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Annual Coat Drive
Sep 24th - Dec 14th
A Tikkun Olam activity
Open to all Temple members

Donations of gently used coats, jackets, hats, scarves, and gloves (no other clothing, please) will be collected and donated to New York Cares. Items may be dropped off at either One East 65th Street or 10 East 66th Street.

Who We Are: Four Films. One People.
Nov 14th - Mar 13th
6:30 PM

$10 Single Program | $36 All Four Programs | $180 Premium
10 East 66th Street

Ordinary people facing the extraordinary are the heart of exceptional documentaries, and The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center is proud to present four such films, followed by conversations with their subjects.

Across the Divide: Talking Candidly and Constructively about Israel
Nov 15th - Apr 11th
7:00 PM

Free
10 East 66th Street

This series is designed to bring together prominent voices from along the political, denominational and generational spectrums to discuss Israel.

Jewish Storytime: Toddlers of the Book
Thursday, Dec 13th
11:00 AM

Free
1 East 65th Street

Babies and toddlers up to age three (with their favorite adult) are invited to join us for stories, songs and fun at the Temple Emanu-El library. Each session will focus on a theme, or a Jewish holiday.

Baby Shabbat
Friday, Dec 14th
9:15 AM

Free
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Baby Shabbat is a 30-minute program designed for younger siblings of Nursery School children, although all children younger than 12 months are welcome to attend. On selected Friday mornings, from 9:15 AM to 9:45 AM, enjoy the company of other families as we anticipate Shabbat with music, blessings and a taste of challah. There is no charge for this program.

Tot Shabbat
Friday, Dec 14th
4:30 PM

Free
1 East 65th Street

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 preschool and Nursery School students and their families.

One God With Many Names
Dec 16th - Dec 17th
9:30 AM | 4:00 PM

Attendance is free, but reservations are requested
10 East 66th Street

This program will enable Fifth Grade Religious School families to explore how the names by which we call our God can reflect our beliefs and shape our community. Parent-Teacher Curriculum Meetings will be included as part of this program. Sunday's program will start at 9:30 AM; Monday's program will start at 4 PM.

VR/AR - How Virtual Technologies are Changing our World
Sunday, Dec 16th
10:00 AM

$30 Men's Club and Women's Auxiliary Members | $40 All Other Guests
1 East 65th Street

Entrepreneur and Vice President of the Men's Club, Ben Weintraub will be discussing artificial intelligence and the future relationship between technology and investing.

Women's Auxiliary Book Group
Monday, Dec 17th
11:00 AM

Free; RSVP Required

We hope you will join us for this lively book discussion. Light refreshments will be served.

Community as Family Meeting
Monday, Dec 17th
6:00 PM

Free
1 East 65th Street (Room 602)

Congregants age 48 onward without close family are invited to Community as Family (CAF), a cordial, confidential group that empowers its members to navigate the changes and challenges of getting older.

Ronald McDonald House
Tuesday, Dec 18th
5 PM

Open to temple members only
405 East 73rd Street

Once a month, under the sponsorship of the Women's Auxiliary, Emanu-El congregants serve dinner and organize art projects and entertainment for the families residing at New York City's Ronald McDonald House. Volunteers must register with the Women's Auxiliary: (212) 744-1400, ext. 235.

Growing Together: New Parents Drop In
Thursday, Dec 20th
11:00 AM

Free
1 East 65th Street

Learn, grow, and share wisdom with fellow new parents. Each month, one session will feature professional insight on topics ranging from breastfeeding basics, to Baby Sign Language and more. A second session will offer time to meet other new parents in a warm and informal Jewish setting. Drop by and make the kind of friends you (and your baby) can grow with!

Stitch'n Time At Temple Emanu-El
Sunday, Jan 6th
11:00 AM

Free
6th Floor Lounge

Stitch’n Time participants knit warm scarves and caps for clients of Temple Emanu-El’s Sunday Lunch Program, as well as knitted goods for children and other adults in need. Both experienced and novice knitters are invited to join us. However, participation is limited to members of the congregation. Instruction is available for those who need assistance. Yarn and patterns are provided, but you must bring your own needles (#8).

Club 65: How do we raise lifelong Jewish learners?
Tuesday, Jan 8th
11:00 AM

Free; Registration Required

We want to counter an outdated image of a “drop-off” Hebrew school program, where children attend for a few hours each week to study Judaism as if it were a historical curiosity, with no connection to their actual lives.

The National Infertility Association
Thursday, Jan 10th
6:45 PM- 8 PM

Free
One East 65th Street

Struggling to build a family? Currently pursuing infertility treatments, donor egg or sperm or considering adoption? Looking for an opportunity to connect with others on a similar journey? RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is pleased to launch a free, drop-in and peer-led support group on the Upper East Side. It is a general infertility support group with diagnoses ranging from female factor, male factor, the unexplained, and everything in between. Participation and regular attendance are completely voluntary. This peer-led group meeting will be led by RESOLVE volunteers who are part of the Emanu-El community. We encourage you to join us and see that you are not alone.

Tot Shabbat
Saturday, Jan 12th
4:30 PM

Free, Registration Required
One East 65th Street

Tot Shabbat is geared specifically for preschool and Nursery School students and their families. Jewish educator and early learning specialist Shira Kline partners with Rabbi Amy Ehrlich to make each Tot Shabbat "singing service" memorable.

