Suellen Eshed, President, Lilith Sedersisterhood@eastendtemple.org  Ellen Ettinger, Senior Vice President, Membershipellenettinger@yahoo.com  Susan Martin, Secretaryxsmartin40@gmail.com  Elizabeth Gross, Treasurerlizg669@gmail.com  Helene Spring, Vice President for Finances, Theater Partieshlspring@aol.com  Barbara Ringel, Vice President for Helene Spring Librarybringel@aol.com  Cynthia Dubensky, Food For Familiescynbad77@aol.com  Linda Hetzer, Carnival of Jewelslhetzer@aol.com  Marian Klein, Communicationsmarian@resources-on-call.com  Fran Kolin, Judaica Shop thekolins@gmail.com  Beth Labush, Librarybethlabush@gmail.com  Judith Lorber, Rosh Chodeshjudith.lorber1@verizon.net  Elissa Macklin, Special Projectsemack@nyc.rr.com  Jodi Malcom, Birthday Fundjmalcom1@nyc.rr.com  Barbara Schildcrout, Archivesbarbaraj1219@yahoo.com

East End Temple Sisterhood is an organization of diverse intergenerational women committed to mobilizing and supporting the life of the temple and the community.

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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. 

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Our mission is to cultivate relevant Jewish life through connected community. We seek to expand avenues into Torah (Jewish learning and practice), God (all forms of spiritual connection) and the Jewish people (locally and globally) to help one another live lives of meaning. We do this through: Our Diversity: Betzelem Elohim, In the Image of God We welcome all in the Jewish community: young and old; single, partnered and married; LGBT and straight; interfaith families; Jewish-born or converted; those with and without mental and physical disabilities; financially struggling or well-off.  If you choose us, we choose you. Our Accessibility: My House Shall be a House of Prayer for All People We encourage full participation, enfranchisement and leadership through education and…

Listen to this original Adon Olam with Cantor Shira Ginsburg and Michael Hunter Ochs! Click here to listen to Cantor Shira Ginsburg's CD, A New Light, which is also available to pick up at EET for free. Join the Cantor and sing your heart out at Shira with Shira. No singing or sight reading experience necessary.  Open to members of EET. Prayers & Blessings: Audio Files are Forthcoming. Click on each title below to hear Cantor Shira Ginsburg chant each of the prayers and blessings taught in the religious school. Important Note: When using a Mac, sound files will only play via Google Chrome. Shabbat Blessings - Borei Pri Hagafen - Hamotzi Barchu Sh’ma and V’ahavta Oseh Shalom Modeh Ani Mah Tovu…

Worship At EET Shabbat Services Fridays at 6:15 pm Click here to find out more Select Saturdays at 10:00 am (Please check our calendar) Live Streaming (from our Sanctuary during services) The intimate and inviting nature of East End Temple worship, set within a charming townhouse, is home to many seeking a traditional but approachable Reform Judaism service. At East End Temple, we embrace song and music as an essential piece of a truly spirited Reform Judaism experience.  Services are in a mixture of Hebrew and English. Live Streaming Tune in to our Shabbat worship live from NYC Music Never miss a harmony, listen to our unique song here Shabbat Services View our schedule and learn more Sh'ma Shabbat Community learner's…

Message from the Rabbi: "Spending time with our children at Religious School is one of the most inspiring, fun and optimistic things I do at the Temple.  I believe deeply that — as important as it is for our children to learn about Jewish prayers, holidays, culture and history — what’s most essential for them is the overall experience they have when they’re here.  For the kids, Religious School is their Jewish community.  How they feel when they are here in Religious School will shape their attitude about being a part of Jewish community for the rest of their lives.  That is why we must ensure that our kids feel stimulated, engaged, and, most of all, loved when they are…

WHO WE ARE An integral and lively component of East End Temple, the Religious School provides a warm and inclusive community of teachers, students and families.  It is a place for children to expand their minds, their hearts, and their understanding of the world around them within the context of an open, progressive Jewish environment. Our curriculum places focus on Jewish experience, as opposed to just content. We ask the question:  What does it mean to live a Jewish life?  It means coming together as a community to celebrate holidays, taking part in important customs and traditions— but it also means working for social justice, cultivating an inquisitive mind, and becoming responsible, ethical citizens of the world. WHAT WE DO…

