We have some programs and worship in person and some online, connecting via Livestream and Zoom. 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. 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).

March

Friday, March 1 at 5:15pm: Mindfulness with Rabbi Josh (in person)
Join Rabbi Josh in the EET library for quiet reflection, followed by birthday blessings, the recitation of Mi Shebeirach, and the Mourner’s Kaddish. This is an offering specifically for adults, to meet the needs of those who prefer a more mellow Shabbat service instead of the monthly Shabbat B’Yachad. 

Friday, March 1 at 6:15pm: Shabbat B’Yachad: Intergenerational Shabbat service (in person and Livestream)
Join us the first Friday of each month as we welcome Shabbat with music and stories for all ages! We will start with a pre-neg snack before services at 5:45pm, and begin singing together to welcome Shabbat at 6:15pm. This service is designed for all ages to worship together, and will include songs, stories, and birthday blessings.

  • If attending in person, photo ID is required for all adults.
  • Watch via Livestream (chat is available on Livestream, so feel free to greet each other!)

Saturday, March 2 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Zoom). Come catch up, eat lunch together, and discuss a different topic each week on Shabbat!

Sunday, March 3 at 10:30am: Rosh Chodesh Study and Discussion: “Rebekah, Our Second Matriarch” (in person and via Zoom)
We continue our celebration of Rosh Chodesh, a holiday traditionally connected to women. When Rebekah, second matriarch of the Jewish people, sends Jacob to Mesopotamia to find a wife and escape his brother Esau’s wrath, he introduces himself to his cousin (and future wife) Rachel not as the son of Isaac, but as the son of Rebekah (Gen 29:12). What might this suggest? Join us for lively sessions led by Fern Stampleman, Elissa Macklin and Laurie Treuhaft. We’ll spend time together in conversation, share a potluck brunch and participate in evaluating Rebekah’s impact on the covenantal promise. 
No prior knowledge necessary! Registration required. All reading materials emailed to registrants in advance of each date. 

Sunday, March 3 at 12:00pm: Food For Families
For over 30 years, multiple generations of our community have made meals to feed hungry New Yorkers. 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). 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.

Sunday, March 3 at 1:00pm: Stitch-A-Thon (in person)
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.

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

Wednesday, March 6 at 12:00pm: “Getting to Know You” — Lunchtime Speaker Series (Zoom)
Bring your lunch and join us as we introduce a fascinating member of our community. Hosted by the Sisterhood of East End Temple.
This month: Andrea Nimberger — Being Part of an EET Founder Family
Andrea Nimberger has a career in both the fashion industry, and as a realtor. Her family are among the founders of East End Temple, and she has been a member of our community throughout her life. Her son is a third-generation East End Temple community member. Find out about her family, her life and her work.

Wednesday, March 6 at 8:00pm: “Histories of Israel: A Multifaceted Exploration” (Zoom)
This special adult education class will affirm and learn from the different ways in which we tell the story of Israel’s rebirth and continued growth. March 6 and 13: Native: Dispatches from an Israeli-Palestinian Life by Sayed Kashua

Thursday, March 7 from 11:30am-1:30pm: Mah Jongg (in person)
Interested in learning to play mah jongg or finding players? Cash donation of $5 to play, $10 for a lesson. Coffee, tea and snacks available. Please register or let us know your interest by completing this form.

Thursday, March 7 at 12:00pm: BELL (Business Ethics Lunch and Learn) (in person)
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. RSVP to jstanton@eastendtemple.org for location.

Friday, March 8 at 5:30pm: 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.

Friday, March 8 at 6:15pm: Sisterhood Shabbat (in person and Livestream)
Join us as we welcome Shabbat and celebrate 75 years of Sisterhood and International Women’s Day, in prayer and song. Our speaker will be Rabbi Marla Feldman, former executive director of Women of Reform Judaism and author of Biblical Women Speak: Hearing Their Voices Through New and Ancient Midrash. A festive dinner will follow the service.

