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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Link to: Explorers On The Go

Explorers On The Go brings our exciting Emanu-El Explorers program directly to communities around New York City. The warmth & majesty of Emanu-El right in your neighborhood!

Praise for Friday Night Live Shabbat

2,400 attended last Friday’s “beautiful” Shabbat service. Read “Tevye Comes to Services, and Pulls a Crowd” by Alan Zeitlin in the New York Jewish Week.

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.

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.

The Campus Anti-Israel Craze

January 16, 2020—New York Times Opinion authored by Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson and Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch, Senior Rabbi of Stephen Wise Free Synagogue.

Vote Reform!

Give Reform Judaism a voice in Israel! Each vote for Vote Reform in the World Zionist Congress elections, between January 21 and March 11, will empower our community in Israel.

Young Families of Emanu-El

There’s so much going on for babies, toddlers, and parents! See the latest upcoming programs on Parents & Young Families page.


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


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


A gift to the Annual Fund enables our temple to continue offering spiritual, intellectual, cultural, and social programming for all members.


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

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It’s Here!

Amazing events and classes! Check out The Streicker Center’s Winter/Spring 2020 catalog. 

Hello Gorgeous

The Bernard Museum’s Barbra Streisand exhibition also featured recently in NYC-Arts!

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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.

October 23, 2019 – 7:00 PM

$45  |  More information…

October 24, 2019 – 6:30 PM

Free |  More information…

November 4, 2019 – 7:00 PM

$35 |  More information…
Link to: Trips

Israel’s World-Renowned Tables are Set for You!

Sample the Israeli melting pot and discover what makes Israel the most cosmopolitan country in the world. 

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

“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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