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.

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).

We also invite you to volunteer your time and talents. You can click here to learn more about these opportunities. Since our community has been unable to hold Food for Families, we also invite you to donate to City Harvest and support those in immediate need of sustenance. Need employment assistance? Here’s the latest update from UJA-Federation’s Educational Alliance Career Assistance program.  

NOVEMBER

Thursday, November 26 at 10:00am: Writing Workshop
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.

Thursday, November 26 at 1:00pm: Thanksgiving Day Schmooze
Join your EET friends to connect, celebrate, and reflect.

Friday, November 27 at 4:45pm: Torah Study with Rabbi Josh
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, November 27 at 5:45pm: Music for Contemplation and Reflection
We invite you to join us Friday evenings from 5:45-6:15pm for thirty minutes of contemplative music with our extraordinary accompanist, Pablo Vergara. There is no better way to enter Shabbat during Elul than with these sacred sounds. The music will be streamed via the same Zoom link as our Shabbat services each week (Zoom meeting link).

Friday, November 27 at 6:15pm: Shabbat services via Facebook Live and Zoom (please remember to mute yourself on Zoom, and remain muted throughout the service)

Saturday, November 28 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Virtual Shabbat Lunch). Come hang out, catch up, and eat lunch together on Shabbat!

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

Monday, November 30 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan
Join for this soulful and brief service

Monday, November 30 at 8:00pm: Using LinkedIn to Power Your Job Search, Part 1 (Part 2, “Tips and Strategies for Powering Your Job Search,” will take place on Monday, December 7 at 8:00pm)
Facilitated by Beth Granger, LinkedIn trainer, consultant and certified virtual speaker, we will learn about using LinkedIn to increase powerful connections with friends, colleagues and professional groups, build a profile which gets noticed by hiring managers and recruiters, and use the power of the search features to find prospective employers and new career opportunities.

  • Zoom Meeting Link
  • Phone Number:  646-558-8656
  • Meeting ID: 994 3300 7900
  • Passcode: 352152

DECEMBER

Tuesday, December 1 at 8:00pm: Adult Education — Class 2, session 1/3: Plague and Peoplehood
From the Exodus to the Bubonic Plague to Covid-19, plagues have defined Jewish life and community, as well as the ways in which other communities view us. We will reflect on these unique (and moving) histories in order to gain insight into our present pandemic. (For more information about our year of adult study, “Science, Truth and Judaism in the Age of Covid-19,” see our Adult Education page.)

Wednesday, December 2 at 11:00am: Sisterhood Coffee Talk Schmooze
Build friendships by sharing your thoughts, ideas and concerns

Thursday, December 3 at 10:00am: Writing Workshop
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, December 4 at 4:45pm: Torah Study with Rabbi Josh
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, December 4 at 5:45pm: Tot Shabbat and Chanukah celebration
Join us to sing, bless, laugh, and see old and new friends! For the Zoom link, please email educator@eastendtemple.org.

Friday, December 4 at 5:45pm: Music for Contemplation and Reflection
Get some extra time with our composer in residence Michael Hunter Ochs, as he and his beautiful music bring us in to Shabbat.
[HowLive link coming soon!]

Friday, December 4 at 6:15pm: Simchat Shabbat and CD Launch, streamed via HowLive (the same streaming service we used for the High Holy Days)
It’s almost here, so mark your calendars! Join us for Shabbat services and celebrate the release of Cantor Shira’s new CD, “Cantor Shira Ginsburg Sings the Songs of Michael Hunter Ochs,” produced by Grammy-award winner Ben Wisch. It’ll be a special celebration album release Shabbat service, with our honored musical guest Michael Hunter Ochs. You do not want to miss this! The music will also be available on all digital music streaming platforms on December 4, and you can click here to pre-save the album on Spotify.

  • [HowLive link coming soon!]

Saturday, December 5 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Virtual Shabbat Lunch). Come hang out, catch up, and eat lunch together on Shabbat!

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

Sunday, Dec. 6 at 2:00pm: Israel Philharmonic Pre-Chanukah Global Celebration
American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (AFIPO) and the Israel Philharmonic Foundation will premiere a multi-disciplinary program of instrumental performances, behind-the-scenes interviews, and powerful messages of hope. The event will stream internationally, free of charge, to bring music and holiday light from Israel’s world-class Philharmonic to audiences around the world. The event will weave together word and song, featuring Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer, Grammy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Bette Midler, actress and star of “Fauda” Ronalee Shimon, actress and model Dar Zuzovsky, music manager Kenny Hamilton, and other special guests. The Israel Philharmonic and its Music Director Lahav Shani will perform pieces from Mr. Zimmer’s acclaimed works. Registration is free on AFIPO’s website: https://www.afipo.org/event/israel-philharmonic-pre-hanukkah-global-celebration/.

