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Annual Coat Drive
Sep 24th - Dec 14th
A Tikkun Olam activity
Open to all Temple members

Donations of gently used coats, jackets, hats, scarves, and gloves (no other clothing, please) will be collected and donated to New York Cares. Items may be dropped off at either One East 65th Street or 10 East 66th Street.

An Evening With Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Vice President Dick Cheney
Tuesday, Oct 16th
8:00 PM

$125 General Admission/$99 for Temple Members
1 East 65th Street

Please join us for a timely discussion with our nation’s 46th Vice President, Dick Cheney and our first female Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright.

Ronald McDonald House
Tuesday, Oct 16th
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.

A Night in the Museum
Wednesday, Oct 17th
6:30 PM

Free
1 East 65th Street

Temple Emanu-El's Bernard Museum of Judaica is proud to present our last Night in the Museum program in conjunction with the exhibition, "HOME: Lens on Israel".

Growing Together: New Parents Drop In
Thursday, Oct 18th
11:00 AM

Free
1 East 65th Street

Learn, grow, and share wisdom with fellow new parents. Each month, one session will feature professional insight on topics ranging from breastfeeding basics, to Baby Sign Language and more. A second session will offer time to meet other new parents in a warm and informal Jewish setting. Drop by and make the kind of friends you (and your baby) can grow with!

Friday Night Live
Friday, Oct 19th
6:00 PM

Free
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

End your week by experiencing the magic of Shabbat in our historic sanctuary with fascinating guests and an extended Oneg reception with live music. Whether Temple Emanu-El is your regular Friday night destination or you are a first-timer, please join our community.

Baby Shabbat
Friday, Oct 19th
9:15 AM

Open to All
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Baby Shabbat is a 30-minute program designed for younger siblings of Nursery School children, although all children younger than 12 months are welcome to attend. On selected Friday mornings, from 9:15 AM to 9:45 AM, enjoy the company of other families as we anticipate Shabbat with music, blessings and a taste of challah. There is no charge for this program.

The People vs. Noah: Pre-Trial Breakfast
Sunday, Oct 21st
9:30 AM


10 East 66th Street

All Religious School parents are invited to a pre-trial breakfast of coffee and bagels. Then, we will go together to witness "The People vs. Noah," as Temple Emanu-El's Streicker Center puts another biblical hero on the stand. Reservations are requested.

The People vs. Noah
Sunday, Oct 21st
10:30 AM

$45 Temple Members and General Admission | $99 Premium Reserved Section
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

In the Streicker Center courtroom, no one is above the law – not king nor prophet, matriarch nor patriarch. Abraham, King David, Moses and Eve all have faced justice in our courtroom. You are hereby subpoenaed to serve on the jury for case #5779

Community as Family Meeting
Monday, Oct 22nd
6:00

Free
One East 65th Street (Room 602)

Congregants age 48 onward without close family are invited to Community as Family (CAF), a cordial, confidential group that empowers its members to navigate the changes and challenges of getting older.

CAN WE TALK?
Tuesday, Oct 23rd
7:00 PM

$36 General Admission (includes a copy of the book) $99 Premium Ticket (includes reserved section, post-event reception and a copy of the book)
10 East 66th Street

Join us for an evening with Melissa Rivers, daughter of beloved entertainer and Temple Emanu-El member, Joan Rivers.

Winston Churchill and the Jews
Thursday, Oct 25th
6:30 PM

Free
10 East 66th Street

We welcome Ambassador Ido Aharoni as we discuss Winston Churchill's relationship with Jews—so out of sync with the fashionable anti-Semitism of his time and station—as well as his struggles against government bureaucrats to assist Jewish refugees and establish a Jewish homeland.

Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate
Friday, Oct 26th
Check-in at 8:10 AM

$100 for Women’s Aux and Men’s Club, $110 for all temple members/guests
One East 65th Street

Built by the philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, Kykuit is the pre-eminent domestic landmark in the Hudson Valley. Lunch will follow at X2O Xaviars on the Hudson. Round-trip transportation provided.

Annual Shabbat Dinner for Members of the Heritage Society
Friday, Oct 26th
6:00 PM Service | 7:00 PM Dinner

Attendance by invitation only
Main Sanctuary/One East 65th Street

Members of the Heritage Society will gather for their annual Sabbath dinner following our 6 PM worship service. Membership in the Heritage Society is extended to all who have chosen to remember Temple Emanu-El through their estate plans and have advised us of their action. These testamentary gifts are expressions of the sacred bond linking generation to generation.

