May 2021


After The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center moved our programs online in March 2020 to help break what we thought would be a few months’ isolation, something extraordinary — and entirely unexpected — happened: Floridians and Texans suddenly joined our New York community to listen to Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Jane Fonda. Californians, soon followed by Australians and Israelis, tuned in to hear from the women of Shtisel, laugh with Harvey Fierstein, sing with David Broza, explore biblical archaeology with some of the world’s top archaeologists and stopped by for more of what grew to 200+ virtual events. The numbers have been astounding … at this point, over 450,000 registrations!

Tradition teaches that Jews should live in towns or neighborhoods that have synagogues, teachers and charity funds. After all, gathering together forges and strengthens the bonds that unite us and prepares the next generation to understand what it means to be Jewish. Temple Emanu-El has always cherished that commitment to community.

But as we’ve now discovered, community transcends physical boundaries. We hope you’ll be part of ours during a summer of eclectic virtual programming with President Bill Clinton and James Patterson chatting about the latest adventures of their fictional president, and former Police Commissioner Bill Bratton talking policing and police reform with former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara. Cookbook author extraordinaire Adeena Sussman and Benny Briga will ignite an unexpected interest in seltzer and New York will defend its hometown pride in its bagels against the newcomers from Los Angeles. David Grossman will discuss his latest book and a team of experts will help you cope with your fear, anxieties and mixed feelings about Israel.

I hope you’ll join us often — and that we’ll see you again in person this Fall.

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Dr. Gady Levy,
Executive Director
The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center

COVID-19 UPDATE: Please note that we will reevaluate each in-person program, week-by-week as more information becomes available.
Temple Emanu-El will follow New York city and state-mandated regulations regarding in-person events and gatherings.

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Streicker Center

Dr. Gady Levy, Executive Director

Erika Resnick, Assistant Director

Ari S. Weitz, Operations Manager

Hadass Attia, Creative Director

Sophia Schwab, Administrative Assistant

Warren Klein, Museum Curator

Marjorie Shuster, Coordinator of Literary Events

Temple Emanu-El

Joshua M. Davidson, Senior Rabbi

Harris Diamond, President

John H. Streicker, President (2012–2018)

Program Committee

Dena Kleiman, Chair  
Charles S. Cohen  
Jill S. Cohen  
Rita Haves  
Dr. Masha Mimran  
Melanie Radley  
Elizabeth Reede  
D. Paul Rittmaster  
Barbara Streicker  
Barry Tucker  
Jeffrey A. Zucker

Friends of Streicker

Gloria and Bert Abrams

Susan Nieder Acunto and Richard Acunto

Barbara Goldstein Amster

Susan and James Baumann

Elise Bloom and Greg Rasin

Amy and Harris Diamond

Bonnie and Clifford Eisler

Cheri and Steve Friedman

Lyla and Howard Glener

Linnea and Dov Gorshein

Karel and Frank Greenberg

Kim and Alan Hartman

Rita and Marc Haves

Robin Hertz and Raymond Bragar

Sarah and Thomas Janover

Helene and Danny Mashal

Kimberly and Andrew Moses

Phyllis Richter and Malcolm Ross

Joan and Barry Richter

Barbara Ritchin

Jane and D. Paul Rittmaster

Karen and Gary Rose

Lois and Philip Rosen

Phyllis Rosenthal

Gayle and Howard Rothman

Lynn Schneider

Tami Schneider

Robert Siegfried

Batia and Miro Silvera

Roberta and Arnold Ursaner


More information about the
Friends of Streicker program.