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Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, Feb 21st
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

Rabbi Philip Hiat leads this weekly Talmud class, which focuses on the tractate Bava Metzia. No background in Talmud or Hebrew is required. Classes meet Wednesdays through June 27, 2017.

Einstein's Brain: A (Gray) Matter of Dispute
Wednesday, Feb 21st
6:30 PM to 8 PM

Admission is FREE; reservations required
10 East 66th Street

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

Chocolate Tasting and Museum Tour
Thursday, Feb 22nd
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

FREE for temple members, $40 for nonmembers
One East 65th Street

An event for singles in theirs 40s and 50s... Chef Michael Laiskonis of the Institute of Culinary Education will lead us in a chocolate tasting, followed by a tour of the Bernard Museum of Judaica's "On Jews and Chocolate" exhibition. Open to the public. Reservations required.

The Medici Archive Project
Thursday, Feb 22nd
6:30 PM to 8 PM

Admission is FREE; reservations required
10 East 66th Street

All are invited to a discussion of "Love and Death in Italian Ghettos in the Time of the Plague." Using original documents from Italian archives, our panel of experts will explore the everyday lives of Roman, Mantuan, Venetian and Florentine Jews during exceptionally trying times, addressing how Europe's Jewish communities coped with plagues and pestilence.

Sabbath Services
Feb 23rd - Feb 24th
6 PM | 10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend.
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Friday D'var Torah: Rabbi Amy Ehrlich, with Cantor Mo Glazman. Saturday Sermon: Cantor Emerita Lori Corrsin. Torah portion: T'tzaveh.

Neshama Yoga
Sunday, Feb 25th
10 AM to 11:30 AM

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

Emanu-El Cares is pleased to present four "Wellness Sundays" for the body and soul. Each 90-minute class is taught by a wellness professional and includes light refreshments. Our second session features a unique fusion of yoga with Jewish learning and spirituality. QUESTIONS? Call the Membership Office at (212) 507-9515.

Community as Family
Monday, Feb 26th
6 PM to 7:30 PM

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

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.

The Mentalist
Monday, Feb 26th
7:30 PM to 9 PM

$18 for temple members, $125 for VIP tickets
10 East 66th Street

The Israeli master-mentalist is coming to the Streicker Center to test the limits of your disbelief. There's no telling what he'll do when he takes to our stage, but if past is prologue, he might guess anything from your banking PIN number to the name of the very first person you kissed. VIP registration features a pre-reception and reserved seating.

All in the Family: The Class
Tuesday, Feb 27th
6:30 PM to 8 PM

$99 series, $25 individual classes
10 East 66th Street

THIS SESSION IS SOLD OUT

Congregational Megillah Reading...With a Twist!
Wednesday, Feb 28th
5:30 PM

All are invited to attend
One East 65th Street

Join in our annual reading of the Megillah of Esther, immediately following the Sunset Service. Our celebration will include a festive scotch tasting and hamantaschen.

Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, Feb 28th
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

Rabbi Philip Hiat leads this weekly Talmud class, which focuses on the tractate Bava Metzia. No background in Talmud or Hebrew is required. Classes meet Wednesdays through June 27, 2017.

Saviv: Kickoff to March Madness Shabbat
Friday, Mar 2nd
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

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

Temple members and nonmembers in their 20s and 30s are invited to join us for Shabbat services, followed by our kickoff to March Madness. Doors open at 7:15 PM. Grab a beer before our wonderful musical service. Stay after for a pizza and beer Oneg.

Family Purim Celebration
Sunday, Mar 4th
11 AM to 2 PM

Open to all temple members and their friends
Enter at One East 65th Street

Purim Shpiel: 11 AM. 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.

All in the Family: The Class
Tuesday, Mar 6th
6:30 PM to 8 PM

$25 per person
10 East 66th Street

Six pairs of related rabbis (from a father and son-in-law to a wife and wife, spanning the denominational spectrum) will team-teach a Bible story that touches not only on their own relationships but on human relations at large. This week: Moses' Moms, with wives Rabbi Denise Eger and Rabbi Eleanor Steinman.

Men's Club Book Group
Wednesday, Mar 7th
8:30 AM

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

Our March selection is "The Many Deaths of Jew Suss," a compelling new account of the notorious trial of Joseph Suss Oppenheimer, one of the most iconic figures in the history of anti-Semitism.

Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, Mar 7th
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

Rabbi Philip Hiat leads this weekly Talmud class, which focuses on the tractate Bava Metzia. No background in Talmud or Hebrew is required. Classes meet Wednesdays through June 27, 2017.

An Evening With Vice President Dick Cheney
Wednesday, Mar 7th
8 PM to 9:30 PM

$99 General Admission, $500 VIP Reception
One East 65th Street

Please join us for this historic discussion with our nation's 46th vice president, whose nearly five decades in the public arena will make for a riveting evening.

Baby Shabbat
Friday, Mar 9th
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.

