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Upcoming Events

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
Apr 19th - Apr 22nd

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

Project Prom is back on! Set-up will be Sunday, April 19 at 1 PM in Wise Hall. The boutique will be open on Tuesday and Wednesday. Those interested in volunteering should contact tikkunolam@emanuelnyc.org.

Holocaust Remembrance Program
Sunday, Apr 19th
9:30 AM (Tefilah)/10 AM to 12 PM (Speaker)

There is no charge for this event
Lowenstein Sanctuary (10 East 66th)/I.M. Wise Hall (One East 65th)

Religious School students (Grade 5 through 7) and parents of ALL Religious School students are invited to attend this annual program. Our guest speaker will be child survivor Dori Katz. NOTE: Students will dismiss from 65th Street on this day.

David and David: Torah as Art
Sunday, Apr 19th
10:30 AM

Admission is FREE
One East 65th Street

In conjunction with the Bernard Museum's spring exhibition, "Visualizing the Bible: Works by David Wander," New York artist David Wander discusses his biblical studies with professor David Kraemer. RSVP to EmanuelSkirballNYC.org.

Annual Gathering of Remembrance
Sunday, Apr 19th
2 PM to 4 PM

Tickets are required for entrance
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street)

The Annual Gathering of Remembrance is a commemoration of the 6 million who died during the Holocaust. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the camps and the end of the war. A limited number of tickets are available to Temple members. To obtain tickets, Temple members only should call Mark Heutlinger at (212) 744-1400, ext. 311. All others should call the Museum of Jewish Heritage at (646) 437-4227. A voluntary contribution of $36 per person is recommended, but any donation will help to defray the cost of the event.

A Very Special Mitzvah...
Tuesday, Apr 21st
10 AM to 12 PM


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

Temple members are needed on three dates to work alongside three special-needs young adults from AHRC Fisher Center to prepare meal bags for hungry New Yorkers.

178 Years of the Little Blue Box
Tuesday, Apr 21st
Check-in at 10:15 AM/Tour begins at 10:30 AM

$55 for Women's Auxiliary members; $65 for all others
Tiffany & Co. (727 Fifth Avenue at 57th Street)

Join the Women's Auxiliary for an insider's tour at Tiffany's in their exclusive by-appointment-only, private jewelry salon designed by architect Robert A.M. Stern. Space is limited to the first 35 registrants.

Baby Shabbat
Friday, Apr 24th
9:15 AM to 9:45 AM

Admission is FREE
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street)

New this year...Baby Shabbat, 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.

All-Access Pass: Sanctuary Tour
Friday, Apr 24th
4:30 PM (Tour)/6 PM (Shir Chadash)

Attendance is free, but reservations are required.
Enter at One East 65th Street

Families of all Religious School students are invited for a unique Shabbat experience that includes an intimate, insider's view of our Fifth Avenue Sanctuary led by the people who know it best. Reservations are required.

Shir Chadash ("A New Song")
Friday, Apr 24th
6 PM


Lowenstein Sanctuary (10 East 66th Street)

This monthly service features a contemporary liturgy interspersed with Chasidic tales and other teachings. The music, led by a vocalist and instrumentalists, is informal and participatory. All are welcome!

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. Friday D'var Torah: Rabbinic Intern Alexis Pinsky; Saturday Sermon: Rabbinic Intern Carlie Daniels

AJWS Teen Benefit
Saturday, Apr 25th
9 PM

Various Ticket Prices
Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street)

Emanu-El teens chair benefit to raise money for the American Jewish World Service. All are encouraged to make a donation, including items for the raffle or gift bags.

Third Grade Parents Bar/Bat Mitzvah Meeting
Sunday, Apr 26th
11:15 AM

RSVP to school@emanuelnyc.org
10 East 66th Street

This event is for parents of third grade students who are approaching the age of becoming a bar or bat mitzvah. Session will repeat on Monday, April 27 at 5:15 PM.

Seventh Grade Bar/Bat Mitzvah Mini-Retreat...In Sixth Grade
Sunday, Apr 26th
12:30 PM (preceded by an optional lunch at noon)

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

The Seventh Grade Mini-Retreat is an integral part of the collaboration between clergy, families and staff to make the bar or bat mitzvah experience a meaningful and empowering one. This program is only for families of sixth graders whose b'nei mitzvah services have been scheduled for the spring, summer and fall of 2015. An optional lunch will be held at noon.