Tzedakah: Why Do We Give?
Oct 28th - Oct 29th
9:30 AM


10 East 66th Street

This program is for families of our third grade students. Attendance is free, but reservations are requested. Session will repeat on Monday the 29th at 4:00 PM

All About Seltzer: The Jewish Champagne
Tuesday, Oct 30th
6:30 PM

Free
10 East 66th Street

Enjoy an effervescent evening with Barry Joseph, author of Seltzertopia: The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary Drink, Kenny Gomberg, the third-generation owner of Gomberg Seltzer Works in Canarsie and hit cookbook author, Adeena Sussman. And sample the old-fashioned creations at a Gomberg-flavored seltzer and egg cream station!

Growing Together: New Parents Drop In
Thursday, Nov 1st
11:00 AM

Free
1 East 65th Street

Learn, grow, and share wisdom with fellow new parents. Each month, one session will feature professional insight on topics ranging from breastfeeding basics, to Baby Sign Language and more. A second session will offer time to meet other new parents in a warm and informal Jewish setting. Drop by and make the kind of friends you (and your baby) can grow with!

THE MENTALIST IS BACK...AND HE KNOWS YOU ARE COMING
Thursday, Nov 1st
7:00 PM

$18 (a charitable contribution to UJA-Federation of New York)
10 East 66th Street

We are happy to welcome Israeli master mentalist Lior Suchard back to the Emanu-El for another evening of wonder!

Claude Lanzmann's Shoah: Four Sisters
Monday, Nov 5th
6:30 PM

Free
10 East 66th Street

The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center is honored to present these films, built around four women from four different parts of Eastern Europe who each found herself improbably alive at war’s end.

Jewish Storytime: Toddlers of the Book
Thursday, Nov 8th
11:00 AM

Free
1 East 65th Street

Babies and toddlers up to age three (with their favorite adult) are invited to join us for stories, songs and fun at the Temple Emanu-El library. Each session will focus on a theme, or a Jewish holiday.

Two Presidents, One Unprecedented Evening
Thursday, Nov 8th
8:00 PM

SOLD OUT
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

We are proud to welcome former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush to Emanu-El, moderated by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

The Story of Prayer
Nov 11th - Nov 12th
9:30 AM


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. Session repeats on Monday the 12th at 4:00 PM.

Engaging the Progressive Left on Israel
Sunday, Nov 11th
10:00 AM

$30 to $40

The Men's Club welcomes special guest speaker David Bernstein, President and CEO of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) to discuss the political discourse surrounding Israel.

The Jewish American Hit Parade Series
Nov 12th - Jun 3rd
7:00 PM

$99 (for all three shows) $275 premium ticket (VIP seats and post-show receptions with the stars)
10 East 66th Street

The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center takes you on a musical journey from Broadway to Hollywood and back again to the Great White Way with the greatest songs ever written for the stage and screen —all by Jewish composers. In a three-part series created especially for us by Scott Siegel (Town Hall’s signature Broadway by the Year), leading Broadway and nightclub stars will celebrate the iconic tunes that brought the Jewish American songbook to life, putting its indelible stamp on the popular culture of our country and the world.

RESOLVE: Peer-Led Support Group
Tuesday, Nov 13th
6:45 PM

Free
1 East 65th Street

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is pleased to launch a free, drop-in and peer-led support group on the Upper East Side. It is a general infertility support group with diagnoses ranging form female factor, male factor, the unexplained, and everything in between. Participation and regular attendance are completely voluntary.

Lower East Side Journey: Then and Now
Tuesday, Nov 13th
10:00 AM

$40 to $50

A private guided tour of the Bialystoker Synagogue, the Eldridge Street Synagoguge and points of interest along the way. Lunch will be at the world famous, Katz's Delicatessen.

Growing Together: New Parents Drop In
Thursday, Nov 15th
11:00 AM

Free
1 East 65th Street

Learn, grow, and share wisdom with fellow new parents. Each month, one session will feature professional insight on topics ranging from breastfeeding basics, to Baby Sign Language and more. A second session will offer time to meet other new parents in a warm and informal Jewish setting. Drop by and make the kind of friends you (and your baby) can grow with!

Across the Divide: Talking Candidly and Constructively about Israel
Nov 15th - Apr 11th
7:00 PM

Free
10 East 66th Street

This series is designed to bring together prominent voices from along the political, denominational and generational spectrums to discuss Israel.

Family Dinner and Shabbat Kodesh Service
Friday, Nov 16th
6:00 PM

See Link for Price Details
1 East 65th Street

The Temple Emanu-El Religious School is looking forward to welcoming you to another Family Dinner event, followed by our Shabbat Kodesh Worship Service.

Tot Shabbat
Friday, Nov 16th
4:30 PM

Free
1 East 65th Street

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.