  • If attending in person, photo ID is required for all adults.
  • Watch via Livestream (chat is available on Livestream, so feel free to greet each other!)

Saturday, March 9 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Zoom). Come catch up, eat lunch together, and discuss a different topic each week on Shabbat!

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

Wednesday, March 13 at 8:00pm: “Histories of Israel: A Multifaceted Exploration” (Zoom)
This special adult education class will affirm and learn from the different ways in which we tell the story of Israel’s rebirth and continued growth. March 6 and 13: Native: Dispatches from an Israeli-Palestinian Life by Sayed Kashua

Thursday, March 14 at 7:00pm: Young Professionals Purim Party (in person)
Lily and Ethan will host an early Purim party at their apartment — food and drinks will be provided, but please bring desserts or additional drinks to share. And dressing up is obviously encouraged! Feel free to invite friends; everyone should RSVP.
— RSVP to Lily Thrope for address; email info@eastendtemple.org for more information.

Friday, March 15 at 5:30pm: 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.

Friday, March 15 at 6:15pm: Shabbat service (in person and Livestream)
Join us as we welcome Shabbat.

  • If attending in person, photo ID is required for all adults.
  • Watch via Livestream (chat is available on Livestream, so feel free to greet each other!)

Saturday, March 16 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Zoom). Come catch up, eat lunch together, and discuss a different topic each week on Shabbat!

Sunday, March 17 at 3:00pm: Helene Spring Library Event (in person and via Livestream)
Our annual celebration of our beautiful library includes a featured author speaking about their book, followed by a book sale and signing, and our always-popular homemade dessert buffet. This year, award-winning author Jennifer Rosner will discuss her new novel, Once We Were Home. Based on the true stories of four Jewish children hidden in Christian settings to survive during World War II, it is the story of bonding, struggle, return, and in the end, the question of what is home. The novel is a remarkable achievement.

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

Thursday, March 21 from 11:30am-1:30pm: Mah Jongg (in person)
Interested in learning to play mah jongg or finding players? Cash donation of $5 to play, $10 for a lesson. Coffee, tea and snacks available. Please register or let us know your interest by completing this form.

Thursday, March 21 at 7:00pm: Men’s Club meeting (in person and Zoom)
All are welcome!

Friday, March 22 at 5:30pm: 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.

Friday, March 22 at 6:15pm: Shabbat service (in person and Livestream)
Join us as we welcome Shabbat.

  • If attending in person, photo ID is required for all adults.
  • Watch via Livestream (chat is available on Livestream, so feel free to greet each other!)

Saturday, March 23 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Zoom). Come catch up, eat lunch together, and discuss a different topic each week on Shabbat!

Saturday, March 23 from 6:00-8:00pm: Congregational Purim Celebration (in person)
Celebrate the holiday with a potluck dinner and Havdalah, megillah reading and songs, and the Men’s Club Second Annual Hamantaschen Contest! More information coming soon!

Sunday, March 24 from 3:00-5:00pm: Purim Family Program (in person)
Join us for Purim fun and merriment, for families with children ages 3-10. RSVP to school@eastendtemple.org with the number of adults and children who will attend.

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

Friday, March 29 at 6:15pm: Installation of Cantor Olivia Brodsky and Simchat Shabbat service (in person and Livestream)
Join us for a beautiful musical Shabbat as we officially install Cantor Brodsky! Her installation will feature Cantor Meir Finkelstein, whose compositions have inspired our cantor’s passion for Jewish music, and whose biography she authored as her cantorial thesis. We look forward to singing, praying, and celebrating this simcha together!

  • If attending in person, photo ID is required for all adults.
  • Watch via Livestream (chat is available on Livestream, so feel free to greet each other!)

Saturday, March 30 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Zoom). Come catch up, eat lunch together, and discuss a different topic each week on Shabbat!

