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Join us in celebration!

With services and events for members and guests—for all ages and life-stages—we hope you’ll join us in celebration of the Festival of Lights. 

Rabbi Davidson’s Chanukah Message on

Click the link below to read Rabbi Joshua Davidson‘s “The Deep Meaning of This Year’s Hanukkah.”

Chanukah in Central Park

Happy Chanukah from Temple Emanu-El! Watch video highlights of our recent Chanukah Celebration in Central Park and check out the photo gallery at the link below!

Discussing In the Heights

The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center welcomes Lin-Manuel Miranda to talk about the creative life of In the Heights. An in-person and virtual event. Tuesday, December 7 at 7:00 PM.

The Books You’ll Love

Katie Couric discusses her honest, uncompromising new memoir Going There with Zibby Owens, followed by an exclusive round of literary speed dating with 11 acclaimed authors. Tuesday, November 30 at 6:30 PM.

Wildpeace — A Message from Rabbi Davidson

“Last week, as the latest conflagration in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict burst into flame, I shared with you one poem by Yehuda Amichai. Here is another, entitled “Wildpeace”

Join the Fun!

Join Dr. Juliet Cooper and Rabbi Amy Ehrlich for warm, supportive parenting groups that support families with young children at all stages. Click the button below to learn more and register for these supportive and enriching programs!

Registration is Open

Israel Therapy is for those who love the Jewish state. We’ll sort through the stressful confusion and give voice to the feelings, concerns, and questions you’ve been afraid to ask.

“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

High Holy Days Services

Celebrate the hope and promise of the coming year. Click below to go to our High Holy Days services and sermon archive.

The Philathropic Fund

Your generous gift will assist the millions whose wellbeing and livelihoods have been devastated by wildfires, tropical storms, and the rampage of COVID-19.

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.

More Temple News


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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