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.  

APRIL

Tuesday, April 13 at 12:00pm: Business Ethics Lunch and Learn (BELL)
RESCHEDULED TO THURSDAY, APRIL 22 AT 12:00PM
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.

Tuesday, April 13 at 6:30pm: Sh’ma Social Justice meeting

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 937 9401 4863
  • Passcode: 456259

Tuesday, April 13 at 8:00pm: Adult Education — Class 4, session 2/3: “What Makes Us Human?” (also April 20)
CANCELLED — PLEASE JOIN US ON APRIL 20
Rabbinic tradition defines human beings as “the creature that speaks.” When does our humanity begin, when does it end, and what does it mean?

Wednesday, April 14 at 11:00am: Culture Corner
CANCELLED
Join us for an opportunity to talk with other congregants about cultural events. All ages and genders welcome.

Thursday, April 15 at 9:30am: “Israel’s Independence Day: Celebrating 73 Years of Religious Diversity in Israel”
A joint presentation of the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan and AJC Project Interchange, featuring a dialogue with Rabbi David Rosen (AJC director International Interreligious Affairs) and Christopher White (national correspondent, National Catholic Reporter), moderated by Dr. Saba Soomekh, (associate director AJC Los Angeles & scholar of Religious Studies). Click here to register (required).

Thursday, April 15 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, April 16 at 1:30pm: Shabbat Baking — recipe coming soon!
Everyone is welcome to join for community and fun baking to welcome Shabbat!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Meeting ID: 944 1322 2772 
  • Passcode: 959345
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099

Friday, April 16 at 4:45pm: Torah Study with Rabbi Josh — Parashat Tazria-Metzora (Leviticus 12:1-15:33)
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.

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 986 6404 6645
  • For this year’s calendar of Torah portions, click here; to learn more about each Torah portion, click here

Friday, April 16 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, April 16 at 6:15pm: Special Musical Shabbat for Yom Ha’atzmaut
Services via Facebook Live and Zoom (please remember to mute yourself on Zoom, and remain muted throughout the service)

Saturday, April 17 at 9:30am: Boker Tov (Good Morning!) Shabbat
If your preschool-2nd grade children are morning people, then this is the Shabbat celebration for you! Similar to our Tot Shabbat service, we will sing, dance, and read a story related to the weekly Torah portion together. For the Zoom link, please email Dir. of Education Mindy Sherry (educator@eastendtemple.org).

Saturday, April 17 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, April 18 at 11:00am: Rosh Chodesh Torah Discussion and Study (Women only)
Session 4 — Boaz Redeems Ruth
Engaging study and discussion of the Book of Ruth, led by Judith Lorber, Professor Emerita of Sociology and Women’s Studies, CUNY Graduate Center.  Pre-registration is required.

Sunday, April 18 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, April 19 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan
Join for this soulful and brief service

Tuesday, April 20 at 8:00pm: Adult Education — Class 4, session 3/3: “What Makes Us Human?”
Rabbinic tradition defines human beings as “the creature that speaks.” When does our humanity begin, when does it end, and what does it mean?

Wednesday, April 21 at 7:00pm: Sisterhood Board Meetings (Sisterhood members only)
Meetings to discuss plans and meaningful topics for members of Sisterhood. RSVP required to sisterhood@eastendtemple.org.

Thursday, April 22 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, April 22 at 12:00pm: Business Ethics Lunch and Learn (BELL)
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.

Friday, April 23 at 1:30pm: Shabbat Baking — recipe coming soon!
Everyone is welcome to join for community and fun baking to welcome Shabbat!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Meeting ID: 944 1322 2772 
  • Passcode: 959345
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099

Friday, April 23 at 4:45pm: Torah Study with Rabbi Josh — Parashat Acharei Mot-Kedoshim (Leviticus 16:1-20:27)
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.

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 986 6404 6645
  • For this year’s calendar of Torah portions, click here; to learn more about each Torah portion, click here

Friday, April 23 at 5:45pm: Family Service
Join us for our monthly Family Service with Cantor Amelia! This engaging, participatory service is designed for families with children ages 6-10. Please email Dir. of Education Mindy Sherry (educator@eastendtemple.org) for the Zoom link.

Friday, April 23 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, April 23 at 6:15pm: Shabbat services via Facebook Live and Zoom (please remember to mute yourself on Zoom, and remain muted throughout the service)

Friday, April 23 at 7:00pm: Virtual Congregational Shabbat Dinners
Join us for our second virtual congregational Shabbat dinner of 2021. Bring your own dinner, and we’ll provide the Zoom! (Enjoy our weekly Shabbat services first, or just join for dinner.) RSVP information is in the weekly eblast.

Saturday, April 24 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, April 26 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan
Join for this soulful and brief service

Thursday, April 29 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, April 30 at 1:30pm: Shabbat Baking — recipe coming soon!
Everyone is welcome to join for community and fun baking to welcome Shabbat!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Meeting ID: 944 1322 2772 
  • Passcode: 959345
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099

Friday, April 30 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.

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 986 6404 6645
  • For this year’s calendar of Torah portions, click here; to learn more about each Torah portion, click here

Friday, April 30 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).

