Our 9th annual Help Our Library Grow Initiative is underway. We have ordered a variety of recently published books that are on display in our Helene Spring Library. The titles and prices of the books that are available to be sponsored are listed below, and we hope members will continue their tradition of donating book/s of their choice. All books will have member’s name and in honor of/memory of inscribed on the bookplate. For online payment, click here (make a donation to the Sisterhood Library Fund and add a note with the title of the book you would like to sponsor). If paying by check, click here for a printable form and complete the coupon at the bottom. Thank you for your generosity.

[Books already sponsored are crossed out. If the book you wanted to sponsor is already taken, please choose a different book.]

Abraham Joshua Heschel: A Life of Radical Amazement – J. Zelizer [$26.00]

*And Rachel Stole the Idols: Emergence of Modern Hebrew Women’s Writing [$22.00]

Antiquities – Cynthia Ozick [$7.00]

Artists Under Fire: The BDS War against Celebrities, Jews, and Israel – Lana Melman [$17.00]

Can We Talk About Israel: A Guide for the Curious, Confused, and Conflicted – Sokatch [$18.00]

**Everything After – Jill Santopolo [$17.00]

Immodest – L.S. Einat [$16.00]

In the Midst of Civilized Europe – Jeffrey Veidlinger [$20.00]

It Could Happen Here – Jonathan Greenblatt [$16.00]

*Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean – Edward Kritzler [$14.00]

Maus Now – Hillary Chute [$25.00]

On Repentance and Repair: Making Amends in an Unapologetic World – D. Ruttenberg [$23.00]

One Hundred Saturdays: Stella Levi and the Search for a Lost World – Michael Frank [$23.00]

Rescue Board: Untold Story of America’s Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe – Erbelding [$8.00]

Sam: A Novel – Allegra Goodman [$28.00]

Shanda – A Memoir of Shame and Secrecy – Letty Cottin Pogrebin [$23.00]

Show Trial: Hollywood, HUAC, and the Birth of the Blacklist – Thomas Doherty [$24.00]

Signal Fires – Dani Shapiro [$19.00]

The Escape Artist – Jonathan Freedland [$25.00]

The Girl Who Counted Numbers: A Novel – Roslyn Bernstein [$20.00]

The Jews Should Keep Quiet: FDR, Rabbi Stephen Wise and the Holocaust – Medoff [$23.00]

The Last Checkmate: A Novel – Gabrielle Saba [$15.00]

The Last Rose of Shanghai – Weina Dai Randel [$8.00]

The Netanyahus – Joshua Cohen [$15.00]

The Women of Rothschild: Untold Story of the World’s Famous Dynasty – Livingstone [$30.00]

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow – Gabrielle Zevin [$18.00]

Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth, and the Trials of American Democracy – Jamie Raskin [$18.00]

*Rabbi’s choice **Cantor’s choice

During this continuing time of public health needs, we will have some programs and worship in person and some online, connecting via Livestream, Zoom, and Facebook. Here are a list of upcoming programs, which we will update often. We look forward to staying connected and would welcome you to invite family, friends, and colleagues to join us, as well.

In order to stay connected online, you may need to use new technology. Here’s how you can join Facebook, so that you can watch our East End Temple Facebook Live content. To join a Zoom event, simply click the “Zoom Meeting Link” for that event and follow the prompts to start video and audio (and if you need help, here’s a handy PDF).

January

Friday, January 27 at 4:45pm: Torah study (Zoom)
Learn with Rabbi Josh about the teachings of our tradition, which speaks boldly and courageously about how we should comport ourselves and support each other.

Friday, January 27 at 5:30pm: Tot Shabbat (in person)
Celebrate Shabbat with Tkiya! We’ll sing, dance, and tell stories during this lively and engaging service designed for families with children ages 0-5.
Everyone age 6 months and older must show proof of vaccination; masks are encouraged

Friday, January 27 at 6:15pm: Shabbat service (in person and Livestream)
Join us as we welcome Shabbat. Attendance is by sign-up only; masks are encouraged; everyone must show proof of vaccination.
To sign up, click here. (Please add a comment in the sign-up if you will stay for the potluck and what you are bringing. Sign-up will close on Fridays at 4:00pm — walk-ins welcome depending on capacity.)

