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Shir Chadash ("A New Song")
Friday, Oct 3rd
5:30 PM


Lowenstein Sanctuary (10 East 66th Street)

As part of High Holy Day services, we will be adding an evening service to each holiday (8 PM on the Eve of Rosh Hashanah and 5:30 PM on the Eve of Yom Kippur), when no services currently are scheduled. The liturgy will be interspersed with Chasidic tales and other teachings. The music, led by a vocalist and supported by instrumentalists, will be less formal and more participatory. All are welcome! Tickets are available upon request; open seating. Doors open 30 minutes before each service.

Yom Kippur Services (5775)
Oct 3rd - Oct 4th
8 PM/9:45 AM/2:15 PM/3:30 PM


Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street); Lowenstein Sanctuary (10 East 66th Street)

Our Kol Nidrei (Eve of Yom Kippur) service is held at 8 PM. Yom Kippur morning services begin at 9:45 AM. Avodah will be held at 2:15 PM in the Lowenstein Sanctuary only. Memorial/concluding services begin at 3:30 PM. Once again, after the Yom Kippur morning services, we will offer a selection of study sessions for congregants. Assigned tickets are required for entry to worship services, except for Avodah and the community services.

Yom Kippur Pre-Readers Service
Saturday, Oct 4th
9 AM to 9:30 AM


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, Oct 4th
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Attendance is free and open to all Temple members and their guests
Cassell Community House (One East 65th Street) and Goldsmith Religious School Building (10 East 66th Street)

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

Yom Kippur Teen Worship Service
Saturday, Oct 4th
12:30 PM


Beth-El Chapel (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street)

All Emanu-El teens (grades 7 through 12) are invited to this special Teen Service for Yom Kippur. No tickets are required. Bring your teen friends!

Yom Kippur Family Worship Service
Saturday, Oct 4th
2 PM


Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street)

A service for families with school-aged children and their guests, followed by a family tour of the Bernard Museum of Judaica; only one ticket is needed per family.

Saviv Yom Kippur Break-Fast
Saturday, Oct 4th
6:30 PM

Charge is $36 per person
The Bar Room (117 East 60th Street, between Park and Lexington avenues)

Temple Emanu-El invites young professionals in their 20s and 30s to attend Yom Kippur services, followed by a Break-Fast organized by Saviv. The charge for this event is $36 per person. RSVP by September 30. (NOTE: Meat and dairy will be served on separate platters.)

Pre-K - 2nd Grade Family Shabbat Program
Sunday, Oct 5th
9:30 AM

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

Parents of our Pre-K through Second Grade students are invited to join us for a fun day of learning, challah baking and music as we explore the meaning of Shabbat and ways we can make it special for our families. NOTE: This session will repeat on Monday, October 6 at 4 PM.

Tefilah Boot Camp
Sunday, Oct 5th
11:15 AM

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

Temple Emanu-El's Religious School offers this Parent Education program to boost prayerbook skill. NOTE: This session will repeat on Monday, October 6 at 5:30 PM.

Pre-K - 2nd Grade Family Shabbat Program
Monday, Oct 6th
4 PM

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

Parents of our Pre-K through Second Grade students are invited to join us for a fun day of learning, challah baking and music as we explore the meaning of Shabbat and ways we can make it special for our families.

Tefilah Boot Camp
Monday, Oct 6th
5:30 PM

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

Temple Emanu-El's Religious School offers this Parent Education program to boost prayerbook skill.

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

Open to all Temple members
One East 65th Street

Our first selection of the year will be "The Retrospective" by A.B. Yehoshua, in which an aging Israeli film director is invited to the pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela for a retrospective of his work and begins a new project with strange and lasting consequences.

Sukkot Family Celebration/Sukkot Services (5775)
Oct 8th - Oct 9th
5:15 PM/10:30 AM


Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street)

Celebrate the joy of Sukkot and view our beautiful sukkah. No tickets are required for these services; attendance is open to the public. The evening service includes a performance by our Junior Choir and will be followed by a family dinner and Sukkot-related activities at 6 PM.

