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Friday, July 18, 6:15 PM

Shabbat Services


Friday, July 25, 6:15 PM

Shabbat Services





245 East 17 Street | New York, NY 10003 | 212.477.6444  |

East End Temple is an intimate, warm and welcoming connected community. We create meaning by cultivating spiritual connection, giving back to our community, and incorporating Jewish values into our lives. Located at 245 East 17 Street on beautiful Stuyvesant Park, we serve the greater Manhattan community and invite you to join us.


As we prepare for Shabbat here in New York, Israel prepares for another night of rocket fire from Gaza. Residents of Ashkelon, Ashdod, Be'er Sheva, Tel Aviv, Beit Shemesh, Ra'anana, and so many other cities are spending their Shabbat in bomb shelters.   Hamas continues to launch hundreds of rockets at civilian centers in the Negev and throughout the center of Israel reaching 75% of all Israelis.  No Israeli has escaped the impact of this conflict.

I have spoken to many of you in this past week, and all of us have been asking the question, what can we do to help?  Once again, I am proud that the Jewish communities of North America are mobilizing in support of Israel recognizing the urgent need for us to come together and show our solidarity with the people of Israel and the IDF.   

The Reform Movement has joined in partnership with the Conservative Movement and Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) to raise and distribute funds to provide emergency aid and alleviate the pain and suffering of our Israeli brothers and sisters in a new campaign called, “Stop the Sirens.”   Even as we pray the Iron Dome continues to intercept the rockets, we cannot stop them from being launched.  What we can do is we can ease the impact on the lives of the children and families living under this constant barrage by donating to this community wide effort


Oseh shalom bimromav, hu ya'aseh shalom aleynu, v'al kol Yisrael v'al kol Yoshvei Teiveil ve’imruamen

May the One who makes peace in the high heaves make peace for us, all Israel, and all who inhabit the earth.  Amen. 


Wishing and praying for a Shabbat Shalom,

Cantor Shira Ginsburg