Meet Our New Assistant Cantor: Sara Anderson

By Erica Slutsky | Communications Manager Tell us a bit about your background and education/training and what led to you Emanu-El. I grew up in Los Angeles and my family was very involved in our synagogue, Stephen Wise Temple, where I went to elementary school. T’filah (prayer services) and Hebrew were my favorite parts of …

David Broza’s Tefila, with Music from Friday Night Hub, Releases April 22

April 21, 2022 On Friday, April 22, acclaimed Israeli musician David Broza releases Tefila, an album of new music commissioned by Temple Emanu-El for Friday Night Hub, a new series of Friday Night Services for Young Professionals. Organized by the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Outreach Center, the first Friday Night Hub service on Friday, May 6 …

The Medialine: Religious Side Effects of COVID-19 Weigh Heavily on US Clergy

March 4, 2022 The sanctuary at Temple Emanu-El on New York’s Upper East Side is a landmark of Reform Judaism. The majestic 103-foot-tall structure has detailed architecture, dozens of stained-glass windows, and rows of wooden pews capable of hosting no fewer than 2,500 people. But since March 2020, it hasn’t seen the usual crowds. Two …

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Sara Anderson

Return to Clergy SARA ANDERSON – Assistant Cantor Cantor Sara Anderson is a proud alumna and ordinee of the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Raised in Los Angeles, California, she fostered a deep connection to Jewish music through her lifelong involvement at her family’s synagogue, Stephen Wise …

Cantor Lori Corrsin

Return to Clergy LORI CORRSIN – Cantor Emerita Cantor Lori Corrsin became cantor and music director of Temple Emanu-El in 2004 and cantor emerita in 2015. Born in Detroit, she received a bachelor’s in music from the University of Michigan, a master’s in sacred music from Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion and became invested …

Dr. David M. Posner, z”l

Return to Clergy Statement from Senior Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson and Temple President Harris Diamond With profound sorrow, Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York mourns the death of our beloved Senior Rabbi Emeritus, Dr. David M. Posner, ז”ל, who served the temple with extraordinary love and matchless devotion over four decades. His long …

Dr. Ronald B. Sobel

Return to Clergy DR. RONALD B. SOBEL – Senior Rabbi Emeritus Immediately following his ordination from the Hebrew Union College in 1962, Ronald B. Sobel, Ph.D., came to New York City to serve as the assistant rabbi at Temple Emanu-El. Initially expecting to be with the congregation for a maximum of three years, Rabbi Sobel …

Rabbi Sara Y. Sapadin

Return to Clergy SARA Y. SAPADIN – Associate Rabbi Rabbi Sara Sapadin insists she never met a text study she didn’t love or a song she wouldn’t sing. She was ordained as a rabbi from Hebrew Union College — Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in 2007, where she earned marks of distinction in Bible, liturgy …

Rabbi Andy J. Kahn

Return to Clergy Rabbi Kahn’s Instagram page Email Rabbi Kahn ANDY J. KAHN – Associate Rabbi Rabbi Andrue (Andy) Kahn grew up in Tacoma, Washington and has lived in New York since 2009. Recently he served as the rabbinic intern at East End Temple in Gramercy where he organized social justice work and young professional …

Cantor Mo Glazman

Return to Clergy Cantor Glazman’s Facebook page. MO GLAZMAN – Senior Cantor Acclaimed by New York Jewish Life as a “wonderful tenor and star attraction,” Cantor Glazman has appeared in concerts throughout Europe, Israel and North America. He was a tenor soloist for Handel’s Israel in Egypt with the Westchester Chorale and Orchestra, and a …

Rabbi Amy B. Ehrlich

Return to Clergy AMY B. EHRLICH – Rabbi Rabbi Amy Ehrlich has been part of Temple Emanu-El’s clergy for nearly 30 years. In celebration of her 26th anniversary, the congregation donated $25,000 to build a school in Chivaquib, Guatemala in her honor. The project was kept secret from Rabbi Ehrlich until it was announced during the …