POLAND and PALESTINE - TWO LANDS AND TWO SKIES Our new exhibition is on loan from the Galicia Jewish Museum in Kraków, Poland, and will be on display through the summer. This installation is but a fraction of the extensive archive of photographs taken mostly in the 1930's by Krakovian Ze'ev Aleksandrowicz. His keen eye for Jewish life in Kraków and new energy in Palestine portrays these dramatic contrasts during the interwar period. Through Aleksandrowicz's lens, we become a fly on the wall as kibbutzim were forming and Tel Aviv was growing.The full exhibition catalogue is available in the EET Library.

Join Us in Worship  Shabbat at East End Temple is a celebration of community and spirit.  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.  All are welcome. Shabbat Services in our Sanctuary Fridays at 6:15 pm  Select Saturdays at 10:00 am​ Other Shabbat Services We Offer: SIMCHAT SHABBAT  One Friday night a month we celebrate Simchat Shabbat,…

You Belong Here The more than 500 people who sit, dance, study, serve and otherwise move through our congregation each day include women whose husbands fought in World War II and kids born in 2019, same-sex married couples, Jews by choice, and traditional Jews who pray in Hebrew. Our senior members founded the congregation in 1948, and 16 new members joined this year. Regular members live on our block, on the Lower East and Upper West Sides, and as far away as Queens and Westchester. Some folks who’ve moved as far away as Arizona remain members to join us for worship when they come back to town. We sing ten songs, including four original compositions, in a typical Shabbat service.…

TEMPLE ADDRESS 245 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003 Tel: 212 477 6444, Fax: 212 477 6619 Info@eastendtemple.org CLERGY Rabbi Josh Stanton: jstanton@eastendtemple.org Cantor Shira Ginsburg: cantor@eastendtemple.org ​ STAFF Sharon Shemesh, Temple Administrator: sharon@eastendtemple.org Mindy Sherry, Director of Education: educator@eastendtemple.org Chloe Webster, Administrative Assistant: school@eastendtemple.org LEADERSHIP Rebecca Shore, co-President: rebecca@eastendtemple.org Derek Dorn, co-President: derek@eastendtemple.org Sisterhood President, Suellen Eshed: sisterhood@eastendtemple.org Men's Club President, Marc Block: marcjblock@yahoo.com We are a part of Community Board Six

Click here for more information and to RSVP. Family Offerings All offerings take place on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur at Hebrew Union College at 1 West 4th St. (between Mercer and Broadway) TOT SERVICE A lively yet intimate service conducted in a sing-a-long format, geared towards families with children ages 0-5. Tots and their parents to join together in celebrating the holidays with songs, prayers, and stories. YOUNG FAMILY SERVICE A fun and engaging service geared towards families with children in 1st-5th grades. The experience is much like a regular service, with many of the traditional prayers as well as readings from the Torah. An excellent opportunity to allow young children to actively participate in a real High Holy Day service…

Teen Life at East End Temple East End Temple's teens connect for social programs, community service, travel opportunities, and the chance to take a break from the intensity of school and off-site opportunities, In addition to hangouts, trips, and special programs, the youth program begins each week over dinner with the Rabbi and Youth Director and a lively conversation about life, big questions, and current events through a Jewish lens. See what we're up to at EET! Even if you are not yet registered, come stop by and see what everyone loves about it. We're Launching a Teen Board! In the last several months, East End Temple has seen an explosion of teen engagement through our youth programs. From chalking the…

The rabbi and cantor are proud to work with many individuals toward conversion to Judaism. The Jewish community in the United States grows ever more diverse, and one way people without a Jewish background join the community is through conversion. The cantor and rabbi meet with students for conversion individually to guide them through Jewish learning, living, and spiritual reflection. Students also participate in an appropriate introduction to Judaism class. At the end of their process, usually lasting about a year, students meet with a bet din (a rabbinical court), are immersed in the mikvah, and are given a blessing in front of our community celebrating their new status as Jews. The EET community is proud to have so many…

