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Sabbath Services
Jan 19th - Jan 20th
6 PM | 10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend.
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Friday D'var Torah: Rabbi Sara Sapadin, with Cantor Mo Glazman and Hadar Orshalimy. Saturday Sermon: Rabbi Amy Ehrlich, with Cantor Emerita Lori Corrsin. Torah portion: Bo.

Asphalt Green and Juice Press
Sunday, Jan 21st
10 AM to 11:30 AM

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

Emanu-El Cares is pleased to present four "Wellness Sundays" for the body and soul. Each 90-minute class will be taught by a wellness professional and will include light refreshments. QUESTIONS? Call the Membership Office at (212) 507-9515.

5th- & 6th-Grade Bar/Bat Mitzvah Mini-Retreat
Sunday, Jan 21st
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.

Community as Family
Monday, Jan 22nd
6 PM to 7:30 PM

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

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. FOR TEMPLE MEMBERS ONLY.

Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, Jan 24th
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

Rabbi Philip Hiat leads this weekly Talmud class, which focuses on the tractate Bava Metzia. No background in Talmud or Hebrew is required. Classes meet Wednesdays through June 27, 2017.

A Special Evening With President Obama
Wednesday, Jan 24th
8 PM to 9:30 PM

$225 General Admission
One East 65th Street

This event is SOLD OUT. Names may be added to our wait list. Should additional tickets become available, we will contact you.

Sabbath Services
Jan 26th - Jan 27th
6 PM | 10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend.
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Friday D'var Torah: Cantor Mo Glazman (Shabbat Shira Sermon in Song). Saturday Sermon: Rabbi Sarah Reines, with Cantor Emerita Lori Corrsin (International Holocaust Remembrance Day). Torah portion: B'shalach.

Shabbat Shira (Sabbath of Song)
Friday, Jan 26th
6 PM

All are welcome to attend.
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Shabbat Shira is celebrated on the Sabbath of the Torah portion B'shalach. This year's program will feature our new cadre of instrumentalists, along with solo vocalists and our extraordinary choir, pulling inspiration from the secular and the religious, the classical and the contemporary, the composed and the improvised.

Shabbat Shira Family Dinner
Friday, Jan 26th
7:15 PM

$55 per family by January 22, $15 for teens
One East 65th Street

Immediately following the Shabbat Shira (Sabbath of Song) service in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary, Religious School families and teens are invited to a Sabbath dinner where we will be honoring our Religious School faculty. Activities for children will be offered. Reservations are required.

The Story of Prayer
Jan 28th - Jan 29th
9:30 AM to 12 PM | 4:30 PM to 6 PM

Attendance is free, but reservations are requested
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. Parent-Teacher Curriculum Meetings will be included as part of this program.

Eat, Drink, Laugh: The Story of the Comic Strip
Sunday, Jan 28th
10 AM to 12 PM

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

Emmy-nominated television producer and filmmaker Abby Russell will discuss Jewish comics and the 1980s comedy scene in New York, as presented in the film she co-directed. Open to all temple members and their guests. Brunch will be served.

Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, Jan 31st
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

Rabbi Philip Hiat leads this weekly Talmud class, which focuses on the tractate Bava Metzia. No background in Talmud or Hebrew is required. Classes meet Wednesdays through June 27, 2017.

Tasting Tour of Scotland
Wednesday, Jan 31st
6:30 PM to 8 PM

Admission is FREE; reservations required
One East 65th Street

Temple members are invited to experience scotch from the Lowlands to the Highlands. Single malts and light snacks will be served. Reservations are required. For temple members only.

Havdalah Pajama Party
Saturday, Feb 3rd
4:30 PM to 6 PM

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

Families with young children: Say farewell to Shabbat through songs, stories and hands-on crafts activities at this special Havdalah service. Participation is open to all temple families and friends with children in Pre-Kindergarten through Second Grade. Wearing pajamas is encouraged but not required. A light dinner will be served.

Tribal Cup Competition and Lunch
Sunday, Feb 4th
12 PM to 1:30 PM

Open to all Sunday Religious School students in Grades 3-5 and Tribes alumni
10 East 66th Street

Compete in Tribal trivia, compose an original cheer and tackle our obstacle course! The overall goal of this event is fun!

Eataly NYC Downtown: Cook, Tour, Eat!
Tuesday, Feb 6th
10 AM

$75 for Women's Auxiliary/Men's Club members
4 World Trade Center, 101 Liberty Street, Floor 3

All temple members are invited to join the Women's Auxiliary at Eataly NYC's newest location for a guided tour, a cooking class and lunch. Reservations are requested by January 31. Space is limited.

Men's Club Book Group
Wednesday, Feb 7th
8:30 AM

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

Our February selection is "The Slave" by Isaac Bashevis Singer.

Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, Feb 7th
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

Rabbi Philip Hiat leads this weekly Talmud class, which focuses on the tractate Bava Metzia. No background in Talmud or Hebrew is required. Classes meet Wednesdays through June 27, 2017.

Young Families: Tot Shabbat
Friday, Feb 9th
4:30 PM to 6 PM

There is no charge for this event.
One East 65th Street (Room 402)

Take a short break from your weekly routine and allow yourself to be immersed in the treasures our tradition offers. Tot Shabbat is a special Sabbath service geared specifically for preschool and Nursery School students and their families. RSVP by February 8.

Interfaith Celebration
Friday, Feb 9th
6 PM

All are welcome to attend.
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

On Friday evening, we welcome the Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston and members of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church for services, followed by dinner and conversation.

