Before the synagogue was built, this was the site of the Astor mansion, which made the Upper East Side a fashionable neighborhood. The temple, whose sanctuary seats 2,500, is ornamented with beautiful stained glass and mosaics. To get the full effect of their beauty, visit here as the sun is setting. As the light streams through the west-facing windows, a special glow is cast on everything inside.
TEMPLE EMANU-EL NEW YORK Photo Gallery