'Temple Emanu-El, NYC's Great Art Deco Synagogue' Webinar

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Once you've seen one house of worship, you've seen 'em all, right? Not quite! It's time to peek inside a historic synagogue on Fifth Avenue to see one of the most incredible religious sanctuaries in all of New York, the United States, and perhaps the world.

Join New York Adventure Club for an exclusive virtual exploration through the historic Temple Emanu-El, one of the largest synagogues (and houses of worship) in the world.

Led by licensed NYC guide Michael Morgenthal, who went to a yeshiva just blocks away from the temple, our experience surrounding this majestic Art Deco temple dating back to 1929 will include:

  • The history and story behind Temple Emanu-El, and its notable Fifth Avenue plot within New York City
  • A detailed look at the main sanctuary, which includes a 175-foot long hand painted & gilded ceiling, Guastavino-tiled walls, more than 60 stained glass windows, original Hildreth Meière mosaic works, and 2,500 seats that have an unobstructed view of the ark
  • A virtual walkthrough of smaller sanctuaries hidden throughout the temple, one of which contain rare Tiffany stained glass
  • Rare photos showcasing rooms in the temple that haven't been touched since 1929
  • A discussion around the temple museum with original artifacts

Afterward, we'll have a Q&A with Mike — any and all questions about Temple Emanu-El are welcomed and encouraged!

Can't make it live? Don't worry, you'll have access to the full replay for one week!

See you there, virtually!

*Immediately upon registering, you will receive a separate, automated email containing the link to join this webinar

**For the best possible viewing experience, please ensure you're using the latest version of your internet browser — Google Chrome is the most compatible. Exact technical requirements and a webinar user guide will be shared in the automated confirmation email upon registration.

***A full replay of the experience will be available to all registered guests for up to a week


"Great Narrator. Super well informed and excellent voice." -Webb

"Beautiful photos, interesting historical background - almost like being there! (including in the 1800's, etc.!)" -Debbie

"I liked the historical background of buildings intertwined with growth of NYC. Gorgeous architectural and artistic details." -Marlene

"Very well researched and presented. Beautiful photos and lots of details" -Beryl

"Great story well told both visually and verbally" -Jill

"Especially liked the history of the congregation with photos of the past synagogues and the explanation of the symbolism throughout the Temple." -Katherine

"Beautiful photos, interesting historical background - almost like being there! (including in the 1800's, etc.!)" -Debbie

"Everything was perfect The lecture was wonderful. Thank you." -Ingeborg

"Guide was knowledgeable and so interesting. Great conversational style." -Marlene

"It was interesting and beautifully done" -Janice

"The parts exhibited were beautiful & the lecturer was interesting & informative." -Joan

"I liked learning about the incredible history of Temple Emanu-el and I especially am very passionate about Art Deco." -Robin

"Conducted in a very friendly way. Also demonstrated great knowledge of the subject matter." -Howard

"I learned a lot about the synagogue. Michael provided many interesting facts. I enjoyed seeing all the photos, both old and current." -Rise

"I liked the tour guide especially - well versed and well spoken - very knowledgable" -Reva

"Speaker was clear, knowledge and very interesting" -Phyllis

"I liked all-the many historical accounts of its construction in various sites & why(s), the European connections, the architectural details" -Sharon

"Beautiful pictures, extremely informative; knowledgeable host." -Karen

"The history of the congregation, the close-up photos of the tiles, architecture and even the exterior shots. Well done!" -Diana

"Learning about obscure facts and hidden meanings in the intricate details." -Lin

"Michael’s presentation skills are outstanding, and the content was more than I expected. Love history and art." -Janine

"Very knowledgeable presenter and i appreciated his understanding of the history and current state of the Temple Emanu-el." -Cathy

"Temple Emanu El is gorgeous and it was a treat to see it. I live in Chicago and didn't have to fly to NY to see it." -Ricki

"The tour guide was outstanding. Very informative. Liked learning the history of the congregation in addition to the buildings and putting it in context of what else was going on in the country." -Robin

"The graphics were stunning and the narrator was very knowledgeable. His love of the building was obvious in the energy he displayed and, in fact, stirred in the listener." -Mollyann

"I'm a native NYer & have been in Temple Emanu-el many times (tours, baby namings, etc). I learned things about it's history that I didn't know." -Stephanie

"The history of the evolution of the synagogue,& of course its beautiful interior." -Andrea

"Speaker was knowledgeable, prepared , interesting." -Carol

"The presenter is a wealth of knowledge. I liked the combination of history and architecture." -Rosa

"Michael was enthusiastic , knowledgeable, easy to understand." -Tamar

"Tour guide was very knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed the tour." -John

"I liked learning both the history of the Jews in NYC as well as the actual architectural significance of the synagogue." -Diana

"It was historically informative and provided up close views of the beauty of the Art Deco sanctuary and all the parts, from the Ark, to the stained glass to the floor." -Phyllis

"Michael was very organized in his presentation ; he did a great job of explaining background info." -Deirdre

"Very interesting information concerning about leading up to the final temple." -Karen

"I loved all of the historical details and the wonderful photos of the Art Deco interior of the temple. The tour guide was excellent. I also like seeing the notes in the chat about where other participants are from." -Lisa

"The history of Temple Emanuel was very well presented. Also the details of the unique and beautiful features of the in the various chapels and sanctuary itself." -Eric


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