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


Sermon: Rabbi Amy B. Ehrlich
Music: Cantor Mo Glazman


Sermon: Cantor Mo Glazman
Music: Cantor Mo Glazman

Torah Portion


2019 May 25/ 20 Iyyar, 5779

(Leviticus 21:5–26:2)

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

Music Program

 Shabbat Services


Shabbat Schedule
Friday NightSaturday Morning
5:45 PM – Organ Recital
9:15 AM – Torah Study
*Concludes on May 18 – Resumes after Labor Day
6:00 PM – Services
10:15 AM – Organ Recital
After Services – Oneg Shabbat
10:30 AM – Services
Eve of ShavuotShavuot Morning Service
Saturday, June 8, 2019Sunday, June 9, 2019
6:00 PM – Services
10:30 AM – Services
(Shavuot Oneg to follow)
Holidays and Festivals 5779
SelichotSeptember 1, 2018
Rosh Hashanah
September 9 – 10, 2018
Yom KippurSeptember 18 – 19, 2018

September 23 – October 1, 2018
Sh’mini Atzeret/Simchat Torah
September 30 – October 1, 2018
December 2 – 10, 2018
March 20 – 21, 2019
April 19 – 26, 2019
Yom HaShoah May 2, 2019
ShavuotJune 8 – 9, 2019


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

Note: Weekly Torah study ends on May 18, 2019 and will resume in the Fall, after Labor Day

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