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.

Shabbat Service & Installation of Rabbi Sarah Reines

This Friday, December 9 at 6:00 PM, join us for a special Shabbat Evening Service and festive oneg reception celebrating the installation of Rabbi Sarah Reines and the 50th Anniversary of Women in the Rabbinate, with special guest Rabbi Ruth A. Zlotnick of Temple Beth Am in Seattle, Washington.

Streicker Center: Everlasting Light!

Following last year’s performance of Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo returns to Temple Emanu-El on Wednesday, December 14 at 6:30 PM to curate and perform this very special Chanukah celebration featuring soprano Angel Blue, the versatile orchestra collective The Knights, and the powerhouse Brooklyn Youth Chorus!

An in-person and virtual event. All are invited as guests!

Emanu-El Downtown

Learn more about upcoming events at our Downtown campus in Chelsea, including Chanukah Fun House on Thursday, December 8 at 4:00 PM – and register for programs for young families starting in January 2023.

Give Back and Get Involved

Read more about the Religious School’s annual Midnight Run on Friday, December 9, donate to Midnight Run (through December 8) and the Tikkun Olam and Lifelong Learning Toy Drive (through December 20), and learn more about Shine a Light on Antisemitism’s Menorah Lighting in Times Square with UJA-NY and JCRC-NY on Monday, December 19 at 5:00 PM.

Men’s Club: Debby Applegate

Join the Men’s Club on Sunday, December 11 at 2:00 PM for a brunch, talk and book signing with Debby Applegate, author of Madam: The Biography of Polly Adler, Icon of the Jazz Age.

We Invite You to The Well

The next meeting of The Well, Temple Emanu-El’s new intergenerational women’s study group, will be in person on Wednesday, December 14 at 6:00 PM with Rabbi Sarah Reines. This program is open to temple members only.

“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…

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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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