Tikkun Olam: Project Prom

Project Prom Donations & Volunteers Needed Donation drop-off: One East 65th Street Set up: Tuesday April 26, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Dress selection: Wednesday, April 27 & Thursday, April 28, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM PROJECT PROM IS BACK AND WE ARE SO EXCITED! Once again, Temple Emanu-El will help more than 250 low-income …

A Member From Afar

Meet Dr. Suzanne Gronemeyer of Memphis, Tennessee By Erica Slutsky | Communications Manager Dr. Suzanne Gronemeyer lives just over 1000 miles away from Temple Emanu-El, but thanks to our invigorated virtual programming, she has been making the most of her temple membership. Dr. Gronemeyer is the Director of the Pediatric Oncology Program at St. Jude’s …

A Sacred Piece of Something Big

Rebecca Weisberg, Gather Group Leader This article was originally published in Volume 93, Issue 1 of the Temple Bulletin, January 2022. One distinct Temple Emanu-El program that has been adapted during the pandemic is our small-groups initiative, Gather. Whether bonding regularly over shared interests or meeting for the first time, Gather, Gather Family, and Gather …

Never Missed a Sunday

Miriam Reines and the Sunday Lunch Program at Temple Emanu-El Erica Slutsky | Communications Manager This April, the Sunday Lunch Program will celebrate its 40th anniversary. In that time, it has not missed a Sunday. Members gather on the weekends to make and distribute food to many in our community who are in need, continuing …

Empowering Our Emanu-El Teens

Inspiring Passionate and Creative Leaders Emma Kate Lindsay | Social Media/Communications Associate Our Teen Programs at Temple Emanu-El are focused on empowering our students to become passionate and creative leaders. While our Teen Programs have a long history of focusing on tikkun olam or social justice, this past year the Temple Emanu-El teens have worked …

Tikkun Olam: Thanksgiving 2021 Breakfast Bags

Continuing Temple Emanu-El’s long history of Tikkun Olam efforts around Thanksgiving, members of our community came together on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 to assemble 550 Thanksgiving Breakfast bags for the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House. The bags contain 14 items, close to over 8,000 units. Traditionally, Temple Emanu-El hosts an Annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the temple …

Stitch’n Time Goes Virtual

On Sunday, November 14, our Stitch’n Time group packed 110 sets of scarves and hats for the Sunday Lunch Program! One of Temple Emanu-El’s monthly Tikkun Olam programs, Stitch’n Time is open to all temple members who love to knit or crochet! In addition to sharing tips and tricks for their personal projects, participants work …

Tikkun Olam Volunteers Assist those Affected by Hurricane IDA

In partnership with UJA, Temple volunteers spent Sunday morning on October 17 sorting medical supplies collected by AFYA, an organization that collects and redirects medical supplies that would otherwise have been discarded. The recipients will be communities in Louisiana and Tennessee. We are always grateful to Temple Emanu-El members who share their time to participate …

Hello Gorgeous Comes to Florida!

Following its acclaimed premiere at the Temple Emanu-El Bernard Museum, Hello Gorgeous: A Barbra Streisand Exhibition will be presented by the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, accompanied by a diverse series of events. The Jewish Museum of Florida will be the exclusive Southeast presenter of this exhibition from October 14, 2021 – February 20, 2022. Hello …

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Our Sukkah has found a house! Continuing our outreach with Ronald McDonald House, Temple Emanu-El generously donated our upcycled Sukkah materials after the conclusion of Sukkot, adding beautiful flowers and pumpkins to help welcome the fall season. Special thanks to Phyllis Hahn. View the full photo gallery below!

Tikkun Olam & Streicker Center Celebrate Sukkot

In honor of Sukkot, and in the spirit of giving, the Tikkun Olam Committee and Streicker Center organized a sweet and educational community trip on Sunday, September 19. The first stop? The Orchards of Concklin, where the descendants of a single family have been growing apples for more than ten generations. Over 550 pounds of …

Harry T. Burleigh Place Conaming

On Sunday, September 12, Temple Emanu-El’s own Dr. Andrew Henderson, Jack Cohn and the Temple Emanu-El Choir will participate in the Conaming of Harry T. Burleigh Place on the corner of 16th Street and Third Avenue at 3:00 PM. Refreshments and a musical presentation of Burleigh’s life and work will take place immediately following at …