Support & Information

Your support is crucial to our ability to maintain the high-quality programming you already enjoy and also allows us to offer many programs free. In advance, we thank you.

Friends of Streicker

At the Streicker Center,  our mission is to offer programs that spark curiosity, engage the intellect and infuse our lives with rich Jewish culture. These programs also build community, by bringing our Temple members together with members of other synagogues and the unaffiliated to Temple Emanu-El.
To support this mission, we invite you to become a Friend of Streicker. Your minimum $3,600* contribution will strengthen our ability to deliver exciting and relevant programming. As a Friend of Streicker you are eligible for the following benefits:
  • Acknowledgment in our fall and winter catalogs
  • Invitations for two to exclusive events, receptions or photo opportunities with special guests
  • Free admission for two to Streicker events and classes (special programs and trips excluded)
  • Access to a dedicated email for easy RSVP
  • Reserved seats to all events 

The satisfaction that comes from helping grow and invigorate our community with programs that capture the rich traditions and unique culture of our people. *All but $120 of your gift is tax-deductible.

Support Us

Your donations help us spark growth and vibrancy in our community. Last year, we filled our historic sanctuary with events that included the signature Jewish comedy of Mel Brooks, the insights of former President Barak Obama, the engaging case of the People vs. Eve, the glorious music of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the triple wedding supporting equal rights in Israel. This year, we will reach over 35,000 people through our programs, events and classes.

Stay in Touch

Information and Policies

Refund Policy

For classes that meet for 6 weeks or longer, a full refund may be requested after the first class meeting. After the second class, a credit of 75% will be given that may be used toward any course and is good for one year. No credit will be given after the third class. Tuition cannot be pro-rated if you cannot attend all class sessions. Events are non-refundable.

Cancellation Policy and Missed Classes

Skirball Academy reserves the right to cancel courses for insufficient enrollment. In the event a class is canceled, Skirball Academy will notify you by email/phone. You may transfer to another class or receive a credit voucher to apply to any future Skirball class within the calendar year, or you may receive a refund. Auditing of classes is not permitted.

The Skirball Academy Lounge

The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center invites you to enjoy our student lounge. Stop in before class and mingle with teachers and classmates. Stay for coffee and snacks and charge your phone. Part networking space and part study hot spot, this is the place to build ideas and start new conversations within the Temple Emanu-El community. The lounge is open one hour before class.

Library Privileges
All students enrolled in Skirball Academy courses have borrowing privileges at the Ivan M. Stettenheim Library and access to our eBook site.

Museum Access
A complimentary curator’s tour for all registered Skirball students is available by appointment at the Herbert & Eileen Bernard Museum of Judaica at Temple Emanu-El.

Getting to the Streicker Center


Events and Classes at the Streicker Center take place on the Temple Emanu-El campus. When you register, please note where you will enter for your class or event – either at “1 East 65th Street” or “10 East 66th Street”. If a Streicker event is hosted at another location, it also will be listed on the event and registration links.

Public Transportation

F, Q trains: Lexington/63rd Street Station

4, 5, 6 trains: Lexington/59th Street

N, R, W trains: Fifth Avenue/59th Street Station

M1, M2, M3, M4, M66, M72


Phone: 212-507-9580