Tourist In Your Own Town

Tourist in Your Own Town #50 - Temple Emanu-El

Temple Emanu-El at One East 65th Street and Fifth Avenue is one of the largest synagogues in the world. It is a massive limestone building completed in 1929 for Emanu-El, the City’s oldest Reform Jewish congregation (1845) that merged with the Beth-El congregation in 1927.

Designed by Robert D. Kohn, Charles Butler, and Clarence Stein, in association with Mayers, Murray & Phillip, the building combines Byzantine and early Romanesque form with Moorish and Art Deco style.

Plan Your Visit -

Visitors are welcome to tour Temple Emanu-El from 10 AM to 4:30 PM, Sunday through Thursday — except in the occurrence of a holiday or funeral service. It is best to call the Temple office at (212) 744-1400 prior to your arrival to make certain of no unforeseen closings.

Tourist in Your Own Town #50 - Temple Emanu-El from New York Landmarks Conservancy on Vimeo.