Entries by Evan Brown

A Message from Rabbi Davidson

May 28, 2020 As we approach the end of another week, which for many of us may seem not unlike last week, or the week before that, two tragic events must not be lost in the sameness of it all. The brutal death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis law enforcement reminded us of …

Reflections of our past as we build toward our future

Reflections of our past as we build toward our future Thursday, May 28, 2020 Before She Was Famous! From our current exhibition Hello Gorgeous on the life and career of Barbra Streisand. Streisand graduated from Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn in 1959. She was a member of the Freshman choir and choral club.  After …

Passover in a Plague

Passover During a Plague – Bari Weiss and Alana Newhouse from Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center on Vimeo. Bari Weiss and Alana Newhouse April 2020 What are the origins of the Seder? The first mention of the holiday that kicks off with a Seder appears in the book of Leviticus, where it is referred to …

For the Kids!

Stories and Songs from your friends at Temple Emanu-El. Saul Kaiserman: The Rabbi and the Small Apartment Saul Kaiserman: “The Rabbi and the Small Apartment” (podcast)

Streicker Online Seminar Podcasts

Temple Emanu-El · Navigating a Complex Life with a Homemade Toolbox with Hadassah Lieberman Temple Emanu-El · Jewish Resilience Through Chocolate with Rabbi Debbie Prinz Temple Emanu-El · My Life Through Music With David Broza Temple Emanu-El · Dr. Diane Sharon- Battle Of The Gods Temple Emanu-El · Shannon Sarna- Israeli Brunch With Pantry Staples …

A Message from Temple President Harris Diamond

To My Fellow Congregants, In these troubling and uncertain times, I want you to know how proud I am of Rabbi Davidson, the clergy, and our temple staff as they navigate the cross currents of a world that is moving away from physical contact, ensuring that our temple continues to meet your spiritual, educational, and …

COVID-19 PREPAREDNESS

We are prepared to carry on the work of the congregation remotely if necessary, Rabbi Davidson remarks on the steps the synagogue is taking beyond the health and safety protocols. Temple Emanu-El has no known cases of contact with the virus, but we will follow the guidelines provided by the state and no longer permit …

Temple Emanu-El Celebrates 175 Years

The Spirit of Emanu-El Celebrating our past, present and future on our 175th anniversary Rabbi Joshua Davidson By now, you may be familiar with our synagogue’s founding story — our journey from a second-floor loft on the Lower East Side to our majestic Fifth Avenue sanctuary; our emergence from a small gathering of thirty-three German …

Commentary on Parashat Yitro

Bettijane Eisenpreis By Bettijane Eisenpreis Honor your father and your mother, that you may long endure on the land that the Lord your God is assigning to you. Exodus 20: 12 The Ten Commandments are often cited as the bedrock of our faith. For both Jews and Christians, they are said to lay down the …

Spiritual Direction

A NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR TEMPLE MEMBERS Dr. Lee Robbins, a psychotherapist, NYU professor, and HUC-JIR-trained and credentialed , is offering Emanu-El members the chance to engage in spiritual direction.  This is a rare chance to gain deeper insight into the hidden mystery of life and cultivate an appreciation for the present. Working one-on-one, monthly, in …