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Adult Education & Continuing Studies Tuesday Night Learning Join the Cantor and sing your heart out at Shira with Shira. No singing or sight reading experience necessary.  Open to members of EET. For more information, e-mail Cantor Shira Ginsburg. Join Rabbi Joshua Stanton for Adult Education opportunities throughout the year on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 pm. Whether this is your first chance to learn Jewishly, or you grew up going to Yeshiva, there will be something here for you. For more information, keep reading below or e-mail Rabbi Joshua Stanton directly. Please note: we have carefully scheduled classes, so that they do not conflict with Shira with Shira sessions. Adult Education in 5780: Year of Renewal So much of Jewish life is…

Giving to East End Temple We are grateful for your support. Tzedakah, or charity, fulfills some of Judaism's strongest traditions. It also powers 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. HOW TO GIVE Click on the following links for convenient ways to support East End Temple: Members, please click here. Guests, please click here to complete the necessary information to process a contribution. A description of our giving opportunities is listed below. Campaign Goals: Raise $240,000; Achieve 100% Member Participation Click here to read about The 120 Fund's Progress Honoring a legacy of leadership. Ensuring East…

Why Now? Throughout our 72-year history, East End Temple has relied on fixed dues categories based on age and allowing for individual adjustments as needed. This spring, our Board agreed that the time had come to change to a new dues and membership model that better aligns with our core values of diversity, accessibility, and appreciation of all giving and receiving. This is what we are calling Voluntary Dues. What is Voluntary Dues Membership for New Members?All new members joining East End Temple during the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 will be asked to determine their own dues commitment. We will ask each new member to pledge an amount that is comfortable within their means, using…

Have gently used or new medical supplies to donate? EET is a drop off location for the AFYA Foundation! Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00 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.

Campaign Goals: Raise $240,000;Achieve 100% Member Participation Click here to read about The 120 Fund's Progress Honoring a legacy of leadership.Ensuring East End Temple's future strength. The 120 Fund, launched in 2017, honors the work of Karen Feuer, our outstanding 12-year, four-term outgoing president.As EET enters its next phase of growth, The 120 Fund will provide the financial resources for new forward-thinking initiatives developed by clergy and lay leadership.Initiatives will focus on driving innovative congregational engagement and learning for all members - youth, families, and adults. For more information, click here.To support The 120 Fund, contact 120fund@eastendtemple.org

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.

POLAND and PALESTINE - TWO LANDS AND TWO SKIES Our new exhibition is on loan from the Galicia Jewish Museum in Kraków, Poland, and will be on display through the summer. This installation is but a fraction of the extensive archive of photographs taken mostly in the 1930's by Krakovian Ze'ev Aleksandrowicz. His keen eye for Jewish life in Kraków and new energy in Palestine portrays these dramatic contrasts during the interwar period. Through Aleksandrowicz's lens, we become a fly on the wall as kibbutzim were forming and Tel Aviv was growing.The full exhibition catalogue is available in the EET Library.

Join us for holidays when you can, and in the event you cannot, here are some resources for you to celebrate the holiday at home or wherever you are.   SHABBAT - When most people think of holidays, they think of annual celebrations, but in Judaism there is one holiday that occurs every week - the Sabbath. Known in Hebrew as Shabbat and in Yiddish as Shabbos, this holiday is central to Jewish Life.  As the great Jewish writer Adad Ha-Am has observed: "More than the Jewish people has kept the Sabbath, the Sabbath has kept the Jewish people." The Sabbath truly has been a unifying force for Jews the world over. Click here for more. ROSH HASHANAH - (literally, "Head of the Year") is the Jewish New Year,…

East End Temple, Congregation El Emet, was founded in 1948 by a group of World War II veterans and their families.   East End Temple’s mission is to offer resources and support for living meaningful lives in a Jewish way. Our clergy, our staff, our members, and our children, create rich spiritual, communal, and educational experiences. Led by Rabbi Josh Stanton and Cantor Shira Ginsburg, Religious School Director Mindy Sherry, and Presidents Rebecca Shore and Derek Dorn, we are large enough to have a diverse membership and small enough to extend a warm welcome to everyone.  Explore the opportunities for Jewish expression and personal connections that are the best of East End Temple. Our downtown Reform congregation reflects the interests,…

