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An Evening with Hillary Rodham Clinton
Aug 16th - Aug 21st
Pre-Sale for temple members

$125 (include a copy of her book)
One East 65th Street

In a discussion of her new memoir, Secretary Clinton will describe what she was thinking and feeling during an election marked by exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, and an opponent who broke all the rules. A limited number of VIP tickets, including a pre-reception, are available by calling (212) 507-9580. Tickets open to the general public on August 21.

An Evening with General Colin Powell
Aug 16th - Aug 21st
Pre-Sale for temple members

$99 (open seating)
One East 65th Street

Temple Emanu-El is pleased to welcome one of the most celebrated statesmen of our time. A limited number of VIP tickets, including a pre-reception, are available by calling (212) 507-9580. Tickets open to the general public on August 21.

Sabbath Services
Aug 25th - Aug 26th
6 PM | 10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
Beth-El Chapel

Friday D'var Torah: Rabbi Amy Ehrlich. Saturday Sermon: Rabbi Joshua Davidson. Please note: Sabbath services move to the Beth-El Chapel for the summer. We will return to the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary in September.

First Sunday of Religious School
Sunday, Sep 10th
9:30 AM to 12 PM

For students in Pre-K through Grade 7
10 East 66th Street

Our first day of classes includes a reception for all parents and an opening assembly for students in Grades 3 through 7, with their families.

Shofar Blowing Workshop #1
Sunday, Sep 10th
12 PM to 1 PM

Registration is requested
10 East 66th Street

Religious School-age students are invited to practice their skills so that they can blow the shofar at Rosh Hashanah family services! A second session will be held on Sunday, September 17. Students must attend both sessions.

First Monday of Religious School
Monday, Sep 11th
4 PM to 6 PM

For students in Pre-K through Grade 7
10 East 66th Street

Our first day of classes includes a reception for all parents and an opening assembly for students in Grades 3 through 7, with their families.

Family Dinner & Shabbat Kodesh Service
Friday, Sep 15th
6 PM (Dinner)/7 PM (Service)

$55 per family by September 11, $75 after September 11; $15 for teens
One East 65th Street/Beth-El Chapel

Start the new year by joining old friends and new families for Shabbat! We look forward to welcoming you back — or for the first time — to our first Family Dinner of the year, followed by our Shabbat Kodesh Worship Service. All temple families are welcome to attend. Reservations for dinner are required.

Selichot Service (5777)
Saturday, Sep 16th
8 PM

No tickets required
Beth-El Chapel

Coming from the Hebrew word for "forgiveness," Selichot involves the recitation of penitential prayers that are the work of medieval liturgical poets. The liturgy and music of the Selichot service are intended to instill a mood of solemnity that serves as a prelude to the sacred themes of the High Holy Day season.

Stitch'n Time
Sunday, Sep 17th
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. Delicious light refreshments are served.

Hebrew Technology Orientation
Sunday, Sep 17th
11:30 AM to 12 PM

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

This program is for Religious School parents of our ALL Third Grade and NEW Fourth Grade students. RSVP to (212) 507-9546 or school@emanuelnyc.org. Session repeats on Monday, September 18 at 5:30 PM.

Shofar Blowing Workshop #2
Sunday, Sep 17th
12 PM to 1 PM

Registration is requested
10 East 66th Street

The second of our two practice sessions for Religious School-age students.

LEGO Drive
Sep 18th - Nov 10th
A Tikkun Olam activity
Open to all temple members

Through the efforts of Brick Dreams, Temple Emanu-El will be collecting used LEGO BRICKS of all sizes. Brick Dreams collects and redistributes LEGO bricks to children in need. On Sunday, November 12, at our annual Mitzvah Day, all the LEGO BRICKS will be sorted by size and then distributed. Donations may be dropped off at either One East 65th Street or 10 East 66th Street.

Hebrew Technology Orientation
Monday, Sep 18th
5:30 PM to 6 PM

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

This program is for Religious School parents of our ALL Third Grade and NEW Fourth Grade students. RSVP to (212) 507-9546 or school@emanuelnyc.org.

Rosh Hashanah Services (5778)
Sep 20th - Sep 21st
5:30 PM/8 PM/10 AM

Tickets required for entry, except where noted
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.

