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Sabbath Services
Apr 28th - Apr 29th
6 PM/10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Friday D'var Torah: Rabbi Joshua Davidson. Saturday Sermon: Rabbinic Intern Tarlan Rabizadeh. On Friday, we will honor our congregants who participate in Emanu-El's many volunteer programs and Richard Newman upon the occasion of his upcoming cantorial ordination. A special Oneg Shabbat will follow.

Young Families: Tot Shabbat
Saturday, Apr 29th
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 April 28.

Parents Bar/Bat Mitzvah Information Meeting
Sunday, Apr 30th
11:15 AM

For Religious School families
10 East 66th Street

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

Luncheon for Amercan Jewish World Service
Sunday, Apr 30th
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

All are invited to attend
One East 65th Street

All temple members and friends are invited to a unique fundraising luncheon to benefit American Jewish World Service (AJWS).

Parents Bar/Bat Mitzvah Information Meeting
Monday, May 1st
5 PM

For Religious School families
10 East 66th Street

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

JNF Israel Independence Day Community Celebration
Monday, May 1st
7 PM to 9 PM

Admission is FREE, but registration is requested
10 East 66th Street

Come celebrate this singular blend of antiquity, modernity and a thousand intangibles with Temple Emanu-El, Jewish National Fund and the greater Jewish community of the Upper East Side.

Men's Club Book Group
Wednesday, May 3rd
8:30 AM

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

Our May selection is "Stella" by Peter Wyden...the story of Stella Goldschlag, whom Wyden knew as a child, and who later became notorious as a "catcher" in wartime Berlin, hunting down hundreds of hidden Jews for the Nazis.

Mom's the Word
Wednesday, May 3rd
6 PM to 9 PM

$18 for temple members, $23 for nonmembers
One East 65th Street (Greenwald Hall)

"Mom's the Word" is a cabaret-style show featuring musical parodies about the challenges of motherhood, written and performed by three moms. Cocktails at 6 PM, performance at 7 PM.

Gun Control: A Discussion
Thursday, May 4th
7 PM to 8:30 PM

Admission is FREE, but registration is requested
One East 65th Street

If the topic of gun control was polarizing before the 2016 election, it has reached the height of toxicity in the aftermath. How do we even begin to engage in a continued national conversation?

Shir Chadash ("A New Song")
Friday, May 5th
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.

Fifth Grade Trip to Eldridge Street Synagogue
Sunday, May 7th
9 AM to 12 PM

Participation is FREE, but reservations are needed.
Depart from 10 East 66th Street

Fifth Grade families are invited to join our Lifelong Learning staff for a unique experience about Jewish immigration to America and the Lower East Side.

Religious School Open House
Sunday, May 7th
9:30 AM to 12 PM

There is no charge for this event, but reservations are requested
10 East 66th Street

Temple member families and nonmembers are invited to join us for a session of our innovative and dynamic weekly program for children in Pre-K through Third Grade. Discover what makes Temple Emanu-El a great place for families to learn and grow! NOTE: Session repeats on Monday, May 8 at 4 PM.

Stitch'n Time
Sunday, May 7th
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.

Women's Auxiliary Book Group
Monday, May 8th
11 AM

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

Rabbi Joshua Davidson will lead our discussion of "My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew" by Abigail Pogrebin. Coffee and cake will be served. (Reservations requested.)

Religious School Open House
Monday, May 8th
4 PM to 6 PM

There is no charge for this event, but reservations are requested
10 East 66th Street

Temple member families and nonmembers are invited to join us for a session of our innovative and dynamic weekly program for children in Pre-K through Third Grade. Discover what makes Temple Emanu-El a great place for families to learn and grow!

Orchestra of St. Luke's
Monday, May 8th
6:30 PM to 8 PM

VIP admission FREE for temple members
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

After the resounding success of last winter's concert, St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble returns to Temple Emanu-El, performing works by Mozart and Mendelssohn.

Club 65: What Is Jewish About Jewish Education?
Tuesday, May 9th
11 AM

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

For its May event, Club 65 welcomes Lifelong Learning Director Saul Kaiserman.

TRANSPARENT: An Evening with Jill Soloway
Tuesday, May 9th
7 PM to 8:30 PM

Admission is FREE, but registration is requested
10 East 66th Street

Join us at this first-of-a-kind event at the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center, featuring acclaimed comedian, playwright, writer, director and creator of the award-winning show "Transparent" Jill Soloway.

Rosé on the Rooftop
Wednesday, May 10th
6:30 PM to 8 PM

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

For Religious School and Teen parents...Come celebrate the end of the school year with wine, beer and other refreshments. See old friends and make new ones. RSVP to Missy Bell (mbell@emanuelnyc.org).

Women's Auxiliary Annual Spring Meeting and Luncheon
Thursday, May 11th
12 PM

$35 for Women's Auxiliary/Men's Club members, $45 for all others
One East 65th Street

All temple members and their guests are invited to the Women's Auxiliary annual spring meeting and luncheon, which includes the election of board members and officers. This year's speaker will be Bill Goldstein, host of the TV segment "Bill's Books" on NBC's "Weekend Today in New York." RSVP by May 8.