The Cher Show: A New Musical
Sunday, Nov 18th
7:30 PM

$120 per ticket

On Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 7:30 pm we have an incredible opportunity to see the new Broadway show, The Cher Show, a new musical. Tickets are limited and requests will be honored in order of receipt. Please purchase tickets no later than Friday, September 7th, 2018. Orchestra seats are only available. $120.00 per ticket. Thank you, The Women's Auxiliary

Ronald McDonald House
Tuesday, Nov 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.

State of Moral Emergency
Wednesday, Nov 28th
7:00 PM

Free
10 East 66th Street

Please join us for an important discussion about bringing immigration reform to the center of the Jewish conversational table.

Shabbat Service including installation of Rabbi Andrue Kahn
Friday, Nov 30th
6:00 PM

Free
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Join us for a special Shabbat service in which our newest clergy member will be formally installed as assistant Rabbi.

6th Grade Trip to The Jewish Museum
Sunday, Dec 2nd
9:30 AM

Participation is FREE, but reservations are needed
Depart from 10 East 66th Street

Located on the Upper East Side, the Jewish Museum has a collection of 30,000 works of fine art, Judaica, antiquities, folk art and ceremonial objects, and it is a distinctive hub for art and Jewish culture. This trip is open to families of Sixth Grade students.

Emanu-El Chanukah Skating Party
Sunday, Dec 2nd
12:15 - 3:30 PM



A Temple-Wide event for members and their families, sponsored by the Women's Auxiliary.

Chanukah Family Worship and Dinner
Monday, Dec 3rd
5 PM (Service) 6 PM (Dinner)

$55 per family, $15 for teens
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary/One East 65th Street

Celebrate the Festival of Lights first by joining us at our 5 PM family worship service in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary, where our magnificent chanukiyah will be lit. The festivities continue at 6 PM with dinner and activities. Dinner is for all temple families, their guests and members of our Community as Family (CAF) group. Payment for dinner must be received before the event.

Jewish Lives, Jewish Legacies
Tuesday, Dec 4th
6:30 PM

Free
10 East 66th Street

Eight prominent authors who’ve written biographies of some of the world’s preeminent Jews will join us to talk about their subjects’ struggles and achievements — and what they can teach us about who we are as a people.

Growing Together: New Parents Drop In
Thursday, Dec 6th
11:00 AM

Free
1 East 65th Street

Learn, grow, and share wisdom with fellow new parents. Each month, one session will feature professional insight on topics ranging from breastfeeding basics, to Baby Sign Language and more. A second session will offer time to meet other new parents in a warm and informal Jewish setting. Drop by and make the kind of friends you (and your baby) can grow with!

Discover Yourself with Scenterprises
Friday, Dec 7th
11:00 AM

Varies

Sue Phillips, international fragrance expert, President & CEO Scenterprises Ltd and The Scentarium, will take us on a "Fragrance Journey" and we will explore the magic and mystery of scent. A light lunch will be served.

Friday Night Live
Friday, Dec 7th
6:00 PM

Free
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Join us for a community celebration honoring the Maccabees, miracles and the liberation of the Jewish people.

RESOLVE: Peer-Led Support Group
Tuesday, Dec 11th
6:45 PM

Free
1 East 65th Street

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is pleased to launch a free, drop-in and peer-led support group on the Upper East Side. It is a general infertility support group with diagnoses ranging form female factor, male factor, the unexplained, and everything in between. Participation and regular attendance are completely voluntary.

Jewish Storytime: Toddlers of the Book
Thursday, Dec 13th
11:00 AM

Free
1 East 65th Street

Babies and toddlers up to age three (with their favorite adult) are invited to join us for stories, songs and fun at the Temple Emanu-El library. Each session will focus on a theme, or a Jewish holiday.

The Orchestra of St. Luke's
Thursday, Dec 13th
6:30 PM

Free
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

For almost half a century, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s has captivated audiences with a repertoire spanning the Baroque to the contemporary. We are delighted to welcome them back for their 37th performance at Temple Emanu-El!

Baby Shabbat
Friday, Dec 14th
9:15 AM

Free
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Baby Shabbat is a 30-minute program designed for younger siblings of Nursery School children, although all children younger than 12 months are welcome to attend. On selected Friday mornings, from 9:15 AM to 9:45 AM, enjoy the company of other families as we anticipate Shabbat with music, blessings and a taste of challah. There is no charge for this program.

Tot Shabbat
Friday, Dec 14th
4:30 PM

Free
1 East 65th Street

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.

One God With Many Names
Dec 16th - Dec 17th
9:30 AM | 4:00 PM

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

This program will enable Fifth Grade Religious School families to explore how the names by which we call our God can reflect our beliefs and shape our community. Parent-Teacher Curriculum Meetings will be included as part of this program. Sunday's program will start at 9:30 AM; Monday's program will start at 4 PM.

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