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Hershey Felder - Two Night Special for 59E59

New York, NY
If the hyphen wasn’t technically invented for Hershey Felder, it might as well have been: This award-winning, box office record-breaking Canadian piano virtuoso-playwright-director-composer-producer-actor-recording artist ... read more

Hershey Felder Series

New York, NY
If the hyphen wasn’t technically invented for Hershey Felder, it might as well have been: This award-winning, box office record-breaking Canadian piano virtuoso-playwright-director-composer-producer-actor-recording artist ... read more

Streit's Matzo Mania

New York, NY
One of Passover’s chief aliases is Chag HaMatzot, or Holiday of the Matzos. So really, who better than a venerable matzo maker to add to the holiday’s culinary canon?

Jewish Broadway: Live on Stage!

New York, NY
From the 1889 opening of Hammerstein’s Victoria Theater to the just-closed Fiddler on the Roof (the musical’s fifth Broadway revival), the long-term relationship between Jews and Broadway has produced countless icons. Come... read more

The Jewish Response to Racism and Antisemitism

New York, NY
The hard-fought 2016 presidential campaign laid bare a national divide on a wide range of policy concerns and has energized a dangerous segment of our populace whose hateful rhetoric advanced from the margins to the mainst... read more

The Medici Archive Project: Lecture Series

New York, NY
The archival collection of the Medici Grand Dukes, curated and published online by the Medici Archive Project (Florence, Italy), comprises over 6000 volumes, containing some three to four million letters from the Medici dy... read more

Jews in Sports

New York, NY
From the Book of Judge’s Samson to the NBA’s Omri Casspi, Semitic strongmen have always had an air of the improbable about them. And yet, we’ve now seen Jewish World Series stars, NHL scoring leaders—even a pair of brother... read more

Sunday Seminar: The Hagaddah with Daniel Goldfarb

New York, NY
While the Seder remains Judaism’s most observed ritual, the Haggadah remains one of our most confounding texts. To the untrained eye, this ancient compendium is at best fascinatingly oblique—and at worst, an endless slog s... read more

Joan Nathan's King Solomon's Table

New York, NY
King Solomon’s Table is being called the most ambitious work of Joan Nathan’s career. And that’s saying something, given the scope and success of her previous titles, which have won her everything from the IACP/Julia Child... read more

An Evening with Deborah Lipstadt

New York, NY
Raised in Queens, educated at City College and Brandeis, and—after a few West Coast teaching stints—hired by Emory University, Professor Deborah Lipstadt isn’t remotely British. So how did she wind up having to defend hers... read more

Meet the Author - Naomi Ragen

New York, NY
Best-selling novelist Naomi Ragen will discuss her body of work from her earliest books, which focus on the lives of Haredi women, through her more recent novels, such as The Saturday Wife, about a rabbi’s wayward spouse; ... read more

The Jews of Shanghai

New York, NY
Though Shanghai had experienced Jewish immigration since the1800s—when both Baghdadi and Russian contingents established themselves there—not until the 1930s did the community swell into the tens of thousands. By then, Jew... read more

18 Jewish Holidays in 1 Night

New York, NY
Abigail Pogrebin knew a lot about a lot of things, whether the news biz (she was a producer at 60 Minutes and PBS); the publishing world (she’s authored two books and a multitude of articles); or pop culture (she currently... read more

Gun Control: A Discussion

New York, NY
If the topic of gun control was polarizing before the 2016 election, it has reached the height of toxicity in the aftermath. How do we even begin to engage in a continued national conversation?

Orchestra of St. Luke's: Mozart

New York, NY
After the resounding success of last winter’s concert, St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble returns to Temple Emanu-El. These world-renowned musicians will fill our historic sanctuary with rapturous sounds.

TRANSPARENT: An Evening with Jill Soloway

New York, NY
Transparent is a study in firsts: first show produced by Amazon to win any major award (let alone several), first show produced by a streaming media service to win a Golden Globe for Best Series—and, oh yes, first show to ... read more

The Summer of Aviya: The Movie

New York, NY
Having played every role from streetwalker to saint over the course of six decades, and having racked up every conceivable award in the process—not least, the coveted Israel Prize—Gila Almagor is the reigning queen of Isra... read more

How the Six-Day War Changed the Jewish People

New York, NY
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War. The Jewish Week, the Shalom Hartman Institute and the Streicker Center are proud to host a wide-ranging discussion of the lead-up, combat and aftermath that changed ... read more

The Summer of Aviya: The Play

New York, NY
Having played every role from streetwalker to saint over the course of six decades, and having racked up every conceivable award in the process—not least, the coveted Israel Prize—Gila Almagor is the reigning queen of Isra... read more

Dr. Avivah Zornberg: Is Redemption Possible? Of Women and Mirrors

New York, NY
Join us for an evening with one of the most incisive and beloved Torah commentators of our day. Avivah Zornberg, a Glasgow-raised Cambridge PhD who has lived and lectured in Jerusalem for almost five decades, is known for ... read more

The Soul of the First Amendment: An Evening with Floyd Abrams

New York, NY
With the White House chief strategist bluntly telling the media to  “keep its mouth shut” and President Donald Trump accusing the New York Times of printing "fake news," America's most celebrated First Amendment attorney i... read more

Jazz on 5th

New York, NY
Join us for a summer soiree on the rooftop of Temple Emanu-El. Unwind with old friends, make new ones, nosh, have a cocktail—and soak up the singular pleasure that is outdoor jazz on a balmy Big Apple night.

