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Temple Emanu-El

Upper East Side, Manhattan

A cavernous synagogue interior with a high roof
Credit: Christian Grattan

Sat, October 22nd, 2022

12:30pm — 4:30pm

Built in the Modern Romanesque-style popular in the late 1920s, Temple Emanu-El is one of the largest houses of worship in the world and the oldest Reform synagogue in New York City. The sanctuary features dazzling mosaics by noted muralist Hildreth Meière, an intricately painted ceiling, and towering stained glass windows. The building's meticulous decorative restoration by Beyer Blinder Belle received the New York Landmarks Conservancy's Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award in 2007.

Proof of vaccination against Covid-19 is required for entry. Masks are recommended indoors.

All are welcome to attend Shabbat services with the congregation from 10:30am to 12:00pm. Guided tours with a special focus on the Hildreth Meière mosaics will take place at 1:00pm and 3:00pm (no reservation required).

1929; 2006