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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.

Mah Jongg Mondays
Nov 13th - Dec 4th
9:45 AM to 12:15 PM

$120 for Women's Auxiliary members, $140 for all other temple members
One East 65th Street

Gregg Swain returns as our teacher to kick off Season 2 of Mah Jongg Mondays.

Thanksgiving Community Dinner
Wednesday, Nov 22nd
2 PM to 6:15 PM

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

PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE NO MORE SEATS AVAILABLE FOR THE DINNER, AND WE HAVE ONLY A FEW VOLUNTEER SPOTS REMAINING.

Thanksgiving Worship Service
Wednesday, Nov 22nd
5:30 PM

All are welcome to attend
Greenwald Hall (One East 65th Street)

Our congregational worship is held the evening before Thanksgiving, as part of our Sunset Service.

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.

Sabbath Services
Nov 24th - Nov 25th
6 PM | 10:30 AM

All are welcome to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Friday D'var Torah: Rabbi Sara Sapadin. Saturday Sermon: Rabbi Sarah Reines.

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.

Oy View iz mir!
Wednesday, Nov 29th
7 PM to 9 PM

$50 general admission, $125 pre-reception and reserved seating section
10 East 66th Street

What happens when you ask one of the original hosts of ABC's "The View," a Stanford-educated Miss America turned TV journalist and female empowerment advocate, a Pulitzer Prize-winning "New York Times" columnist and the Upper East Side's favorite "Odd Mom Out" to sit down and schmooze?

Young Families: Tot Shabbat
Friday, Dec 1st
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 November 30.

Human Rights Shabbat
Friday, Dec 1st
6 PM

All are invited to attend
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Temple Emanu-El is pleased to welcome Knesset Member Stav Shaffir, as a guest speaker at Sabbath services. Elected at the age of 27, MK Shaffir is the youngest female member of the Knesset in Israel's history and is a forthright advocate on the issues of housing, social services, equality and democracy.

Sixth Grade Trip to The Jewish Museum
Sunday, Dec 3rd
9:30 AM to 12 PM

Participation is FREE, but reservations are needed.
Depart from 10 East 66th Street

Located on the Upper East Side, the Jewish Museum has a collection of 30,000 works of fine art, Judaica, antiquities, folk art and ceremonial objects, and it is a distinctive hub for art and Jewish culture. This trip is open to families of Sixth Grade students.

Three Weddings and a Statement
Sunday, Dec 3rd
11 AM to 1 PM

Admission is FREE, but registration is requested
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

You are invited to a very special triple wedding: a celebration not only of love and commitment but of the equality of all Jews. Includes live music, wedding cake and a chance to make a statement.

Family Tribes Day
Sunday, Dec 3rd
11 AM to 12 PM


10 East 66th Street

Parents with children in grades three through five who attend Religious School on Sunday are invited to learn about our Tribes program.

Pop-up Class With Rabbi David Wolpe
Dec 4th - Dec 7th
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

$99 for all four classes
One East 65th Street

To inaugurate our pop-up class experience, we welcome Rabbi David Wolpe. By examining the lives of Jacob, Ruth, David and other biblical characters, we learn ancient relationship lessons that apply amazingly well to the confusions of the 21st century.

HIAS Refugee Resettlement Volunteer Orientation
Monday, Dec 4th
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Preregistration required
Rodeph Sholom, 7 West 83rd Street

Temple Emanu-El has partnered with Congregation Rodeph Sholom to help resettle refugee families in New York City. Temple members are needed as volunteers for committees on education, employment, health, housing and transportation. This is a year-long commitment. Can you help welcome the stranger?

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)

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

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.

Baby Shabbat
Friday, Dec 8th
9:15 AM to 9:45 AM

There is no charge for this program
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Baby Shabbat is a 30-minute program designed for younger siblings of Nursery School children, although all children younger than 33 months are welcome to attend. Enjoy the company of other families as we anticipate Shabbat with music, blessings and a taste of challah.

One God With Many Names
Dec 10th - Dec 11th
9:30 AM | 4 PM

Attendance is free, but reservations are requested.
10 East 66th Street

This program will enable Fifth Grade Religious School families to explore how the names by which we call our God can reflect our beliefs and shape our community. Parent-Teacher Curriculum Meetings will be included as part of this program. Sunday's program will start at 9:30 AM; Monday's program will start at 4 PM.

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.

An Evening with Khizr Khan
Monday, Dec 11th
7 PM to 8:30 PM

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

With the publication of his memoir, Gold Star father Khizr Khan will bring his remarkable life story, and brand of patriotism, to the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center.

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.

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 the prize winners of the biennial New York International Piano Competition. Featured performer: Jennifer Nicole Campbell.

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.

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.

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.

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 the prize winners of the biennial New York International Piano Competition. Featured performer: Jun Hwi Cho, age 18.

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.

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