April

Monday, April 1 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan (Zoom)
Join for this soulful and brief service

Wednesday, April 3 at 12:00pm: “Getting to Know You” — Lunchtime Speaker Series (Zoom)
Bring your lunch and join us as we introduce a fascinating member of our community. Hosted by the Sisterhood of East End Temple.
This month: TBD

Wednesday, April 3 at 8:00pm: “Histories of Israel: A Multifaceted Exploration” (Zoom)
This special adult education class will affirm and learn from the different ways in which we tell the story of Israel’s rebirth and continued growth. April 3 and 10: In the Land of Israel by Amos Oz

Thursday, April 4 from 11:30am-1:30pm: Mah Jongg (in person)
Interested in learning to play mah jongg or finding players? Cash donation of $5 to play, $10 for a lesson. Coffee, tea and snacks available. Please register or let us know your interest by completing this form.

Thursday, April 4 at 12:00pm: BELL (Business Ethics Lunch and Learn) (in person)
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. RSVP to jstanton@eastendtemple.org for location.

Thursday, April 4 at 6:30pm: Pillows for Passover (in person)
Make and decorate your very own reclining pillow for you Passover seder! Sponsored by Men’s Club. More information coming soon!

Friday, April 5 at 5:15pm: Mindfulness with Rabbi Josh (in person)
Join Rabbi Josh in the EET library for quiet reflection, followed by birthday blessings, the recitation of Mi Shebeirach, and the Mourner’s Kaddish. This is an offering specifically for adults, to meet the needs of those who prefer a more mellow Shabbat service instead of the monthly Shabbat B’Yachad. 

Friday, April 5 at 6:15pm: Shabbat B’Yachad: Intergenerational Shabbat service (in person and Livestream)
Join us the first Friday of each month as we welcome Shabbat with music and stories for all ages! We will start with a pre-neg snack before services at 5:45pm, and begin singing together to welcome Shabbat at 6:15pm. This service is designed for all ages to worship together, and will include songs, stories, and birthday blessings.

  • If attending in person, photo ID is required for all adults.
  • Watch via Livestream (chat is available on Livestream, so feel free to greet each other!)

Saturday, April 6 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Zoom). Come catch up, eat lunch together, and discuss a different topic each week on Shabbat!

Sunday, April 7 at 10:30am: Rosh Chodesh Study and Discussion: “Rebekah, Our Second Matriarch” (in person and via Zoom)
We continue our celebration of Rosh Chodesh, a holiday traditionally connected to women. When Rebekah, second matriarch of the Jewish people, sends Jacob to Mesopotamia to find a wife and escape his brother Esau’s wrath, he introduces himself to his cousin (and future wife) Rachel not as the son of Isaac, but as the son of Rebekah (Gen 29:12). What might this suggest? Join us for lively sessions led by Fern Stampleman, Elissa Macklin and Laurie Treuhaft. We’ll spend time together in conversation, share a potluck brunch and participate in evaluating Rebekah’s impact on the covenantal promise. 
No prior knowledge necessary! Registration required. All reading materials emailed to registrants in advance of each date. 

Sunday, April 7 at 12:00pm: Food For Families
For over 30 years, multiple generations of our community have made meals to feed hungry New Yorkers. 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). 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.

Sunday, April 7 in the afternoon (time TBA): Memorial Scrolls Trust NYC Gathering (in person, at Temple Emanu-El, One East 65th Street)
The afternoon’s program, still in formation, will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Memorial Scrolls Trust. The program will include a reunion of scroll survivors (EET’s scroll cannot travel, but will be represented), a parade of scrolls, speakers, music, and other festivities. Look for more information about the EET delegation soon!

Monday, April 8 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan (Zoom)
Join for this soulful and brief service

Wednesday, April 10 at 8:00pm: “Histories of Israel: A Multifaceted Exploration” (Zoom)
This special adult education class will affirm and learn from the different ways in which we tell the story of Israel’s rebirth and continued growth. April 3 and 10: In the Land of Israel by Amos Oz

Friday, April 12 at 5:30pm: 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.

