Service Information

Worship at Emanu-El is a singular experience: inspiring words of wisdom, beautiful music and the warmth of our community in one of the largest and majestic temples in the world.  Shabbat services are open to members of our congregation, their guests, and anyone who would like to worship with us in peace.

On the Bimah

February 21, 2020 – 6:00 PM

Preaching: Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson

Special Guest Speaker:
Rabbi Gilad Kariv

Music: Cantorial Intern Alex Kurland

February 22, 2020 – 10:30 AM

Preaching: Rabbi Amy B. Ehrlich

Music: Cantorial Intern Alex Kurland

Music Program

 Shabbat Services

February 21 and 22, 2020 | Service Music TBD

Torah Portion

Exodus 21:1 – 24:18

Congregants are invited to contribute to the weekly commentary, please contact Prince Davis in the temple office.

Shabbat Schedule
Friday NightSaturday Morning
5:45 PM – Organ Recital
9:15 AM — Torah Study
6:00 PM – Services
10:15 AM – Organ Recital
After Services – Oneg Shabbat
10:30 AM – Services
Holidays and Festivals 5780
SelichotSeptember 21, 2019
Rosh Hashanah
September 29 – 30, 2019
Yom KippurOctober 8 – 9, 2019

October 13 – 14, 2019
Sh’mini Atzeret/Simchat Torah
October 20 – 21, 2019
December 22 – 30, 2019
March 9 – 10, 2020
April 8 – 15, 2020
ShavuotMay 28 – 29, 2020


If you can not visit our temple in person, we welcome you to watch services through our live stream.  Click here to link to our broadcast page.

Daily Sunset Services

Coordinated by our Men’s Club, Sunset Services take place Sunday to Thursday at 5:30 PM in Greenwald Hall. Enter at One East 65th Street.

Weekly Torah Study

Saturdays | 9:15 AM | One East 65th Street

Through engaging, thoughtful conversation and lively debate, we plumb the depths of our most important sacred text and discover the personalities, challenges and themes in the narratives that still affect our lives today. Note: our Torah Study breaks for the summer, around the middle/end of May and begins again in early September.

Weekly Talmud Class

Wednesdays | 6:15 PM to 7:15 PM | One East 65th Street

This year’s class, led by Rabbi Philip Hiat, will study the first of the six chapters that comprise Mishnah. No Talmud or Hebrew background is required.

Attending services at Emanu-El?

  • Enter through our main doors on 5th Avenue.  During summer months, services are held in Beth-El Chapel. For all other months of the year, services will be in our 5th Avenue Sanctuary.
  • T-Coil devices are available for the hearing impaired.
  • All visitors are required to process through our security scanners for all services and events.
  • All bags are subject to search by security personnel. Large bags and cases will be secured in the lobbies during services.
  • To preserve the sanctity of our services, no photographs and kindly silence your mobile phone.

Need assistance? Contact the Temple Office:


phone: 212-744-1400

fax: 212-570-0826