High Holy Days Sermons 5783

Read Text (PDF) Read Text (PDF) View the Photo Gallery Read Text (PDF) Links: NCJW Jews for Abortion Access Sister Song Cantor Mo Glazman & David Carpenter | Kol Nidrei Kol Nidrei, setting composed by Russotto, Lewandowski and Binder, arranged by David Strickland, based on the traditional chanting melody of Kol Nidrei Kol Nidrei Kol …

Celebrating Rosh Hashanah Downtown

By Dina Mann, Director, Emanu-El Downtown September 22, 2022 – Summer might be over, but the good energy is spilling over into fall at Emanu-El Downtown. On Sunday, September 18, we welcomed over 150 babies, kids, and grown-ups to our New Year Festival, an afternoon of arts and crafts, music, apples, honey and so much …

JTA: In an effort to reach young families, Temple Emanu-El opens an outpost in Chelsea

September 16, 2022 – Emanu-El Downtown was featured in Jewish Telegraphic Agency/New York Jewish Week, with quotes from Rabbi Joshua Davidson, Emanu-El Downtown Director Dina Mann, and members of our growing community. Want to learn more? We hope you’ll join us at the New Year Festival on our new Downtown satellite this Sunday, September 18, …

Emanu-El Downtown: Play. Explore. Learn.

By Dina Mann | Director, Emanu-El Downtown This Friday, Jews around the world will add the shofar to their morning prayer service signaling the new Hebrew month of Elul, which precedes Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. The shofar is a wake-up call. A jarring reminder to get to work on yourself, your family, and …

amNY: Temple Emanu-El to open new campus in Chelsea

August 18, 2022 amNY features Emanu-El Downtown, interviewing Rabbi Joshua Davidson and Emanu-El Downtown Director Dina Mann about upcoming programs, and its pivotal role within the Jewish community. This recent expansion answers the call of Jewish New Yorkers who are seeking more connection to the local Jewish community as well as those who experienced a …

New York Daily News: The war continues; hear Ukraine’s cries

July 5, 2022 Temple member Wendy Gerber shares her personal experiences on Temple Emanu-El’s mission to Poland and the Ukrainian Border in The New York Daily News. “I left Poland, but part of my heart remains there. While it’s difficult to hear these stories, it’s important. Bombs erase lives in a moment, and leave scars …

FOX News: NYC temple members travel to Ukraine border to bring comfort and ‘bear witness’

July 5, 2022 From May 26 to May 30, 2022, Temple Emanu-El organized a Humanitarian Mission to Poland and the Ukrainian Border, during which the Emanu-El community answered conscience’s call, bringing much needed supplies, showing comfort to those fleeing the war, and bearing witness both to their suffering and the extraordinary efforts of the agencies …

Tikkun Olam Welcomes Hakav HaMeached

On June 14, Emanu-El’s Tikkun Olam Committee hosted Hakav MaMeached, who traveled from Israel to New York City, once again. 35 children and volunteers, along with a medical doctor, visited the Central Park Zoo. Many of the children had never been to a zoo and, when they entered the penguin house and toured the other …

Nursery School Gala Honors Alumni and Parents

On Monday, May 23, the Temple Emanu-El Nursery School gathered together for a festive evening Gala at Tavern on the Green honoring Alumni Parents and Children. Over 200 attendees enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and music while bidding on silent auction items and purchasing raffle tickets. All proceeds from the gala will benefit the Nursery School. …

Foster Pride Thanks Tikkun Olam’s Project Prom

Tikkun Olam’s 2022 Project Prom received a generous “Thank You” from Foster Pride in their newsletter this week. In the weeks leading up we went shopping for dresses and found two spectacular outfits at Temple Emanu-El’s The Prom Project, where underserved young women from across the city choose from hundreds of gorgeous gowns, new shoes, …

Temple Emanu-El Marches for Abortion Justice in DC

Abortion access is a Jewish value. Restrictive abortion laws, rooted in just one understanding of when life begins, limit our ability to fully practice our religious tradition. On May 17, 2022, Rabbi Davidson, Rabbi Sapadin and Cantor Anderson, with several members of our congregation, joined the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) and Jews from …

‘175 Years Ago Today’: A Message from Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson

Dear Friends, One hundred seventy-five years ago today, April 13, 1845, thirty-three German immigrants, refugees of the despotism surging in Western Europe, founded Temple Emanu-El in a small rented facility downtown on the corner of Clinton and Grand streets. It was the city’s first Reform synagogue, and soon became the model for Reform congregations around …