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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

New York, NY
On April 14, 1980, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia by President Jimmy Carter.

MASTER CHEF: Joan Nathan and the High Holy Days

New York, NY
Whether you are a kitchen novice, a budding chef or simply a foodie, join us for a rare opportunity to cook with James Beard Award-winning chef Joan Nathan, who literally wrote the book on Jewish cooking. Expand your culin... read more

BEGINNINGS: Reading Genesis

New York, NY
Rosh Hashanah is a time of hope and new beginnings. While Rosh Hashanah marks our new year, it is also the anniversary of Creation itself. During the High Holy Days, we reflect on the central story, what it means and how i... read more

ISRAELI WINE SYMPOSIUM & TASTING

New York, NY
Judaism has a special relationship with wine. In addition to wine being intrinsically enigmatic, it has the added mysticism of being part of our rituals, traditions and holidays.

LET'S TALK ABOUT PICKLES!

New York, NY
Everything about pickles is fun. The name is amusing, the crunch is addictive and the taste is a party for the palette. As if that weren’t enough, there is mounting evidence that the natural bacteria in pickled produce pro... read more

An Evening with Jeffrey Goldberg

New York, NY
Jeffrey Goldberg, a native New Yorker, served in the Israeli Defense Forces and once convinced a PLO leader of the moral justification of Zionism.

Achinoam Nini & Mira Awad in Concert

New York, NY
Last spring, the beloved Israeli singer/songwriter Noa performed at the Skirball Center, adding our temple to her list of performances on illustrious stages that include Carnegie Hall, the White House, the Vatican and Rome... read more

ASK THE PRESS: NIGHT ONE

New York, NY
One week before a new president is elected, join us for a two-evening event of political punditry, with each night offering a different perspective on the important issues of the day, along with the media’s responsibility ... read more

ASK THE PRESS: NIGHT TWO

New York, NY
One week before a new president is elected, join us for a two-evening event of political punditry, with each night offering a different perspective on the important issues of the day, along with the media’s responsibility ... read more

Sunday Seminar: The Past, Present and Future Meaning of Jewish Identity

New York, NY
The nature of Jewish identity is complex. Are we primarily a community of faith, defined by a relationship to Torah and mitzvot (commandments), or are we primarily a people with a shared origin, language and land?

An Evening with Daniel Gordis & Jonathan Greenblatt

New York, NY
Join us for a conversation with two outstanding thought leaders - an author and close observer of Israeli life, and the top executive of an iconic American Jewish defense agency.

THE PEOPLE VS. KING DAVID

New York, NY
Following the success of The People vs. Abraham and The People vs. Moses, another exciting courtroom drama of biblical proportions will be on the docket.

Meet The Author - Alice Hoffman

New York, NY
Our Meet the Author series offers you a chance to hear directly from authors of influential books and duscuss their work in a relaxed setting.

An Evening with Doris Kearns Goodwin

New York, NY
What would Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Baines Johnson think about today’s political landscape and what it means for American democracy?

Orchestra of St. Luke's

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

HAMILTON: From Book to Musical to Sensation

New York, NY
Broadway has seen its share of smash hits based on books: Les Mis’erables,Wicked, Matilda, to name a few. Then there is Hamilton: An American Musical, which is on track to become one of the biggest critical and commercial ... read more

GOLDA: The Retrospective

New York, NY
This is a rare opportunity to hear directly from people who worked with Golda, are related to her or have thoroughly researched her life and many achievements. From the multiple perspectives, personal stories, insights and... read more

Tovah Feldshuh GOLDA’S BALCONY

New York, NY
Four-time Tony nominee for Best Actress Tovah Feldshuh revives her brilliant performance as Golda Meir in the one-woman show, GOLDA’S BALCONY, for which she was recognized with the Helen Hayes Award and a visit with the pr... read more