Emanu-El Community Opening Sabbath Dinner
Friday, Oct 10th
7:15 PM

$45 for Women's Auxiliary and Men's Club members; $55 for all other congregants
One East 65th Street

Come for Friday evening worship at 6 PM and stay for a Sabbath dinner. Senior Rabbi Joshua Davidson will lead us in welcoming Cara Glickman and Dr. Gady Levy. This event is open to Temple members and their guests. (Sponsored by the Women's Auxiliary, Men's Club and Emanu-El Eats Committee)

Young Families: Sukkot Snack
Tuesday, Oct 14th
2 PM to 3 PM

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

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to join in the celebration of Sukkot.

Tabernacle of Peace/Sukkot Shalom
Wednesday, Oct 15th
8:30 AM to 10 AM

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

In this season of Jewish celebrations, join us for a very special Sukkot dialogue and breakfast, as we celebrate the holiday at Temple Emanu-El with diplomats from around the globe. Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson, Mexico's Consul General Ambassador Fuentes-Berain and the Philippine's Consul General Ambassador DeLeon will share reflections on the universal themes of Sukkot and welcoming the stranger. Space is limited; RSVP no later than October 6.

Simchat Torah Family Service/Sh'mini Atzeret
Oct 15th - Oct 16th
5:15 PM/10:30 AM


Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street)

Festival for the end of Sukkot includes a blessing of consecration from the clergy for all of our new Religious School students and a memorial service.

From Tabernacle to the Temple: The Temple of Jerusalem in Literature, History and Myth
Sunday, Oct 19th
10 AM to 2 PM

$65 per person (Lunch included)
One East 65th Street

Sunday Seminars sponsored by the Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Emanu-El are open to the public. Dr. Adolfo Roitman leads this week's lecture. Register in advance: EmanuelSkirballNYC.org or (212) 507-9580.

Seventh Grade Bar/Bat Mitzvah Mini-Retreat
Sunday, Oct 19th
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 session will be preceded by an optional lunch at noon.

Young Artists Concert
Sunday, Oct 19th
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 first performer of the year is Sahun Hong.

Freedom Song: For Adults and Teens
Sunday, Oct 19th
5 PM to 8 PM

Admission: $18 per person
10 East 66th Street

Join us for a performance of "Freedom Song," a musical created by and starring young Jewish adults who are recovering from addiction. The inspiring performance and discussion after will help teens and parents think about and break free from what we might be slaves to in our own lives. Obtain tickets at www.emanuelskirballnyc.org or (212) 507-9580.

Stettenheim Literary Circle
Wednesday, Oct 22nd
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 "Dissident Gardens" by Jonathan Lethem, a "New York Times" notable book. (Note: Our 1 PM session is co-sponsored by the Women's Auxiliary.)

An Evening With Rita
Thursday, Oct 23rd
7:30 PM

$45 general admission/$100 for post-event reception
One East 65th Street

Don't miss an evening with one of the most celebrated singers in Israel. Our program includes a movie screening, Q&A and a few songs. RSVP to the Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center: (212) 507-9580 or EmanuelSkirballNYC.org.

Why Do We Give?
Sunday, Oct 26th
9:30 AM

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

Third Grade Religious School families are invited to a special event about the teachings of tzedakah. RSVP to our Coordinator of Faculty and Family Engagement.

American Jews & America's Game
Sunday, Oct 26th
10:30 AM to 12 PM

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

Author Larry Ruttman will moderate a distinguished panel of experts who will discuss the history of baseball vis-à-vis the American Jewish experience, raising questions sure to elicit discussion both sacred and profane. RSVP to the Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center: (212) 507-9580 or EmanuelSkirballNYC.org.

URJ Camp Family Lunch
Sunday, Oct 26th
12 PM to 1 PM

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

Temple families are invited to learn about URJ summer camp options at a lunch sponsored by the Department of Lifelong Learning. RSVP to Rabbi Rena Rifkin.

Why Do We Give?
Monday, Oct 27th
4 PM

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

Third Grade Religious School families are invited to a special event about the teachings of tzedakah. RSVP to our Coordinator of Faculty and Family Engagement.

