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).

Shabbat BaGan Survey

Summer is fast approaching, and we want to hear from you about EET’s summer services, Shabbat BaGan (Shabbat in the Park). Please take a minute or two and answer some questions to help us plan — Click here to take the survey

May

Thursday, May 19 at 10:00am: Writing Workshop (Zoom)
Beth Gerson, PhD, will be leading a writing workshop for all members of the community. Writing allows us to preserve the past, share what we have learned and ensure a secure future for our generation and all those that follow. Join Beth on this journey to explore our metaphorical backpacks filled to the brim with rich memories, values, and hope. Feel free to attend as many sessions as you are able. Pre-registration required — for registration link, please email info@eastendtemple.org.

Friday, May 20 at 5:45pm: 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.

  • All participants old enough to wear a mask must do so, and distancing will be maintained.
  • Everyone age 5 and older must show proof of vaccination.

Friday, May 20 at 6:15pm: Shabbat service (in person and Livestream/Facebook)
Join us as we welcome Shabbat. Attendance is by sign-up only, all attendees must wear masks in the sanctuary, and everyone age 5 and older 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, May 21 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, May 22 at 12:00pm: Food For Families (in person)
Advance sign-up will be required (look for the link in an upcoming eblast). 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, May 23 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan (Zoom)
Join for this soulful and brief service

Monday, May 23 at 6:30pm: Sh’ma Social Justice Committee meeting (Zoom)

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 978 1794 7379
  • Passcode: 021509

Thursday, May 26 at 10:00am: Writing Workshop (Zoom)
Beth Gerson, PhD, will be leading a writing workshop for all members of the community. Writing allows us to preserve the past, share what we have learned and ensure a secure future for our generation and all those that follow. Join Beth on this journey to explore our metaphorical backpacks filled to the brim with rich memories, values, and hope. Feel free to attend as many sessions as you are able. Pre-registration required — for registration link, please email info@eastendtemple.org.

Friday, May 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, May 27 at 6:15pm: Shabbat service (in person and Livestream/Facebook)
Join us as we welcome Shabbat. Attendance is by sign-up only, all attendees must wear masks in the sanctuary, and everyone age 5 and older 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, May 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, May 30 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan (Zoom)
Join for this soulful and brief service

June

Thursday, June 2 at 10:00am: Writing Workshop (Zoom)
Beth Gerson, PhD, will be leading a writing workshop for all members of the community. Writing allows us to preserve the past, share what we have learned and ensure a secure future for our generation and all those that follow. Join Beth on this journey to explore our metaphorical backpacks filled to the brim with rich memories, values, and hope. Feel free to attend as many sessions as you are able. Pre-registration required — for registration link, please email info@eastendtemple.org.

Friday, June 3 at 6:15pm: Shabbat service (in person and Livestream/Facebook)
Join us for this special Shabbat service, as we celebrate Shavuot, bless all our graduates, and get a preview of Rabbi Stanton’s book with Rabbi Ben Spratt, Awakenings: American Jewish Transformations in Identity, Leadership, and Belonging. Attendance is by sign-up only, all attendees must wear masks in the sanctuary, and everyone age 5 and older 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, June 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, June 5 at 10:00am: Shavuot Yizkor service (Zoom)
We will celebrate the holiday and remember our loved ones

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 990 9787 3821
  • Passcode: 670306

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

Thursday, June 9 at 10:00am: Writing Workshop (Zoom)
Beth Gerson, PhD, will be leading a writing workshop for all members of the community. Writing allows us to preserve the past, share what we have learned and ensure a secure future for our generation and all those that follow. Join Beth on this journey to explore our metaphorical backpacks filled to the brim with rich memories, values, and hope. Feel free to attend as many sessions as you are able. Pre-registration required — for registration link, please email info@eastendtemple.org.

Friday, June 10 at 6:15pm: Shabbat service (in person and Livestream/Facebook)
Join us as we welcome Shabbat. Attendance is by sign-up only, all attendees must wear masks in the sanctuary, and everyone age 5 and older 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, June 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

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

Thursday, June 16 at 10:00am: Writing Workshop (Zoom)
Beth Gerson, PhD, will be leading a writing workshop for all members of the community. Writing allows us to preserve the past, share what we have learned and ensure a secure future for our generation and all those that follow. Join Beth on this journey to explore our metaphorical backpacks filled to the brim with rich memories, values, and hope. Feel free to attend as many sessions as you are able. Pre-registration required — for registration link, please email info@eastendtemple.org.

