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Many of New York’s most prominent and wealthy families are members of this Reform congregation—the first to be established in New York City—housed in the city’s most famous synagogue. The largest house of Jewish worship in the world is a majestic blend of Moorish and Romanesque styles, symbolizing the mingling of Eastern and Western cultures. The temple houses a small but remarkable collection of Judaica in the Herbert & Eileen Bernard Museum, including a collection of Hanukkah lamps with examples ranging from the 14th to the 20th centuries. Three galleries also tell the story of the congregation Emanu-El from 1845 to the present. Abbreviated tours may be given after Friday night and Saturday morning services; groups of 10 or more can reserve a tour for free (download the online form). Inquire for a schedule of lectures, films, music, symposiums, and other events.