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Rabbi Davidson’s Remarks on Immigrant Justice

Shabbat Services — Friday, July 12, 2019

A great way to get a view into Religious School! Join the fun and meet other families…Emanu-El Explorers is an exciting new monthly experience for PreK to 1st Graders.

Link to: Emanu-El Explorers

Your Child’s Jewish Journey Starts Here

Summer is a great time to learn more about our Early Childhood programming — Religious School and Nursery School Registration is now open…

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Temple Emanu-El Religious School

Inspirational. Transformative. And fun! There is no place like Temple Emanu-El’s Religious School to begin your child’s Jewish journey. Follow this link to learn more and access registration forms.

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Nursery School

Our play-based curriculum nurtures a lifelong love of learning and emotional skills that children carry through life. Registration forms are now available for 2020-2021, follow this link for more information and to access application forms.

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Programs for Young Families

We do have a few fun events scheduled this summer but be sure to check out this page for session information and online registration for our fall programs!

More Temple News

Shavuot Services, Yizkor Memorial Service & Confirmation

Join us as we mark Shavuot with two services on Saturday, June 8 at 6:00 PM and Sunday, June 9 at 10:30 AM. Sunday’s services will include a Yizkor Memorial service, and we will also honor our high-school-age students who will reaffirm their commitment to Torah with a Confirmation ceremony.

When Your Child Teaches You About Revelation

“As we look ahead to Shavuot, we are tasked with a sacred call: to harness that hallowed sense of wonder in our own lives, and to do so knowing it will not be easy.” Click below to read Rabbi Sara Sapadin’s article posted on

One Minute of Wonder with Rabbi Kahn

Rabbi Andrue Kahn, featured on CCAR’s One Minute of Wonder this week, explains Shavuot as not just a commemoration of the Revelation at Sinai, but as an annual reminder that we each give and receive our own Torah every day.

Coming up at The Streicker Center

The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center is a home for all things Jewish in this “shtetl” we call New York.

July 18, 2019 – 7:00 PM

Free |  More information…

July 30, 2019 – 7:00 PM

FREE  |  More information…

August 6, 2019 – 7:00 PM

FREE  |  More information…


Information about this week’s Shabbat or Holiday Services, with Torah portion and music program.

Visit Us

Temple Emanu-El is a New York City landmark synagogue. Follow this link for more information about visiting or attending services.


Emanu-El’s strength is the vibrancy of its community, click here for more information and program offerings.


A warm and welcoming community exists at the heart of our landmark synagogue, the first Reform Jewish Congregation in New York City.

“It is not what one says but rather what one does that makes all the difference in the world.”

Pirkei Avot 1:17

Upcoming Community Events

‘Stroll with the Rabbi’

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 – 10 – 11 AM – Central Park.

Summer Book Drive Begins

Monday, June 3, 2019 – Friday, August 23, 2019 One East 65th Street.

Hello, Summer (Rooftop) Shabbat

Friday, June 7, 2019 – 7:30 PM – One East 65th Street.

Current Exhibition at the Bernard Museum

The yad is a symbol, an artistic chronicle of how Jews read and relate to the Torah, a story you can explore in a wide-ranging exhibition of more than 200 pointers of all styles and national origins, some up to 400 years old.


Jewish Books, Media & More

Explore the latest from Jewish authors of fiction and nonfiction in the welcoming space of Stettenheim Library. Stop by to catch up on the day’s news in contemporary periodicals, browse picture books with your preschooler, or get lost in a volume of stirring Jewish poetry. We also offer programming for every age and interest.

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The Story of Temple Emanu-El

Established in 1845, Temple Emanu-El is more than an architectural landmark, a storied synagogue, and leader within Reform Judaism. It’s also a caring community whose members are devoted to lifelong learning, spiritual growth and social justice.

Events at Emanu-El

Rituals help us to mark the important milestones in our life journeys, from birth to death. At Temple Emanu-El, we understand the role that these times of joy, sorrow and transition play in your personal and religious development, and your desire to make the expression uniquely yours. We stand ready to offer you guidance, and an environment that is both warm and magnificent.

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