Saturday, January 28 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Zoom). Come catch up, eat lunch together, and discuss a different topic each week on Shabbat!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone Number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 974 8669 1467
  • Passcode: 594869

Monday, January 30 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan (Zoom)
Join for this soulful and brief service

Tuesday, January 31 at 5:30pm: “Words to Action: Empowering Students to Address Antisemitism” (in person)
Words to Action is an interactive ADL program for Jewish students that provides resources and tools to respond to antisemitism and anti-Israel bias. Open to all EET teens, including those not registered for our Teen program. Dinner is included. Please RSVP to Dir. of Education Mindy Sherry (educator@eastendtemple.org)

Tuesday, January 31 at 8:00pm: Adult Education — Jewish Great Books: “Rashi’s Daughters” (Zoom only)
~ Please note change of time/location. ~
Join us for the second of two sessions on this book.

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 913 4206 5702
  • Passcode: 005046

February

Wednesday, February 1 at 12:00pm: Business Ethics Lunch and Learn (in person)
Join us for a lunch time conversation with Rabbi Josh about ethical dilemmas in business and life and the ways in which Jewish tradition and ethics guide our choices. Please RSVP to Rabbi Josh (jstanton@eastendtemple.org) for in-person meeting location.
Topic: Jewish Business Ethics: An Introductory Perspective

Caroline Laskow

Wednesday, February 1 at 12:00pm: Getting to Know You — First Wednesdays Lunchtime Speaker Series (Zoom)
Bring your lunch and join us on Zoom on the first Wednesday of each month, when an EET woman will share her stories, accomplishments, passions and interests, for the benefit and enjoyment of the community.

Feb. 1 — Caroline Laskow

Meet another one of our creative and dynamic Sisterhood members, Caroline Laskow, co-author of “The Soup Club Cookbook.” Learn about what inspired her to write a cookbook, how to prepare a wide range of soup options, and how to create a soup club. Caroline is also active as a Democratic District Leader representing her Lower East Side neighborhood. 

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Meeting ID: 829 4470 0776
  • Passcode: 997704
  • Dial in: 646-558-8656

Wednesday, February 1 at 8:00pm: How to Talk to Your Children About Antisemitism (Zoom)
In the face of the increasing normalization of antisemitism across mainstream society, join UJA-Federation of New York for a timely briefing on how parents can communicate to their children about this critical topic. Hindy Poupko, UJA’s deputy chief planning officer, will speak with Dr. Samantha Vinokor-Meinrath of the Jewish Education Project and Vlad Khaykin of the Anti-Defamation League, two experts in the field of antisemitism education and awareness. This virtual event is open to all but specifically geared for parents of children in grades K-8.

Thursday, February 2 from 11:30am-1:30pm: Mah Jongg (in person)
Future sessions: March 2, April 6, May 4
Interested in learning to play mah jongg or finding people to play with? While we are continuing to offer lessons and play virtually (using RealMahJongg.com), we have now created a monthly in-person game, and will continue to review additional scheduling possibilities. If you are not already a Sisterhood member, please consider joining/renewing now.

  • Registration required (maximum 25 players per session)
  • ​​​​​​​Please bring a cash donation of $5 to play or $10 for a lesson, as well as a 2022 mah jongg card.
  • Coffee and tea will be available. Masks are recommended but not required.​​​

Friday, February 3 at 4:45pm: Torah study (Zoom)
Learn with Rabbi Josh about the teachings of our tradition, which speaks boldly and courageously about how we should comport ourselves and support each other.

Friday, February 3 at 6:15pm: Simchat Shabbat service & dinner: Refugee Shabbat (in person and Livestream)
As part of our monthly musical Shabbat, we will join congregations around the world and read Parshat Beshalach (Exodus 13:17-17:16) about the Israelites’ Exodus from Egypt and reflect on the current refugee plight:

  • The fastest-growing European refugee crisis since World War II is still ongoing.
  • People seeking asylum are being turned away at borders around the world.
  • For the first time ever, the total number of displaced persons globally is over 100 million.

Attendance is by sign-up only; masks are encouraged; everyone must show proof of vaccination.
To sign up, click here. (Please add a comment if you will stay for dinner. Sign-up will close on Fridays at 4:00pm — walk-ins welcome depending on capacity.)
Save the dates for more Simchat Shabbats: March 31, April 21, May 19.

