Where Warmth and Majesty Meet

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

Torahs As ‘Silent Witnesses’

Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson and Bernard Museum Curator Warren Klein quoted in The New York Jewish Week in this article about the “reunion of rescued scrolls from what is now the Czech Republic”—a moving ceremony that launched the museum’s opening of The Guiding Hand: An Exhibition of Torah Pointers from Past to Present.

The Sorcerer’s Shushan

Join us as we celebrate our annual Purim extravaganza! Activities for kids of all ages: games, music, crafts and food. Open to all temple members and friends! Sunday, March 10. The Shpiel starts at 11:00 AM, Carnival at noon.

An Evening with Bari Weiss of The New York Times

Join us for this important evening featuring Bari Weiss, New York Times columnist, addressing the resurgence of the world’s most ancient hatred and what we can do about it. A Streicker Center event – Monday, February 25 at 7:00 PM.


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

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10 East 66th Street, New York City.

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Your Child’s Jewish Journey Starts Here

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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.

Programs for Young Families

Children bring a unique blessing into the world and Temple Emanu-El offers a number of engaging and entertaining opportunities to share the wonders of Jewish culture and holidays together as a family.

Nursery School

Our play-based curriculum nurtures a lifelong love of learning and emotional skills that children carry through life.

“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

Growing Together: New Parent Drop-in

February 21, 11:00 PM — One East 65th Street.

Robert F. O’Donnell – A Men’s Club Event

Sunday, February 24, 10:00 AM — One East 65th Street.

Backstage at Lincoln Center — A Women’s Auxiliary Event

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 – 10:00 AM – Lincoln Center.

Current Exhibition at the Bernard Museum

The yad is a symbol, an artistic chronicle of how Jews read and relate to the Torah, a story you can explore in a wide-ranging exhibition of more than 200 pointers of all styles and national origins, some up to 400 years old.

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.

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.

Events 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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