Third Grade Parents Bar/Bat Mitzvah Meeting
Monday, Apr 27th
5:15 PM

RSVP to school@emanuelnyc.org
10 East 66th Street

This event is for parents of third grade students who are approaching the age of becoming a bar or bat mitzvah.

The Chutzpah Imperative
Monday, Apr 27th
7 PM

Admission is FREE
One East 65th Street

Rabbi Edward Feinstein, noted inspirational speaker, author and educator, leads this session about a uniquely Jewish virtue and a message we urgently need to relearn. RSVP to EmanuelSkirballNYC.org.

Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be
Wednesday, Apr 29th
7 PM

Admission is FREE
10 East 66th Street

In a conversation with Abigail Pogrebin, "New York Times" op-ed columnist and bestselling author Frank Bruni will discuss an antidote to the college admissions mania. RSVP to EmanuelSkirballNYC.org.

Ronald McDonald House
Thursday, Apr 30th
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.

Preview of Religious School
Friday, May 1st
12 PM to 1:30 PM

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

Ever wonder what the Religious School program at Temple Emanu-El is like? Well, here's your chance! Come experience a "Preview of Religious School" on May 1 and May 15 from 12 PM to 1:30 PM. Discover what makes Temple Emanu-El a great place for families to learn and grow!

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. Join us for a special Oneg Shabbat after services on Friday when we will celebrate the promotions of Rabbi Amy Ehrlich and Rabbi Benjamin Zeidman.

My Personal Theological Journey
Sunday, May 3rd
11 AM to 1:30 PM

$50 per person (includes lunch)
One East 65th Street

Dr. Neil Gillman, professor emeritus of Jewish Philosophy at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York and a leading Conservative theologian, will reflect on his theological journey from 1950s Quebec to the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he was the first North American scholar to hold a position in Jewish theology. This lecture will reveal the evolution of his intellectual path. RSVP to EmanuelSkirballNYC.org.

Stitch'n Time
Sunday, May 3rd
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.

Screening of “Crossing the Line 2”
Monday, May 4th
7 PM to 8:30 PM

Admission is FREE, but registration is required
One East 65th Street

Parents and high school students are invited to join us, other Upper East Side Reform temples, the Union for Reform Judaism and UJA-Federation for a screening of a new documentary that looks at the rise of anti-Semitism and anti-Israel activity on college campuses. The screening will be followed by a panel of students and professionals that will help us process the film and share their experiences of positive interfaith dialogue on campus. RSVP to youthgroups@emanuelnyc.org.

Men's Club Book Group
Wednesday, May 6th
8:30 AM

Open to all Temple members
One East 65th Street

Our final selection of the program year will be "The Betrayers" by David Bezmozgis, a Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2014, a New Yorker Favorite Book of 2014 and a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice.

Making David Into Goliath
Wednesday, May 6th
7 PM

Admission is FREE
One East 65th Street

Author Joshua Muravchik will explain his theory of why the world has turned against Israel. RSVP to EmanuelSkirballNYC.org.

Women's Auxiliary Annual Spring Meeting & Luncheon
Thursday, May 7th
12 PM

$30 for Women’s Auxiliary/Men's Club members, $40 for nonmembers
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 Persky, award-winning writer, director and producer for "The Dick Van Dyke Show," "That Girl" and "Kate & Allie." RSVP by May 1.

Young Families: Tot Shabbat
Friday, May 8th
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 our youngest Temple members (preschool and Nursery School students) and their families. RSVP by May 7.

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.

Saviv Shabbat and Dinner
Friday, May 8th
7 PM (Doors open/cocktail reception); 7:30 PM (Service, followed by dinner)

Charge is $20 per person
One East 65th Street

Join together 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 dinner. SAVIV IS A PROGRAM FOR TEMPLE MEMBERS AND NONMEMBERS IN THEIR 20s AND 30s.

