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The Bible: The Greatest Stories Ever Told
Tuesday, Feb 21st
6:30 PM to 8 PM

$25 per class, $99 for the series
One East 65th Street

Here is your opportunity to delve into eight of the best biblical stories ever told, each relevant for 2017, each with a different distinguished biblical scholar presenting in-depth profile and discussion. Tonight: "King David" with Rabbi David Wolpe.

An Evening With Al Gore
Wednesday, Feb 22nd
7:30 PM to 9 PM

$25 for temple members, $225 VIP reception
Fifth Avenue and 65th Street

On the heels of the US presidential election, the way forward on climate action is uncertain. Joining us to discuss the issue is climate advocate and former Vice President Al Gore, who is confronting the climate crisis with ever more determination.

A Day at the Museums
Friday, Feb 24th
Check-in at 9 AM/Departure at 9:30 AM

$115 for Women's Auxiliary and Men's Club members, $125 for all others
Departure from One East 65th Street

A guided tour of the Queens Museum followed by lunch at Trattoria L'Incontro. After lunch, we continue to the Noguchi Museum. Round-trip transportation provided. RSVP by February 20. (Sponsored by the Women's Auxiliary)

Sabbath Services
Feb 24th - Feb 25th
6 PM/10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Friday D'var Torah: Rabbinic Intern Tarlan Rabizadeh. Saturday Sermon: Rabbi Amy Ehrlich.

Young Families: Tot Shabbat
Saturday, Feb 25th
10 AM to 11:30 AM

There is no charge for this event
One East 65th Street (Room 402)

Tot Shabbat is a special Sabbath service geared specifically for preschool and Nursery School students and their families. RSVP by February 24.

Why Wall Street Matters
Sunday, Feb 26th
10 AM to 12 PM

$30 for Men's Club/Women's Auxiliary members, $35 for all others
One East 65th Street

All temple members are invited to brunch, sponsored by the Men's Club. This month's speaker: William D. Cohan.

Emanu-El Cares: Community as Family
Monday, Feb 27th
6 PM to 8 PM

There is no charge for this event
One East 65th Street

Now in its third season, "Community as Family" is a group for temple members age 48 and forward who are without adult children. We meet monthly to create stronger ties within the Emanu-El family and the greater community, as well as to discover ways to become more informed self-advocates on a variety of topics, including finance, health, housing and home care. Light refreshments are served, and there are no commercial endorsements.

The Bible: The Greatest Stories Ever Told
Tuesday, Feb 28th
6:30 PM to 8 PM

$25 per class, $99 for the series
One East 65th Street

Here is your opportunity to delve into eight of the best biblical stories ever told, each relevant for 2017, each with a different distinguished biblical scholar presenting in-depth profile and discussion. Tonight: "Cain and Abel" with Rabbi Norman Cohen.

Men's Club Book Group
Wednesday, Mar 1st
8:30 AM

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

Our March selection is "Call It Sleep" by Henry Roth, with an introduction by Alfred Kazin.

Baby Shabbat
Friday, Mar 3rd
9:15 AM to 9:45 AM

There is no charge for this program
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Baby Shabbat is a 30-minute program designed for younger siblings of Nursery School children, although all children younger than 33 months are welcome to attend. Enjoy the company of other families as we anticipate Shabbat with music, blessings and a taste of challah.

Shabbat Kodesh Family Worship Service
Friday, Mar 3rd
7 PM

All ages are welcome to attend
Beth-El Chapel (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street)

At Shabbat Kodesh worship services, we sing Hebrew prayers with lively melodies and experience the weekly Torah reading through a dramatic yet humorous interpretation. Services are followed by a delicious Oneg Shabbat reception with plenty to eat and drink!

