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Upcoming Events

LEGO Drive
Sep 18th - Nov 10th
A Tikkun Olam activity
Open to all temple members

Through the efforts of Brick Dreams, Temple Emanu-El will be collecting used LEGO BRICKS of all sizes. Brick Dreams collects and redistributes LEGO bricks to children in need. On Sunday, November 12, at our annual Mitzvah Day, all the LEGO BRICKS will be sorted by size and then distributed. Donations may be dropped off at either One East 65th Street or 10 East 66th Street.

Rosh Hashanah Services (5778)
Sep 20th - Sep 21st
5:30 PM/8 PM/10 AM

Tickets required for entry, except where noted
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary and Lowenstein Sanctuary

Worship services are conducted simultaneously in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary and the Leon Lowenstein Sanctuary. The rabbis and the cantor alternate between the services. Child-care drop-off for registered families is at 9:30 AM Thursday; pick-up is at 12:30 PM.

Shir Chadash Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
Wednesday, Sep 20th
8 PM

Tickets required for entry
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

As part of our High Holy Days celebration, we once again will offer a Shir Chadash service for each holiday. These services feature a contemporary liturgy interspersed with Chasidic tales and other teachings. The music, led by a vocalist and instrumentalists, is informal and participatory. Tickets for temple members are available at no additional charge.

Rosh Hashanah Pre-Readers Service
Thursday, Sep 21st
9 AM to 9:30 AM

Tickets required for entry
Greenwald Chapel (One East 65th Street)

A service our youngest children can understand and enjoy with music and a story.

A Discussion of Critical Issues Facing Israel Today
Thursday, Sep 21st
12:30 PM

Open seating
Leon Lowenstein Sanctuary (10 East 66th Street)

All temple members are invited to join us for a special event with Ambassador Dani Dayan, Consul General of Israel in New York. Seating is open.

Rosh Hashanah Teen Worship Service
Thursday, Sep 21st
12:30 PM

Tickets required for entry
Beth-El Chapel

A service for our teens in Grades 7 through 12. Teen friends and parents are welcome, too!

Rosh Hashanah Family Worship Service
Thursday, Sep 21st
2:30 PM

Tickets required for entry
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Admission to the Rosh Hashanah Family Worship Service is by group ticket. Only one ticket is needed per family. A reception and tashlich will follow for all families in attendance. This service is geared for elementary children and pre-teens, their families and their guests.

Sabbath Services
Sep 22nd - Sep 23rd
6 PM | 10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Special Guests: Robi Damelin and Mazen Farraj of The Parents Circle. Saturday Sermon: Rabbi Sara Sapadin.

Reconciliation and Forgiveness: Bereaved Israeli and Palestinian Parents for Peace
Friday, Sep 22nd
6 PM

All are invited to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the season of reconciliation and forgiveness, join Temple Emanu-El for a moving Shabbat Shuvah service with representatives from The Parents Circle, an organization consisting of more than 600 Palestinian and Israeli families who have lost loved ones during the Middle East conflict but remain committed to finding a path out of violence.

The Blessings of Bread, Part 1: Challah Baking
Sunday, Sep 24th
10:30 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 challah...and make their own to enjoy! Session repeats on Monday, September 25 at 4:15 PM.

Annual Coat Drive
Sep 25th - Dec 15th
A Tikkun Olam activity
Open to all temple members

Donations of gently used coats, jackets, hats, scarves and gloves (no other clothing, please) will help to make the decision an easier one. Collected items will benefit New York Cares. Donations may be dropped off at either One East 65th Street or 10 East 66th Street.

The Blessings of Bread, Part 1: Challah Baking
Monday, Sep 25th
4:15 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 challah...and make their own to enjoy!

Ship Ahoy! Architecture Boat Tour
Tuesday, Sep 26th
1 PM

$80 for Women's Auxiliary/Men's Club members
62 Chelsea Piers

All temple members are invited to join us as we set sail for a roughly three-hour tour in comfort and style, sipping champagne and having light hors d'oeuvres. Space is limited.

