While this year has been one like no other, our High Holy Days will be filled with an abundance of joy, reflection, and connection. We have chosen to share our services online, live from East End Temple. They will feel organic and authentic, creating a sense of shared time and purpose, even when we cannot be in the same physical space. Rabbi Joshua Stanton, Cantor Shira Ginsburg, and Grammy Award-winning musicians will enliven our spirits and open our minds. We will also have programs for people of all ages and interests, including some of “The Best Kid-Friendly Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Celebrations in New York.”

Alas, we cannot meet in-person during this time of public health needs. But we can connect via Facebook, Livestream, and Zoom. Here are a list of upcoming programs, which we will update each week, until we can see each other face-to-face. We look forward to staying connected and would welcome you to invite family, friends, and colleagues to join us, as well.

We gather in our beautiful sanctuary for a reflective and uplifting musical prayer service.  Our regular Kabbalat Shabbat service takes place every Friday night at 6:15 pm, and is about one hour and fifteen minutes long.  Using Mishkan T’fillah, the Union for Reform Judaism’s current prayer book, our service weaves a combination of Hebrew and English prayers and modern and traditional melodies.  Come join us in welcoming Shabbat at our elevating and inspiring service. Saturday Morning service begins at 10:00 am on select Saturdays; please check our calendar!

Donations are a valuable way of contributing to the activities and well-being of East End Temple.  You may make a contribution in honor of a person or an event, in memory of someone, or just because you care about the EET community.

The Sisterhood of East End Temple brings together women in all stages of life in friendship, leadership, and intellectual and spiritual growth. We listen to women’s voices and promote their interests, passions, ideas, and concerns. Together we engage in tikkun olam by producing timely and relevant programming, fundraising, and advocating for social justice, while nurturing the life of the congregation, its leaders, and the community at large.

Social Justice is a key tenet to living a meaningful and responsible Jewish life. East End Temple participates in social justice in myriad ways.

The EET [genXY] Group is a way for members and friends of East End Temple who are part of Generation X or Y to connect, network and have fun. EET is a downtown Reform congregation reflecting the best of Jewish community life in New York.

The Boomers of East End Temple (BEET) is a chavurah (group) formed to build connections among the baby boomer (officially defined as born between 1946 and 1964) community.  We look to schedule programs that may interest the generation who grew up through massive social changes which strongly influenced who we are today. 

A jewel of the temple, our library houses an extensive collection from which temple members may browse and borrow. The breadth of the collection includes Jewish history, politics, liturgy, Holocaust, fiction, nonfiction, biography, Jewish feminism, life cycle events, holidays, and Jewish cookbooks. Use our LibraryThing database to search for specific titles. Click here to check it out today.

Our new exhibition is on loan from the Galicia Jewish Museum in Kraków, Poland, and will be on display through the summer.

Religious School at EET

If you are a new family, please contact the office at school@eastendtemple.org or 212-477-6444

Click here to listen to Cantor Shira Ginsburg’s CD, A New Light, which is also available to pick up at EET for free.

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Brit Olam translates to ‘covenant with our world.’ The Brit Olam reminds us of the words from Pirkei Avot: “Study alone is not enough, our tradition demands action.” Click here to learn more.

The EET Legacy Circle will bring together members like you and us, who are eager to help ensure our Jewish community’s future for generations to come by naming East End Temple as a beneficiary in their estate plans.

DUE TO ONGOING HEALTH CONCERNS ABOUT COVID-19, WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING DONATIONS AT THIS TIME.

Have gently used or new medical supplies to donate? EET is a drop off location for the AFYA Foundation! Monday-Friday 10:00am-2:00 pm.

AFYA collects and delivers critically needed medical supplies, hospital equipment, and humanitarian provisions for acute and ongoing health crisis worldwide. Click Here to learn more about the AFYA foundation and to view the supplies that they accept.

East End Temple stands in solidarity with Jewish groups targeted in acts of anti-Semitism. Please visit the Anti-Defamation League web site, below, for reliable and up-to-the-minute information. And please be in touch with Rabbi Stanton or Cantor Ginsburg to discuss personal concerns. https://www.adl.org/

 

While this year has been one like no other, our High Holy Days will be filled with an abundance of joy, reflection, and connection. We have chosen to share our services online, live from East End Temple. They will feel organic and authentic, creating a sense of shared time and purpose, even when we cannot be in the same physical space. Rabbi Joshua Stanton, Cantor Shira Ginsburg, and Grammy Award-winning musicians will enliven our spirits and open our minds. We will also have programs for people of all ages and interests, including some of “The Best Kid-Friendly Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Celebrations in New York.”