Rabbi Marla Feldman

Friday, April 30 at 6:15pm: Sisterhood Shabbat
We are honored to welcome Rabbi Marla Feldman, Executive Director of Women of Reform Judaism, who will help us welcome in Shabbat and honor the accomplishments of our Sisterhood and our connection to WRJ. For over 100 years WRJ has been the place where progressive Jewish women come together to advance Reform Jewish values. Rabbi Feldman will share some words of Torah and let us know how WRJ today mobilizes Jewish women, helping us raise our voice for justice.
Shabbat services are conducted via Facebook Live and Zoom (please remember to mute yourself on Zoom, and remain muted throughout the service)

MAY

Saturday, May 1 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, May 1 at 5:30pm: Family Havdalah
Great for families of all ages! We will learn the rituals we use to bid Shabbat farewell, and wish each other a shavuah tov — a good week. Mark your calendars and start your week off right with us! For the Zoom link, please email Dir. of Education Mindy Sherry (educator@eastendtemple.org).

Monday, May 3 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan
Join for this soulful and brief service

Tuesday, May 4 at 8:00pm: Adult Education — Class 5, session 1/3: “Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (also May 11 and 18)
At one point do machines deserve rights? At what point do they surpass human capacity? At what point should we be worried? Jewish tradition speaks extensively about the positive potential of science and human ability to create. How does it reflect on the dangers and drawbacks of human creations?

Wednesday, May 5 at 12:00pm: Sisterhood Lunchtime Speaker Series: “Ten Steps to Draw Anything”
Long-standing EET member Judith Sussman will share her learnings, passion and skill for creating beautiful drawings.

Thursday, May 6 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, May 6: Shakespeare Workshop III
Ysatis Llano will lead us in this discussion, where we will take a look at the roles of Portia, Nerrisa and Jessica. Ysatis is an actress with a great passion for Shakespeare and his contemporaries and who continues to study and explore what Shakespeare has to offer to humanity today. Reading the play is strongly suggested. Preregistration is required — link coming soon.

Friday, May 7 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.

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 986 6404 6645
  • For this year’s calendar of Torah portions, click here; to learn more about each Torah portion, click here

Friday, May 7 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, May 7 at 6:15pm: Shabbat services via Facebook Live and Zoom (please remember to mute yourself on Zoom, and remain muted throughout the service)

Saturday, May 8 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, May 10 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan
Join for this soulful and brief service

Tuesday, May 11 at 12:00pm: Business Ethics Lunch and Learn (BELL)
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.

Tuesday, May 11 at 8:00pm: Adult Education — Class 5, session 2/3: “Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (also May 18)
At one point do machines deserve rights? At what point do they surpass human capacity? At what point should we be worried? Jewish tradition speaks extensively about the positive potential of science and human ability to create. How does it reflect on the dangers and drawbacks of human creations?

Thursday, May 13 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, May 14 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.

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 986 6404 6645
  • For this year’s calendar of Torah portions, click here; to learn more about each Torah portion, click here

Friday, May 14 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, May 14 at 6:15pm: Shabbat services via Facebook Live and Zoom (please remember to mute yourself on Zoom, and remain muted throughout the service)

Saturday, May 15 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, May 16 at 1:00pm: Annual Helene Spring Library Event
In honor of our beautiful library, named for our founding member and past president of Sisterhood and East End Temple, we host a renowned author to speak about their book. This year we are honored to hear Dani Shapiro, author of “Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love,” speak about her “quest to unlock the story of her own identity, a story that has been scrupulously hidden from her for more than fifty years.” The author received a National Jewish Book Award for autobiography and memoir for this book.

Monday, May 17 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan
Join for this soulful and brief service

Tuesday, May 18 at 8:00pm: Adult Education — Class 5, session 3/3: “Big Data and Artificial Intelligence
At one point do machines deserve rights? At what point do they surpass human capacity? At what point should we be worried? Jewish tradition speaks extensively about the positive potential of science and human ability to create. How does it reflect on the dangers and drawbacks of human creations?

Thursday, May 20 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, May 21 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.

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 986 6404 6645
  • For this year’s calendar of Torah portions, click here; to learn more about each Torah portion, click here

Friday, May 21 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, May 21 at 6:15pm: Shabbat services via Facebook Live and Zoom (please remember to mute yourself on Zoom, and remain muted throughout the service)

Saturday, May 22 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, May 23 at 11:00am: Rosh Chodesh Torah Discussion and Study (Women only)
Session 5 — Ruth’s Changing Status
Engaging study and discussion of the Book of Ruth, led by Judith Lorber, Professor Emerita of Sociology and Women’s Studies, CUNY Graduate Center.  Pre-registration is required.

Monday, May 24 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan
Join for this soulful and brief service

Thursday, May 27 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, May 28 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.

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 986 6404 6645
  • For this year’s calendar of Torah portions, click here; to learn more about each Torah portion, click here

Friday, May 28 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, May 28 at 6:15pm: Shabbat services via Facebook Live and Zoom (please remember to mute yourself on Zoom, and remain muted throughout the service)

Saturday, May 29 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, May 31 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan
Join for this soulful and brief service