How the Lessons of Covid Will Shape the Synagogue of Tomorrow

Read Rabbi Davidson’s January 14 article in the Jewish Week.

More Than A Coincidence

“Every year, Martin Luther King Day seems to correspond with the reading in synagogues around the world of the story of Moses standing before Pharaoh demanding “Let My People Go.”  As a person of faith, I do not believe that to be a coincidence, nor will I allow it to be.” Read Rabbi Davidson’s post in The Times of Israel–January 18, 2021.

For Black History Month…

The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center will celebrate our richly diverse experience through the personal stories of four prominent Black Jews who will talk about life as a minority within a minority and discuss what the Jewish community needs to do to turn the word inclusion into a reality.

You are a sacred piece of something big

Gather is Emanu-El’s small groups initiative, bringing together people from across our community to learn, connect and grow. Check out the Gather page for updated groups.

“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

Watch High Holy Days Services

Experience again our celebration of hope and promise for the coming year. Click below to go to our High Holy Days services and sermon archive.

The Philanthropic Fund

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

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.

Shabbat

Experience the warmth and majesty of Emanu-El. Information about this week’s Shabbat or Holiday Services, with Torah portion and music program.

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.

Membership

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

Community

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

Life-cycles

Birth, Death, Weddings & Bar/Bat Mitzvah: we stand ready to offer you guidance and an environment that is both warm and magnificent. Learn more…

More Temple News

Extending our Arms

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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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