Link to: Where Warmth and Majesty Meet

A Bold Reform Congregation where Warmth and Majesty Meet

We invite you to learn more about the vibrant and caring community that exists at the heart of our illustrious synagogue.

The Story of Our People

Simchat Torah evening service begins at 6:00 PM on Sunday, October 20.

Simchat Torah Morning Service, on Monday, October 21, will begin at 10:30 AM. Our Family Service is at 5:00 PM, followed by a dinner (registration for the dinner is required; click here for more information). 

All are welcome.

Link to: As a New Year Begins and Anti-Semitic Violence Strikes in Germany

As a New Year Begins and Anti-Semitic Violence Strikes in Germany

Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson’s message to the congregation.

Cardinal Dolan to be our Guest for Shabbat Services

On November 1, 6:00 PM, we welcome His Eminence Cardinal Dolan to services. We will also mark the first yahrzeit of Rabbi David M. Posner, z”l

Veterans’ Day Shabbat

Join us for Shabbat on November 8 at 6:00 PM as Emanu-El will honor our veterans with a special blessing, and welcome Rear Admiral (Ret) Paul Becker as our guest speaker.

Installation Ceremony for Rabbi Gross-Prinz

Join us for Shabbat services on November 15 at 6:00 PM for the installation of Rabbi Rachel Gross-Prinz as our new Assistant Rabbi.


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.


The Annual Fund serves the temple. The Philanthropic Fund serves the world. Your generocity makes a difference in the lives of many.


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

Save The Date

October 25, 6:00 PM

Join us for a special Shabbat service as we welcome New York Times editor and columnist Bari Weiss, and mark the first yahrzeit for those who lost their lives at the Tree of Life Synagogue massacre.

Link to: On the Tree of Life Shooting, Bari Weiss Speaks Out

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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