Community Groups

Hillel teaches us that even though a person may have great wealth or position, he or she must not distance himself or herself from the experience of others. At Emanu-El, empathy and engagement are important, and we pride ourself on our long-standing tradition of community that welcomes members with open arms.

Young Members

Taking a modern, creative approach to Jewish life and community, the Young Members Circle offers year-round opportunities for social and professional networking, volunteerism, spiritual reflection, and discussion of some of today’s most pressing issues for both Jews and young professionals. All events are coordinated by and targeted to individuals in their 20’s and 30’s who have made the commitment of temple membership.



Meet. Mingle. Come together to pray, learn & to celebrate life with Temple Emanu-El’s young Jewish professionals in their 20s and 30s. Once a month, we bring together beautiful music, contemporary poetry and prose, and traditional Reform liturgy, for a transformative Kabbalat Shabbat experience.

Women’s Auxiliary

Founded in 1922, the Women’s Auxiliary is both a social and civic organization open to all women of the congregation. The Women’s Auxiliary Program Committee plans numerous lectures and outings throughout the year, in addition to sponsoring a variety of activities that benefit the greater New York City community.

Men’s Club & Club 65

As part of temple life at Emanu-El for more than 90 years, the Men’s Club encourages attendance at all temple religious events. It promotes interest in social, humanitarian, educational and civic affairs. It engages in cultural and religious discussions and activities, and it participates in such activities as will support good citizenship and interfaith dialogue.