PM (Service)/7:15 PM (Dinner)

Charge for dinner: $18 per adult, $36 per family
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary/One East 65th Street

All Temple members are invited when we once again welcome Dr. Larry Hoffman, who will speak at both the 6 PM service in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary and the 6 PM Shabbat Kodesh service, and afterward at a Shabbat dinner, about "The Legacy of Classical Reform Judaism and the Promise of the 21st Century." This special evening will be a continuation of the visioning process, an opportunity to learn about trends in Reform Judaism, and a chance to share ideas about our future. Reservations for dinner are required.

Fifth Grade Bar/Bat Mitzvah Mini-Retreat
Sunday, Mar 8th
12:30 PM (preceded by an optional lunch at noon)

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

This event is for fifth grade families only. Our mini-retreats provide dynamic and interactive activities to help families gain a deeper understanding of the history and values underlying the bar/bat mitzvah ceremony, as well as the tools to infuse the process with meaning.

Stettenheim Literary Circle
Wednesday, Mar 11th
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 "The Invention of Wings," from the celebrated author of "The Secret Life of Bees"...a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom and the desire to have a voice in the world. (Note: Our 1 PM session is co-sponsored by the Women's Auxiliary.)

Sabbath Services
Mar 13th - Mar 14th
6 PM/10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Sabbath services at Temple Emanu-El are held Friday evenings at 6 PM (EST/EDT) and Saturday mornings at 10:30 AM in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street). An organ recital precedes Friday evening services, starting at 5:45 PM, and Saturday morning services, starting at 10:15 AM.

Young Artists Concert
Sunday, Mar 15th
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 final performer of the year is Yen Yu ("Jenny") Chen.

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

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Sabbath services at Temple Emanu-El are held Friday evenings at 6 PM (EST/EDT) and Saturday mornings at 10:30 AM in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street). An organ recital precedes Friday evening services, starting at 5:45 PM, and Saturday morning services, starting at 10:15 AM.

Ronald McDonald House
Tuesday, Mar 24th
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. Participants must register with the Women's Auxiliary: (212) 744-1400, ext. 235.

Shir Chadash ("A New Song")
Friday, Mar 27th
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!

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

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Sabbath services at Temple Emanu-El are held Friday evenings at 6 PM (EST/EDT) and Saturday mornings at 10:30 AM in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street). An organ recital precedes Friday evening services, starting at 5:45 PM, and Saturday morning services, starting at 10:15 AM.

Women's Seder
Sunday, Mar 29th
6 PM

$75 per person
One East 65th Street

All women of the Temple are invited to participate in our second annual Women's Seder, a journey of celebration and remembrance led by women for women. Details will be forthcoming.

Sabbath Services
Apr 3rd - Apr 4th
6 PM/10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Sabbath services at Temple Emanu-El are held Friday evenings at 6 PM (EST/EDT) and Saturday mornings at 10:30 AM in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street). An organ recital precedes Friday evening services, starting at 5:45 PM, and Saturday morning services, starting at 10:15 AM.

Sabbath Services
Apr 10th - Apr 11th
6 PM/10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Sabbath services at Temple Emanu-El are held Friday evenings at 6 PM (EST/EDT) and Saturday mornings at 10:30 AM in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street). An organ recital precedes Friday evening services, starting at 5:45 PM, and Saturday morning services, starting at 10:15 AM.

Sabbath Services
Apr 17th - Apr 18th
6 PM/10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Sabbath services at Temple Emanu-El are held Friday evenings at 6 PM (EST/EDT) and Saturday mornings at 10:30 AM in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street). An organ recital precedes Friday evening services, starting at 5:45 PM, and Saturday morning services, starting at 10:15 AM.

Sabbath Services
Apr 24th - Apr 25th
6 PM/10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Sabbath services at Temple Emanu-El are held Friday evenings at 6 PM (EST/EDT) and Saturday mornings at 10:30 AM in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street). An organ recital precedes Friday evening services, starting at 5:45 PM, and Saturday morning services, starting at 10:15 AM.

Sabbath Services
May 1st - May 2nd
6 PM/10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Sabbath services at Temple Emanu-El are held Friday evenings at 6 PM (EST/EDT) and Saturday mornings at 10:30 AM in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street). An organ recital precedes Friday evening services, starting at 5:45 PM, and Saturday morning services, starting at 10:15 AM.

Sabbath Services
May 8th - May 9th
6 PM/10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Sabbath services at Temple Emanu-El are held Friday evenings at 6 PM (EST/EDT) and Saturday mornings at 10:30 AM in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street). An organ recital precedes Friday evening services, starting at 5:45 PM, and Saturday morning services, starting at 10:15 AM.

Sabbath Services
May 15th - May 16th
6 PM/10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Sabbath services at Temple Emanu-El are held Friday evenings at 6 PM (EST/EDT) and Saturday mornings at 10:30 AM in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street). An organ recital precedes Friday evening services, starting at 5:45 PM, and Saturday morning services, starting at 10:15 AM.

Sabbath Services
May 22nd - May 23rd
6 PM/10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Sabbath services at Temple Emanu-El are held Friday evenings at 6 PM (EST/EDT) and Saturday mornings at 10:30 AM in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street). An organ recital precedes Friday evening services, starting at 5:45 PM, and Saturday morning services, starting at 10:15 AM.

Sabbath Services
May 29th - May 30th
6 PM/10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Sabbath services at Temple Emanu-El are held Friday evenings at 6 PM (EST/EDT) and Saturday mornings at 10:30 AM in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street). An organ recital precedes Friday evening services, starting at 5:45 PM, and Saturday morning services, starting at 10:15 AM.

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