Family Dinner & Shabbat Kodesh Service
Friday, Feb 9th
6 PM (Dinner) | 7 PM (Service)

$55 per family by February 5, $15 for teens
One East 65th Street/Beth-El Chapel

At Shabbat Kodesh, we sing Hebrew prayers with lively melodies and experience the weekly Torah reading through interpretation and storytelling. The service is preceded by a family dinner at 6 PM, for which a reservation is required. All temple families are welcome to attend.

Stitch'n Time
Sunday, Feb 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 is provided. We provide yarn and patterns; you bring #8 needles. Delicious light refreshments are served.

For Adults Only: The Purim Story as It Was Meant to Be Told
Tuesday, Feb 13th
11 AM

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

In February, Club 65 welcomes Rabbi Sara Sapadin, who will lead us in exploring the twists and turns of Megillat Esther (The Scroll of Esther) and mine the mysteries hidden within this extraordinary text. Join us as we rediscover this beloved story of our tradition

Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, Feb 14th
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

Rabbi Philip Hiat leads this weekly Talmud class, which focuses on the tractate Bava Metzia. No background in Talmud or Hebrew is required. Classes meet Wednesdays through June 27, 2017.

Women's Auxiliary Book Group
Thursday, Feb 15th
1 PM

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

"Behind the Baton" is Maestro Gerry Schwarz's memoir of his personal and professional journies, and as an icon in both the Jewish and non-Jewish musical worlds. Gerry is a friend of Cantor Mo Glazman, and the two will lead our discussion. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP by February 13.

Yad Vashem: A Place of Remembrance
Sunday, Feb 18th
10 AM to 12 PM

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

Dr. Marlene Yahalom, director of Education at the American Society for Yad Vashem, will discuss the mission and projects of the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem. Open to all temple members and their guests. Brunch will be served.

Ronald McDonald House
Tuesday, Feb 20th
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. Volunteers must register with the Women's Auxiliary: (212) 744-1400, ext. 235.

Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, Feb 21st
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

Rabbi Philip Hiat leads this weekly Talmud class, which focuses on the tractate Bava Metzia. No background in Talmud or Hebrew is required. Classes meet Wednesdays through June 27, 2017.

Community as Family
Monday, Feb 26th
6 PM to 7:30 PM

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

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. FOR TEMPLE MEMBERS ONLY.

Congregational Megillah Reading...With a Twist!
Wednesday, Feb 28th
5:30 PM

All are invited to attend
One East 65th Street

Join in our annual reading of the Megillah of Esther, immediately following the Sunset Service. Our celebration will include a festive scotch tasting and hamantaschen.

Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, Feb 28th
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

Rabbi Philip Hiat leads this weekly Talmud class, which focuses on the tractate Bava Metzia. No background in Talmud or Hebrew is required. Classes meet Wednesdays through June 27, 2017.

Family Purim Celebration
Sunday, Mar 4th
11 AM to 2 PM

Open to all temple members and their friends
Enter at One East 65th Street

Purim Shpiel: 11 AM. Mini-Carnival for Young Families and Nursery School students only: 11:30 AM to 12 PM. Carnival open to kids of all ages: 12 PM to 2 PM.

Men's Club Book Group
Wednesday, Mar 7th
8:30 AM

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

Our March selection is "The Many Deaths of Jew Suss," a compelling new account of the notorious trial of Joseph Suss Oppenheimer, one of the most iconic figures in the history of anti-Semitism.

Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, Mar 7th
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

Rabbi Philip Hiat leads this weekly Talmud class, which focuses on the tractate Bava Metzia. No background in Talmud or Hebrew is required. Classes meet Wednesdays through June 27, 2017.

An Evening With Vice President Dick Cheney
Wednesday, Mar 7th
8 PM to 9:30 PM

$99 General Admission, $500 VIP Reception
One East 65th Street

Please join us for this historic discussion with our nation's 46th vice president, whose nearly five decades in the public arena will make for a riveting evening.

Baby Shabbat
Friday, Mar 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.

Emanu-El After Dark
Friday, Mar 9th
8:30 PM

FREE for Emanu-El Religious School students, $36 for nonmember friends
One East 65th Street

Religious School students are invited to spend the night at Emanu-El for a sleepover with friends, fun, food, movies and games. Go on a "behind-the-scenes" tour and see what it's like to be at Emanu-El after dark. Nonmember friends are invited to participate as well. Registration required.

Asset Management for the Various Stages of Life
Sunday, Mar 11th
10 AM to 12 PM

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

Lorne Bycoff, a temple member and financial advisor with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, will lead a panel discussion about key steps to achieving personal financial goals and peace of mind. Open to all temple members and their guests. Brunch will be served.

Stitch'n Time
Sunday, Mar 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 is provided. We provide yarn and patterns; you bring #8 needles. Delicious light refreshments are served.

Young Artists Concert
Sunday, Mar 11th
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 prize winners of the biennial New York International Piano Competition. Our final performer of the year is Daniel Kim.

Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, Mar 14th
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

Rabbi Philip Hiat leads this weekly Talmud class, which focuses on the tractate Bava Metzia. No background in Talmud or Hebrew is required. Classes meet Wednesdays through June 27, 2017.

High School Trip to Washington, DC
Mar 16th - Mar 19th
$419 per student, plus transportation
Full payment must be received by January 26.

Emanu-El high school students are invited to join hundreds of Reform Jewish teens from around the country to turn their Jewish values into political reality.

Ronald McDonald House
Tuesday, Mar 20th
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. Volunteers must register with the Women's Auxiliary: (212) 744-1400, ext. 235.

Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, Mar 21st
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

Rabbi Philip Hiat leads this weekly Talmud class, which focuses on the tractate Bava Metzia. No background in Talmud or Hebrew is required. Classes meet Wednesdays through June 27, 2017.

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