JTA: In an effort to reach young families, Temple Emanu-El opens an outpost in Chelsea

September 16, 2022 – Emanu-El Downtown was featured in Jewish Telegraphic Agency/New York Jewish Week, with quotes from Rabbi Joshua Davidson, Emanu-El Downtown Director Dina Mann, and members of our growing community. Want to learn more? We hope you’ll join us at the New Year Festival on our new Downtown satellite this Sunday, September 18, …

amNY: Temple Emanu-El to open new campus in Chelsea

August 18, 2022 amNY features Emanu-El Downtown, interviewing Rabbi Joshua Davidson and Emanu-El Downtown Director Dina Mann about upcoming programs, and its pivotal role within the Jewish community. This recent expansion answers the call of Jewish New Yorkers who are seeking more connection to the local Jewish community as well as those who experienced a …

After Colleyville: Interfaith Service Sunday and Gatherings this Week

On Sunday, January 16, Temple Emanu-El hosted After Colleyville: Interfaith Service on the steps of our Fifth Avenue Sanctuary. Rabbis Joshua M. Davidson, Amy B. Ehrlich and Sara Y. Sapadin were honored to welcome special guest speakers US Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Reverend Dr. Scott Black Johnston of Fifth Ave. Presbyterian Church, and author Sabeeha …

Shining a Light on Abuse of Power

Dear Friends, The lighting of candles is a beloved ritual in Jewish life.  We light two to welcome the festivals and Shabbat.  The braided wicks of the Havdalah candle with which we bid farewell to the Sabbath remind us of the power of many flames burning in “community,” as do the Chanukah candles which push …

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John Streicker Makes a Major Gift for Outreach

Temple Emanu-El receives an additional $10 Million from John H. Streicker for 0utreach to Young Jews, Unaffiliated Families, and Seekers  Mr. Streicker’s total giving of $25 million, the first $15 million given in 2016 and this additional $10 million just announced on Rosh Hashanah, is among the largest ever received by an American synagogue. New …

Days of Awesome 5782

3 weeks of online activities beginning September 12 For children in grades 3-6 (Sundays) and PK-6 (Mondays) Open to members and nonmembers Sign up now to try out our Religious School with three weeks of special activities to celebrate the High Holy Days. Drop-in for a single session or sign up for one session each week …

We are Open

We look forward to welcoming you back. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the temple at 212-744-1400 or . Temple Emanu-El is pleased to announce that we are opening up our sanctuary for Friday and Saturday Shabbat services starting June 4 and 5 to members and nonmembers. Registration is required. Services will be …

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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 …