Why we are EETOur mission is to cultivate relevant Jewish life through connected community. We seek to expand avenues into Torah (Jewish learning and practice), God (all forms of spiritual connection) and the Jewish people (locally and globally) to help one another live lives of meaning. How we are EETOur Diversity: In the Image of God We welcome all in the Jewish community: young and old; single, partnered and married; LGBT and straight; interfaith families; Jewish-born or converted; those with and without mental and physical disabilities; financially struggling or well-off. If you choose us, we choose you. Our Accessibility: My House Shall be a House of Prayer for All People We encourage full participation, enfranchisement and leadership through education and…

Clergy Our Rabbi Rabbi Joshua Stanton puts Jewish learning, pastoral care, and social justice organizing first. You may have already seen him on CNN or in a documentary film, or read about him in syndicated media and publications that have appeared in ten languages. But he most loves connecting with people individually and supporting their journeys in life. Rabbi Josh was ordained from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in 2013, where he received numerous awards and honors, including the David G. Sacks Prize for General Academic Excellence, the Rabbi M. Cohen Award for Ecumenical Studies and the Rabbi Samuel J. Levinson Prize in Religion and the Humanities. Additionally, while at HUC-JIR, Rabbi Josh was the Founding co-Editor of…

Presidents: Rebecca Shore, Derek Dorn Vice Presidents: Lisa Goldenberg Corn, Elaine Lavine, Brian Lifsec Treasurer: Judy Scherzer Secretary: Celia Vimont Trustees: Alec Appelbaum Elliot Carlin Jennifer Corker Cynthia Dubensky Joy Newman Andrea Pincus Stacy Roger-Gordon Lawrence Safran Amy Saivetz Past Presidents: Karen Feuer, Edna Rosen, Helene Spring Sisterhood President: Suellen Eshed

HIGH HOLY DAYS (HHD) Join us next year at our inspiring and thought provoking musical services with Rabbi Joshua Stanton, Cantor Shira Ginsburg, and our incredible musicians, including Grammy Award Winner Ben Wisch. Most of our services take place at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), I West 4th Street. Other services and programs will be at East End Temple, 245 East 17th Street. TICKETS Tickets are required for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur evening and morning congregational services, Yom Kippur afternoon and concluding services, and Yom Kipper Break-the-Fast. Members in good standing and their children ages 13-25 will each receive a ticket. Non-members may purchase High Holy Day tickets at $450 per person. If you join East End…

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Contact Us  TEMPLE ADDRESS 245 EAST 17TH STREET NEW YORK, NY 10003   TEL 212.477.6444 ~ FAX 212.477.6619  INFO@EASTENDTEMPLE.ORG CLERGY Rabbi Josh Stanton, jstanton@eastendtemple.org Cantor Shira Ginsburg, cantor@eastendtemple.org STAFF Sharon Shemesh, Temple Administrator, sharon@eastendtemple.org Mindy Sherry, Director of Education, educator@eastendtemple.org Chloe Webster, Administrative Assistant, school@eastendtemple.org We are a part of Community Board Six PARKING GARAGES IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD 211 Garage Corporation: 211 East 18th Street (3rd and Irving Pl.) 212.473.9345 Enterprise Parking System: 140 East 17th Street (3rd and Irving Pl).  Gilman Hall Parking: 347-353 East 17th Street (1st and 2nd Ave.)

East End Temple stands in solidarity with Jewish groups targeted in acts of anti-Semitism. We pray for the fulfillment of the vision of the prophets that "each person shall sit under their vine and under their fig tree and no one shall make them afraid.” (Micah 4:4) 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/

Join Us In Worship Live from New York City! Can’t be with us in person? Join us at any of our Shabbat services, live-streamed from our beautiful sanctuary in Lower Manhattan. Shabbat Services Fridays at 6:15 pm Select Saturdays at 10:00 am (check our calendar)