Parent Happy Hour
Tuesday, Sep 26th
6:30 PM to 8 PM

There is no charge for this event, but reservations are requested
One East 65th Street

Come join with other parents as we raise a glass to the start of another successful year! This is a chance to socialize with your friends and meet other Emanu-El parents of children in grades Pre-K through 12. RSVP to school@emanuelnyc.org.

Yom Kippur Services (5778)
Sep 29th - Sep 30th
5:30 PM/8 PM/9:45 AM/2:15 PM/3:30 PM

Tickets required for entry, except where noted
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary and Lowenstein Sanctuary

We will host Shir Chadash at 5:30 PM, prior to the 8 PM Kol Nidrei services. Yom Kippur morning services begin at 9:45 AM. Avodah will be held at 2:15 PM. The Afternoon service begins at 3:30 PM. Study sessions will be held after the Yom Kippur morning services. No tickets are required for the community services.

Shir Chadash Erev Yom Kippur Service
Friday, Sep 29th
5:30 PM

Tickets required for entry
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

As part of our High Holy Days celebration, we once again will offer a Shir Chadash service for each holiday. These services feature a contemporary liturgy interspersed with Chasidic tales and other teachings. The music, led by a vocalist and instrumentalists, is informal and participatory. Tickets for temple members are available at no additional charge.

Yom Kippur Pre-Readers Service
Saturday, Sep 30th
9 AM to 9:30 AM

Tickets required for entry
Greenwald Chapel (One East 65th Street)

A service our youngest children can understand and enjoy with music and a story.

Yom Kippur Study Sessions
Saturday, Sep 30th
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Open to all congregants and their guests
10 East 66th Street (Sixth Floor)

After the Yom Kippur morning service, learn, study and reflect at one of the sessions led by scholars of the temple.

Yom Kippur Teen Worship Service
Saturday, Sep 30th
12:30 PM

Tickets required for entry
Beth-El Chapel

A service for our teens in Grades 7 through 12. Teen friends and parents are welcome, too!

Yom Kippur Family Worship Service
Saturday, Sep 30th
2 PM

Tickets required for entry
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

A service for elementary children and pre-teens, their families and their guests, followed by activities in the Bernard Museum. Only one ticket is needed per family.

Yom Kippur Avodah Service
Saturday, Sep 30th
2:15 PM

Open seating
Leon Lowenstein Sanctuary

Our Avodah service will be led by Rabbi Stephen Franklin and Cantorial Soloist Steven Fox.

Yom Kippur Afternoon Services
Saturday, Sep 30th
3:30 PM

Tickets required for entry
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

We will mark the end of Yom Kippur as one community with our full clergy in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary. To best serve all who are planning to attend on Yom Kippur afternoon, we ask that you send us confirmation of your attendance. Please call (212) 507-9514 or email YKafternoon@emanuelnyc.org.

Sukkot Services (5778)
Oct 4th - Oct 5th
5:30 PM/10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street)

Celebrate the joy of Sukkot and view our beautiful sukkah. No tickets are required. All families are encouraged to participate in our Eve of Sukkot service; a festive oneg will follow in our third-floor sukkah. The holiday continues through October 11.

Shake in the Shack
Wednesday, Oct 4th
5:30 PM

Open to all temple members
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

All temple families are invited to join us for family-friendly Sukkot services, followed by a special oneg on the roof. Shake the lulav and etrog and enjoy a milkshake!

Service of Farewell for Rabbi Allison Tick Brill
Friday, Oct 6th
6 PM

All are invited to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Join us as Temple Emanu-El honors Rabbi Allison Tick Brill, as she and her husband, David, return to their hometown of Chicago.

Stitch'n Time
Sunday, Oct 8th
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. Delicious light refreshments are served.

Jonah: The Prophet Who Runs Away From God
Tuesday, Oct 10th
11 AM

For temple seniors age 65 and over
One East 65th Street

For its opening event, Club 65 welcomes Dr. Mark Weisstuch, who will lead us in a discussion of the significance of this story about a stubborn prophet who refuses to deliver God's message.

Young Families: Snacks Under the Sukkah
Wednesday, Oct 11th
2 PM to 3 PM

Open to temple families and friends
10 East 66th Street

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to join in the celebration of Sukkot.