Friday, April 12 at 6:15pm: Shabbat service (in person and Livestream)
Join us as we welcome Shabbat.

  • If attending in person, photo ID is required for all adults.
  • Watch via Livestream (chat is available on Livestream, so feel free to greet each other!)

Saturday, April 13 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Zoom). Come catch up, eat lunch together, and discuss a different topic each week on Shabbat!

Sunday, April 14 from 3:00-5:00pm: Passover Family Program (in person)
Join us to learn about and celebrate Passover. For families with children ages 3-10. More information coming soon — RSVP to school@eastendtemple.org with the number of adults and children who will attend.

Monday, April 15 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan (Zoom)
Join for this soulful and brief service

Thursday, April 18 from 11:30am-1:30pm: Mah Jongg (in person)
Interested in learning to play mah jongg or finding players? Cash donation of $5 to play, $10 for a lesson. Coffee, tea and snacks available. Please register or let us know your interest by completing this form.

Thursday, April 18 at 7:00pm: Men’s Club meeting (in person and Zoom)
All are welcome!

Friday, April 19 at 5:30pm: 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.

Friday, April 19 at 6:15pm: Simchat Shabbat service (in person and Livestream)
Join us for a special musical Shabbat with the East 17th Street Band! The service will be followed by dinner.

  • If attending in person, photo ID is required for all adults.
  • Watch via Livestream (chat is available on Livestream, so feel free to greet each other!)

Saturday, April 20 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Zoom). Come catch up, eat lunch together, and discuss a different topic each week on Shabbat!

Monday, April 22 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan (Zoom)
Join for this soulful and brief service

Tuesday, April 23 at 5:00pm: Virtual Community Second Night Seder (Zoom)
Join the East End Temple community as we celebrate the holiday. All are welcome!

Thursday, April 25 at 6:00pm: Sisterhood Lilith Seder (in person)
Sisterhood members using she/her pronouns, plus one guest, are welcome (ages 13 and up)
Join us for our annual potluck seder! Led by Cantor Brodsky, everyone participates in reading from a Haggadah written especially for the Sisterhood of East End Temple, focused on the women’s role in the Passover story, including prayers using feminized Hebrew. We sing songs written by Debbie Friedman, dance with tambourines, honor women of valor, use a Miriam’s Cup for water and place a symbolic orange on the seder plate. 

  • Click here to register, indicating whether you will join in person or on Zoom, and if in person, including your guest’s name and contribution to the potluck dinner or seder items.  In-person space fills up quickly so you are advised to respond as soon as possible. If you are not a current Sisterhood member, we welcome you to join or renew for a minimum contribution of $36 for the 2023-2024 membership year. For further information, please email sisterhood@eastendtemple.org.

Friday, April 26 at 6:15pm: Shabbat service (in person and Livestream)
Join us as we welcome Shabbat.

  • If attending in person, photo ID is required for all adults.
  • Watch via Livestream (chat is available on Livestream, so feel free to greet each other!)

Saturday, April 27 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Zoom). Come catch up, eat lunch together, and discuss a different topic each week on Shabbat!

Monday, April 29 at 10:00am: Passover Yizkor service (in person and Livestream)
Join us as we celebrate the holiday and remember our loved ones.

  • Watch via Livestream (chat is available on Livestream, so feel free to greet each other!)

May

Thursday, May 2 from 11:30am-1:30pm: Mah Jongg (in person)
Interested in learning to play mah jongg or finding players? Cash donation of $5 to play, $10 for a lesson. Coffee, tea and snacks available. Please register or let us know your interest by completing this form.

Thursday, May 2 at 12:00pm: BELL (Business Ethics Lunch and Learn) (in person)
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. RSVP to jstanton@eastendtemple.org for location.