Saturday, February 4 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Zoom). Come catch up, eat lunch together, and discuss a different topic each week on Shabbat!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone Number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 974 8669 1467
  • Passcode: 594869

Sunday, February 5 at 10:30am: Women’s Rosh Chodesh Study and Discussion (Zoom)
Sarah, prophetess and first matriarch of the Jewish people is legendary for her enduring faithfulness to God and her commitment to her husband Abraham. She is also the only woman in the Torah whose name gets changed by God! Explore the life and times of our first matriarch as our Women’s Rosh Chodesh Study and Discussion gets under way this season, with some fresh perspectives on the “Sarah Story.” Settle in with your favorite morning beverage, and we’ll enjoy shared readings and lively discussion led by Fern Stampleman, Elissa Macklin and Laurie Treuhaft.
No prior knowledge necessary! All reading materials emailed to registrants in advance of each date. 

Sunday, February 5 at 12:00pm: Food For Families (in person)
Advance sign-up is required (https://signup.com/go/WojpaEM​​​​​​​) — registration will open two weeks in advance. All participants must be age 12 or older (ages 12-15 must be accompanied by an adult) and must observe COVID safety rules, including:
wearing masks and maintaining appropriate distancing
— showing proof of vaccination
Each participant should bring five loaves of whole wheat bread and 16 pieces of fruit (preferably apples and oranges) and wear a hat to comply with Department of Health regulations. Help us feed hungry New Yorkers by donating to Food For Families through Sisterhood (https://eastendtemple.org/contribute/).

Sunday, February 5, 4:00-5:00pm: Stitch-A-Thon (Zoom)
Gather for a while with other stitchers. Show off your latest projects; get help from our experts; make a hat or scarf for our Cold Weather Project for donating to New York’s needy.

Sunday, February 5 at 4:00pm: The Afro-Semitic Experience (in person)
at Brotherhood Synagogue, 28 Gramercy Park South

Co-founded by African-American jazz pianist Warren Byrd, and Jewish-American jazz bassist David Chevan in 1998, The Afro-Semitic Experience is a band with a simple message: Unity in the Community. This is a band beyond category—performing an intricate tapestry of spiritual, world-beat, funk, jazz, cantorial, gospel, salsa, swing… soul-driven music. Their music has been heard around the United States at festivals, in churches, synagogues, colleges, and wherever people come together to share their love and respect for community
Tickets: $10 in advance; $15 at the door
Purchase tickets here

Monday, February 6 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan (Zoom)
Join for this soulful and brief service

Monday, February 6 from 8:00-9:30pm: Racial Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (REDI) 101 (Zoom)

Please join the URJ’s REDI team for “Beyond Welcoming: Addressing Racism, Homophobia, Ableism, & More.” Start building stronger communities and transform the ways in which you can create meaningful Jewish experiences for people of all backgrounds. All are welcome to REDI 101, the core REDI program. 

Tuesday, February 7 at 6:15pm: Adult Education — Jewish Great Books: The Torah of Social Justice (in person and Livestream/Facebook Live)
Join us for the first of three sessions as we look at Jewish texts on social justice. Among the texts that will inform our discussion will be To Heal A Fractured World by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 913 4206 5702
  • Passcode: 005046

Friday, February 10 at 4:45pm: Torah study (Zoom)
Learn with Rabbi Josh about the teachings of our tradition, which speaks boldly and courageously about how we should comport ourselves and support each other.

Friday, February 10 at 5:30pm: Tot Shabbat (in person)
Celebrate Shabbat with Tkiya! We’ll sing, dance, and tell stories during this lively and engaging service designed for families with children ages 0-5.
Everyone age 6 months and older must show proof of vaccination; masks are encouraged

Friday, February 10 at 6:15pm: Shabbat service (Zoom)
Join us as we welcome Shabbat and each other.

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 971 7956 3880
  • Passcode: 500314

Saturday, February 11 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Zoom). Come catch up, eat lunch together, and discuss a different topic each week on Shabbat!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone Number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 974 8669 1467
  • Passcode: 594869

Saturday, February 11 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Zoom). Come catch up, eat lunch together, and discuss a different topic each week on Shabbat!

