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Israel’s 70th in Israel
Apr 13th - Apr 20th
Airfare not included
Minimum age for participation is 21.

The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center has created an Israel-only option for its 12-day journey from Warsaw to Israel to celebrate Israel's 70th birthday. Highlights include fireworks in Rabin Square and a celebratory Mega Concert in Latrun, five-star hotels, and a private, licensed tour guide.

Hollywood Zion: American Films and the Story of Israel
Apr 16th - May 14th
6:15 PM to 9 PM

$120 for temple members
10 East 66th Street

With the birth of Israel in 1948, one might have expected a flurry of films on the Jewish state by American filmmakers. In this course, we’ll examine why Hollywood had almost the opposite reaction, and we’ll study the few Israel-related films that did hit the big screen.

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.

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

All are welcome to attend.
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Friday: Rabbi Joshua Davidson (D’var Torah), with Cantorial Intern Alex Kurland. Saturday: Cantor Mo Glazman. Torah portion: Tazria/M’tzora.

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.

Community as Family
Monday, Apr 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.

Cecile Richards: Make Trouble
Monday, Apr 23rd
7 PM to 8:30 PM

$25 (includes a copy of the book)
10 East 66th Street

The Streicker Center is pleased to welcome Cecile Richards for a discussion of her new memoir, “Make Trouble,” the outpouring of activism since the 2016 election, the future of women’s reproductive rights, and her years “making trouble and organizing for change.”

Home: Lens on Israel Opening Reception
Tuesday, Apr 24th
7 PM to 8:30 PM

Admission is FREE; reservations requested
One East 65th Street

In a photographic tour celebrating Israel's 70th birthday, explore the multitude of communities...and worlds...that dwell side by side within Israel's meager 8,000 square miles, just the size of New Jersey. Temple members are invited to join us for a festive reception.

Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, Apr 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.

On the Road Again: Storm King Art Center
Friday, Apr 27th
9 AM (Check-in at 8:40 AM)

$110 for Women's Auxiliary/Men's Club members
Departure from One East 65th Street

All temple members are invited to join the Women's Auxiliary for a day trip to Storm King, widely celebrated as one of the world's leading sculpture parks. Lunch to follow at Cosimo's. Reservations are requested by April 20.

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

All are welcome to attend.
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Friday: Rabbi Amy Ehrlich (D’var Torah), with Cantor Mo Glazman. Saturday: Rabbi Sara Sapadin, with Cantorial Intern Alex Kurland. Torah portion: Acharei Mot/K’doshim.

Saviv Taste of New York Shabbat
Friday, Apr 27th
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

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

Temple members and nonmembers in their 20s and 30s are invited to join us for Shabbat services, followed by a festive oneg featuring favorite New York Jewish foods. Doors open at 7:15 PM.

Fifth Grade Trip to Eldridge Street Synagogue
Sunday, Apr 29th
9 AM to 12 PM

Participation is FREE, permission slips required
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
Apr 29th - Apr 30th
9:30 AM | 4:30 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!

Parents Bar/Bat Mitzvah Information Meeting
Apr 29th - Apr 30th
11 AM | 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. This meeting is intended for parents of Third Grade students and those in older grades who have not yet scheduled a date.

Sisterhood of Pain, Sisterhood of Hope
Monday, Apr 30th
7 PM to 8:30 PM

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

Twelve mothers from The Parents Circle, an organization consisting of more than 600 Palestinian and Israeli families who have lost loved ones during the Middle East conflict but remain committed to finding a path out of violence, will bring their passion for peace and their remarkable stories to the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center. (NOTE: A $250 donation to The Parents Circle includes a VIP reception, reserved-section seating and a gift.)

Community Mental Health Forum
Tuesday, May 1st
7 PM to 8:30 PM

There is no charge for this event.
Sutton Place Synagogue (225 East 51st Street)

All temple members are invited to a special evening with three guest speakers, followed by a panel discussion.

Men's Club Book Group
Wednesday, May 2nd
8:30 AM

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

Our final selection of the program year is "Billy Bathgate" by E.L. Doctorow. Please note: This session has been rescheduled from April.

Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, May 2nd
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 Outing
Saturday, May 5th
9:30 AM to 11 AM

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

Gather with other temple members for a city outing. More details to come. RSVP by May 4.

Stitch'n Time
Sunday, May 6th
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.

Club 65: “Covenant Theology”
Tuesday, May 8th
11 AM

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

For its May program, Club 65 welcomes Rabbi Joshua Davidson, who will delve into the philosophy of Rabbi Dr. Eugene Borowitz.

Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, May 9th
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
Wednesday, May 9th
7 PM to 8:30 PM

$99 temple members | $150 reserved seating | $375 VIP admission
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Mel Brooks returns to the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center by popular demand! Join us for an evening of his favorite film clips and personal stories about growing up Jewish in Brooklyn and his extrofdinary career as an actor, producer and director.