Monday, December 7 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan
Join for this soulful and brief service

Monday, December 7 at 5:00pm: Book Club
Discussing Florence Adler Swims Forever, by Rachel Beanland

Monday, December 7 at 8:00 pm: Tips and Strategies for Powering Your Job Search, Part 2
Hosted by members of the Sisterhood of East End Temple, Suellen Eshed, President, and Julie Livingston, we will lead the attendees through sharing their stories and questions regarding their job search, and the tools they have been using, building on the network of job seekers and employment leaders.

  • Zoom Meeting Link
  • Phone Number:  646-558-8656
  • Meeting ID: 994 3300 7900
  • Passcode: 352152

Tuesday, December 8 at 12:00pm: Business Ethics Lunch and Learn
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. (For more information and future dates, please see the Adult Education page.)

Tuesday, December 8 at 6:30pm: Sh’ma Social Justice meeting

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Meeting ID: 975 9798 1320
  • Passcode: 664346
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099

Tuesday, December 8 at 8:00pm: Adult Education — Class 2, session 2/3: Plague and Peoplehood

From the Exodus to the Bubonic Plague to Covid-19, plagues have defined Jewish life and community, as well as the ways in which other communities view us. We will reflect on these unique (and moving) histories in order to gain insight into our present pandemic. (For more information about our year of adult study, “Science, Truth and Judaism in the Age of Covid-19,” see our Adult Education page.)

Wednesday, December 9 at 11:00am: Culture Corner
Join us for an opportunity to talk with other congregants about cultural events. All ages and genders welcome.

Thursday, December 10 at 10:00am: Writing Workshop
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.

Thursday, December 10 at 6:00pm: Chanukah Night #1 – Virtual menorah lighting
Join the East End Temple community as we bless the lights of Chanukah. Light your own menorah along with us!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 957 9105 2630
  • Passcode: 732461

Friday, December 11 at 4:45pm: Torah Study with Rabbi Josh
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, December 11 at 5:45pm: Family Service and Chanukah celebration
A lively and engaging Shabbat service created especially with children ages 6-10 in mind. For the Zoom link, please email educator@eastendtemple.org.

Friday, December 11 at 5:45pm: Music for Contemplation and Reflection
We invite you to join us Friday evenings from 5:45-6:15pm for thirty minutes of contemplative music with our extraordinary accompanist, Pablo Vergara. There is no better way to enter Shabbat during Elul than with these sacred sounds. The music will be streamed via the same Zoom link as our Shabbat services each week (Zoom meeting link).

Friday, December 11 at 6:00pm: Chanukah Night #2 – Virtual menorah lighting (same Zoom as Shabbat services)
Join the East End Temple community as we bless the lights of Chanukah. Light your own menorah along with us!

Friday, December 11 at 6:15pm: Shabbat services via Facebook Live and Zoom (please remember to mute yourself on Zoom, and remain muted throughout the service)

Saturday, December 12 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Virtual Shabbat Lunch). Come hang out, catch up, and eat lunch together on Shabbat!

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

Saturday, Dec. 12 at 7:30pm: Chanukah Night #3 – “See the Light”: A Virtual Chanukah Event with Cantor Shira Ginsburg, Caryl Ginsburg Fantel and Roy Fantel
Join us for a fun, entertaining program of eclectic music and stories to celebrate the Festival of Lights, sponsored by the Yiddishkayt Initiative (yilovejewish.org) and East End Temple (ww.eastendtemple.org). In their outdoor concert, the trio will present a lively, moving mix of traditional and nontraditional Hanukkah and other songs centered around the concept of light and the beautiful instruction that the light of the chanukiah (the nine-branched candelabrum lit during the holiday of Hanukkah) is used solely as a source of joy and inspiration rather than for utility. Drawing from various genres and sources, including musical theatre, Yiddish, pop, and Jewish liturgy, the program will weave a Hanukkah narrative that focuses on the illumination that the Hanukkah candles bring, and likewise the light those who view the candles then share with the world. [Streaming information coming soon!]