Sunday, February 12 from 3:00-5:00pm: Family Collage Workshop (in person)
Going Home: Creativity with Collage

What connects you to family, to community, to Home? Led by artist Michal Nachmany, we’ll use collage techniques to craft our own visual stories inspired by the theme of Home. Bring images, pictures, cutouts, poems, postcards, recipes, and other meaningful objects or memorabilia that remind you of home (all other materials will be supplied). Sponsored by the Sisterhood of East End Temple.

Tuesday, February 14 at 6:15pm: Adult Education — Jewish Great Books: The Torah of Social Justice (in person and Livestream/Facebook Live)
Join us for the second of three sessions as we look at Jewish texts on social justice. Among the texts that will inform our discussion will be To Heal A Fractured World by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 913 4206 5702
  • Passcode: 005046

Friday, February 17 at 4:45pm: Torah study (Zoom)
Learn with Rabbi Josh about the teachings of our tradition, which speaks boldly and courageously about how we should comport ourselves and support each other.

Friday, February 17 at 6:15pm: Shabbat service (in person and Livestream/Facebook)
Join us as we welcome Shabbat. Attendance is by sign-up only; masks are encouraged; everyone must show proof of vaccination.
To sign up, click here. (Sign-up will close on Fridays at 4:00pm — walk-ins welcome depending on capacity.)

Saturday, February 18 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Zoom). Come catch up, eat lunch together, and discuss a different topic each week on Shabbat!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone Number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 974 8669 1467
  • Passcode: 594869

Monday, February 20 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan (Zoom)
Join for this soulful and brief service

Friday, February 24 at 4:45pm: Torah study (Zoom)
Learn with Rabbi Josh about the teachings of our tradition, which speaks boldly and courageously about how we should comport ourselves and support each other.

Friday, February 24 at 6:15pm: Shabbat service (in person and Livestream/Facebook)
Join us as we welcome Shabbat. Attendance is by sign-up only; masks are encouraged; everyone must show proof of vaccination.
A potluck dinner oneg will follow the service. Please bring 4-6 servings of a homemade or purchased vegetarian dish. EET will provide bread, fruit, coffee and tea. Questions? Contact EET member Elaine Lavine.
To sign up, click here. (Please add a comment in the sign-up if you will stay for the potluck and what you will bring. Sign-up will close on Fridays at 4:00pm — walk-ins welcome depending on capacity.)

Saturday, February 25 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Zoom). Come catch up, eat lunch together, and discuss a different topic each week on Shabbat!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone Number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 974 8669 1467
  • Passcode: 594869

Monday, February 27 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan (Zoom)
Join for this soulful and brief service

Tuesday, February 28 at 6:15pm: Adult Education — Jewish Great Books: The Torah of Social Justice (in person and Zoom)
Join us for the third of three sessions as we look at Jewish texts on social justice. Among the texts that will inform our discussion will be To Heal A Fractured World by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 913 4206 5702
  • Passcode: 005046

March

Wednesday, March 1 at 12:00pm: Business Ethics Lunch and Learn (in person)
Join us for a lunch time conversation with Rabbi Josh about ethical dilemmas in business and life and the ways in which Jewish tradition and ethics guide our choices. Please RSVP to Rabbi Josh (jstanton@eastendtemple.org) for in-person meeting location.
Topic: Jewish Law and Copyright

Wednesday, March 1 at 12:00pm: Getting to Know You — First Wednesdays Lunchtime Speaker Series (Zoom)
Bring your lunch and join us on Zoom on the first Wednesday of each month, when an EET woman will share her stories, accomplishments, passions and interests, for the benefit and enjoyment of the community.

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Meeting ID: 829 4470 0776
  • Passcode: 997704
  • Dial in: 646-558-8656

Thursday, March 2 from 11:30am-1:30pm: Mah Jongg (in person)
Future sessions: April 6, May 4
Interested in learning to play mah jongg or finding people to play with? While we are continuing to offer lessons and play virtually (using RealMahJongg.com), we have now created a monthly in-person game, and will continue to review additional scheduling possibilities. If you are not already a Sisterhood member, please consider joining/renewing now.

