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December Tikkun Olam Opportunities

You can still make a difference in the lives of others in our city. Temple Emanu-El works with a number of organizations that are still accepting donations through December and beyond. New: Urban Outreach Center Coat Drive Please help to keep those warm who do not have a coat this winter season. The Urban Outreach Center on …

To Keep the Faith and Spread It

“We pray for healing of our people. We pray for healing of the land. And peace for every race and nation, every child, every woman, every man.” On Sabbath Eve we sing these words, an adaptation by Cantor Leon Sher of our traditional Mi Sheberach.  They reflect our prayers for our country now:  for physical healing for …

Tikkun Olam: Sukkot Meals to Assist DOROT’s HPP Residents

For more than 30 years, DOROT has helped older adults recover from homelessness, get back on their feet, and remain stably housed. Our Homelessness Prevention Program (HPP) is a transitional housing residence that provides short-term housing, meals and social services, along with relocation assistance. A unique component of our model is the Aftercare Program—which fosters …

Temple Emanu-El Joins #StopHateForProfit

Temple Emanu-El is proud to join the #StopHateforProfit campaign alongside the NAACP and ADL, as well as countless other brands. We will halt all paid advertisements on Facebook and Instagram, effective immediately, through at least the end of July, pending meaningful action. Thank you to all of our followers and members for your support.

Antiracist Resource Guide

Please find below a list of resources, both articles and videos, to help you begin investigating how systemic racism and institutional white supremacy (see: Ijeoma Oluo’s ‘So You Want to Fight White Supremacy’ below) play out in our lives.  The list is curated in order to create easily digestible pieces one can read and return …

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 · Shannon Sarna- Israeli Brunch With Pantry Staples Temple Emanu-El · Martin Kaufman- Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann In Jerusalem 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 …

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 …