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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.

Prom Wishes
Nov 13th - Dec 16th
Volunteers are needed

Pick a "wish" and help to give back to the greater community as you replenish the world with kindness.

Holiday Toy Drive for CHAM
Nov 21st - Dec 16th

Drop off unwrapped toys to One East 65th or 10 East 66th

Please help make the holiday season brighter for children receiving treatment for various illnesses at Children's Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx.

All About Golda: The Retrospective
Thursday, Dec 8th
7 PM

FREE ($18 for Reserved Section + Action Figure)
10 East 66th Street

This is a rare opportunity to hear directly from people who worked with Golda, are related to her, or have thoroughly researched her life and many achievements. The program will conclude with a special performance by the legendary Israeli singer Yehoram Gaon. To mark the 38th anniversary of Golda Meir's death, Shaul Rahabi, Golda Meir's grandson, will lead us in lighting a yahrzeit candle.

Baby Shabbat
Friday, Dec 9th
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.

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

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Friday D'var Torah: Rabbinic Intern Tarlan Rabizadeh. Saturday Sermon: Rabbi Joshua Davidson.

Celebrate Golda and Welcome our New Members
Sunday, Dec 11th

Bernard Museum – Second Floor

Between the performances of Golda's Balcony, please join us in welcoming our new members with for a special cocktail reception. December 11 ~ 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM Bernard Museum of Judaica - Second Floor One East 65th Street RSVP to membership@emanuelnyc.org or 212-744-1400.

Modernity and New Jewish Identities
Sunday, Dec 11th
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: Dr. Frederick Roden.

Stitch'n Time
Sunday, Dec 11th
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.

Tovah Feldshuh: GOLDA'S BALCONY
Sunday, Dec 11th
3 PM and 7 PM

FREE for temple members, $45 general admission
10 East 66th Street

Four-time Tony nominee for Best Actress Tovah Feldshuh revives her brilliant performance as Golda Meir in the one-woman show, GOLDA'S BALCONY, for which she was recognized with the Helen Hayes Award and a visit with the president of the United States.

Golda's Balcony: Religious School Family Dinner
Sunday, Dec 11th
5:30 PM to 7 PM

There is no fee for dinner, but reservations are needed.
One East 65th Street

Following the matinee performance of "Golda's Balcony," Religious School and teen families are invited to join the Department of Lifelong Learning for a light dinner. QUESTIONS? Call the Religious School at (212) 507-9546.

Club 65: All About Golda
Tuesday, Dec 13th
11 AM

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

For its December event, Club 65 welcomes Bernard Museum Curator Warren Klein, who will provide an in-depth look at "All About Golda," about the life of Israel's fourth Prime Minister and the subject of many of our fall 2016 Skirball programs.

An Afternoon With Designer Michael Aram
Tuesday, Dec 13th
3 PM

$35 for Women's Auxiliary members, $45 for all others
136 West 18th Street

This internationally renowned designer will discuss his works and inspirations. Includes a wine-and-cheese reception. Space is limited. RSVP by December 8. (Sponsored by the Women's Auxiliary)

Sabbath Services
Dec 16th - Dec 17th
6 PM/10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Friday Guest Sermon: Roberta Kaplan (Human Rights Shabbat). Saturday Sermon: Rabbinic Intern Shira Gluck.

Human Rights Shabbat
Friday, Dec 16th
6 PM

All are invited to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Temple Emanu-El is pleased to welcome as a guest speaker at Sabbath services, renowned litigator, author and civil rights advocate Roberta Kaplan -- the architect of "United States v. Windsor," the landmark Supreme Court case that resulted in DOMA being declared unconstitutional. An extended Oneg Shabbat and conversation will follow. Guests are welcome.

Young Artists Concert
Sunday, Dec 18th
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 second performer of the year is Jiacheng Xiong. RSVP to EmanuelSkirballNYC.org.

Emanu-El Cares: Community as Family
Monday, Dec 19th
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, Dec 20th
5 PM

Open to temple members only
405 East 73rd Street

This event has been CANCELED, as Ronald McDonald House is undergoing renovation.

Sabbath Services
Dec 23rd - Dec 24th
6 PM/10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Friday D'var Torah: Rabbi Allison Tick Brill. Saturday Sermon: To Be Determined.

Chanukah (5777)
Dec 24th - Jan 1st
First candle is lit December 24; last candle is lit December 31.

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.

Shir Chadash ("A New Song")
Friday, Jan 6th
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.

The Ben-Gurion Legacy
Sunday, Jan 8th
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: Dr. Shlomo Gabbay.

The First Jewish Americans: Freedom and Culture in the New World
Tuesday, Jan 10th
10:30 AM

$20 for Women's Auxiliary and Men's Club members, $30 for all others
One East 65th Street

Dive deep into the story of the first Jewish Americans through exploration of portraits, documents, manuscripts and ritual objects. RSVP by January 6. (Sponsored by the Women's Auxiliary)

Remembering Dr. King/Pulpit Exchange
Jan 13th - Jan 15th
6 PM/11:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary/132 Odell Clark Place

To commemorate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Temple Emanu-El hosts a special worship service on the Sabbath of Dr. King's birthday. Our guests are the Reverend Dr. Calvin O. Butts III and the Abyssinian Baptist Church Choir. A special Oneg Shabbat reception will follow. On Sunday, Rabbi Davidson will preach at Abyssinian Baptist Church; temple members are encouraged to attend.

Young Artists Concert
Sunday, Jan 15th
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 third performer of the year is Aristo Sham. RSVP to EmanuelSkirballNYC.org.

Art in Jersey City? Who Knew!
Tuesday, Jan 17th
Check in: 9 AM / Departure: 9:30 AM (from One East 65th Street)

$55 for Women's Auxiliary and Men's Club members, $65 for all others
Mana Contemporary (888 Newark Ave., Jersey City)

Founded in 2011, Mana Contemporary is one of the largest and most innovative contemporary art organizations in the United States. Mana's integrated hive structure allows for the exchange of ideas between artists and art-world luminaries. Lunch served on premises. Round-trip transportation provided. Space is limited. RSVP by January 12. (Sponsored by the Women's Auxiliary)

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!

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.

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.

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