Looking Back / Moving Forward
Friday, May 12th
6 PM (open after services)

Admission is FREE
Bernard Museum (One East 65th Street)

Our museum is turning 20! How better to celebrate two decades' worth of acclaimed exhibitions than with a best-of retrospective? Tonight is a special preview for temple members; open to the public May 14 through September 3.

Hershey Felder as Leonard Bernstein in Maestro
Monday, May 15th
7:30 PM to 9 PM

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

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT.

A Musical Evening in Honor of Yom Ha'Atzmaut
Tuesday, May 16th
7:30 PM

$75 per person
One East 65th Street

All are invited to this special program in honor of Israel Independence Day. The evening will feature music by Schumann, Brahms and Shor. Ticket price includes a wine-and-cheese reception with the artists. Proceeds benefit Temple Emanu-El.

Annual Meeting of the Congregation
Thursday, May 18th
6 PM

All temple members are encouraged to attend
One East 65th Street

This year's annual meeting once again will be held after the Sunset Service.

How the Six-Day War Changed the Jewish People
Thursday, May 18th
7:30 PM to 9 PM

Admission is FREE for temple members
10 East 66th Street

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War. "The Jewish Week," the Shalom Hartman Institute and the Streicker Center are proud to host a wide-ranging discussion of the lead-up, combat and aftermath that changed the face of the region and the Jewish people. Registration required.

Shabbat Service Honoring the Department of Lifelong Learning
Friday, May 19th
6 PM

$45 per family by May 15, $65 after May 15; $15 for teens
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

All temple members are invited to join us for a Shabbat Worship Service honoring the Department of Lifelong Learning's 10th Anniversary. The service will be followed by a Shabbat dinner for Nursery School, Religious School, Teen and Alumni families, and a dessert reception for our Religious School With Honors participants. Payment for dinner is required.

Saviv Aloha Shabbat
Friday, May 19th
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Admission is free, but reservations are appreciated
One East 65th Street

Join us for a Hawaiian-themed Shabbat service and reception on Temple Emanu-El's rooftop. (Saviv is for Jewish professionals in their 20s and 30s.)

Young Families: Rooftop Party
Sunday, May 21st
10 AM to 11:30 AM

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

Don't miss our end-of-the-year celebration! If it rains, then we'll play inside.

End-of-Year Family Assembly
Sunday, May 21st
11 AM


10 East 66th Street (Lowenstein Auditorium)

During the final days of Religious School, parents are invited to join with their children as we come together for one last time to celebrate the achievements of our students.

End-of-Year Family Assembly
Monday, May 22nd
5 PM


10 East 66th Street (Lowenstein Auditorium)

During the final days of Religious School, parents are invited to join with their children as we come together for one last time to celebrate the achievements of our students.

Emanu-El Cares: Community as Family
Monday, May 22nd
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. FOR TEMPLE MEMBERS ONLY.

Honoring Our Fallen Heroes
Wednesday, May 24th
6:30 PM to 9 PM

A pre-Memorial Day volunteer program
The Jewish Center, 131 West 86th Street

Join UJA and Jewish communal organizations for a pre-Memorial Day program to honor those who have fallen in service to our country. Hear from Jewish military leaders and help create care packages for those serving abroad, sponsored by Major Stuart Adam Wolfer Institute (MSAWI). Questions? Contact Julianna Dwyer at dwyerj@ujafedny.org or (212) 836-1258.

Men's Club Annual Meeting and Samuel Sacks Achievement Award Reception
Thursday, May 25th
6 PM to 9 PM

$45 for Men's Club/Women's Auxiliary members; $55 for all others
One East 65th Street

Each year since 1977, the Men's Club board of directors has established a committee to recommend deserving persons to receive the Samuel Sacks Achievement Award, which recognizes members of the congregation for their service and support of the temple. The award is presented each year at the Men's Club annual meeting. This year's recipients are Marlene Yokel and Mark Willner.

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.

Scotch & Soda
Thursday, Jun 1st
6 PM to 7:30 PM

FREE for temple members, $40 for nonmembers
Harmonie Club (4 East 60th Street)

Jewish singles, temple members and nonmembers, are invited to an expert scotch tasting at the second oldest private social club in NYC. Appetizers and other drinks served as well. Temple members register at rgreenberg@emanuelnyc.org. Nonmembers register at emanu-el.ticketleap.com/scotchandsoda.

Stitch'n Time
Sunday, Jun 4th
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.

The Soul of the First Amendment
Monday, Jun 5th
7 PM to 9 PM

Admission is FREE, but registration is requested
10 East 66th Street

The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center is honored to host Floyd Abrams, one of America's most celebrated First Amendment attorneys, discussing why freedom of speech matters and his upcoming book, "The Soul of the First Amendment. "

Saviv Rooftop Fiesta Shabbat
Friday, Jun 9th
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Admission is free, but reservations are appreciated
One East 65th Street

Join us for Sabbath services on Temple Emanu-El's gorgeous rooftop, complete with margaritas, beer and Mexican nosh. (Saviv is for Jewish professionals in their 20s and 30s.)

Club 65: From Bible to Broadway
Tuesday, Jun 13th
11 AM

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

For its final event of the year, Club 65 welcomes Cantor Mo Glazman, who will take us on a journey through Jewish music.

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