The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center is a home for all things Jewish in this shtetl we call New York. 

Study and debate. Culture and faith. Activism and community.  For us, Judaism is more than a set of religious beliefs. It’s the collective memory of a people who have refused to disappear from history. It’s a civilization that has been evolving for millennia, timeless tradition that binds us together across the globe and a philosophy that grapples with the nature of human beings and God. It’s a peculiar sense of humor, a penchant for debate, dedication to social justice – and a fondness for bagels.

So whether you’re affiliated or unaffiliated, a New Yorker or a visitor who hasn’t been in a synagogue for decades, we invite you to join to explore Judaism on your own terms: to delve into our ancient texts and history with leading scholars and teachers; to go behind the scenes with the people who make the news and the journalists who report it; to sing the soundtracks of our people; engage with the authors who write our greatest stories, meet the actors and chefs who are reimagining Jewish culture; and travel with a purpose.

This is Judaism.  This is the Streicker Center.

A look at our past events.

Dr. Gady Levy
Executive Director, 

Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center

“I see the Streicker Center as a premier venue for deep engagement of Jewish intellectual and cultural programming, Its innovative programs speak to today’s audiences in ways that are relevant to their lives and meaningful to their personal journeys.”