Shabbat Service with Rabbi Gilad Kariv

Temple Emanu-El welcomes Rabbi Gilad Kariv, Director of the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism, as our guest speaker for Shabbat services — Friday, February 21, 6:00 PM.

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Keeping You Connected

While we may be isolated out of necessity, we are not alone. In this difficult time, follow this page for online resources that offer a continued connection to this temple, its vital community, and to Judaism. We hope it provides some measure of comfort to our members and friends.

Extending Our Arms

Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson’s Shabbat message: UJA Federation of New York Virtual Pre-Shabbat Gathering — April 3, 2020. [audio]

Streicker Center Online Seminars

Sign up for The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center’s Online Seminars, or watch past presentations. Also available as audio podcasts.

Helping Those Impacted by the COVID-19 Crisis

Please consider a donation of some or all of the funds that you otherwise would have spent on hosting a large Seder dinner and help us provide food and support to the needy in connection with the COVID-19 crisis.

Putting the Pieces Back Together

Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson’s Shabbat message — March 20, 2020.


A Message from Temple President Harris Diamond

“Your temple is committed to doing everything we can to help during these difficult times, and to maintain your connection to Judaism and this vital community.”

The Spirit of Emanu-El

Celebrating our past, present and future on our 175th anniversary—article by Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson.

Friday Night Live

Temple Emanu-El is honored to welcome Mr. Foxman, now head of the Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, to talk about his life, his life’s work and about keeping Jews alive. March 13, 6:00 PM.

Give Reform Judaism A Voice In Israel

Together we can grow our Reform Movement in Israel and make progress on the issues we care about: Religious Freedom, Equality, and More. VOTE TODAY: between January 21 and March 11.

Explorers On The Go!

The warmth and majesty of Emanu-El in your neighborhood. Explorers On The Go is a fun, immersive experience for Pre-K to 2nd Graders and their families, rooted in Jewish tradition and teachings,

With Everyone’s Safety in Mind

Temple Emanu-El is following the CDC and NYC Department of Health for updates and guidance. For more information our current precautions, visit our COVID-19 page.

Events, Classes, Trips! The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center is a home for all things Jewish in this shtetl we call New York.

The Bernard Museum’s exhibitions and collections offer a vivid perspective on the diversity of Jewish history and culture throughout the ages.

Explore the latest from Jewish authors of fiction and nonfiction in the welcoming space of Stettenheim Library.

Temple Emanu-El’s Lifelong Learning programs provide a comprehensive foundation for how we live our lives as Jews at home and in the world.

Our play-based curriculum nurtures a lifelong love of learning and emotional skills that children carry through life.


Experience the warmth and majesty of Emanu-El. Information about this week’s Shabbat or Holiday Services, with Torah portion and music program.

Young Families

Temple Emanu-El offers a number of engaging and entertaining opportunities to share the wonders of Jewish culture and holidays together as a family.


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


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


Can’t make it to the temple? No problem! We broadcast all Shabbat and Holiday Services, on our website and on Facebook.

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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Temple Emanu-El 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

Faith & Form

“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.

Upcoming Exhibition at the Bernard Museum

October 29, 2019 – April 7, 2020

With full-blown Brooklyn moxie, the young singer dismissed as too Jewish, too plain and too obstinate upended the celebrity pantheon by refusing to let anyone rain on her parade.


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.

Hosting Your Event 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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