Friday, May 3 at 5:15pm: Mindfulness with Rabbi Josh (in person)
Join Rabbi Josh in the EET library for quiet reflection, followed by birthday blessings, the recitation of Mi Shebeirach, and the Mourner’s Kaddish. This is an offering specifically for adults, to meet the needs of those who prefer a more mellow Shabbat service instead of the monthly Shabbat B’Yachad. 

Friday, May 3 at 6:15pm: Shabbat B’Yachad: Intergenerational Shabbat service (in person and Livestream)
Join us the first Friday of each month as we welcome Shabbat with music and stories for all ages! We will start with a pre-neg snack before services at 5:45pm, and begin singing together to welcome Shabbat at 6:15pm. This service is designed for all ages to worship together, and will include songs, stories, and birthday blessings.

  • If attending in person, photo ID is required for all adults.
  • Watch via Livestream (chat is available on Livestream, so feel free to greet each other!)

Saturday, May 4 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Zoom). Come catch up, eat lunch together, and discuss a different topic each week on Shabbat!

Sunday, May 5 from 10:30am-3:30pm: A Day of Mah Jongg — Play, Lunch, and Prizes (in person)
~ Save your spot by completing this form (payment instructions will follow)
Play, shmooze, and eat to raise money for Sisterhood causes! During the day, we will play Mah Jongg for two 90-minute periods with a break for lunch between. There will be raffle prizes throughout the day and a special prize for the game winner at days end. All levels of play and all genders are welcome!

 Your cost of $36 will cover lunch and prizes and provide funds for all the many projects led by The Sisterhood of East End Temple. Some of these projects include feeding the hungry, clothing the needy, and gifts for our students that connect them to the EET community.

Sunday, May 5 at 4:00pm: Yom HaShoah Commemoration (in person and via Livestream)
Join us for a short service, followed by Joel Obermayer of Widen the Circle speaking about “Stories of Hope: Confronting Challenging Histories and Building Bridges to Reconciliation and Understanding.”

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

Friday, May 10 at 5:30pm: 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.

Friday, May 10 at 6:15pm: Shabbat service (in person and Livestream)
Join us as we welcome Shabbat.

  • If attending in person, photo ID is required for all adults.
  • Watch via Livestream (chat is available on Livestream, so feel free to greet each other!)

Saturday, May 11 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Zoom). Come catch up, eat lunch together, and discuss a different topic each week on Shabbat!

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

Thursday, May 16 from 11:30am-1:30pm: Mah Jongg (in person)
Interested in learning to play mah jongg or finding players? Cash donation of $5 to play, $10 for a lesson. Coffee, tea and snacks available. Please register or let us know your interest by completing this form.

Thursday, May 16 at 7:00pm: Men’s Club meeting (in person and Zoom)
All are welcome!

Friday, May 17 at 5:30pm: Tot Shabbat (last session) (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.

Friday, May 17 at 6:15pm: Shabbat service (in person and Livestream)
Join us as we welcome Shabbat.

  • If attending in person, photo ID is required for all adults.
  • Watch via Livestream (chat is available on Livestream, so feel free to greet each other!)

Saturday, May 18 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Zoom). Come catch up, eat lunch together, and discuss a different topic each week on Shabbat!

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

Friday, May 24 at 6:15pm: Shabbat service (in person and Livestream)
Join us as we welcome Shabbat.

  • If attending in person, photo ID is required for all adults.
  • Watch via Livestream (chat is available on Livestream, so feel free to greet each other!)

Saturday, May 25 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Zoom). Come catch up, eat lunch together, and discuss a different topic each week on Shabbat!

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

Thursday, May 30 at 7:00pm: Annual Congregational Meeting (in person)
Information will be sent via email to all members of East End Temple.

Friday, May 31 at 6:15pm: Simchat Shabbat service (in person and Livestream)
Join us for a special musical Shabbat with the East 17th Street Band! The service will be followed by dinner.

  • If attending in person, photo ID is required for all adults.
  • Watch via Livestream (chat is available on Livestream, so feel free to greet each other!)