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Past Events

The People vs Abraham accent
The People vs. Abraham
Nov 16, 2014
Parental Wisdom
in an Era when Children Know it All
Jan 25, 2015
Apr 20 & May 18 | Apr 21 & May 19 | Apr 15 & May 20
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The Hidden Children Book Reception
May 25, 2016
my promised land
My Promised Land
with Ari Shavit
Feb 4, 2015
My Personal Theological Journey
Believing and its Tensions
May 3, 2015
timeless love hero
TIMELESS: Love, Morgenthau, and Me
Moderated by Dan Rather
Feb 11, 2015
where you go
Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be
With Frank Bruni and Abigail Pogrebin
Apr 29, 2015
israel parade party featured
Israel Pre-Parade Rooftop Party
For Temple Members Only
May 31, 2015
cinema features
A Night of Israeli Cinema
Ma’aleh School of Television, Film & the Arts
Feb 12, 2015
Guest Appearance by Idan Raichel
Apr 11, 2015
All The World
All the World: Universalism, Particularism and the High Holy Days
Sep 10, 2014
For the Love of Shmear
Featuring Russ & Daughters
Feb 22, 2015
our class a reading featured
Our Class: A Play Reading
A play by Tadeusz Slobodzianek
Apr 13, 2015
Rabbi David Wolpe
DAVID: The Man Behind the Myth
Sep 16, 2014
An Evening with Jeffrey Goldberg
2015 State of Anti-Semitism Lecture
Mar 9, 2015
Maggie Anton: Enchantress
Apr 14, 2015
Freedom Song
Freedom Song: For Adults and Teens
Oct 19, 2014
original sin
The Bible’s Original Sin
with Judy Klitsner
Mar 18, 2015
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God, Faith & Identity from the Ashes
Apr 16, 2015
original sin
The Bible’s Original Sin
with Judy Klitsner
Mar 18, 2015
Rita Jahan Foruz
An Evening with Rita
Oct 23, 2014
bar mitzvah a history featured
Bar Mitzvah: A History
with Rabbi Michael Hilton
Mar 19, 2015
david and david feature
David and David
Dr. David Kraemer & David Wander
Apr 19, 2015
American Jews and Americas Game Book
American Jews & America’s Game
Oct 26, 2014
song of songs features
The Song of Songs
with Michael Fishbane
Mar 23, 2015
The Chutzpah Imperative
with Rabbi Edward Feinstein
Apr 27, 2015
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21st-Century Homeland Security
Oct 29, 2014
A Fire Burns in Kotsk
A Tale of Hasidism in the Kingdom
Mar 29, 2015
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Making David into Goliath
with Joshua Muravchik
May 6, 2015
Israel in the Eyes of the Media
Israel in the Eyes of the Media
Nov 5, 2014
from exile to washington
From Exile to Washington
with W. Michael Blumenthal
Mar 31, 2015
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25 Questions for a Jewish Mother
with Judy Gold
May 9, 2015
James Carville & Mary Matalin
An Evening with James Carville & Mary Matalin
2014 Midterm Elections: 12 Hours to Decide
jews and gene featured
Jews and Genes
with Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff & Dr. Laurie Zoloth
May 12, 2015
Three Minutes in Poland Accent 1
Rescuing the Evidence: Three Minutes in Poland
Annihilated by Nazis. Forgotten by cartographers. Immortalized by film.
Nov 12, 2014
letter from an unknown woman featured
Letter from an Unknown Woman: Joseph’s Dream
Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg
May 14, 2015
The Lost Matriarch
The Lost Matriarch: Finding Leah in the Bible and Midrash
The Jewish Publication Society/ Skirball Author Series
Oct 30, 2014
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Exodus: What Really Happened?
Moderated by Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson
May 19, 2015
As a Driven Leaf
As a Driven Leaf: The Heresy of Rabbi Elisha Ben Abuyah
The Jewish Publication Society/ Skirball Author Series
Dec 18, 2014
keeping faith in rabbis featured
Keeping Faith in Rabbis: A Community Conversation
Moderated by Rabbi Hayim Herring
May 20, 2015
Torah’s Light at Hanukkah
Keeping the Fires Burning
Dec 18, 2014
the heart of the matter featured
The Heart of the Matter: Studies in Jewish Mysticism and Theology
Arthur Green
May 28, 2015
Israeli Cuisine feature
Israeli Cuisine
Nov 18, 2014
The People Vs. Moses
with Alan Dershowitz & ABC's Dan Abrams
November 15, 2015
Naming God
with Rabbi Lawrence Hoffman & Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson
Aug 20, 2015
Jewish Meaning in a World
Jewish Meaning in a World of Choice: Studies in Tradition and Modernity
The Jewish Publication Society/ Skirball Author Series
Nov 20, 2014
Stecher & Horowitz
Young Artists' Piano Concerts
Jan 17 | Mar 13
election 2016
David Axelrod and Karl Rove
Jan 20, 2016
The Search for Israeli Cuisine
Film Premiere & Discussion
Feb 3, 2016
An Evening with Photographer Frédéric Brenner
12 World-Class Photographers. One Country. Countless Perspectives.
Feb 4, 2016
Noa (Achinoam Nini) in concert with Gil Dor
A Concert & Conversation
Feb 16, 2016
Bo’i Kalah: Here Comes the Bride
Wedding Gowns Embroidering the Story of the Jewish People
Feb 17, 2016
Critical Situations, Tough Decisions with Rabbi Daniel Goldfarb
Feb 21, 2016
All About Hummus!
Feb 21, 2016
Footnote: Film Screening & Discussion
Feb 25, 2016
Books on Broadway: Tradition!
Mar 2, 2016
Fiddler on the Roof: The Musical
Mar 6, 2016
Communities of Character: A Conversation with David Brooks
Mar 7, 2016
Dr. Donniel Hartman: The Hartman Manhattan Lecture Series
Mar 8, 2016
Matchmaking: Live, Up-Close & Personal
For Jewish Singles ages 35 - 50
Mar 14, 2016
Six Nights at the Museum
Mar 16-Jun 1
Lord George Carey, former Archbishop of Canterbury
Mar 29, 2016
Faith in Crisis: When Bad Things Happen to Good People
Mar 30, 2016
Meet the Author: Rabbi Harold Kushner
Classic Edition
Mar 31, 2016
The Real Housewives of the Bible: A Special Series
9 Extraordinary Women, 9 Exceptional Teachers.
Apr 5, 2016
James Snyder and the Israel Museum
Apr 11, 2016
An Evening with Architect Daniel Libeskind
Master Plan Architect of the World Trade Center Site
Apr 7, 2016
An Evening with Gloria Steinem
The Progression of Feminism: Where are we Going?
Apr 13, 2016
Geto: The Historic Ghetto of Venice
500th Anniversary - Film Screening & Discussion
Apr 14, 2016
A Day in the Catskills
Apr 17, 2016
Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife
May 3, 2016
Temple Emanu-El Goes to Cuba
Join us as we explore the road less traveled.
March 16-20, 2016
Meet the Author: Anita Diamant
Classic Edition
May 18, 2016
An Evening with Natan Sharansky
One of the Greatest Jewish Voices of our Generation
May 16, 2016
Orchestra of St. Luke’s
An All-Vivaldi Program
May 23, 2016
Lech Lecha: Becoming Abraham
with Dr. Avivah Zornberg
May 25, 2016
Jazz on 5th
Jun 18, 2016