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 …

Commentary on Parashat Va-ye’ra

Bettijane Eisenpreis By Bettijane Eisenpreis They had not yet lain down, when the townspeople, the men of Sodom, young and old – all the people to the last man – gathered about the house. And they shouted to Lot and said to him, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out …

Social Media & Communications Associate

Job Title: Social Media & Communications Associate Department: Administration/Communications Reports to: Director of Communications SUMMARY Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York is seeking a Social Media & Communications Associate (SMCA) for its communications team to help build upon its broad marketing and communications initiatives, specifically centered upon our emerging social media presence and …

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, …