The Defiant: A True Story
Friday, May 8th
7 PM

$15 per person
One East 65th Street

Following Sabbath services at 6 PM in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary, all Temple members are invited to a special book reading and reception with members of our Russian-speaking Jewish community. RSVP to rsjcommunity@emanuelnyc.org.

Making David Into Goliath
Saturday, May 9th
6 PM

$45 per person
One East 65th Street

On the eve of Mother's Day, celebrate with mom...she's worth it! This evening features: Israeli wine tasting with hors d'oeuvres pairing; Havdalah, led by Helen Saltzman with her daughter, Rabbi Amy Ehrlich; a live performance of "25 Questions for a Jewish Mother" followed by a Q&A with Judy Gold. RSVP to EmanuelSkirballNYC.org.

CLUB 65: A Group for Seniors
Tuesday, May 12th
11 AM

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

At this month's meeting, Temple member Melanie Radley will share excerpts from her book-in-progress, "Ninth and High, the Jewish Address: The Untold Story." Membership in Club 65 is free of charge and open to all Temple members age 65 and forward.

Jews and Genes
Tuesday, May 12th
7 PM

Admission is FREE
One East 65th Street

Rabbi Elliot Dorff and Dr. Laurie Zoloth discuss the release of "Jews and Genes: The Genetic Future in Contemporary Jewish Thought" with Dr. Arthur Caplan. RSVP to EmanuelSkirballNYC.org.

Stettenheim Literary Circle
Wednesday, May 13th
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 "Where'd You Go, Bernadette," the new novel by Maria Semple. (Note: Our 1 PM session is co-sponsored by the Women's Auxiliary.)

Letter From an Unknown Woman: Joseph’s Dream
Thursday, May 14th
7 PM

$18 for Temple Emanu-El members; $30 for all others
One East 65th Street

In our "Master Teacher Series," Dr. Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg explores the rich psychoanalytic layers behind Joseph's dreams. RSVP to EmanuelSkirballNYC.org.

Preview of Religious School
Friday, May 15th
12 PM to 1:30 PM

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

Ever wonder what the Religious School program at Temple Emanu-El is like? Well, here's your chance! Come discover what makes Temple Emanu-El a great place for families to learn and grow!

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. At the Friday evening service we will honor members of our Confirmation class, students who have earned Religious School With Honors, and Seventh and Eighth Grade students who have participated in Mitzvah Corps, Tzedek League and the service trip to New Orleans.

High School Confirmation
Friday, May 15th
6 PM


Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street)

Members of our High School Confirmation Program complete their journey as part of the Friday evening worship service. All are invited to attend. A family dinner for all Temple families follows at 7 PM.

Religious School Family Dinner
Friday, May 15th
7 PM

$40 per family for reservations made by May 11; $60 after May 11
One East 65th Street

All Temple families are invited to join us for our final family dinner of the year after the 6 PM worship service in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary. Religious School With Honors students will be recognized at the service and at the dinner. Reservations required.

Service Learning Awards Ceremony
Friday, May 15th
8 PM


One East 65th Street

Following the Friday evening worship service and family dinner, Seventh Grade Mitzvah Corps and Eighth Grade Tzedek League students, as well as participants of our New Orleans service trip will be recognized for their outstanding accomplishments during the year, including the effect they have had on their local community. Families are invited to attend. Dessert will be served.

Young Families: Rooftop Party
Sunday, May 17th
10 AM to 11:30 AM


10 East 66th Street

Don't miss our end-of-the-year celebration! If it rains, then we'll play inside. RSVP by May 15.

End-of-Year Family Assembly
Sunday, May 17th
11 AM


10 East 66th Street (Lowenstein Auditorium)

Our final Sunday of Religious School will conclude with a Family Assembly. Families are encouraged to join us to celebrate the achievements of our students and for our annual end-of-the-year slide show! At today's event, members of our Teen Benefit Committee will present a check to the American Jewish World Service for funds raised on its behalf. Assemblies also will be held on Monday and Wednesday.

End-of-Year Family Assembly
Monday, May 18th
5 PM


10 East 66th Street (Lowenstein Auditorium)

Our final Monday of Religious School will conclude with a Family Assembly. Families are encouraged to join us to celebrate the achievements of our students and for our annual end-of-the-year slide show!