Family Dinner & Shabbat Kodesh Service
Friday, Mar 9th
6 PM (Dinner) | 7 PM (Service)

$55 per family by March 5, $15 for teens
One East 65th Street/Beth-El Chapel

At Shabbat Kodesh, we sing Hebrew prayers with lively melodies and experience the weekly Torah reading through interpretation and storytelling. The service is preceded by a family dinner at 6 PM, for which a reservation is required. All temple families are welcome to attend.

Emanu-El After Dark
Friday, Mar 9th
8:30 PM

FREE for Emanu-El Religious School students, $36 for nonmember friends
One East 65th Street

Religious School students are invited to spend the night at Emanu-El for a sleepover with friends, fun, food, movies and games. Go on a "behind-the-scenes" tour and see what it's like to be at Emanu-El after dark. Nonmember friends are invited to participate as well. Registration required.

Seeking Clarity in a Fast-Changing, Uncertain World
Sunday, Mar 11th
10 AM to 12 PM

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

Men's Club Vice President Ben Weintraub will lead a panel discussion about technology. Open to all temple members and their guests. Brunch will be served.

Stitch'n Time
Sunday, Mar 11th
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.

A Celebration of Jewish Books
Sunday, Mar 11th
11 AM to 3 PM

$18, FREE for children under 10
10 East 66th Street

Join us for a day filled with Jewish storytelling and storytellers...more than 50 in all...some you already know and love, others you will be thrilled to discover. Includes a special kids corner with Jewish storytellers, live music and special activities. And, you won't want to go home without visiting our pop-up bookstore, where you may choose from an exciting array of hundreds of titles to add to your Jewish home library.

Young Artists Concert
Sunday, Mar 11th
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 prize winners of the biennial New York International Piano Competition. Our final performer of the year is Daniel Kim.

All in the Family: The Class
Tuesday, Mar 13th
6:30 PM to 8 PM

$25 per person
10 East 66th Street

Six pairs of related rabbis (from a father and son-in-law to a wife and wife, spanning the denominational spectrum) will team-teach a Bible story that touches not only on their own relationships but on human relations at large. This week: Jacob and His Wives, with wife and husband Rabbi Amy Kalmanofsky and Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky.

Young Professionals Speed Dating
Tuesday, Mar 13th
7 PM to 9 PM

$36 per person
One East 65th Street

Does your mom call you daily asking if you've met that nice Jewish boy or girl yet? Now is your chance to meet up to 15 of them in one night as SAVIV hosts its first Young Professionals Speed Dating event. This event is for single professionals in their 20s and 30s.

Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, Mar 14th
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

Rabbi Philip Hiat leads this weekly Talmud class, which focuses on the tractate Bava Metzia. No background in Talmud or Hebrew is required. Classes meet Wednesdays through June 27, 2017.

High School Trip to Washington, DC
Mar 16th - Mar 19th
$419 per student, plus transportation
Full payment must be received by January 26.

Emanu-El high school students are invited to join hundreds of Reform Jewish teens from around the country to turn their Jewish values into political reality.

Ronald McDonald House
Tuesday, Mar 20th
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.

All in the Family: The Class
Tuesday, Mar 20th
6:30 PM to 8 PM

$99 series, $25 individual classes
10 East 66th Street

THIS SESSION IS SOLD OUT.

The Unlikely Nazi Hunters
Tuesday, Mar 20th
6:30 PM to 8 PM

$18 for temple members
10 East 66th Street

Meet Nazi hunters Serge and Beate Klarsfeld, who are telling their dramatic story for the first time in a new dual memoir, "Hunting the Truth," which will be published on the day of their appearance at the Streicker Center. Moderated by Sara J. Bloomfield, Director, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Admission includes a copy of the book.

Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, Mar 21st
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

Rabbi Philip Hiat leads this weekly Talmud class, which focuses on the tractate Bava Metzia. No background in Talmud or Hebrew is required. Classes meet Wednesdays through June 27, 2017.

Passover Homebound Delivery
Sunday, Mar 25th
9 AM (Packing) | 9:45 AM (Drivers)

A mitzvah for temple members
10 East 66th Street lobby

Temple members are needed to pack and deliver Passover meals to the homebound. Packing begins at 9 AM; drivers should report at 9:45 AM. (A continental breakfast will be served.)

Body Purification and Healthy Snacking
Sunday, Mar 25th
10 AM to 11:30 AM

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

Emanu-El Cares is pleased to present four "Wellness Sundays" for the body and soul. Each 90-minute class is taught by a wellness professional and includes light refreshments. Our third session features synchronized breath and movement to purify the body, followed by a discussion of current "trend foods." QUESTIONS? Call the Membership Office at (212) 507-9515.

All in the Family: The Class
Tuesday, Mar 27th
6:30 PM to 8 PM

$25 per person
10 East 66th Street

Six pairs of related rabbis (from a father and son-in-law to a wife and wife, spanning the denominational spectrum) will team-teach a Bible story that touches not only on their own relationships but on human relations at large. This week: Abraham and Isaac, with father and son Rabbi Jerome K. Davidson and Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson.

Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, Mar 28th
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

Rabbi Philip Hiat leads this weekly Talmud class, which focuses on the tractate Bava Metzia. No background in Talmud or Hebrew is required. Classes meet Wednesdays through June 27, 2017.

Passover (5778)
Mar 30th - Apr 6th
5:15 PM | 10:30 AM

To accommodate the first night seder, our service will be held at 5:15 PM.
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

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.

Second Seder for the Elderly
Saturday, Mar 31st
1 PM to 7 PM

Start time depends on the job to which you are assigned
10 East 66th Street

Second Seder is one of our longest running community service programs. It is staffed by dedicated temple members who volunteer their time to help make this evening possible. Volunteers must be temple members.

Men's Club Book Group
Wednesday, Apr 4th
8:30 AM

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

Our April selection is "Billy Bathgate" by E.L. Doctorow.

Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, Apr 4th
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

Rabbi Philip Hiat leads this weekly Talmud class, which focuses on the tractate Bava Metzia. No background in Talmud or Hebrew is required. Classes meet Wednesdays through June 27, 2017.

Annual Gathering of Remembrance (5778)
Sunday, Apr 8th
2 PM to 4 PM

Tickets are required for entrance.
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

The Annual Gathering of Remembrance is a commemoration of the 6 million who died during the Holocaust. A limited number of tickets are available to temple members. To obtain tickets, temple members only should call Mark Heutlinger at (212) 507-9511. All others should call the Museum of Jewish Heritage at (646) 437-4227.

Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, Apr 11th
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

Rabbi Philip Hiat leads this weekly Talmud class, which focuses on the tractate Bava Metzia. No background in Talmud or Hebrew is required. Classes meet Wednesdays through June 27, 2017.

Young Families: Tot Shabbat
Saturday, Apr 14th
9:30 AM to 11 AM

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 preschool and Nursery School students and their families. RSVP by April 13.

Stitch'n Time
Sunday, Apr 15th
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.

Project Prom
Apr 17th - Apr 19th
11 AM to 4 PM | 11 AM to 6 PM

Donation drop-off: One East 65th Street
10 East 66th Street (Blumenthal Hall)

Temple Emanu-El once again will help more than 200 young ladies shine at their spring proms. Help set up on Tuesday, April 17 from 11 AM to 4 PM. Assist girls with dress selection on Wednesday, April 18 and Thursday, April 19 from 11 AM to 6 PM. Those interested in volunteering should contact tikkunolam@emanuelnyc.org. Donations are needed of NEW and gently used, youthful looking spring/summer formal dresses, heels, handbags, wraps, jewelry and other fashionable accessories, as well as NEW sealed cosmetics.

Ronald McDonald House
Tuesday, Apr 17th
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.

Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, Apr 18th
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

Rabbi Philip Hiat leads this weekly Talmud class, which focuses on the tractate Bava Metzia. No background in Talmud or Hebrew is required. Classes meet Wednesdays through June 27, 2017.

Shabbat Kodesh Family Worshp Service
Friday, Apr 20th
7 PM

All are welcome to attend
Beth-El Chapel

At Shabbat Kodesh, we sing Hebrew prayers with lively melodies and experience the weekly Torah reading through interpretation and storytelling. Please note: This month's service will honor high school students who have taken on a leadership role within our congregational community. Dinner for teens and their families will follow the service.

Teen Leadership Dinner
Friday, Apr 20th
8 PM

$55 per family by April 16, $15 for teens
One East 65th Street

Dinner for high school students who have taken on a leadership role within our congregational community and their families will follow the 7 PM Shabbat Kodesh Family Worship Service; reservations and payment are required for dinner.

Running for All
Sunday, Apr 22nd
10 AM to 11:30 AM

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

Emanu-El Cares is pleased to present four "Wellness Sundays" for the body and soul. Each 90-minute class is taught by a wellness professional and includes light refreshments. Our final session features a running class for all skill levels, followed by a fun Central Park run. QUESTIONS? Call the Membership Office at (212) 507-9515.

Interfaith Dialogue With Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church
Sunday, Apr 22nd
11 AM

All temple members are invited to participate.
7 West 55th Street

As part of Temple Emanu-El's interfaith dialogue with Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, temple members are invited to join Rabbi Davidson and Reverend Dr. Scott Black Johnston for services, to be followed by lunch and conversation. RSVP to Rabbi Davidson's study at jweiner@emanuelnyc.org or (212) 507-9609.

Shavuot Services and Confirmation (5778)
May 19th - May 20th
6 PM | 10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

All are invited to Eve of Shavuot and Shavuot services. On May 20, we will celebrate with our high school students as they confirm Torah's place in their identity, followed by a family assembly for the last Sunday of Religious School and brunch for Confirmands. May 20 also is a Yizkor service.

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