  • Registration required (maximum 25 players per session)
  • ​​​​​​​Please bring a cash donation of $5 to play or $10 for a lesson, as well as a 2022 mah jongg card.
  • Coffee and tea will be available. Masks are recommended but not required.​​​

Friday, March 3 at 4:45pm: Torah study (Zoom)
Learn with Rabbi Josh about the teachings of our tradition, which speaks boldly and courageously about how we should comport ourselves and support each other.

Friday, March 3 at 6:15pm: Shabbat service (in person and Livestream/Facebook)
Join us as we welcome Shabbat. Attendance is by sign-up only; masks are encouraged; everyone must show proof of vaccination.
To sign up, click here. (Sign-up will close on Fridays at 4:00pm — walk-ins welcome depending on capacity.)

Saturday, March 4 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Zoom). Come catch up, eat lunch together, and discuss a different topic each week on Shabbat!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone Number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 974 8669 1467
  • Passcode: 594869

Sunday, March 5 from 2:00-4:00pm: Purim Family Program (in person)
Save the date for fun, games, costumes and hamantaschen for families with children ages 0-12. More information coming soon!

Monday, March 6 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan (Zoom)
Join for this soulful and brief service

Monday, March 6 at 6:00pm: Virtual Megillah Reading (Zoom)
Join Cantor Shira as she chants Megillat Esther in celebration of Purim

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 977 0895 1419
  • Passcode: 580451

Friday, March 10 at 4:45pm: Torah study (Zoom)
Learn with Rabbi Josh about the teachings of our tradition, which speaks boldly and courageously about how we should comport ourselves and support each other.

Friday, March 10 at 5:30pm: Tot Shabbat (in person)
Celebrate Shabbat with Tkiya! We’ll sing, dance, and tell stories during this lively and engaging service designed for families with children ages 0-5.
Everyone age 6 months and older must show proof of vaccination; masks are encouraged

Friday, March 10 at 6:15pm: Shabbat service (in person and Livestream/Facebook)
Join us as we welcome Shabbat. Attendance is by sign-up only; masks are encouraged; everyone must show proof of vaccination.
To sign up, click here. (Sign-up will close on Fridays at 4:00pm — walk-ins welcome depending on capacity.)

Saturday, March 11 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Zoom). Come catch up, eat lunch together, and discuss a different topic each week on Shabbat!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone Number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 974 8669 1467
  • Passcode: 594869

Sunday, March 12 at 10:30am: Women’s Rosh Chodesh Study and Discussion (in person and Zoom)
Sarah, prophetess and first matriarch of the Jewish people is legendary for her enduring faithfulness to God and her commitment to her husband Abraham. She is also the only woman in the Torah whose name gets changed by God! Explore the life and times of our first matriarch as our Women’s Rosh Chodesh Study and Discussion gets under way this season, with some fresh perspectives on the “Sarah Story.” We’ll enjoy a potluck breakfast together, followed by shared readings and lively discussion led by Fern Stampleman, Elissa Macklin and Laurie Treuhaft.
No prior knowledge necessary! Registration required (link to come). All reading materials emailed to registrants in advance of each date. 

Sunday, March 12 at 12:00pm: Food For Families (in person)
Advance sign-up is required (https://signup.com/go/WojpaEM​​​​​​​) — registration will open two weeks in advance. All participants must be age 12 or older (ages 12-15 must be accompanied by an adult) and must observe COVID safety rules, including:
wearing masks and maintaining appropriate distancing
— showing proof of vaccination
Each participant should bring five loaves of whole wheat bread and 16 pieces of fruit (preferably apples and oranges) and wear a hat to comply with Department of Health regulations. Help us feed hungry New Yorkers by donating to Food For Families through Sisterhood (https://eastendtemple.org/contribute/).

Sunday, March 12, time TBD: Stitch-A-Thon (in person)
Gather for a while with other stitchers. Show off your latest projects; get help from our experts; make a hat or scarf for our Cold Weather Project for donating to New York’s needy.

Monday, March 13 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan (Zoom)
Join for this soulful and brief service

Friday, March 17 at 4:45pm: Torah study (Zoom)
Learn with Rabbi Josh about the teachings of our tradition, which speaks boldly and courageously about how we should comport ourselves and support each other.

Friday, March 17 at 6:15pm: Shabbat service (in person and Livestream/Facebook)
Join us as we welcome Shabbat. Attendance is by sign-up only; masks are encouraged; everyone must show proof of vaccination.
To sign up, click here. (Sign-up will close on Fridays at 4:00pm — walk-ins welcome depending on capacity.)

