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Lamma Lo (Why Not?)
Wednesday, Sep 26th
11:00 AM



Sisterhoods from several area synagogues will join us to celebrate Sukkot. Warren Klein, Bernard Museum Curator, will give a presentation on "Home: A Lens on Israel". A light lunch will be served, followed by a tour of the Main Sanctuary by Temple Administrator Mark Heutlinger.

Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz
Thursday, Oct 4th
7:00 PM

Free
10 East 66th Street

Barry Avrich’s gripping documentary, Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz, tells the fascinating story of one of the Holocaust’s most heroic figures. Ben Ferencz, age 98, is the last surviving Nuremberg trial prosecutor and he is on a lifelong crusade in the fight for law not war.

The Story of the Jews: An Evening with Simon Schama
Tuesday, Oct 9th
7:00 PM

$25 (includes your choice of a copy of either Volume 1 or 2
10 East 66th Street

This is our story, and no one tells it with more passion and precision than Simon Schama, author of both volumes of The Story of the Jews, tied to the PBS and BBC series of the same name. We are honored to welcome Dr. Schama, Professor of Art History at Columbia University, author of numerous award-winning books, cultural essayist for The New Yorker and writer/presenter of more than 30 documentaries.

The Blessings of the Bread, Part 1: Challah Baking
Oct 14th - Oct 15th
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, October 15 at 4:00 PM.

Rise and Fall of The Borscht Belt
Sunday, Oct 14th
10:00 AM

$30 for Men's Club and Women's Auxiliary Members; $40 for all other guests
One East 65th Street

Join the Temple Emanu-El Men's Club as they welcome special guest speaker Jack Godfrey to screen and discuss Peter Davis' 1986 documentary film, The Rise and Fall of the Borscht Belt. The film chronicles the rise and fall of the summer pilgrimage from New York City to the Catskills once made by 1 million people a year from the 1920s to the 1960s. Brunch will be served.

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.

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.

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

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



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.

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.

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.

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.

Artificial Intelligence, Technology, and Investing - Part I
Sunday, Dec 16th
10:00 AM



Entrepreneur and Vice President of the Men's Club, Ben Weintraub will be discussing artificial intelligence and the future relationship between technology and investing.

The Jewish American Hit Parade Series
Monday, Feb 11th
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.

The Jewish American Hit Parade Series
Monday, 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.

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