Friday Night Live

Experience the magic of Shabbat and join us in welcoming the courageous students of Parkland, Florida, on March 29, 6:00 PM, in our majestic Fifth Avenue Sanctuary.

Rabbi Kahn Speaks at Rally Against Anti-Semitism

Rabbi Kahn spoke at a rally against anti-semitism on Sunday, March 17, 2019, organized by Representation Carolyn B. Maloney. Watch and read his speech and his comments.

Rabbi Davidson’s Shabbat Evening Remarks on Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism and the tragedy in New Zealand

Watch Rabbi Davidson’s remarks on Shabbat Zachor and the tragedy in Christchurch, New Zealand. From our Friday, March 15, 2019 service. You may also read a separate note from Rabbi Davidson on “Standing Against Hate” by clicking here.

Services & Seders

There’s a place at the seder table for everyone at Emanu-El. Follow this link for a complete listing of services, seders, and matzah making happening in April.


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


Missed a sermon, service or a speaker? Check out our sermon library and livestream archive.

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.

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.

An Evening with Valerie Jarrett

April 2, 2019 – 7:00 PM

$25  |  More information…

Three Identical Strangers

April 8, 2019 – 6:30 PM

$18  |  More information…

Across the (Religious) Divide

April 11, 2019 – 7:00 PM

FREE  |  More information…

More Temple News

Your Child’s Jewish Journey Starts Here

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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.

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Programs for Young Families

Children bring a unique blessing into the world and Temple Emanu-El offers a number of engaging and entertaining opportunities to share the wonders of Jewish culture and holidays together as a family.

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Nursery School

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

“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

Shabbat Kodesh

At Shabbat Kodesh, Hebrew prayers are sung with lively melodies, and we experience the weekly Torah reading through interpretation and storytelling. At this Shabbat Kodesh, we will celebrate teen leadership in the Religious School. Family dinner will follow.  Join us! April 12, 6:00 PM.

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Baby Yoga with Karma Kids Yoga

Thursday, March 28, 2019 – 11:00 AM – One East 65th Street.

Expert Panel on Climate Change and the Economic Opportunities of Sustainability

Sunday, March 31, 2019 – 10:00 AM – 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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