Giggles and Grub
Friday, Mar 3rd
7:15 PM

$50 for Women's Auxiliary/Men's Club/Saviv members, $60 for all others
One East 65th Street

Following the 6 PM worship service, join us for a night of dinner and comedy with Stone and Stone. RSVP by February 27. (Sponsored by the Women's Auxiliary)

Felder in George Gershwin Alone
Monday, Mar 6th
7:30 PM to 9 PM

Three-night Series: $99 for temple members ($150 after December 31)
10 East 66th Street

Piano virtuoso-playwright-director-composer-producer-actor-recording artist Hershey Felder has spent the majority of his career packing theaters with his one-man bio-dramas. And we're proud to present three of the most celebrated. You'll be nothing short of slack-jawed when Felder brings them back to life.

The Bible: The Greatest Stories Ever Told
Tuesday, Mar 7th
6:30 PM to 8 PM

$25 per class, $99 for the series
One East 65th Street

Here is your opportunity to delve into eight of the best biblical stories ever told, each relevant for 2017, each with a different distinguished biblical scholar presenting in-depth profile and discussion. Tonight: "Elisha" with Rabbi Andrea Weiss.

Shir Chadash ("A New Song")
Friday, Mar 10th
7 PM

All are welcome to attend
Beth-El Chapel

This periodic service features a contemporary liturgy interspersed with Chasidic tales and other teachings. The music, led by a vocalist and instrumentalists, informal and participatory.

Purim (5777)
Saturday, Mar 11th
5:30 PM

All are welcome to attend
One East 65th Street

All are invited for our annual reading of the Megillah of Esther. Our celebration includes a festive scotch tasting and hamantaschen. Grab your gragger and get ready to cheer!

Family Purim Celebration
Sunday, Mar 12th
11 AM to 2 PM

Open to all temple members and friends
Fifth Avenue at 65th Street

What happens when the classic story of Esther is given star treatment? Purim -- The Musical! Purim Shpiel: 11 AM (Fifth Avenue Sanctuary). Mini-Carnival for Young Families and Nursery School students only: 11:30 AM to 12 PM. Carnival open to kids of all ages: 12 PM to 2 PM.

The Bible: The Greatest Stories Ever Told
Tuesday, Mar 14th
6:30 PM to 8 PM

$25 per class
One East 65th Street

Here is your opportunity to delve into eight of the best biblical stories ever told, each relevant for 2017, each with a different distinguished biblical scholar presenting in-depth profile and discussion. Tonight: "Dina" with Rabbi Sara Hurwitz.

Exposing Forged and Fraudulently Created Documents
Sunday, Mar 19th
10 AM to 12 PM

$30 for Men's Club/Women's Auxiliary members, $35 for all others
One East 65th Street

All temple members are invited to brunch, sponsored by the Men's Club. This month's speaker: Andrew Sulner.

Stitch'n Time
Sunday, Mar 19th
11 AM to 2 PM

Open to temple members only
One East 65th Street

All temple members are invited to Emanu-El's monthly knitting group. Stitch'n Time is a volunteer program at which individuals knit items for various organizations in need. Both experienced and novice knitters are invited to join us; instruction is provided. We provide yarn and patterns; you bring #8 needles. Light refreshments are served.

Young Artists Concert
Sunday, Mar 19th
3 PM to 4:30 PM

Attendance is free and open to the public
One East 65th Street (Greenwald Hall)

Sponsored with the Stecher & Horowitz Foundation, this annual series presents the prize winners of the biennial New York International Piano Competition. Our final performer of the year is Anna Han. RSVP to EmanuelStreickerNYC.org.

The Bible: The Greatest Stories Ever Told
Tuesday, Mar 21st
6:30 PM to 8 PM

$25 per class
One East 65th Street

Here is your opportunity to delve into eight of the best biblical stories ever told, each relevant for 2017, each with a different distinguished biblical scholar presenting in-depth profile and discussion. Tonight: "Isaac" with Rabbi Avi Weiss.

Women's Auxiliary Book Group
Wednesday, Mar 22nd
11 AM

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

When Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was brutally murdered in Pakistan in 2002, many Jews were touched by his last words affirming his Jewish identity. Many were moved to reflect on or analyze their feelings toward their lives as Jews. Cantor Mo Glazman will lead our discussion of "I Am Jewish: Personal Reflections Inspired by the Last Words of Daniel Pearl," edited by Judea and Ruth Pearl. Light refreshments will be served.

