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 …

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 …