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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 November 12, at our annual Mitzvah Day, all the LEGO BRICKS will be sorted by size. Donations may be dropped off at either One East 65th or 10 East 66th streets.

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.

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 prayer 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 for temple members
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.

Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, Oct 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.

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 Planning Committee
Friday, Oct 20th
9:15 AM to 10:15 AM

Open to all temple members with young children
One East 65th Street (Room 405)

Your children are welcome to play alongside us. RSVP to youngfamilies@emanuelnyc.org.

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.

Sabbath Services
Oct 20th - Oct 21st
6 PM | 10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

On Friday, guest speaker Rabbi Deborah Prinz will discuss "Jews and Chocolate," as a precursor to our new Museum exhibition, which will be open to members following services. Saturday Sermon: Cantor Mo Glazman.

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. Bagels, snacks and coffee will be served. RSVP to emanuelcares@emanuelnyc.org.

Community as Family
Monday, Oct 23rd
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.

Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, Oct 25th
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.

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.

Sabbath Services
Oct 27th - Oct 28th
6 PM | 10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Friday D'var Torah: Rabbi Joshua Davidson. Saturday Sermon: Rabbi Sarah Reines.

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."

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

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

Our November selection is "The Plot Against America," by Philip Roth.

Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, Nov 1st
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 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.

The Girl in the Green Sweater: A Life in Holocaust's Shadow
Tuesday, Nov 7th
12 PM

$20 for Women's Auxiliary/Men's Club members
One East 65th Street

The Women's Auxiliary cordially invites all temple members to hear the story of Dr. Kristine Keren (born Krystyna Chiger), whose family spent the last 14 months of World War II hiding in a sewer system aided by three Polish sewer workers who brought them food, medicine and supplies. Paid reservations must be received by November 1. Lunch will be served.

Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, Nov 8th
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.

MITZVAH DAY 2017
Sunday, Nov 12th
10:30 AM to 12 PM

Volunteers are needed
One East 65th Street (I.M. Wise Hall)

Mitzvah Day was started in 2005 as a way to increase awareness and create a greater sense of community among Temple Emanu-El congregants while helping others. Temple members of all ages are invited to participate.

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.

Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, Nov 15th
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.

Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, Nov 22nd
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.

Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, Nov 29th
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.

Enchantment at Van Cleef & Arpels
Tuesday, Dec 5th
10:30 AM to 12 PM

$50 for Women's Auxiliary/Men's Club members
744 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor (between 56th and 57th streets)

Join us for a special presentation of High Jewelry creations by legendary designer Van Cleef & Arpels. Lunch will follow at Loi Estiatorio. Paid reservations must be received by November 28.

Men's Club Book Group
Wednesday, Dec 6th
8:30 AM

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

Our December selection is "The Memoirs of Gluckel of Hameln," the diary started in 1690 of a 44-year-old German Jewish widow, mother of 14 children, who tells how she guided the financial and personal destinies of her children, how she engaged in trade, ran her own factory, and promoted the welfare of her large family.

Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, Dec 6th
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.

Stitch'n Time
Sunday, Dec 10th
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.

Chanukah (5778)
Dec 12th - Dec 20th
First candle is lit December 12; last candle is lit December 19.

Named for the Hebrew word for "dedication," Chanukah commemorates the Maccabees' defeat of the Syrians, which led to liberation of the Jews and the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem in 165 B.C.E. Chanukah also is known as the "Festival of Lights" because of the custom of lighting bright lights in celebration for eight days.

Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, Dec 13th
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.

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