Exodus: What Really Happened?
Tuesday, May 19th
7 PM

$18 for Temple Emanu-El members; $30 for all others
10 East 66th Street

Richard Elliott Friedman, Th.D., and Rabbi David S. Sperling, Ph.D., discuss divergent views about the Exodus story's historical truths and deconstruct that fateful night in Egypt long ago. Moderated by Rabbi Joshua Davidson. RSVP to EmanuelSkirballNYC.org.

End-of-Year Family Assembly
Wednesday, May 20th
5 PM


10 East 66th Street (Lowenstein Auditorium)

Our final Wednesday of Religious School will conclude with a Family Assembly. Families are encouraged to join us to celebrate the achievements of our students and for our annual end-of-the-year slide show!

Keeping Faith in Rabbis: A Community Conversation
Wednesday, May 20th
7 PM

$20 (includes a copy of the book)
One East 65th Street

Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson, Rabbi David Ellenson and Rabbi Joy Levitt discuss "Keeping Faith in Rabbis: A Community Conversation," moderated by Rabbi Hayim Herring. RSVP to EmanuelSkirballNYC.org.

Men's Club Annual Meeting & Samuel Sacks Achievement Award Reception
Thursday, May 21st
6 PM to 9 PM

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

Each year since 1977, the Men's Club board of directors has established a committee to recommend deserving persons to receive the Samuel Sacks Achievement Award, which recognizes members of the congregation for their service and support of the Temple. The award is presented each year at the Men's Club annual meeting. This year's recipients are Rona Weinstein and Norden Hahn.

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.

Shavuot Services (5775)
May 23rd - May 24th
6 PM/10:30 AM


Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street)

All are invited to Eve of Shavuot and Shavuot services. No tickets are required.

Ronald McDonald House
Tuesday, May 26th
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.

Annual Meeting of the Congregation
Wednesday, May 27th
6 PM


One East 65th Street

This year's annual meeting once again will be held after the Sunset Service. As part of this year's meeting, we will honor MARK H. HEUTLINGER, for his 25 years of service to the congregation. A festive reception will follow. We also will welcome our new assistant rabbi, ALLISON TICK.

The Heart of the Matter
Thursday, May 28th
7 PM

Admission is FREE
One East 65th Street

Arthur Green, professor of Jewish philosophy and religion and rector of the rabbinical school at Hebrew College, discusses studies in Jewish mysticism and theology. RSVP to EmanuelSkirballNYC.org.

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.

Celebrate Israel Pre-Parade Rooftop Party
Sunday, May 31st
9:30 AM

FREE...Registration a MUST!
10 East 66th Street

Temple Emanu-El invites you to celebrate Israel Day at a pre-parade rooftop party with a live DJ, all-you-can-eat falafel bar, Israeli dancing and children's art corner. An optional discussion and Q&A with Dr. Fred A. Lazin, noted scholar and author, will be held from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Roof-top party will be held from 10:30 AM to noon, followed by parade viewing. RSVP to (212) 507-9580 or EmanuelSkirballNYC.org. THIS EVENT IS FOR TEMPLE MEMBERS ONLY.

Sabbath Services
Jun 5th - Jun 6th
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.

AJC Global Forum
Jun 7th - Jun 9th
$650 (by April 27), $850 (after April 27)
Washington Hilton, Washington, DC

The AJC Global Forum is a three-day conference that attracts world leaders who have the power and the vision to shape the future. It is also your opportunity to join together with Jews from more than 70 countries to advance the well-being of the Jewish people and the security of the State of Israel. Register at www.ajc.org/globalforum and take advantage of the "first-timers" discount, using code: AJCfirst. For more information, please contact Alex Bronzo, AJC New York associate director, at (212) 891-1442 or bronzoa@ajc.org.

Stitch'n Time
Sunday, Jun 7th
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.

Stettenheim Literary Circle
Wednesday, Jun 10th
6:30 PM to 8 PM

Open to all Temple members
One East 65th Street

Our final selection of the year will be "A Widow for One Year," the ninth novel by John Irving. (Note: We only will hold one session this month.)

Sabbath Services
Jun 12th - Jun 13th
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
Jun 19th - Jun 20th
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
Jun 26th - Jun 27th
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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