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 DO... read more

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 impa... read more

Meet The Author - Judith Viorst

New York, NY
Ms. Viorst's writings include nonfiction works such as Grown-up Marriage, Imperfect Control and People and Other Aggravations. In addition, Ms. Viorst is a newspaper columnist and writes frequently for the New York Times a... 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
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Past Events

Jazz on 5th

Jazz on 5th

New York, NY
Join us for a summer evening on the rooftop of Temple Emanu-El. This is a chance to unwind and relax with friends old and new while enjoying cocktails, appetizers and the magic of jazz. Performing are two of Israel’s best emerging jazz artists: The Guy Mintus Trio, featuring pianist extraordinai...
Saturday, June 18 2016 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Celebrate Israel Parade

Celebrate Israel Parade

New York, NY
This event has been cancelled.
Sunday, June 5 2016 10:00 AM 12:30 PM

Six Nights at the Museum

Six Nights at the Museum

New York, NY
To know a culture, look no further than its fashion. Colors, symbolism, materials and recurring motifs profoundly reflect a country’s history and values. Join us for an in-depth look at six Jewish communities from around the world through their designs. Each evening will highlight a different we...
Wed, Mar 16 2016 6:30 PM Wed, Jun 1 2016 8:00 PM

Dr. Avivah Zornberg Lech Lecha: Becoming Abraham

Dr. Avivah Zornberg Lech Lecha: Becoming Abraham

New York, NY
As a forefather of Judaism, much has been written about Abraham. However, like the Torah, there are many layers to his story. Dr. Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg is an internationally renowned Bible interpreter and teacher. She will examine Abraham’s odyssey through a combination of psychoanalysis, rab...
Wednesday, May 25 2016 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

The Hidden Children Book Reception

The Hidden Children Book Reception

New York, NY
For the past year, the Hidden Children's Book Club at Temple Emanu-El offered a compassionate atmosphere exclusively for hidden children of the Holocaust to talk about their personal journeys of discovery and self-exploration. Our members from various countries and backgrounds have joined togethe...
Wednesday, May 25 2016 10:30 AM 12:30 PM

Orchestra of St. Luke’s

Orchestra of St. Luke’s

New York, NY
Thirteen string instruments. Three wind instruments. Sixteen virtuoso musicians. One (more) magnificent concert. After a thirteen-year absence, St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble returned to Temple Emanu-El this past fall to rave reviews. Back by popular demand, this world-renowned orchestra once ag...
Monday, May 23 2016 6:30 PM 8:00 PM

Meet the Author - Anita Diamant

Meet the Author - Anita Diamant

New York, NY
NOTE: DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO WEDNESDAY, MAY 18TH Continuing our Meet the Author, Classic Edition series, we are proud to host Anita Diamant, whose novel The Red Tent became a best-seller and a perennial favorite with book groups. The Red Tent created a sensation when first published in 1997 an...
Wednesday, May 18 2016 10:30 AM 12:00 PM

An Evening with Natan Sharansky

An Evening with Natan Sharansky

New York, NY
Natan Sharansky’s personal story is as remarkable as his professional accomplishments. A child chess prodigy, Mr. Sharansky graduated from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology with a degree in Applied Mathematics and later defeated chess champion Garry Kasparov. In 1977, he was arrested for...
Monday, May 16 2016 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife

Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife

New York, NY
The Diary of a Young Girl has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. It has been translated into 67 languages and is one of the most important, moving and impactful books of the 20th century. However, there is no consensus about where it fits in the literary scheme. Some call the book a “testimon...
Tuesday, May 3 2016 6:30 PM 8:00 PM

A Day in the Catskills

A Day in the Catskills

New York, NY
For almost half a century, the Catskills—known lovingly as the Borscht Belt—was a thriving oasis for Jewish vacationers, with grand hotels, luxe amenities and headlining entertainment. But affordable air travel to other destinations became available, and suddenly the area was no longer the “go-to...
Sunday, April 17 2016 10:30 AM 12:30 PM
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