Women's Auxiliary Annual Spring Meeting and Luncheon
Thursday, May 10th
12 PM

$30 for Women's Auxiliary/Men's Club members | $40 for all others
One East 65th Street

Temple members and guests are invited to the Women’s Auxiliary annual spring meeting and luncheon, which includes the election and installation of officers and board members. This year’s speaker will be Jamie M. Howard, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist in the Anxiety Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute and the director of the Center’s Trauma and Resilience Service. RSVP by May 7.

Composing for Peace
Thursday, May 10th
7 PM to 9 PM

$36 general admission; $99 VIP
10 East 66th Street

Three renowned musicians — David Broza, Noa (Achinoam Nini) and Mira Awad — will perform and share stories about the unique role that music and the arts play in social change and in Israel today. VIP admission includes seating in the reserved section and a post-reception with artists.

Baby Shabbat
Friday, May 11th
9:15 AM to 9:45 AM

Admission is 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. Enjoy the company of other families as we anticipate Shabbat with music, blessings and a taste of challah.

Shabbat Service to Honor John H. Streicker
Friday, May 11th
6 PM

All are invited to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

This spring marks the close of John Harrison Streicker's term as Temple Emanu-El president. We will celebrate and thank him at a special Sabbath service in his honor.

Women's Auxiliary Book Group
Monday, May 14th
11 AM

Open to all temple members
One East 65th Street

Rabbi Joshua Davidson will lead our discussion of “The Genius of Judaism,” by Bernard-Henri Lévy. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP by May 10.

Orchestra of St. Luke's
Monday, May 14th
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

VIP admission FREE for temple members
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

The St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble returns to Emanu-El with a Serenade for Spring. Registration required.

Ronald McDonald House
Tuesday, May 15th
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, May 16th
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.

Men's Club Annual Meeting and Samuel Sacks Achievement Award Reception
Thursday, May 17th
6 PM to 9 PM

$50 for Men's Club/Women's Auxiliary members; $60 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 Wendl Kornfeld and Michelle Paretti Goldstein.

Shabbat Kodesh Service & Family Dinner
Friday, May 18th
6 PM (Service) | 7 PM (Dinner)

$55 per family by May 14, $15 for teens
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary | I.M. Wise Hall

Timing and location for this service has changed to 6 PM in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary and will feature joyful music led by Cantor Mo Glazman, Hadar Orshalimy and a three-piece band. We will celebrate our students who have earned Religious School With Honors and our Seventh Grade Mitzvah Messengers. After the service, Nursery School, Religious School, teen and alumni families are invited to a family dinner. Payment is required for dinner; early-bird pricing ends May 14.

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 Bagels and Blintzes Brunch (FREE for Religious School and Teen families, $18 for all other temple members and guests). May 20 also is a Yizkor service.

Community as Family
Sunday, May 20th
10:30 AM

There is no charge for this event
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

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. We will close out our 2017-2018 program year by attending the Shavuot morning service and Yizkor. We will join the congregation in refreshments after the service. FOR TEMPLE MEMBERS ONLY.

End-of-Year Family Assemblies
May 20th - May 21st
11 AM | 5 PM


10 East 66th Street (Lowenstein Auditorium)

During the final days of Religious School, families are invited to join with their children to celebrate the achievements of our students. The Sunday morning assembly (11 AM) is followed by brunch. The Monday assembly begin at 5 PM.

Bagels and Blintzes Brunch
Sunday, May 20th
12 PM

FREE for Religious School students, teens and their families; $18 for other temple members/guests
10 East 66th Street (Blumenthal Hall)

First join us for the Shavuot service at 10:30 AM in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary. Then celebrate with your congregational friends and family at a festive brunch!

Young Families: Rooftop Party
Sunday, May 20th
3:30 PM to 5 PM

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.

Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, May 23rd
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 Meeting of the Congregation
Thursday, May 24th
6 PM

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

The Annual Meeting of Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York will be held after the Sunset Service in Greenwald Hall. Our nominee for the position of temple president is Harris Diamond.

Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, May 30th
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.

Service of Farewell for K. Scott Warren
Friday, Jun 1st
6 PM

All are invited to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

All temple members are invited to join us in celebrating the brilliant and innovative 16-year tenure of Emanu-El Organist and Choirmaster K. Scott Warren.

Stitch'n Time
Sunday, Jun 3rd
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.

An Evening with General Colin Powell
Monday, Jun 4th
8 PM to 9:30 PM

$99 (open seating)
One East 65th Street

Temple Emanu-El is pleased to welcome one of the most celebrated statesmen of our time. A limited number of VIP tickets, including a pre-reception, are available by calling (212) 507-9580.

Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, Jun 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.

Weekly Talmud Class
Wednesday, Jun 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.

Service With a Special Blessing for Rabbi Reines
Friday, Jun 15th
6 PM

All are invited to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

In recognition of Rabbi Sarah Reines' service to our congregation this year, we will offer her a special blessing of thanks at our Friday evening service.

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