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Nearly 1000 people from all around the greater community attended Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center’s special tribute to Yitzhak Rabin. On the 20th anniversary of his murder, our audience mourned in prayer for that dark November 4, 1995 and reflected on the many great accomplishments of the Israeli leader over the course of his long career. The Consulate General of Israel in New York, Ido Aharoni co-hosted tonight’s memorial service with special remarks from two of New York’s notable Jewish leaders, Malcolm Hoenlin, Conference of Presidents, and Alissa Doctoroff, UJA Federation. His grandchildren, Jonathan Benartzi and Noa Rothman personalized Rabin’s legacy by adding their own individual memories of their grandfather and despite it all, promised enduring commitments to peace.

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In partnership with Polish Institute New York, Skirball Center welcomed a star-studded ensemble for a reading of the Polish award-winning play, “Our Class.” A diverse audience of 950 people from all over the Greater New York area gathered to see these Broadway and Hollywood legends re-create the fictionalized account of the Polish massacre of Jews in Jedwabne, Poland, in 1941. Directed by Ion Cosmin Chivu, the reading was a doubly stirring success. In memorial of this year’s 70th Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center pays tribute to those millions that perished and to those that courageously survived to tell their stories.

Frank Bruni

As Passover marks college application season, parents and young adults unite in college admissions madness.  The best-selling author and New York Times columnist, Frank Bruni, offers his insight with a new book on the subject, “Where You Go Is Not Who You Will Be.” Joined by writer and our return guest, Abigail Pogrebin, Bruni will be here on April 29 discussing hot topics and college myths. Free registration HERE.

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Lehman:Figdor Chanukah Lamp, Germany or Italy, 14th Century, Bronze, Cast, Permanent Collection of the Museum at Temple Emanuel NYCThis Chanukah lamp at the Herbert & Eileen Bernard Museum of Judaica was a generous gift from Judge Irving Lehman in 1945. The bronze 14th century menorah has either a salamander or a phoenix at its center to represent fire or a bird reborn from the ashes. Sources indicate the rare lamp originated in either Germany or Italy and found its way to Vienna before making its way to New York’s Upper East Side. Visit our free museum, (open 10-4:30 Sun-Th), and join us to celebrate Chanukah together on December 18.


Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center Alan Dershowitz Eliot Spitzer Trial of Abraham
Yesterday morning's long awaited biblical mock-trial was a rousing success, with nearly 1500 people fulfilling their civic duty as jury members for the day. A line-up winding down the street and around the corner began as early as 8am with eager ticket-holders arriving from all over the greater New York City area. Read more
Wall Street Journal
A great article about the shared vision of our Executive Director, Dr. Gady Levy and Temple Emanu-El Rabbi Joshua Davidson appeared in Friday's Wall Street Journal, which promises even wider exposure to our major biblical trial of Abraham. Limited tickets are still available for Sunday's special event. Read more
Last night, political insiders Mary Matalin and her husband, James Carrville, discussed the state of current American democracy. Jeff Zucker led the conversation to reveal what both pundits thought about this year's midterm election race and of course, what's to come in 2016. Carrville revealed that Hillary Clinton will reveal her candidacy within the next few months while Matalin reminded audience members that Jeb Bush stands apart from his famous family members. VIP tickets holders and event sponsors were treated to face time with the power couple in an intimate post-reception finale. Read more
svika pick
Last night, the beloved, award-winning Israeli singer Svika Pick made his Skirball debut. A packed house of Israelis and Israeli-lovers sang along to his well-known catalog of hits spanning nearly forty years. The performing artist, lyricist and composer wrapped up his 2014 U.S. tour in New York City. Read more