Saturday, March 18 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Zoom). Come catch up, eat lunch together, and discuss a different topic each week on Shabbat!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone Number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 974 8669 1467
  • Passcode: 594869

Monday, March 20 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan (Zoom)
Join for this soulful and brief service

Tuesday, March 21 at 6:15pm: Adult Education — Jewish Great Books: Maimonides “Guide to the Perplexed” (in person and Livestream/Facebook Live)
Join us for the first of two sessions on this book.

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 913 4206 5702
  • Passcode: 005046

Friday, March 24 at 4:45pm: Torah study (Zoom)
Learn with Rabbi Josh about the teachings of our tradition, which speaks boldly and courageously about how we should comport ourselves and support each other.

Friday, March 24 at 5:30pm: Tot Shabbat (in person)
Celebrate Shabbat with Tkiya! We’ll sing, dance, and tell stories during this lively and engaging service designed for families with children ages 0-5.
Everyone age 6 months and older must show proof of vaccination; masks are encouraged

Friday, March 24 at 6:15pm: Shabbat service (in person and Livestream/Facebook)
Join us as we welcome Shabbat. Attendance is by sign-up only; masks are encouraged; everyone must show proof of vaccination.
To sign up, click here. (Sign-up will close on Fridays at 4:00pm — walk-ins welcome depending on capacity.)

Saturday, March 25 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Zoom). Come catch up, eat lunch together, and discuss a different topic each week on Shabbat!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone Number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 974 8669 1467
  • Passcode: 594869

Sunday, March 26 at 2:00pm: Helene Spring Library Event (in person and via Livestream/Facebook Live)
Join our annual celebration of our beautiful library as we hear a featured author speak about their book, followed by a book signing and homemade desserts. Our featured author for the 2023 Helene Spring Library Event will be Lynda Cohen Loigman, whose new novel, The Matchmaker’s Gift, is an intriguing, delightful dual-timeline story with a dose of magical realism. 

Monday, March 27 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan (Zoom)
Join for this soulful and brief service

Tuesday, March 28 at 6:15pm: Adult Education — Jewish Great Books: Maimonides “Guide to the Perplexed” (in person and Livestream/Facebook Live)
Join us for the second of two sessions on this book.

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 913 4206 5702
  • Passcode: 005046

Friday, March 31 at 4:45pm: Torah study (Zoom)
Learn with Rabbi Josh about the teachings of our tradition, which speaks boldly and courageously about how we should comport ourselves and support each other.

Friday, March 31 at 6:15pm: Simchat Shabbat service (in person and Livestream/Facebook)
Join Cantor Shira and the 17th Street Band for monthly joyful, musical Shabbat services, dinners, and programs! Save the dates for more Simchat Shabbats: March 31, April 21, May 19. 
Attendance is by sign-up only; masks are encouraged; everyone must show proof of vaccination.
To sign up, click here. (Sign-up will close on Fridays at 4:00pm — walk-ins welcome depending on capacity.)

April

Saturday, April 1 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Zoom). Come catch up, eat lunch together, and discuss a different topic each week on Shabbat!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone Number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 974 8669 1467
  • Passcode: 594869

Sunday, April 2 from 2:00-4:00pm: Passover Family Program (in person)
Save the date for a celebration of Passover for families with children ages 0-12. More information coming soon!

Monday, April 3 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan (Zoom)
Join for this soulful and brief service

Wednesday, April 5 at 12:00pm: Business Ethics Lunch and Learn (in person)
Join us for a lunch time conversation with Rabbi Josh about ethical dilemmas in business and life and the ways in which Jewish tradition and ethics guide our choices. Please RSVP to Rabbi Josh (jstanton@eastendtemple.org) for in-person meeting location.
Topic: Expropriation and Forfeiture

Wednesday, April 5 at 12:00pm: Getting to Know You — First Wednesdays Lunchtime Speaker Series (Zoom)
Bring your lunch and join us on Zoom on the first Wednesday of each month, when an EET woman will share her stories, accomplishments, passions and interests, for the benefit and enjoyment of the community.

