Remembering 9/11

Temple Emanu-El welcomes former New York Fire Department Commissioner Thomas Von Essen to speak about his memories of that fateful day.

Join us. All are welcome in-person or online. Friday, September 10 at 6:00 PM.

Just Added

Get ready for a good laugh, a lighthearted pep talk and a “glittering” reminder to let yourself shine with Bravo TV and Sirius XM Radio host and New York Times bestselling author, Andy Cohen. An in-person and virtual event. Tuesday, November 2 at 8:00 PM.

New Members Shabbat

Save the Date! On Friday, November 5 at 6:00 PM a special Kiddish blessing will be offered to our new members and their families during our evening Shabbat service. To learn more about membership, click below.

Come Gather With Us

New Gather Groups are registering, offering our members the chance to learn, connect, and grow. Learn more about Gather, Gather Family and Gather Mingle and sign up today.

Anderson Cooper — New Date

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper joins the Streicker Center on Wednesday, October 27 at 6:00 PM to explore his legendary family and new book.

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. Livestream viewer with built-in 30-day archive. Featurning 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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