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).

NOVEMBER

Tuesday, November 30 at 6:15pm: Chanukah Menorah Lighting (3rd night)
Join us outside EET (weather permitting) to light the menorah!

DECEMBER

Rachel Silverman

Wednesday, December 1 at 1:00pm: First Wednesdays Lunchtime Speaker Series (Zoom)
Exploring Our Roots With Rachel Silverman

Come and learn about how to begin delving into your Jewish family history. EET member Rachel S. Silverman is a professional genealogist and founder of Silverman Genealogy Services, specializing in modern American-Jewish family history, including immigrant families from all over Europe. She willl share tips and resources for exploring your past and building your family tree.

Wednesday, December 1 at 6:15pm: Chanukah Menorah Lighting (4th night)
Join us outside EET (weather permitting) to light the menorah!

Thursday, December 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.

Thursday, December 2 at 6:00pm: Chanukah Menorah Lighting (5th night)
Join us outside EET (weather permitting) to light the menorah!

Thursday, December 2 at 7:00pm: “See The Light”: A Virtual Concert with Shira Ginsburg and Caryl & Roy Fantel (online)
Brighten your Chanukah celebrations with this re-broadcast of a wonderful Chanukah concert! Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/see-the-light-a-virtual-concert-with-shira-ginsburg-and-caryl-roy-fantel-tickets-208742864527

Friday, December 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, December 3 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 12 and older must show proof of vaccination.
  • Each family will need to complete the EET Health Form.

Friday, December 3 at 6:15pm: Simchat Shabbat service (in person and Livestream/Facebook)
Join us for a special musical service, and “put a little simchat back in your Shabbat”! Attendance is by sign-up only, and all attendees must wear masks at all times, show proof of vaccination for everyone age 12 and older, and submit our Health Form (on day of attendance). To sign up, click here. (Sign-up will close on Fridays at 4:00pm — walk-ins welcome depending on capacity.)

Saturday, December 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, December 5 at 5:15pm: Community Menorah Lighting with Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Assoc.
(in person in Stuyvesant Square Park — west side, by the statue)

Join East End Temple and the Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association on the last night of Chanukah for a Community Candle Lighting. There will be songs, there will be snacks, there will be light!

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

Thursday, December 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.

Thursday, December 9 at 12:00pm: BELL (Business Ethics Lunch & Learn) (Zoom)
Topic TBA

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 967 8707 4747
  • Passcode: 805118

Friday, December 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, December 10 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 12 and older must show proof of vaccination.
  • Each family will need to complete the EET Health Form.

Friday, December 10 at 6:15pm: Shabbat service (in person and Livestream/Facebook)
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 for everyone age 12 and older, and submit our Health Form (on day of attendance). To sign up, click here. (Sign-up will close on Fridays at 4:00pm — walk-ins welcome depending on capacity.)

Saturday, December 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, December 12 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;
— submitting our Health Form on the day of the event.   
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, December 12 at 2:00pm: Book Launch Event — Social Justice Torah Commentary (in person and Livestream)
— In person: Registration required — click here to register
— Online: https://livestream.com/eetservices
Join us for the NYC book launch event of this important commentary. A diverse array of authors delve deeply into each week’s parashah, drawing lessons to inspire tikkun olam. Chapters address key contemporary issues such as racism, climate change, mass incarceration, immigration, disability, women’s rights, voting rights, and many more. The result is an indispensable resource for weekly Torah study and for anyone committed to repairing the world.
Featured contributors: 
Rabbi Barry Block, Cong. B’nai Israel & Book Editor
Imani Romney-Rosa Chapman, Imani Strategies
Rabbi Ellen Lippmann, Kolot Chayeinu (Emerita)
Rabbi Joel Mosbacher, Temple Shaaray Tefila
Rabbi Hara Person, Central Conference of American Rabbis

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

Thursday, December 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, December 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, December 17 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 12 and older must show proof of vaccination.
  • Each family will need to complete the EET Health Form.

Friday, December 17 at 6:15pm: Shabbat service (in person and Livestream/Facebook)
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 for everyone age 12 and older, and submit our Health Form (on day of attendance). To sign up, click here. (Sign-up will close on Fridays at 4:00pm — walk-ins welcome depending on capacity.)

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

Monday, December 20 at 6:30pm: Sh’ma Social Justice meeting (Zoom)
Link coming soon

Thursday, December 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, December 24 at 6:15pm: Shabbat service (Zoom and Facebook Live)
Join the EET community on Zoom to welcome Shabbat!

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

Thursday, December 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.

Friday, December 31 at 6:15pm: Shabbat service (Zoom and Facebook Live)
Join the EET community on Zoom to welcome Shabbat!