Temple Emanu-El, New York City

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Like all sanctuaries, Temple Emanu-El is a visible token of the presence of God in the midst of His people. It sheds a beauty that is the beauty of holiness, and it stands as a beacon light in a tradition that stands as a champion of justice, brotherhood and peace.

Founded in 1845, Temple Emanu-El is the third oldest Reform Jewish congregation in the United States. Its odyssey mirrors that of the Jewish community in New York. Originally located on a remote corner on the Lower East Side, it moved progressively, both geographically and spiritually, further uptown, and is now located in the very heart of New York City, on the Upper East Side.
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  • July 23, 2017
    This is one of New York's premier temples. There is a beautiful main sanctuary and a smaller secondary chapel .  more »
  • July 18, 2017
    Temple Emanu-El is located near the Central Park, entering him the Marvin and Elisabeth Cassell Community House (one East 65th Street). 10:00 to 16:30 or Friday is open from Sunday to Thursday until 15:00, admission is free. It is rather inconspicuous from the outside, inside the size and grandeur of the building surprised. As we us the mood on us work were put in a Bank, an older employee to us came to and told us something about the story for quite a while. All in all a really good visit, then it went for us in the direction of Central Park.
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  • June 27, 2017
    This temple is beautiful, honestly one of the most incredible religious houses I have in a very long time. To describe it is hard as it's architecture is so unique. It was easy to have a look around a...  more »
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  • October 18, 2016
    Wonderful reform synagogue! Amazing place to visit next to Central Park.
  • May 3, 2016
    Such a beautiful synagogue. The scale and detail of the main sanctuary really has the desired effect of placing worshipers in awe. The acoustics are sublime.
  • September 8, 2016
    A beautiful Temple. Definitely a must see when passing through this part of town.
  • April 6, 2017
    Loved it.
  • August 27, 2016
    Temple Emanu-El is a NYC landmark overlooking Central Park & Fifth Avenue.

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