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Temple Emanu-El

1 E 65th St, At Fifth Ave., New York City, NY 10065-6501
+1 212-744-1400
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Beautiful Temple from the Outside!

I found out about the Emanu-El while going through my pictures. And it was a good read that it was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Anthony L
via mobile
Part of Open House New York, and so interesting

Very interesting tour of the main temple and the adjoining smaller temple with beautiful original... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Essex, Connecticut
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Founded in 1845, this is the oldest reform congregation in New York City and one of the world's largest Jewish houses of worship, which features striking architecture, beautiful mosaics and stained-glass windows.
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1 E 65th St, At Fifth Ave., New York City, NY 10065-6501
Upper West Side
+1 212-744-1400
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I found out about the Emanu-El while going through my pictures. And it was a good read that it was third biggest Jewish congregation in the NYC. The architectural of the building is beautiful and I seen picture inside through the web and it is...More

Thank Anthony L
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Very interesting tour of the main temple and the adjoining smaller temple with beautiful original Tiffany windows. The main temple is breathtaking with beautiful mosaics and gorgeous coloured marble pillars. Holds over 2500 people and is magnificent

Thank Teenzone
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This temple is beautiful on the outside and inside. The colorful mosaics are something to see, my regret is that I didn't have a better camera to get good photos of all the wonderful detail. Be sure to get on a tour to learn more...More

Thank 1AnnieEliza
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

This is one of New York's premier temples. There is a beautiful main sanctuary and a smaller secondary chapel .

Thank NC R
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

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 and the guards were really helpful. On...More

Thank Josh A
Reviewed 24 April 2017

I can't help but gush about my hour at Temple Emanu-El. I am a brand new fan of Hildreth Meiere, who designed the altar area, and this was as wonderful as but completely different from the installation at St. Bartholomew's. So I loved that, but...More

Thank Marty D
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We visited here with a group of 10 and scheduled a docent. The docent was charming and provided us lots of history about the beginnings of the synagogue, as well as the structure and acitivities that take place. She was very knowledgeable. We also visited...More

Thank Lois R
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Even though I am not religious, and was not Jewish when I was, I find this beautiful Temple a wonderful place to stop on my walks through the neighborhood. The interior is absolutely magnificent, and last week somehow if helped me relax as I sat...More

1  Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Many of the city's. Reform Jews are members here. This beautifully designed building has been the scene of many notable funerals the latest being Joan rivers. People dressed to the nines show up out of respect and to be seen. However it is also a...More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 30 July 2016

My boy (age 9) and I got a private introduction to this fascinating reform Synagogue by a very kind and knowledgable elderly lady. The shear size of the temple, the ornaments and the symbolism are remarkable, our visit was one of the (not anticipated) highlights...More

Thank George R
Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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