Dudu Fisher in Concert

New York, NY
What do Israel and Les Misérables have in common? If nothing else, anthems immortalized by Dudu Fisher. The cantor turned Broadway star has performed stirring versions of both Hatikvah and Jean Valjean’s Who Am I, among co... read more
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Past Events

Nuclear Weapons in the Trump Era

Nuclear Weapons in the Trump Era

New York, NY
We’ve just sworn in our 45th president—and the 11th to inherit the so-called nuclear football, or “the closest modern-day equivalent of the medieval crown and scepter,” as Smithsonian magazine describes it. “Accompanying the commander in chief wherever he goes, the innocuous-looking briefcase is ...
Monday, February 27 2017 7:00 PM 8:30 PM

An Evening with Wolf Blitzer

An Evening with Wolf Blitzer

New York, NY
After more than 40 years interviewing some of the world’s most influential and powerful people, Wolf Blitzer still gets one question more than any other: “Is that your real name?” The answer reveals a personal history rich in tradition. Join Wolf Blitzer, CNN’s Lead Political Anchor and anchor...
Sunday, February 26 2017 5:00 PM 7:00 PM

An Evening with Vice President Al Gore

An Evening with Vice President Al Gore

New York, NY
Ten years after the release of the Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, the community of nations put the historic Paris Agreement in to force, committing to work together to solve the global climate crisis.  Now, on the heels of the US presidential election, the way forward on climat...
Wednesday, February 22 2017 7:30 PM 9:00 PM

Four Nights in the Museum - GOLDA: The Experience

Four Nights in the Museum - GOLDA: The Experience

New York, NY
Unfortunately, the January 24 evening is cancelled. All other evenings will go on as scheduled. Join us in our museum for four unique Golda-themed experiences that will enrich your knowledge of Golda Meir and provide a deeper understanding of the iconic leader through art, spoken word, music and...
Mon, Nov 7 2016 6:30 PM Tue, Feb 21 2017 8:00 PM

Odd Mom Out: Jill Kargman

Odd Mom Out: Jill Kargman

New York, NY
Writer/actor Jill Kargman grew up right in Temple Emanu-El’s proverbial backyard: the East 60s, or as she prefers to say, DURITO (Down Under the Roosevelt Island Tram Overpass). And as even the casual observer of her Bravo TV hit Odd Mom Out might surmise, she still lives in the neighborhood, min...
Monday, February 13 2017 7:00 PM 8:30 PM

Meet The Author - Judith Viorst

Meet The Author - Judith Viorst

New York, NY
Judith Viorst is as beloved for her children’s books (think Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day) as she is for her grown-up offerings (the influential Necessary Losses spent nearly two years on the New York Times best-seller list). In fact, Viorst is so adept at hopping ge...
Tuesday, February 7 2017 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

BDS On Campus

BDS On Campus

New York, NY
Rarely do three seemingly innocuous letters elicit such a visceral response. Shorthand for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement, BDS lobbies the business world, religious groups, academia, performers and private citizens to, in the founders’ words, “impose broad boycotts and implement d...
Thursday, February 2 2017 7:00 PM 8:30 PM

An Evening with Thomas Friedman

An Evening with Thomas Friedman

New York, NY
Journalist and author Thomas Friedman is the winner of three Pulitzer Prizes: the first for coverage of the war in Lebanon, the second for coverage of Israel and the third for his commentary illuminating the worldwide impact of the terrorist threat. Now one of the most celebrated observers of ou...
Monday, January 30 2017 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Stecher & Horowitz - Young Artists' Piano Concerts

Stecher & Horowitz - Young Artists' Piano Concerts

New York, NY
October 16: Angie Zhang | December 18: Jiacheng Xiong Temple Emanu-El is proud to announce two performances of piano phenoms - winners of the Stecher & Horowitz Foundation’s New York International Piano Competition. Recognized early by renowned piano masters, and nurtured and developed through ...
Sun, Oct 16 2016 3:00 PM Sun, Dec 18 2016 4:30 PM

Human Rights Shabbat with Roberta Kaplan

Human Rights Shabbat with Roberta Kaplan

New York, NY
It took attorney Roberta Kaplan “about five seconds, maybe less” to agree to represent Edie Windsor pro bono after hearing her story. This became the landmark Supreme Court case United States v. Windsor that resulted in DOMA being declared unconstitutional. Join us for a special Human Rights Sha...
Friday, December 16 2016 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
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