MEDIA ALERT : May 27, 2021

Together Against Anti-Semitism: Temple Emanu-El Welcomes Cardinal Dolan for Shabbat

Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York to welcome His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York to Shabbat Services this Friday, May 28, 2021 at 6pm as the two communities unite in solidarity against the rising anti-Semitic violence and rhetoric in New York and around the world. The event will be live streamed for the public through the Temple’s website, facebook and YouTube pages. In person attendance is available for 200 guests. Registration is required.

Together, Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson, Senior Rabbi of Temple Emanu-El and Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, issued the following statements:

“The rise of anti-Semitism in New York and around the world in recent weeks has been a source of pain and concern for the Jewish community and all people who stand against hate,” said Rabbi Davidson. “As Jews continue to be the targets of verbal abuse and physical violence at home and abroad, it is a comfort to know that our brothers and sisters of the Catholic faith stand with us. I am grateful to Cardinal Dolan for joining us for Shabbat tonight, for his personal friendship, and for representing the solidarity and support from the Catholic community.”

“I am proud to join with my Jewish brothers and sisters at Temple Emanu-El, in a demonstration of concern and support during this period of rising anti-Semitic attacks. The Catholic community in New York stands together with the Jewish community to condemn all acts of bigotry and hate, wherever they occur,” said Cardinal Dolan. “I am grateful to Rabbid Davidson for this opportunity to join him for Shabbat Services, to show my love and friendship.”

Press is invited to attend the service in the balcony with masks. Cameras must be silent and no flash photography is allowed in the Sanctuary. Rabbi Davidson and Cardinal Dolan will be available at 5:30pm at Temple Emanu-El for photos and on-camera interviews.

When: Friday, May 28, 2021 5:30 Press Avail; 6PM Shabbat Service

Where: Temple Emanu-El, One East 65th St, New York, NY – Press Entrance on 65th Street The service will be live streamed for the public at, as well as on the Temple’s facebook and YouTube pages.

Contact: Jennifer Solomon
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ON SITE Contact: Evan Brown 646-629-7031

About Temple Emanu-El

Founded in 1845 as the first Reform Jewish Congregation in New York City, Temple Emanu-El is now the largest Jewish House of Worship in the world. We continue to build upon the legacy of leadership and the timeless values of Jewish tradition as we strive toward a more just, ethical and compassionate world. Temple Emanu-El offers a robust religious school program for children of all ages, a first-rate nursery school, the Bernard Museum of Judaica, the Stettenheim Library, a range of community events through the Streicker Center, and more. In addition, our Tikkun Olam Committee and Philanthropic Fund support a wide range of humanitarian, educational, and cultural causes, as well as initiatives that advance Reform Judaism and strengthen our connection to Israel.

We are a community of warmth and awareness where every individual matters. We embrace our diverse membership and offer all who comprise it a meaningful life grounded in Judaism. We commit our spiritual, intellectual, physical, and financial resources to strengthen our community today for a vital tomorrow.