Emanu-El Cares: Community as Family
Monday, Mar 27th
6 PM to 8 PM

There is no charge for this event
One East 65th Street

Now in its third season, "Community as Family" is a group for temple members age 48 and forward who are without adult children. We meet monthly to create stronger ties within the Emanu-El family and the greater community, as well as to discover ways to become more informed self-advocates on a variety of topics, including finance, health, housing and home care. Light refreshments are served, and there are no commercial endorsements.

The Bible: The Greatest Stories Ever Told
Tuesday, Mar 28th
6:30 PM to 8 PM

$25 per class
One East 65th Street

Here is your opportunity to delve into eight of the best biblical stories ever told, each relevant for 2017, each with a different distinguished biblical scholar presenting in-depth profile and discussion. Tonight: "Miriam" with Alicia Jo Rabins.

The Blessings of Bread, Part 2: Matzah Baking
Monday, Apr 3rd
4 PM

There is no charge for this event
10 East 66th Street

Religious School students in Pre-K through Second Grade and their families will learn about the history and traditions involved in making matzah...and then make their own to enjoy! Session repeats on Sunday, April 9 at 9:30 AM.

The Bible: The Greatest Stories Ever Told
Tuesday, Apr 4th
6:30 PM to 8 PM

$25 per class
One East 65th Street

Here is your opportunity to delve into eight of the best biblical stories ever told, each relevant for 2017, each with a different distinguished biblical scholar presenting in-depth profile and discussion. Tonight: "Ruth" with Dr. Jacob Wright.

Men's Club Book Group
Wednesday, Apr 5th
8:30 AM

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

Our April selection is "Denial" by Deborah Lipstadt, her riveting, blow-by-blow account of the legal battle that resulted in a formal denunciation of a Holocaust denier and crippled the movement for years to come.

The Blessings of Bread, Part 2: Matzah Baking
Sunday, Apr 9th
9:30 AM

There is no charge for this event
10 East 66th Street

Religious School students in Pre-K through Second Grade and their families will learn about the history and traditions involved in making matzah...and then make their own to enjoy!

Stitch'n Time
Sunday, Apr 9th
11 AM to 2 PM

Open to temple members only
One East 65th Street

All temple members are invited to Emanu-El's monthly knitting group. Stitch'n Time is a volunteer program at which individuals knit items for various organizations in need. Both experienced and novice knitters are invited to join us; instruction is provided. We provide yarn and patterns; you bring #8 needles. Light refreshments are served.

Passover (5777)
Apr 10th - Apr 17th
5:15 PM/10:30 AM (April 10, 11) and 6 PM/10:30 AM (April 16, 17)


Beth-El Chapel

The name "Passover" derives from Moses' promise that God would "pass over" the homes of Israelites on the evening when firstborn Egyptians were to be slain (Exodus 12:23). Reform Jews celebrate Passover for seven days.

Baby Shabbat
Friday, Apr 21st
9:15 AM to 9:45 AM

There is no charge for this program.
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Baby Shabbat is a 30-minute program designed for younger siblings of Nursery School children, although all children younger than 33 months are welcome to attend. Enjoy the company of other families as we anticipate Shabbat with music, blessings and a taste of challah.

Shabbat Kodesh Family Worship Service
Friday, Apr 21st
7 PM

All ages are welcome to attend.
Beth-El Chapel (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street)

At Shabbat Kodesh worship services, we sing Hebrew prayers with lively melodies and experience the weekly Torah reading through a dramatic yet humorous interpretation. Services are followed by a delicious Oneg Shabbat reception with plenty to eat and drink!

Shavuot Services and Confirmation (5777)
May 30th - May 31st
6 PM/10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

All are invited to Eve of Shavuot and Shavuot services. No tickets are required. The May 31 service is a Yizkor service.

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