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 …

Tikkun Olam: Volunteer Opportunities with HIAS

HIAS is currently listing volunteer opportunities in New York to help welcome refugees and asylum seekers as they begin their lives as new Americans. 1. Click here to fill in an application to create a volunteer profile with HIAS 2. Register for a Volunteer Information Session Webinar. 3. Fill out a full Volunteer Application. 4. HIAS will …

Member Spotlight: Frank Bamberger

By Erica Slutsky | Communications Manager Longtime Temple Emanu-El members might know Frank Bamberger from his distinctive backpack and welcoming demeanor in person. Or they may have already met him by phone or on Zoom, given his participation in so many programs. Having joined a few years ago, Frank loves kvelling about his involvement in …

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, …

Celebrating 40 Years of the Sunday Lunch Program

On April 24, 2022, the Sunday Lunch Program, one of the temple’s longest-standing volunteer efforts, celebrated its 40th anniversary. The program, which has never missed a Sunday, consists of members making and distributing food to many in our community who are in need, continuing even when the pandemic has restricted in-person access. The speakers included …

Supporting Ukraine: Donate to Emanu-El’s Relief Effort

Philanthropic Fund Temple Emanu-El expresses our thanks for your support of our Ukrainian relief efforts. The generosity of our members and livestream community has enabled us to make additional contributions to these organizations, which are focused on helping the Ukrainian people and their Jewish community. IsraAID Providing additional funds for their humanitarian work at the …

Tikkun Olam: Mishloach Manot for the Troops

Volunteers came together on Tuesday, February 8 to assemble 125 Mishloach Manot packages for our Jewish Troops who are serving our country, in partnership with JWB Jewish Chaplains Council®. All items in the package were Kosher. This has been an ongoing Temple Mitzvah for many years. We thank our volunteers so much for helping to …

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 …

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 …

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 …