5th and 6th Grade Bar/Bat Mitzvah Retreat
Sunday, Jan 13th
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Free, Registration Requested
One East 65th Street

Join with our clergy and lifelong learning team for our annual family gathering of study, worship and celebration for families on the journey of bar and bat mitzvah. You will leave feeling inspired, excited and prepared for the “big day” and beyond, as part of a community raising a new generation of responsible Jewish adults. All 5th and 6th grade families are encouraged to attend. Babysitting or younger siblings is available by request. An optional lunch will precede the session, beginning at noon. Attendance is FREE,  but reservations are requested.

Coffee With… Harold S. Koplewicz, MD “Recognizing and Responding to Anxiety in Kids”
Tuesday, Jan 15th
10:30 AM

$20 for Women's Auxiliary, Men's Club members, Religious School Parents and Nursery School Parents; $30 for all other temple members and their guests
One East 65th Street

Today’s world has no shortage of things to despair about. But the real puzzle of this “age of anxiety” is how much our children’s psychological and emotional well-being depends on how we as parents model responding to the world. This discussion with renowned child and adolescent psychiatrist and president of the Child Mind Institute, Harold S. Koplewicz, MD, looks at the difference between feeling anxious and having an anxiety disorder, explores symptoms and treatments, and reveals simple but meaningful steps we can take as families and communities to raise healthy children. Continental breakfast will be provided. Cost is $20 for Women’s Auxiliary, Men’s Club members, Religious School Parents and Nursery School Parents; $30 for all other temple members and their guests.

Ronald McDonald House
Tuesday, Jan 15th
5:00 PM

Free, Registration Required
405 East 73rd Street

Once a month, under the sponsorship of the Women’s Auxiliary, Emanu-El congregants serve dinner and organize art projects and entertainment for the families residing at New York City’s Ronald McDonald House. Open to temple members only.

Community as Family
Monday, Jan 28th
6:00 PM

Free
Room 602

Congregants age 48 and onward without close family are invited to Community as Family (CAF), a cordial, confidential group that empowers its members to navigate the changes and challenges of getting older. CAF encourages community-building via deeper engagement in temple life through its many opportunities for friendship, worship, learning, and volunteering. Light refreshments are served, and there are no commercial endorsements. Participation is open to temple members only. The next meetings are Monday, January 28 and Monday, February 25 at 6:00 PM in Room 602.

Baby Shabbat
Friday, Feb 1st
9:15 AM

Free, Registration Required
One East 65th Street

Introduce your baby to the music and blessing of Shabbat and a taste of challah with Early Childhood Educator Hadar Orshalimy and Rabbi Amy Ehrlich. Proud grandparents are welcome to join us, too! There is no charge for this program, but please register in advance.

Shabbat Kodesh and Family Dinner
Friday, Feb 1st
6:00 PM (Service) , 7:00 PM (Dinner)

$55 per family
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

This month, our lively Shabbat Kodesh family service will be held in the majestic Fifth Avenue Sanctuary. The service will feature joyful music led by soloist Hadar Orshalimy, and a three-piece band. The service will be followed by a family dinner; registration is required.

Midnight Run
Friday, Feb 1st
6:00 PM

Free, Registration Required
One East 65th Street

Emanu-El teens in grades nine through 12 are invited to participate in our ninth annual Midnight Run, a volunteer program dedicated to gaining perspective on homelessness. The evening begins with our congregational service for Shabbat Kodesh, followed by a Family Dinner for Religious School families and teens. Then, teens will prepare meals and sort clothing donations before distributing them directly to those in need. Students will earn six community service hours. Donations of dark colored warm coats, pants, sweaters, sweatshirts, hats, gloves, shoes, backpacks and new socks and underwear can be dropped off at either temple entrance. NOTE: This activity is completely safe and accredited. Teens from schools, youth groups, churches and synagogues perform this activity every weekend.

Havdalah Pajama Party (Pre-K through 2nd Grade)
Saturday, Feb 2nd
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Free, Registration Required
One East 65th Street

Put on your pajamas, bring the family and join your friends as we say farewell to Shabbat through songs, stories and hands-on crafts activities. Experience a modern take on ancient Jewish rituals filled with joy, gratitude and love. Participation is open to member and nonmember families. Wearing pajamas is encouraged but not required. A light dinner will be served.

DOROT Winter Package Delivery
Sunday, Feb 3rd
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Free; Registration Required
Sutton Place Synagogue

Bring warmth and companionship to an older neighbor with a Sunday morning visit. Sign up for the East or West Side location for orientation, package pick-up, and a home visit assignment.

Tribal Cup Competition & Lunch
Sunday, Feb 3rd
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Free, Registration Required
10 East 66th Street

The coveted Tribal Cup is currently in the possession of the Ruthites. Will it remain there or will the Noahites or Sarahites come out on top at this year’s annual Tribal Cup Competition?!? All current Tribal Members (Sundays grades 3-5) and Tribal Alumni are invited to the games where it will all go down. RSVP by Tuesday, January 29.

Tot Shabbat
Friday, Feb 8th
4:30 PM

Free, Registration Required
One East 65th Street

Tot Shabbat is geared specifically for preschool and Nursery School students and their families. Jewish educator and early learning specialist Shira Kline partners with Rabbi Amy Ehrlich to make each Tot Shabbat "singing service" memorable.

The Jewish American Hit Parade Series
Monday, Feb 11th
7:00 PM

$45 | Reservations Required
10 East 66th Street

The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center takes you on a musical journey from Broadway to Hollywood and back again to the Great White Way with the greatest songs ever written for the stage and screen —all by Jewish composers. In a three-part series created especially for us by Scott Siegel (Town Hall’s signature Broadway by the Year), leading Broadway and nightclub stars will celebrate the iconic tunes that brought the Jewish American songbook to life, putting its indelible stamp on the popular culture of our country and the world.

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