Registration is Open

Your child’s Jewish journey starts here! Registration is now open for the 2020-21 Religious School Year! Learn more about our vibrant program and registration, click below.

Emanu-El At Home

Livestream channels and other content offered to help keep you connected to your temple and Judaism during the coronavirus pandemic crisis.

The Streicker Center Summer Celebration

A variety of educational and entertaining programming online. Check out upcoming seminars or watch the video archives. Also available as audio podcasts.

With Everyone’s Safety in Mind

Currently, plans to open our sanctuary, our Nursery and Religious Schools, and the Streicker Center, are under consideration.  When we are able to open, we will do so in compliance with city and state safety guidelines.

Confronting Racism

Minister of Worship and Liturgy, Goodwill Baptist Church, and Temple Emanu-El’s Vice President of Finance, Reverend Steven V. Jones joins Rabbi Davidson for this important Shabbat service. Friday, June 5 at 6:00 PM.

When Religion Becomes a Prop

“Watching the scene unfold at the White House last night was gut-wrenching.” Read Rabbi Davidson’s remarks pertaining to President Trump’s actions last night (6-1-20) in Washington D.C.

The Streicker Center Online!

A variety of educational and entertaining programming online. Check out upcoming seminars or watch the video archives. Also available as audio podcasts.

From Suffering to Hope

Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson’s Shabbat message — April 24, 2020. [audio]

Celebrating Yom Ha’atzmaut

Friday Night Live: Temple Emanu-El and Temple Israel of the City of New York Present a special virtual Shabbat service celebrating Israel’s 72nd independence day. May 1, 2020, 6:00 PM. Download this service’s special siddur.

God Calls To Us In All Things

Read Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson’s April 23rd article in The Forward.

Streicker Center Online Seminars

The Streicker Center has moved all programming online. Check out upcoming seminars or watch their robust library of video archives. Also available as audio podcasts.

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.

Livestream

Can’t make it to the temple? No problem! We broadcast all Shabbat and Holiday Services, on our website and on Facebook.

More Temple News

Your Child’s Jewish Journey Starts Here

Summer is a great time to learn more about our Early Childhood programming — Religious School and Nursery School Registration is now open…

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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. Follow this link to learn more and access registration forms.

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Temple Emanu-El Nursery School

Our play-based curriculum nurtures a lifelong love of learning and emotional skills that children carry through life. Registration forms are now available for 2020-2021, follow this link for more information and to access application forms.

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Programs for Young Families

We do have a few fun events scheduled this summer but be sure to check out this page for session information and online registration for our fall programs!

“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

‘Stroll with the Rabbi’

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 – 10 – 11 AM – Central Park.

Summer Book Drive Begins

Monday, June 3, 2019 – Friday, August 23, 2019 One East 65th Street.

Hello, Summer (Rooftop) Shabbat

Friday, June 7, 2019 – 7:30 PM – One East 65th Street.

Upcoming Exhibition at the Bernard Museum

October 29, 2019 – April 7, 2020

With full-blown Brooklyn moxie, the young singer dismissed as too Jewish, too plain and too obstinate upended the celebrity pantheon by refusing to let anyone rain on her parade.

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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.

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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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