Entries by Jackie Peterson

Ninety Years at Fifth Avenue & 65th Street

Located along New York’s storied Fifth Avenue, Temple Emanu-El stands as one of the city’s preeminent architectural, cultural and religious landmarks. Emanu-El’s history dates back to the founding of the congregation in 1845 by a small group of German-Jewish immigrants who settled in the Lower East Side of New York City. As the congregation increased …

Congratulations to our Newly-Confirmed Young Men and Women

Congratulations to our newly-confirmed young men and women. Their names are below, in order of appearance in the above photo: Front Row: Liliana Greyf, Julia Decker, Hailey Schwartzberg, Sloane Wachs, Blythe Breitman, Catie Kirk Second Row: Haley Melniker, Mena Solomon, Olivia Anton, Carly Geneen, Davide Murillo What is Confirmation? The Confirmation Program, open to high …

Central Conference of American Rabbis Statement on Reproductive Justice Throughout the United States

Dear Congregants, Knowing that many are deeply concerned about the growing threat to women’s reproductive health posed by state laws newly passed and others under consideration, and the callous rhetoric that has often accompanied their debate, I share with you below the Reform rabbinate’s statement on recent developments. Recognizing that the termination of a pregnancy …

Rabbi Kahn Speaks Alongside Community Leaders at Rally Against Anti-Semitism

“Rabbi Davidson graciously asked me to represent our congregation at this wonderful rally of solidarity organized by Representative Maloney in response to antisemitic vandalism at Asphalt Green recreational center. Little did we know, the horrific white supremacist terrorist attack in New Zealand would take place only a few hours after the rally was announced. Alongside …

Standing Against Hate

Above: Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson and Rabbi Andrue J. Kahn stand outside the Islamic Society of Mid Manhattan earlier today holding signs reading “Your Jewish neighbors stand with you.” Dear Friends, I am privileged to co-chair A Partnership of Faith in New York, which convenes the leadership of many of our city’s religious congregations. Below …

Community as Family Goes Global

By Wendl Kornfeld Temple Member Temple Emanu-El is becoming increasingly recognized and praised as a trailblazer, a progressive congregation that recognizes and responds to the needs and interests of its older members. Emanu-El’s Community as Family (CAF) program began in 2015 as a self-advocacy group for congregants without adult children and has since expanded to …

Emanu-El Staff News

Emanu-El Staff News: Expanded Welcome to our website’s new Staff News page. This page will serve as a place where expanded staff news can be placed if it is too long to fit into the email newsletter sent out monthly. This page will be updated each month with new additions and links to our current …