Where Warmth and Majesty Meet

Volume 2  |  Prayers for the Days of Awe Return to High Holy Days and Festivals September 23 – October 1, 2018 Sukkot traces its roots to the many agricultural ceremonies enacted by the ancient Hebrews, becoming a festival of thanks for a bountiful fall harvest and one of three “pilgrimage festivals” during which a …

A Message from Rabbi Davidson on President Trump’s Recent Remarks

Dear Friends, I share with you below the statement by the American Jewish Committee on President Trump’s recent remarks calling Jews who vote for Democrats uninformed and disloyal.  However one interpreted the President’s comments – whether the supposed disloyalty was to America or Israel or both – his choice of a classic anti-Semitic trope, ironically here …

Yom Kippur Study Sessions

Return to the High Holy Day Guide After the Yom Kippur morning service we invite you to learn, study and reflect in a session led by scholars of the temple. Participation is open to all congregants and guests. Sessions are held from 12:30 to 1:30 PM on the sixth floor of our Goldsmith Religious School …

Summer Book Drive

JUNE 3 – AUGUST 23 Summer Book Drive to Fill the Bookshelves at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Please help fill the shelves for young patients that are undergoing treatment at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx. Your book donations will be a welcome distraction from their health concerns. Please view the wish lists below and …

Response to Mass Shooting in Virginia Beach at a City Building on Friday, May 31, 2019

Response to Mass Shooting in Virginia Beach at a City Building on Friday, May 31, 2019 Saturday, June 1, 2019 With one united voice, we, the undersigned members of a Partnership of Faith in New York City, deplore the mass shooting of twelve innocent people at a Virginia Beach city building, Virginia Beach, Maryland late …

Commentary on Parashat Emor

Bettijane Eisenpreis By Bettijane Eisenpreis There came out among the Israelites one whose mother was Israelite and whose father was Egyptian. And a fight broke out in the camp between that half-Israelite and a certain Israelite. The son of the Israelite pronounced the Name in blasphemy, and he was brought to Moses – now his …

A Message from Rabbi Davidson on Today’s Synagogue Shooting in California

Photo: Posted April 27, 2019 Dear Friends, This afternoon a gunman entered the Chabad Community Center of Poway, California and shot multiple worshipers observing Shabbat and the conclusion of Passover. While at this time the number and extent of the injuries and fatalities remains unclear, our hearts reach out to the entire synagogue community. …

Mourning the Victims in Sri Lanka

Return to Home Page As a community of faith, we are sickened by the coordinated attacks on the Christian community of Sri Lanka — suicide bombings in multiple Catholic churches and tourist hotels on Easter Sunday. With the hateful violence against worshipers at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh and two mosques in Christchurch, …

Commentary on Parashat Aharei Mot

Bettijane Eisenpreis By Bettijane Eisenpreis “Do not defile yourselves in any of those ways, for it is by such that the nations that I am casting out before you defiled themselves.” Leviticus 18:24 Parashat Aharei Mot consists largely of a catalogue of sins that the priests and the people are not to commit. These range …

Project Prom 2019 – An Enormous Success!

Return to Tikkun Olam SMILES, LAUGHTER, JOY, and FRIENDSHIP These are all the lasting emotions that were surrounding this Mitzvah… For the sixth year, Tikkun Olam created a two-day personal shopping “boutique ” experience for 300 underserved New York City high school seniors to help them celebrate their academic achievements by helping them shine at …

Passover at Emanu-El

Return to High Holy Days and Festivals Return to Worship    Beginning of Passover Services April 19 & 20 | 5:15 PM & 10:30 AM | Fifth Avenue Sanctuary Please note, to accommodate the plans of our members for the first-night seder, our April 19 Shabbat/Eve of Passover service will be held at 5:15 PM …

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 …