Shir Chadash Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
Wednesday, Sep 20th
8 PM

Tickets required for entry
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
Thursday, Sep 21st
9 AM to 9:30 AM

Tickets required for entry
Greenwald Chapel (One East 65th Street)

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

A Discussion of Critical Issues Facing Israel Today
Thursday, Sep 21st
12:30 PM

Open seating
Leon Lowenstein Sanctuary (10 East 66th Street)

All temple members are invited to join us for a special event with Ambassador Dani Dayan, Consul General of Israel in New York. Seating is open.

Rosh Hashanah Teen Worship Service
Thursday, Sep 21st
12:30 PM

Tickets required for entry
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
Thursday, Sep 21st
2:30 PM

Tickets required for entry
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. This service is geared for elementary children and pre-teens, their families and their guests.

Reconciliation and Forgiveness: Bereaved Israeli and Palestinian Parents for Peace
Friday, Sep 22nd
6 PM

All are invited to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the season of reconciliation and forgiveness, join Temple Emanu-El for a moving Shabbat Shuvah service with representatives from the Parents Circle, an organization consisting of more than 600 Palestinian and Israeli families who have lost loved ones during the Middle East conflict but remain committed to finding a path out of violence.

The Blessings of Bread, Part 1: Challah Baking
Sunday, Sep 24th
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 challah...and make their own to enjoy! Session repeats on Monday, September 25 at 4 PM.

Annual Coat Drive
Sep 25th - Dec 15th
A Tikkun Olam activity
Open to all temple members

Donations of gently used coats, jackets, hats, scarves and gloves (no other clothing, please) will help to make the decision an easier one. Collected items will benefit New York Cares. Donations may be dropped off at either One East 65th Street or 10 East 66th Street.

The Blessings of Bread, Part 1: Challah Baking
Monday, Sep 25th
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 challah...and make their own to enjoy!

Parent Happy Hour
Tuesday, Sep 26th
6:30 PM to 8 PM

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

Come join with other parents as we raise a glass to the start of another successful year! This is a chance to socialize with your friends and meet other Emanu-El parents of children in grades Pre-K through 12. RSVP to school@emanuelnyc.org.

Yom Kippur Services (5778)
Sep 29th - Sep 30th
5:30 PM/8 PM/9:45 AM/2:15 PM/3:30 PM

Tickets required for entry, except where noted
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. No tickets are required for the community services.

Shir Chadash Erev Yom Kippur Service
Friday, Sep 29th
5:30 PM

Tickets required for entry
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
Saturday, Sep 30th
9 AM to 9:30 AM

Tickets required for entry
Greenwald Chapel (One East 65th Street)

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

Yom Kippur Study Sessions
Saturday, Sep 30th
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Open to all congregants and their guests
10 East 66th Street (Sixth Floor)

After the Yom Kippur morning service, learn, study and reflect at one of the sessions led by scholars of the temple.

Yom Kippur Teen Worship Service
Saturday, Sep 30th
12:30 PM

Tickets required for entry
Beth-El Chapel

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

Yom Kippur Family Worship Service
Saturday, Sep 30th
2 PM

Tickets required for entry
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

A service for elementary children and pre-teens, their families and their guests, followed by activities in the Bernard Museum. Only one ticket is needed per family.

Yom Kippur Avodah Service
Saturday, Sep 30th
2:15 PM

Open seating
Leon Lowenstein Sanctuary

Our Avodah service will be led by Rabbi Stephen Franklin and Cantorial Soloist Steven Fox.

Yom Kippur Afternoon Services
Saturday, Sep 30th
3:30 PM

Tickets required for entry
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

We will mark the end of Yom Kippur as one community with our full clergy in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary. To best serve all who are planning to attend on Yom Kippur afternoon, we ask that you send us confirmation of your attendance. Please call (212) 507-9514 or email YKafternoon@emanuelnyc.org.

Stitch'n Time
Sunday, Oct 8th
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. Delicious light refreshments are served.

Jewish Broadway Sing-along
Monday, Oct 16th
7:30 PM to 9 PM

$36 per person ($45 after June 9)
10 East 66th Street

Hershey Felder returns this fall to lead us in songs from "Fiddler on the Roof," "Cabaret," "South Pacific," "Oklahoma," "West Side Story," "Porgy & Bess" and many more at this special one-night-only event.

An Evening With Mel Brooks
Thursday, Oct 19th
7 PM to 8:30 PM

$99 for temple members | $375 for VIP admission
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Join us for a rare one-night performance by Mel Brooks of stand-up comedy, film clips and personal stories about growing up Jewish in Brooklyn, working the Catskills and his extraordinary career as an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and and Tony winning actor, producer and director.

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