Simchat Torah Family Service and Dinner
Wednesday, Oct 11th
5:30 PM

$55 per family by October 5 ($75 after October 5); $15 for teens
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street)

Join us in welcoming our new Religious School students into our Emanu-El community. A festive family dinner will follow. Teens also may attend the dinner without an adult. Payment for dinner must be received before the event.

Sh'mini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Service (5778)
Thursday, Oct 12th
10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Festival for the end of Sukkot includes a memorial service.

Holy War in Judaism and Islam
Sunday, Oct 15th
10 AM to 12 PM

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

The Men's Club proudly kicks off its program year with special guest Rabbi Aaron Panken, president of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, who will explore the texts and interpretive trajectories of holy war and jihad in Judaism and Islam.

Parents Bar/Bat Mitzvah Information Meeting
Sunday, Oct 15th
11 AM

For Religious School families
10 East 66th Street

Religious School parents are invited to learn more about the different prayers spaces and types of worship services where children may be called to the Torah.

Parents Bar/Bat Mitzvah Information Meeting
Monday, Oct 16th
5:15 PM

For Religious School families
10 East 66th Street

Religious School parents are invited to learn more about the different prayers spaces and types of worship services where children may be called to the Torah.

Jewish Broadway Sing-along
Monday, Oct 16th
7:30 PM to 9 PM

$36 per person ($45 after June 9)
10 East 66th Street

Hershey Felder returns this fall to lead us in songs from "Fiddler on the Roof," "Cabaret," "South Pacific," "Oklahoma," "West Side Story," "Porgy & Bess" and many more at this special one-night-only event.

An Evening With Mel Brooks
Thursday, Oct 19th
7 PM to 8:30 PM

$99 for temple members | $375 for VIP admission
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Join us for a rare one-night performance by Mel Brooks of stand-up comedy, film clips and personal stories about growing up Jewish in Brooklyn, working the Catskills and his extraordinary career as an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and and Tony winning actor, producer and director.

Young Families: Tot Shabbat
Friday, Oct 20th
4:30 PM to 6 PM

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

Take a short break from your weekly routine and allow yourself to be immersed in the treasures our tradition offers. Tot Shabbat is a special Sabbath service geared specifically for our youngest temple members (preschool and Nursery School students) and their families. RSVP by October 19.

A Guide to Internet Safety for Children and Adults
Sunday, Oct 22nd
10 AM to 11:30 AM

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

Our guest speaker will be Liz Repking, founder and senior cyber safety expert at Cyber Safety Consulting. Discussion is open to all temple members. RSVP to emanuelcares@emanuelnyc.org.

A Special Evening with Michelle Obama
Wednesday, Oct 25th
8 PM to 9:30 PM

$180 (General admission)
One East 65th Street

Temple Emanu-El is pleased to welcome the former First Lady. A limited number of VIP seats, including reception, are available by calling (212) 507-9580.

Uptown Museum Tour
Friday, Oct 27th
Check-in at 9:45 AM | Tour starts at 10 AM

$50 for Women's Auxiliary/Men's Club members
1230 Fifth Avenue

All temple members are invited to join us for a guided tour of the galleries at El Museo del Barrio and an art-making workshop, followed by lunch, and then a tour of the Museum of the City of New York. Space is limited. Paid reservations must be received by October 20.

Sisters First: A Conversation
Monday, Oct 30th
7 PM to 9 PM

Admission is FREE for temple members
10 East 66th Street

Grab your sister (or a friend who is just like one!) for a special event with former first daughters Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush during their "Sisters First" Tour this fall. This event will be moderated by identical-twin writers Robin Pogrebin, veteran "New York Times" reporter, and Abigail Pogrebin, author of, among other things, her twinhood memoir, "One and the Same." Includes a copy of the book "Sisters First: Stories from our Wild and Wonderful Life."

An Evening with Hillary Rodham Clinton
Wednesday, Nov 1st
8 PM to 9:30 PM

$125 (include a copy of her book)
One East 65th Street

In a discussion of her new memoir, Secretary Clinton will describe what she was thinking and feeling during an election marked by exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, and an opponent who broke all the rules. A limited number of VIP tickets, including a pre-reception, are available by calling (212) 507-9580.

Stitch'n Time
Sunday, Nov 12th
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. Delicious light refreshments are served.

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