During this continuing time of public health needs, we will have some programs and worship in person and some online, connecting via 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).

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.  

SEPTEMBER

Friday, September 24 at 6:15pm: Shabbat BaGan (online)

Saturday, September 25 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, September 26: Simchat Torah (in person, outside East End Temple, weather permitting)
5:30-6:15pm — Ice cream bar from Ample Hills Creamery
6:15-6:45pm — Dancing and live music

The EET 17th Street Band is back together and better than ever! This year we kick off the EET Family Reunion Tour: ‘Put a Little Simchat Back in your Shabbat’ with our opener September 26, Simchat Torah. The “tour” continues throughout the year on our Simchat Shabbats, so mark your calendars for Fridays Oct. 15, Nov. 12, Dec. 3, Jan. 7, March 4, April 1 and May 6. And there’s swag (of course there’s swag!). Get your t-shirts, or better yet have them signed by the band and come backstage for a pre-show when you buy your VIP passes. More information coming soon, so watch your email!

  • Zoom meeting link (in case of bad weather)
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 958 3251 9418

Monday, September 27 at 10:00am: Sukkot Yizkor service (in person, in the EET Sukkah, weather permitting)
We will remember our loved ones as we celebrate the holiday.

  • Zoom meeting link (in case of bad weather)
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 956 8369 0886

Thursday, September 30 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.

OCTOBER

Friday, October 1 at 4:45pm: Torah study (in person)
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, October 1 at 6:15pm: Shabbat service (in person and online)
We welcome the community back to worship in the EET sanctuary! Attendance is by sign-up only, and all attendees must wear masks at all times, show proof of vaccination, and submit our Health Form (on day of attendance). To sign up, click here.

Saturday, October 2 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, October 3 at 4:00pm: 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. Pre-registration required.

Monday, October 4 at 9:30am: Volunteering with Vision Urbana (in person)
— Meet at 65 Norfolk Street (in the courtyard of the Seward Park Extension NYCHA housing complex)
Help pack and give out food, in support of the Vision Urbana food pantry. This effort will continue every Monday — for questions, please email Rabbi Josh (jstanton@eastendtemple.org). 

Monday, October 4 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan (Zoom)
Join for this soulful and brief service

Monday, October 4 at 8:00pm: Mah Jongg Refresher with Sandy Magesis (Zoom)
Whether you are an experienced player or just interested in learning, join this 90-minute Mah Jongg Refresher with our very own Mah Jongg maven. Sandy Magesis will walk us through the logistics of in-person play and common sense etiquette practices that make for an enjoyable game. Pre-registration is required.

Jess Kent

Wednesday, October 6 at 1:00pm: First Wednesdays Speaker Lunchtime 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. We start off the new year with Jess Kent, facilitator of Answering the Call at New Politics Leadership Academy. She will lead a presentation and discussion about training political candidates: How are they and their families and children prepared for the campaign trail? 

Thursday, October 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, October 8 at 4:45pm: Torah study (in person)
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, October 8 at 6:15pm: Shabbat service (in person and online)
We welcome the community back to worship in the EET sanctuary! Attendance is by sign-up only, and all attendees must wear masks at all times, show proof of vaccination, and submit our Health Form (on day of attendance). To sign up, click here.

Saturday, October 9 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, October 11 at 9:30am: Volunteering with Vision Urbana (in person)
— Meet at 65 Norfolk Street (in the courtyard of the Seward Park Extension NYCHA housing complex)
Help pack and give out food, in support of the Vision Urbana food pantry. This effort will continue every Monday — for questions, please email Rabbi Josh (jstanton@eastendtemple.org). 

Monday, October 11 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan (Zoom)
Join for this soulful and brief service

Thursday, October 14 at 10:00am: Writing Workshop (in person)
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, October 15 at 4:45pm: Torah study (in person)
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, October 15 at 6:15pm: Shabbat service (in person and online)
We welcome the community back to worship in the EET sanctuary! Attendance is by sign-up only, and all attendees must wear masks at all times, show proof of vaccination, and submit our Health Form (on day of attendance). To sign up, click here.

Saturday, October 16 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, October 17 at 11:00am: “Single-Gender Cohorts: Still Necessary?” (in person)
Come to a lively discussion on why Sisterhoods and Men’s Clubs persist in a time of non-binary and mixed genders. Judith Lorber will ask provocative questions of Suellen Eshed and Marc Block, Presidents of the Sisterhood and Men’s Club, who will respond and invite discussion about the pros and cons of their one-gender groups. All welcome.

Monday, October 18 at 9:30am: Volunteering with Vision Urbana (in person)
— Meet at 65 Norfolk Street (in the courtyard of the Seward Park Extension NYCHA housing complex)
Help pack and give out food, in support of the Vision Urbana food pantry. This effort will continue every Monday — for questions, please email Rabbi Josh (jstanton@eastendtemple.org). 

Monday, October 18 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan (Zoom)
Join for this soulful and brief service

Thursday, October 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, October 22 at 4:45pm: Torah study (in person)
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, October 22 at 6:15pm: Shabbat service (in person and online)
We welcome the community back to worship in the EET sanctuary! Attendance is by sign-up only, and all attendees must wear masks at all times, show proof of vaccination, and submit our Health Form (on day of attendance). To sign up, click here.

Saturday, October 23 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, October 25 at 9:30am: Volunteering with Vision Urbana (in person)
— Meet at 65 Norfolk Street (in the courtyard of the Seward Park Extension NYCHA housing complex)
Help pack and give out food, in support of the Vision Urbana food pantry. This effort will continue every Monday — for questions, please email Rabbi Josh (jstanton@eastendtemple.org). 

Monday, October 25 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan (Zoom)
Join for this soulful and brief service

Thursday, October 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, October 29 at 4:45pm: Torah study (in person)
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, October 29 at 6:15pm: Shabbat service (in person and online)
We welcome the community back to worship in the EET sanctuary! Attendance is by sign-up only, and all attendees must wear masks at all times, show proof of vaccination, and submit our Health Form (on day of attendance). To sign up, click here.

Saturday, October 30 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