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Temple Emanu-El

1 W 65th St, At Fifth Ave., New York City, NY 10023-6601
+1 212-744-1400
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New York's Magnificant Temple Emanuel

New York's magnificent Temple Emanuel on Fifth Avenue at Sixty-fifth Street is the second largest... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
JOSEPH L
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New York City, New York
Fantastic Wedding and Catering Hall

We attended a wedding last weekend at Temple Emanu-El. Both the service and the reception were... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
Andrew R
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States
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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 W 65th St, At Fifth Ave., New York City, NY 10023-6601
Upper West Side
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

New York's magnificent Temple Emanuel on Fifth Avenue at Sixty-fifth Street is the second largest synagogue in the world (after the one in Budapest). The landmarked building dates to the late 1920’s and is built in the Romanesque style of architecture but has some ancient...More

Thank JOSEPH L
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

We attended a wedding last weekend at Temple Emanu-El. Both the service and the reception were held here. This was ABSOLUTELY first class. The food was amazing, especially for a catering hall. The Temple was very NEW, Bright, and BEAUTIFULLY built. The stained glass windows...More

1  Thank Andrew R
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 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
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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
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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

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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
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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
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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

1  Thank Marty D
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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
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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
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