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.

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.

Erev Sukkot is Sunday, October 9

Come one, come all to celebrate Sukkot at our 6:00 PM Family Service in the Main Sanctuary beneath our beautiful Sukkah. And come early at 5:00 PM for Shake in the Shack on the third-floor roof! Shake the lulav and enjoy ice cream shakes, too!

Streicker Center: William Shatner & Joshua Brandon

The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Cultural Center welcomes William Shatner and Joshua Brandon on Thursday, October 6 at 7:00 PM, for a virtual conversation about their new book, Boldly Go.

By Rabbi Joshua Davidson

Yom Kippur Sermon
By Rabbi Sarah Reines

Click here to view the photo gallery.

Yom Kippur Sermon
By Rabbi Sara Sapadin

Yom Kippur Sermon
By Rabbi Amy Ehrlich

“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…

sanctuary, outside

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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