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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.

Sh'mini Atzeret/Eve of Simchat Torah Service
Sunday, Sep 30th
6:00 PM

Free
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Congregants and guests welcome; no tickets required.

Sh'mini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Morning and Yizkor Service
Monday, Oct 1st
10:30 AM

Free
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Congregants and guests welcome; no tickets required.

Simchat Torah Family Service and Dinner
Monday, Oct 1st
5:00 PM

TBA
1 East 65th Street

Join us in welcoming our new Religious School students into our Emanu-El community. A festive family dinner will follow. Teens also may attend the dinner without an adult. Payment for dinner must be received before the event.

Growing Together: New Parents Drop In
Thursday, Oct 4th
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!

An Evening with Senior Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson
Friday, Oct 5th
7:15 PM

$45 for Women’s Auxiliary, Men’s Club members and Religious School Parents; $55 for all other Temple members
One East 65th Street - I.M. Wise Hall

Join the Women’s Auxiliary of Congregation Emanu-El for a community sabbath dinner.

Club 65 October Meeting
Tuesday, Oct 9th
11:00 AM

Free
Leventritt Rooom | One East 65th Street

Club 65 will feature Isaac Shapiro as the speaker for our opening session. His topic title is “A Russian Jew in Japan during World War II”. He will discuss with us the memoir he is preparing about his survival there during the war.

Who We Are: For Films. One People.
Oct 10th - Mar 13th
6:30 PM

$36 General Admission (includes all four programs) | $180 Premium Ticket (reserved seating, post-show receptions with speakers, and a copy of "You Don't Look Your Age...and Other Fairy Tales")
10 East 66th Street

Ordinary people facing the extraordinary are the heart of exceptional documentaries, and The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center is proud to present four such films, followed by conversations with their subjects.

Jewish Storytime: Toddlers of the Book
Thursday, Oct 11th
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.

Family Dinner and Shabbat Kodesh Service
Friday, Oct 12th
6:00 PM

See Link
1 East 65th Street

We look forward to welcoming you to our first Family Dinner of the year, followed by our Shabbat Kodesh Worship Service.

Young Families: Tot Shabbat
Friday, Oct 12th
4:30 PM

Free
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

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.

6th Grade Parent-Teacher Curriculum Meetings
Oct 14th - Oct 15th
11:30 AM


10 East 66th Street

After our challah baking workshops on October 14th and 15th, we will be holding our 6th grade Parent-Teacher Curriculum meetings as part of the program on these days. Meetings on the 15th will begin at 5:30 PM after the 4:00 challah baking workshop.

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.

RESOLVE: Peer-Led Support Group
Monday, Oct 15th
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.

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.

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.

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

Parent Bar/Bat Mitzvah Information Meeting
Oct 21st - Oct 22nd
11:00 AM


10 East 66th Street

Religious School parents are invited to learn more about the different prayer spaces and types of worship services where children may be called to the Torah. Session Repeats on Monday the 22nd at 5:15 PM.

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.

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!

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



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.

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



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
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.

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.

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



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.

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.

Ronald McDonald House
Tuesday, Dec 18th
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.

Growing Together: New Parents Drop In
Thursday, Dec 20th
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!

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