21st Century Homeland Security
Wednesday, Oct 29th
7:30 PM to 9 PM

$25 in advance/$30 at the door
One East 65th Street

Professor Dan Blumberg and Dr. Matthew Levitt will discuss protecting our world in a digital age; discussion will be moderated by Rabbi Joshua Davidson. Presented by The Jewish Week in partnership with American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the Skirball Center. RSVP to the Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center: (212) 507-9580 or EmanuelSkirballNYC.org.

JPS/Skirball Author Series
Thursday, Oct 30th
7 PM to 9 PM

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

As part of the JPS/Skirball Author Series, Jerry Rabow will discuss "The Lost Matriarch: Finding Leah in the Bible and Midrash."

An Evening With James Carville and Mary Matalin
Monday, Nov 3rd
7 PM to 8:30 PM

$55 (general admission)/$100 (post-event dessert reception with speakers)
One East 65th Street

On the eve of the 2014 midterm election, join us for an exclusive behind-the-scenes view of national politics from true political insiders: Democratic pundit James Carville and Republican strategist Mary Matalin. Moderated by Jeff Zucker, President, CNN Worldwide. RSVP to the Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center: (212) 507-9580 or EmanuelSkirballNYC.org.

Israel in the Eyes of the Media
Wednesday, Nov 5th
7:30 PM to 9 PM

$36 in advance/$40 at the door
One East 65th Street

From Menachem Begin to today, Dr. Daniel Gordin and Ethan Bronner will discuss "Israel in the Eyes of the Media." Gary Rosenblatt, editor and publisher of The Jewish Week, will moderate. RSVP to the Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center: (212) 507-9580 or EmanuelSkirballNYC.org.

Jews in American Politics
Sunday, Nov 9th
10 AM to 2 PM

$65 per person (Lunch included)
Temple Israel (112 East 75th Street)

Sunday Seminars sponsored by the Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Emanu-El are open to the public. Dr. Fred A. Lazin leads this week's lecture. Register in advance: EmanuelSkirballNYC.org or (212) 507-9580.

Rescuing the Evidence: Three Minutes in Poland
Wednesday, Nov 12th
6:30 PM to 8 PM

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

In 1938, one year before the outbreak of World War II, David Kurtz, a Jewish immigrant to the US, captured three minutes of ordinary life in a small Jewish town in Poland. These few minutes of home-movie footage on 16 mm Kodachrome color film became the sole surviving moving images of this town. RSVP to the Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center: (212) 507-9580 or EmanuelSkirballNYC.org.

The People vs. Abraham
Sunday, Nov 16th
10 AM to 2 PM

Admission: $18 (Temple members)/$36 (general public)
One East 65th Street

Join us for a unique event that brings together biblical scholarship and courtroom drama as we explore Abraham's role in the "sacrifice" of Isaac. Is he guilty of child endangerment and attempted murder, or innocent by way of divine reason? RSVP to the Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center: (212) 507-9580 or EmanuelSkirballNYC.org. (Box lunch is included with admission.)

Israeli Cuisine
Tuesday, Nov 18th
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Admission: $45 (Food tasting included)
One East 65th Street

Join us for a multi-sensory experience as our special guest chefs explore the scope of Israeli cuisine, define its unique characteristics and follow the nascent history of Israeli food: from its roots to its current position as one of the most sought after cuisines in the United States. RSVP to the Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center: (212) 507-9580 or EmanuelSkirballNYC.org.

JPS/Skirball Author Series
Thursday, Nov 20th
7 PM to 9 PM

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

As part of the JPS/Skirball Author Series, Rabbi David Ellenson will discuss "Jewish Meaning in a World of Choice: Studies in Tradition and Modernity."

Magic, Mirages and Miracles
Sunday, Nov 23rd
10 AM to 2 PM

$65 per person (Lunch included)
One East 65th Street

Sunday Seminars sponsored by the Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Emanu-El are open to the public. Rachel Rosenthal leads this week's lecture. Register in advance: EmanuelSkirballNYC.org or (212) 507-9580.

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