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Meeting ID: 829 4470 0776
  • Passcode: 997704
  • Dial in: 646-558-8656

Thursday, April 6 from 11:30am-1:30pm: Mah Jongg (in person)
Future sessions: May 4
Interested in learning to play mah jongg or finding people to play with? While we are continuing to offer lessons and play virtually (using RealMahJongg.com), we have now created a monthly in-person game, and will continue to review additional scheduling possibilities. If you are not already a Sisterhood member, please consider joining/renewing now.

  • Registration required (maximum 25 players per session)
  • ​​​​​​​Please bring a cash donation of $5 to play or $10 for a lesson, as well as a 2022 mah jongg card.
  • Coffee and tea will be available. Masks are recommended but not required.​​​

Friday, April 7 at 4:45pm: Torah study (Zoom)
Learn with Rabbi Josh about the teachings of our tradition, which speaks boldly and courageously about how we should comport ourselves and support each other.

Friday, April 7 at 6:15pm: Shabbat service (Zoom)
Join us as we welcome Shabbat and each other.

Saturday, April 8 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Zoom). Come catch up, eat lunch together, and discuss a different topic each week on Shabbat!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone Number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 974 8669 1467
  • Passcode: 594869

Monday, April 10 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan (Zoom)
Join for this soulful and brief service

Tuesday, April 11 at 6:00pm: Lilith Seder (in person and via Zoom)
Open to all members of Sisterhood, we celebrate the Passover story from the women’s perspective with our own unique Haggadah, while singing the songs of Debbie Friedman and eating a potluck dinner together. RSVP required to sisterhood@eastendtemple.org.

Friday, April 14 at 4:45pm: Torah study (Zoom)
Learn with Rabbi Josh about the teachings of our tradition, which speaks boldly and courageously about how we should comport ourselves and support each other.

Friday, April 14 at 6:15pm: Shabbat service (in person and Livestream/Facebook)
Join us as we welcome Shabbat. Attendance is by sign-up only; masks are encouraged; everyone must show proof of vaccination.
To sign up, click here. (Sign-up will close on Fridays at 4:00pm — walk-ins welcome depending on capacity.)

Saturday, April 15 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Zoom). Come catch up, eat lunch together, and discuss a different topic each week on Shabbat!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone Number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 974 8669 1467
  • Passcode: 594869

Sunday, April 16 at 10:30am: Women’s Rosh Chodesh Study and Discussion (in person and Zoom)
Sarah, prophetess and first matriarch of the Jewish people is legendary for her enduring faithfulness to God and her commitment to her husband Abraham. She is also the only woman in the Torah whose name gets changed by God! Explore the life and times of our first matriarch as our Women’s Rosh Chodesh Study and Discussion gets under way this season, with some fresh perspectives on the “Sarah Story.” We’ll enjoy a potluck breakfast together, followed by shared readings and lively discussion led by Fern Stampleman, Elissa Macklin and Laurie Treuhaft.
No prior knowledge necessary! Registration required (link to come). All reading materials emailed to registrants in advance of each date. 

Sunday, April 16 at 12:00pm: Food For Families (in person)
Advance sign-up is required (https://signup.com/go/WojpaEM​​​​​​​) — registration will open two weeks in advance. All participants must be age 12 or older (ages 12-15 must be accompanied by an adult) and must observe COVID safety rules, including:
wearing masks and maintaining appropriate distancing
— showing proof of vaccination
Each participant should bring five loaves of whole wheat bread and 16 pieces of fruit (preferably apples and oranges) and wear a hat to comply with Department of Health regulations. Help us feed hungry New Yorkers by donating to Food For Families through Sisterhood (https://eastendtemple.org/contribute/).

Monday, April 17 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan (Zoom)
Join for this soulful and brief service

Friday, April 21 at 4:45pm: Torah study (Zoom)
Learn with Rabbi Josh about the teachings of our tradition, which speaks boldly and courageously about how we should comport ourselves and support each other.

Friday, April 21 at 5:30pm: Tot Shabbat (in person)
Celebrate Shabbat with Tkiya! We’ll sing, dance, and tell stories during this lively and engaging service designed for families with children ages 0-5.
Everyone age 6 months and older must show proof of vaccination; masks are encouraged

Friday, April 21 at 6:15pm: Simchat Shabbat service (in person and Livestream/Facebook)
Join Cantor Shira and the 17th Street Band for monthly joyful, musical Shabbat services, dinners, and programs! Save the dates for more Simchat Shabbats: March 31, April 21, May 19. 
Attendance is by sign-up only; masks are encouraged; everyone must show proof of vaccination.
To sign up, click here. (Sign-up will close on Fridays at 4:00pm — walk-ins welcome depending on capacity.)

