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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.

Holiday Toy Drive for CHAM
Nov 13th - Dec 15th
Volunteers are needed
Donations to One East 65th or 10 East 66th

Please help make the holiday season brighter for children receiving treatment for various illnesses at Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) in the Bronx. CHAM can use multiples of all items on their Wish List; items on this list have been selected specifically for the hospital based on the needs of its units. For infection-control purposes and safety, all donations must be new and in original packaging. Donations must be received by December 15.

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.

A Festival of Lights and Music
Wednesday, Dec 13th
6:30 PM

FREE for temple members ($18 general admission)
10 East 66th Street

Save the second candle for us! We're celebrating night two of Chanukah in style with a major communitywide party with music, humor and mouthwatering sufganiyot.

Volunteer Recognition Shabbat
Friday, Dec 15th
6 PM

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

Join with friends and family as we pay special tribute to our fellow congregants who participate in Emanu-El's many volunteer programs. We will honor all volunteers, individuals and groups. A special Oneg Shabbat will follow.

Sabbath Services
Dec 15th - Dec 16th
6 PM | 10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Friday D'var Torah: Rabbi Joshua Davidson. Saturday Sermon: Cantor Emerita Lori Corrsin. On Friday, all temple members who have served as volunteers are invited to join us for a special blessing and festive Oneg Shabbat.

Young Familes: Chanukah Celebration
Sunday, Dec 17th
9:30 AM to 11 AM

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

Come celebrate Chanukah with food, treats, arts and crafts, and stories! Families are encouraged to bring a chanukiyah from home to participate in a community candle-lighting ceremony; candles will be provided.

The State of Anti-Semitism in Germany Today
Sunday, Dec 17th
10 AM to 12 PM

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

Special guest Debbie Elbin will show footage from and discuss her documentary "[STOL*PERN] = to TRIP; to STUMBLE; to FLOUNDER," about anti-Semitism in Germany today. Open to all temple members and their guests. Brunch will be served.

Young Artists Concert
Sunday, Dec 17th
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. PLEASE NOTE: Our featured performer has changed from Jennifer Nicole Campbell to Larry Weng, who will play works by Brahms, Busoni and Ravel.

Chanukah Family Worship and Dinner
Monday, Dec 18th
5 PM (Service) | 6 PM (Dinner)

$55 per family by December 12, $15 for teens
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary/One East 65th Street

Celebrate the Festival of Lights first by joining us at our 5 PM family worship service in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary, where our magnificent chanukiyah will be lit. The festivities continue at 6 PM with dinner and activities. Dinner is for all temple families, their guests and members of our Community as Family (CAF) group. Payment for dinner must be received before the event.

Community as Family: Chanukah Celebration
Monday, Dec 18th
5 PM (Service) | 6 PM (Dinner)

Paid reservations needed for dinner
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary | One East 65th Street

In December, we have been invited to join Religious School families for a Chanukah celebration. The worship service will be held at 5 PM in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary; dinner will follow at 6 PM. The charge for dinner is $20 per person.

Ronald McDonald House
Tuesday, Dec 19th
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, Dec 20th
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.

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

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Friday D'var Torah: Rabbi Amy Ehrlich. Saturday Sermon: Rabbi Sarah Reines.

Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, Dec 27th
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.

Sabbath Services
Dec 29th - Dec 30th
6 PM | 10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

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

Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, Jan 3rd
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, Jan 6th
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 January 5.

Stitch'n Time
Sunday, Jan 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. Delicious light refreshments are served.

Ronald McDonald House
Monday, Jan 8th
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. PLEASE NOTE: THIS MONTH'S DINNER HAS BEEN CHANGED FROM JANUARY 16.

Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, Jan 10th
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.

Remembering Dr. King
Friday, Jan 12th
6 PM

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

To commemorate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Temple Emanu-El hosts a special worship service on the Sabbath of Dr. King's birthday. Our guests are the Reverend Dr. Calvin O. Butts III and the Abyssinian Baptist Church Choir. A special Oneg Shabbat reception will follow.

Young Artists Concert
Sunday, Jan 14th
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. Featured performer Jun Hwi Cho, age 18, will perform works by Schubert, Beethoven, Schumann and Prokofiev.

Kicking Off a Healthy New Year With Joy Bauer
Tuesday, Jan 16th
12:15 PM

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

Meet Joy Bauer, nutrition and health expert for NBC's "TODAY" show, the founder of Nourish Snacks, a monthly columnist for "Woman's Day" magazine and the official nutritionist for the New York City Ballet. Lunch will be served.

Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, Jan 17th
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.

Community as Family
Monday, Jan 22nd
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, Jan 24th
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 President Obama
Wednesday, Jan 24th
8 PM to 9:30 PM

$225 General Admission
One East 65th Street

This event is SOLD OUT. Names may be added to our wait list. Should additional tickets become available, we will contact you.

Eat, Drink, Laugh: The Story of the Comic Strip
Sunday, Jan 28th
10 AM to 12 PM

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

Emmy-nominated television producer and filmmaker Abby Russell will discuss Jewish comics and the 1980s comedy scene in New York, as presented in the film she co-directed. Open to all temple members and their guests. Brunch will be served.

Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, Jan 31st
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.

Tasting Tour of Scotland
Wednesday, Jan 31st
6:30 PM to 8 PM

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

Temple members are invited to experience scotch from the Lowlands to the Highlands. Affordable single malts and light snacks will be served. Reservations requested to mensclub@emanuelnyc.org. For temple members only.

Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, Feb 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.

Young Families: Tot Shabbat
Friday, Feb 9th
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 preschool and Nursery School students and their families. RSVP by February 8.

Stitch'n Time
Sunday, Feb 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.

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