Updated Covid Protocols

Assuming COVID rules are relaxed on March 7 by NYC leadership, the temple will update its COVID protocols next week.

The New Catalog has Arrived!

Don’t miss out on these amazing events and classes for Winter/Spring 2022.

Emanu-El Downtown

In Fall 2022, Emanu-El will open a satellite location in Chelsea. Don’t miss our Downtown Kickoff on Saturday, June 11. Click the link below to register, sign up for the Emanu-El Downtown mailing list, and learn more about upcoming programs. All Downtown events are open to Emanu-El members and non-members.

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Friday Night Live: Dr. Deborah Lipstadt

Deborah Lipstadt, the nominated US Department of State Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism, joins us to talk about antisemitism across the globe on Friday, February 11 at 6:00 PM.

How About Now? A Note from Rabbi Davidson

We are still learning the details of today’s horror at a Texas elementary school. As we view with anguish the images from Uvalde, and pray for the victims’ families and their entire community, we acknowledge, once again, that it requires more than prayer to end the plague of gun violence that continues to afflict America. It demands action.

Religious School Registration is Now Open!

Learn more about Lifelong Learning and register now for the 2022-2023 school year.

Young Families

Registration for Parenting Groups is now open for Fall 2022-Spring 2023.

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New Member Reception

For all members who joined our congregation since High Holy Days 2019, we hope you’ll attend a special event at Temple Emanu-El welcoming you to our community on Monday, June 6 at 6:00 PM.

Friday Night Hub

Shabbat services for young professionals that will defy your expectations. Friday Night Hub returns on Friday, June 3 at 8:00 PM.

Eve of Shavuot and Confirmation Service

Join us for Shavuot Services and Confirmation, as our high-school-aged students reaffirm their commitment to embracing Jewish learning and tradition in their lives on Saturday, June 4 at 6:00 PM.

“A Stone of Understanding” (PDF)

Rabbi Davidson’s Yom Kippur sermon

“Toward the Light of a Brighter Day” (PDF)

Rabbi Davidson’s Rosh Hashanah sermon

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. Featuring streaming and archived Shabbat, Holiday, and Sunset services.

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.


Birth, Death, Weddings & Bar/Bat Mitzvah: we stand ready to offer you guidance and an environment that is both warm and magnificent. Learn more…

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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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