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)

A Poem by Member Elizabeth Walsh

It’s the middle of March and the Corona Virus has reached our town Too many are affected, but as New Yorkers’ we cannot let this get us down Toxicity has tainted the globe infusing this state of pollution into a pandemic Together we need to disinfect the damage as we await a cure for this …

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 …

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 …

World Zionist Congress Elections

Voting Ends on March 11, 2020 Together we can grow our Reform Movement in Israel and work toward making progress on the issues we care about: Religious Freedom, Equality, and More. The World Zionist Congress election, which determines the prioritization of Jewish Agency funds in Israel, is here. It is time to make our voices …

Rabbi Davidson’s Remarks on the Recent Attacks in NYC and in Monsey

Rabbi Davidson’s Shabbat Chanukah Introductory Remarks following Anti-Semitic Assaults in New York December 27, 2019 From Rabbi Davidson after the Attack in Monsey December 29, 2019 Dear Friends, We awoke this morning to the news of yet another anti-Semitic attack, the gruesome series of stabbings in the Jewish community of Monsey. I was grateful to …

“Cancer Does Not Discriminate”

By Stephen Fields CANCER! The word hit me like a thunderbolt. The doctors think that my 24-year-old daughter has cancer. I freaked out when I was told – I was dazed, numb and unbelieving. Cancer only happened to other people, not my only child. I didn’t know what to do, what to think – I …