Friday, June 17 at 6:15pm: Shabbat service (in person and Livestream/Facebook)
Join us as we welcome Shabbat. Attendance is by sign-up only, all attendees must wear masks in the sanctuary, and everyone age 5 and older 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, June 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, June 20 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan (Zoom)
Join for this soulful and brief service

Thursday, June 23 at 10:00am: Writing Workshop (Zoom)
Beth Gerson, PhD, will be leading a writing workshop for all members of the community. Writing allows us to preserve the past, share what we have learned and ensure a secure future for our generation and all those that follow. Join Beth on this journey to explore our metaphorical backpacks filled to the brim with rich memories, values, and hope. Feel free to attend as many sessions as you are able. Pre-registration required — for registration link, please email info@eastendtemple.org.

Friday, June 24 at 6:15pm: Shabbat service (in person and Livestream/Facebook)
Join us as we welcome Shabbat. Attendance is by sign-up only, all attendees must wear masks in the sanctuary, and everyone age 5 and older 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, June 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, June 27 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan (Zoom)
Join for this soulful and brief service

Thursday, June 30 at 10:00am: Writing Workshop (Zoom)
Beth Gerson, PhD, will be leading a writing workshop for all members of the community. Writing allows us to preserve the past, share what we have learned and ensure a secure future for our generation and all those that follow. Join Beth on this journey to explore our metaphorical backpacks filled to the brim with rich memories, values, and hope. Feel free to attend as many sessions as you are able. Pre-registration required — for registration link, please email info@eastendtemple.org.

July

Friday, July 1 at 6:15pm: Shabbat service (in person and Livestream/Facebook)
Join us as we welcome Shabbat. Attendance is by sign-up only, all attendees must wear masks in the sanctuary, and everyone age 5 and older 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, July 2 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, July 4 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan (Zoom)
Join for this soulful and brief service

Thursday, July 7 at 10:00am: Writing Workshop (Zoom)
Beth Gerson, PhD, will be leading a writing workshop for all members of the community. Writing allows us to preserve the past, share what we have learned and ensure a secure future for our generation and all those that follow. Join Beth on this journey to explore our metaphorical backpacks filled to the brim with rich memories, values, and hope. Feel free to attend as many sessions as you are able. Pre-registration required — for registration link, please email info@eastendtemple.org.

Friday, July 8 at 6:15pm: Shabbat service (in person and Livestream/Facebook)
Join us as we welcome Shabbat. Attendance is by sign-up only, all attendees must wear masks in the sanctuary, and everyone age 5 and older 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, July 9 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, July 11 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan (Zoom)
Join for this soulful and brief service

Thursday, July 14 at 10:00am: Writing Workshop (Zoom)
Beth Gerson, PhD, will be leading a writing workshop for all members of the community. Writing allows us to preserve the past, share what we have learned and ensure a secure future for our generation and all those that follow. Join Beth on this journey to explore our metaphorical backpacks filled to the brim with rich memories, values, and hope. Feel free to attend as many sessions as you are able. Pre-registration required — for registration link, please email info@eastendtemple.org.

Friday, July 15 at 6:15pm: Shabbat service (in person and Livestream/Facebook)
Join us as we welcome Shabbat. Attendance is by sign-up only, all attendees must wear masks in the sanctuary, and everyone age 5 and older 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, July 16 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, July 18 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan (Zoom)
Join for this soulful and brief service

Thursday, July 21 at 10:00am: Writing Workshop (Zoom)
Beth Gerson, PhD, will be leading a writing workshop for all members of the community. Writing allows us to preserve the past, share what we have learned and ensure a secure future for our generation and all those that follow. Join Beth on this journey to explore our metaphorical backpacks filled to the brim with rich memories, values, and hope. Feel free to attend as many sessions as you are able. Pre-registration required — for registration link, please email info@eastendtemple.org.

Friday, July 22 at 6:15pm: Shabbat service (in person and Livestream/Facebook)
Join us as we welcome Shabbat. Attendance is by sign-up only, all attendees must wear masks in the sanctuary, and everyone age 5 and older 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, July 23 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, July 25 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan (Zoom)
Join for this soulful and brief service

Thursday, July 28 at 10:00am: Writing Workshop (Zoom)
Beth Gerson, PhD, will be leading a writing workshop for all members of the community. Writing allows us to preserve the past, share what we have learned and ensure a secure future for our generation and all those that follow. Join Beth on this journey to explore our metaphorical backpacks filled to the brim with rich memories, values, and hope. Feel free to attend as many sessions as you are able. Pre-registration required — for registration link, please email info@eastendtemple.org.

Friday, July 29 at 6:15pm: Shabbat service (in person and Livestream/Facebook)
Join us as we welcome Shabbat. Attendance is by sign-up only, all attendees must wear masks in the sanctuary, and everyone age 5 and older 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, July 30 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.