Sunday, December 13 at 6:00pm: Chanukah Night #4 – Virtual menorah lighting
Join the East End Temple community as we bless the lights of Chanukah. Light your own menorah along with us!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 957 9105 2630
  • Passcode: 732461

Monday, December 14 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan
Join for this soulful and brief service

Monday, December 14 at 6:00pm: Chanukah Night #5 – Historic UAE/Israel Virtual menorah lighting
Join the East End Temple community as we bless the lights of Chanukah and witness this important moment. Light your own menorah along with us!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 957 9105 2630
  • Passcode: 732461

Tuesday, December 15 at 6:00pm: Chanukah Night #6 – Virtual menorah lighting
Join the East End Temple community as we bless the lights of Chanukah. Light your own menorah along with us!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 957 9105 2630
  • Passcode: 732461

Tuesday, December 15 at 8:00pm: Adult Education — Class 2, session 3/3: Plague and Peoplehood
From the Exodus to the Bubonic Plague to Covid-19, plagues have defined Jewish life and community, as well as the ways in which other communities view us. We will reflect on these unique (and moving) histories in order to gain insight into our present pandemic. (For more information about our year of adult study, “Science, Truth and Judaism in the Age of Covid-19,” see our Adult Education page.)

Wednesday, December 16 at 6:00pm: Chanukah Night #7 – Virtual menorah lighting
Join the East End Temple community as we bless the lights of Chanukah. Light your own menorah along with us!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 957 9105 2630
  • Passcode: 732461

Wednesday, December 16 at 7:00pm: Sisterhood Board Meeting (Sisterhood members only)
Discuss plans and meaningful topics for members of Sisterhood.
RSVP required to sisterhood@eastendtemple.org.

Thursday, December 17 at 10:00am: Writing Workshop
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.

Thursday, December 17 at 6:00pm: Chanukah Night #8 – Virtual menorah lighting
Join the East End Temple community as we bless the lights of Chanukah. Light your own menorah along with us!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 957 9105 2630
  • Passcode: 732461

Friday, December 18 at 4:45pm: Torah Study with Rabbi Josh
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, December 18 at 5:45pm: Tot Shabbat
Join us to sing, bless, laugh, and see old and new friends! For the Zoom link, please email educator@eastendtemple.org.

Friday, December 18 at 5:45pm: Music for Contemplation and Reflection
We invite you to join us Friday evenings from 5:45-6:15pm for thirty minutes of contemplative music with our extraordinary accompanist, Pablo Vergara. There is no better way to enter Shabbat during Elul than with these sacred sounds. The music will be streamed via the same Zoom link as our Shabbat services each week (Zoom meeting link).

Friday, December 18 at 6:15pm: Shabbat services via Facebook Live and Zoom (please remember to mute yourself on Zoom, and remain muted throughout the service)

Saturday, December 19 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Virtual Shabbat Lunch). Come hang out, catch up, and eat lunch together on Shabbat!

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

Monday, December 21 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan
Join for this soulful and brief service

Wednesday, December 23 at 8:00pm: Sisterhood Nightcap Schmooze
Build friendships by sharing your thoughts, ideas and concerns

Thursday, December 24 at 10:00am: Writing Workshop
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, December 25 at 4:45pm: Torah Study with Rabbi Josh
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, December 25 at 5:45pm: Tot Shabbat
Join us to sing, bless, laugh, and see old and new friends! For the Zoom link, please email educator@eastendtemple.org.

Friday, December 25 at 5:45pm: Music for Contemplation and Reflection
We invite you to join us Friday evenings from 5:45-6:15pm for thirty minutes of contemplative music with our extraordinary accompanist, Pablo Vergara. There is no better way to enter Shabbat during Elul than with these sacred sounds. The music will be streamed via the same Zoom link as our Shabbat services each week (Zoom meeting link).

Friday, December 25 at 6:15pm: Shabbat services via Facebook Live and Zoom (please remember to mute yourself on Zoom, and remain muted throughout the service)

Saturday, December 26 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Virtual Shabbat Lunch). Come hang out, catch up, and eat lunch together on Shabbat!

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

Sunday, December 27 at 4:00pm: A Stitch in (Virtual) Time
Knitters and crocheters “spin some yarns” while they teach each other their craft, create items to donate to those in need, and share their works-in-progress. Yarn is available for those new to crafts.  Pre-registration is required.

Monday, December 28 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan
Join for this soulful and brief service