Worship At EET

While the COVID-19 pandemic keeps us from being together in person, East End Temple clergy, staff, and congregants continue to pray, sing, and socialize together. For the present, see the East End Temple Everywhere page for frequent updates on services and other programming.

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

Community learner’s service

High Holy Days

View upcoming dates

Rabbi Stanton’s recent sermons

for June 25: “Honoring Experts”
for June 19: “Know Your Mission”
for June 5: “No Responsibility, No Justice; No Justice, No Peace”
for May 29: “Black Lives Matter”
for May 15: “Do We Need a Jubilee?” Click here for an audio link

Join Us in Worship 

[See the East End Temple Everywhere page for upcoming dates of our services. Due to COVID-19, in-person services are currently on hold and all programs and worship are via Zoom and Facebook Live.]

Mishkan T’filah: Purchase your own copy of our Shabbat prayer book

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 

To see our EET songbook, click here.

Select Saturdays at 10:00 am

Other Shabbat Services We Offer

SIMCHAT SHABBAT 

One Friday night a month we celebrate Simchat Shabbat, an enhanced musical service featuring our own EET 17th Street Band, led by Grammy Award Winner Ben Wisch.  These lively services are followed by a community dinner, guest speaker or program and then a dessert reception.​​

TOT SHABBAT

For tots, infant through K, this is a special musical sing-along service for our youngest members. The service features singing, dancing and story-telling. Following the service, we have a Shabbat oneg with candle lighting, challah, and juice. 

FAMILY SERVICES

Family Services will be offered one Friday of each month. This is a lively and engaging Shabbat service created especially with children ages 6-10 in mind. A wonderful opportunity for families to have the experience of a Friday night service that is welcoming and accessible.​

SHABBAT BAGAN

In summer months we are fortunate to welcome Shabbat in Stuyvesant Square Park, just outside our front door. Join us in this casual setting for a condensed 30-minute service. Some congregants bring provisions for a Shabbat picnic dinner in the park.

SATURDAY MORNINGS

In coordination with our B’nei Mitzvah schedule, we offer services on selected Saturday mornings.

SH’MA HAVDALAH

On occasional Saturday evenings, we gather for a brief service to end Shabbat, followed by a potluck dinner. This special service was created by the members of our Sh’ma Project, EET’s community organizing cohort. This informal approach offers a unique opportunity to come together in prayer, conversation, and noshing, while serving to strengthen the EET community. Families are welcome to attend together.

Family Offerings

All offerings this year will take place online. For more information, please email school@eastendtemple.org.

YOUNG FAMILY 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.

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 that is both age appropriate and very meaningful.   

TEEN PROGRAM

Teens will gather online on the mornings of both holidays, for their own opportunity to find community and meaning in the High Holy Days. Join us this Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur to discuss and grapple with the world in 2020.
— On Rosh Hashanah, the new year, we will think about who we want to be. What is our ideal self? Where do we get that image or those values? We will then work on creating SMART goals to help us better ourselves.
— On Yom Kippur, a day about asking God for forgiveness, we will talk about what forgiveness really looks like. How do you apologize to someone and really show that you mean it? How do we let go of grudges? We will end our Yom Kippur by thinking about how to bring the more abstract concepts we discussed into our lives.

Book of Remembrance form

Mishkan HaNefesh: Purchase your own set of prayer books for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Prayers and Rituals: A brief description of some of the words and rituals you might hear and experience during the High Holy Days

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Each year, we are blessed with inspiring and thought-provoking services with Rabbi Joshua Stanton, Cantor Shira Ginsburg, and our incredible musicians, including Grammy Award-winner Ben Wisch.

As always, we plan to 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” for families with children.

For more information, please contact us: info@eastendtemple.org.