Saturday, April 22 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Zoom). Come catch up, eat lunch together, and discuss a different topic each week on Shabbat!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone Number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 974 8669 1467
  • Passcode: 594869

Monday, April 24 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan (Zoom)
Join for this soulful and brief service

Friday, April 28 at 4:45pm: Torah study (Zoom)
Learn with Rabbi Josh about the teachings of our tradition, which speaks boldly and courageously about how we should comport ourselves and support each other.

Friday, April 28 at 6:15pm: Sisterhood Shabbat service (in person and Livestream/Facebook)
Celebrate the Sisterhood of East End Temple as we welcome Shabbat. Attendance is by sign-up only; masks are encouraged; everyone must show proof of vaccination.
To sign up, click here. (Sign-up will close on Fridays at 4:00pm — walk-ins welcome depending on capacity.)

Saturday, April 29 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Zoom). Come catch up, eat lunch together, and discuss a different topic each week on Shabbat!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone Number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 974 8669 1467
  • Passcode: 594869

Dear East End Temple Family,

This is a moment in which we need to fully live out our values, in this case to protect each other and society more broadly from the spread of COVID-19. We acknowledge that some other institutions will remain open, but we feel a social duty to engage in “social distancing” in order to slow the spread of the virus. Following the advice of public health officials, we closed our building for all programs, including Religious School and Shabbat services on Friday March 13th. The office remains operational, but staff will work from home, and hourly staff will receive paid time off. We also conducted a thorough, proactive cleaning of our building on Monday, March 16.  

At the same time, we need to be even more present for each other. Each household can expect to hear from our clergy in the coming week. We also invite you to call and email your friends from the community, so that they can feel the warmth of relationship.

Beyond this, our community is opening a number of opportunities to connect remotely:

  • Tot Shabbat will take place via Facebook Live at 5:45 pm on Friday.
  • Shabbat services will take place via Facebook Live at 6:15 pm on Friday. We suggest that you use Facebook Live, so that you can share kind comments during the service itself and have an even more interactive prayer experience. You can even use a digital version of our siddur, Mishkan T’filah, by clicking here to download a Flipbook version, or purchase one for your e-reader or Kindle. You can click here for our East End Temple Songbook. We will all need the warmth of prayer and Torah.
  • We will be hosting programs nearly every single day, so that you can feel a sense of community, even from home. Please click here to see the latest offerings on our “East End Temple Everywhere” page.
  • If there are additional ways that we can be present for you during this difficult time, please reach out to us. We will try to remain particularly available during regular business hours.

You can expect to hear from us often, as we receive updates from civic leaders and public health officials. We pray for health, healing, and hope. We will do our very best to meet the needs of our beloved community, understanding that developments are ongoing. Thank you for your kindness, patience, and love.

With blessings,

Rabbi Josh Stanton and Cantor Shira Ginsburg

co-Presidents Rebecca Shore and Derek Dorn

Dear Fellow Congregants:

It is thanks to the foresight and generosity of those who came before us that EET has entered its eighth decade with strength and vibrancy. We are grateful to them for establishing a spiritual home that cultivates relevant Jewish life through connected community. Now it is our turn to make certain our tradition continues for generations and that EET continues to be a beacon for downtown Jewish life.

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. Planned gifts of all sizes can play a significant role in sustaining our Temple. If you have already included EET in your estate plans, as we each have, please email Judith or simply send this form back to the Temple office.

And if you are thinking about including EET in your estate plans, we would love to talk further with you. Please feel free to contact either of us or Rabbi Josh Stanton (jstanton@eastendtemple.org) for a confidential discussion. We are truly grateful for your consideration.

Act today to help ensure a strong foundation for our community’s tomorrow.

L’Dor V’Dor, From Generation to Generation

L’shalom,

Rebecca Shore and Brian Lifsec, Co-Presidents
Judith Sussman, Chair, The EET Legacy Circle

Contact information is at the bottom of this letter.

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.