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Upcoming Events
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  • MJE Spring Retreat 2024
    MJE Spring Retreat 2024
    Fri, Jun 21
    Suffern, NY
    Jun 21, 2024, 5:00 PM – Jun 23, 2024, 3:00 PM
    Suffern, NY, Suffern, NY 10901, USA
    Jun 21, 2024, 5:00 PM – Jun 23, 2024, 3:00 PM
    Suffern, NY, Suffern, NY 10901, USA
  • Shabbat Morning Services
    Shabbat Morning Services
    Sat, Jun 22
    Manhattan Jewish Experience
    Jun 22, 2024, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    Manhattan Jewish Experience, 131 W 86th St 10th floor, New York, NY 10024, USA
    Jun 22, 2024, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    Manhattan Jewish Experience, 131 W 86th St 10th floor, New York, NY 10024, USA
    Followed by Cafe Connect & Social Kiddush
  • Daven & Dine | Shabbat Lunch With Jack & Esther Hartstein
    Daven & Dine | Shabbat Lunch With Jack & Esther Hartstein
    Sat, Jun 22
    Manhattan Jewish Experience
    Jun 22, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Manhattan Jewish Experience, 131 W 86th St 10th floor, New York, NY 10024, USA
    Jun 22, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Manhattan Jewish Experience, 131 W 86th St 10th floor, New York, NY 10024, USA
  • Carnival Summer Rooftop Happy Hour | 20s & 30s
    Carnival Summer Rooftop Happy Hour | 20s & 30s
    Mon, Jun 24
    MJE
    Jun 24, 2024, 7:00 PM
    MJE, 131 W 86th St 10th floor, New York, NY 10024, USA
    Jun 24, 2024, 7:00 PM
    MJE, 131 W 86th St 10th floor, New York, NY 10024, USA
  • A Torah Perspective on Artificial Intelligence and the Human Soul
    A Torah Perspective on Artificial Intelligence and the Human Soul
    Wed, Jun 26
    Manhattan Jewish Experience
    Jun 26, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Manhattan Jewish Experience, 131 W 86th St 10th floor, New York, NY 10024, USA
    Jun 26, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Manhattan Jewish Experience, 131 W 86th St 10th floor, New York, NY 10024, USA
    Join Rabbi Mark Wildes for a class on Can Machines Replace Us? A Torah Perspective on Artificial Intelligence and the Human Soul
  • Friday Night Lights & Shabbat Services
    Friday Night Lights & Shabbat Services
    Fri, Jun 28
    Manhattan Jewish Experience
    Jun 28, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Manhattan Jewish Experience, 131 W 86th St, New York, NY 10024, USA
    Jun 28, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Manhattan Jewish Experience, 131 W 86th St, New York, NY 10024, USA
  • MJE Downtown | Sunset Series with Rabbi Ezra | Wine, Dinner & Learning
    MJE Downtown | Sunset Series with Rabbi Ezra | Wine, Dinner & Learning
    Wed, Jul 03
    Hudson River Park
    Jul 03, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Hudson River Park, 61 Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011, USA
    Jul 03, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Hudson River Park, 61 Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011, USA
  • Rooftop Shabbat Dinner & Open Bar | MJE West
    Rooftop Shabbat Dinner & Open Bar | MJE West
    Fri, Jul 12
    Manhattan Jewish Experience
    Jul 12, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Manhattan Jewish Experience, 131 W 86th St 10th floor, New York, NY 10024, USA
    Jul 12, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Manhattan Jewish Experience, 131 W 86th St 10th floor, New York, NY 10024, USA
    Join us for a Rooftop Shabbat Dinner with 100 YJPs in their 20s and 30s from all over NYC
  • Tel Aviv Summer Rooftop Happy Hour | 20s & 30s
    Tel Aviv Summer Rooftop Happy Hour | 20s & 30s
    Mon, Jul 22
    Manhattan Jewish Experience
    Jul 22, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Manhattan Jewish Experience, 131 W 86th St 10th floor, New York, NY 10024, USA
    Jul 22, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Manhattan Jewish Experience, 131 W 86th St 10th floor, New York, NY 10024, USA
  • Volunteer In Israel with MJE
    Volunteer In Israel with MJE
    Sun, Jul 28
    Israel
    Jul 28, 2024, 12:00 AM – Aug 04, 2024, 11:50 PM
    Israel, Jerusalem
    Jul 28, 2024, 12:00 AM – Aug 04, 2024, 11:50 PM
    Israel, Jerusalem
    We're thrilled to invite you to be a part of an extraordinary volunteer opportunity in Israel, in partnership with Birthright! 15% Off Coupon Code For Direct El Al Flight $700 Reimbursement For Flight 350₪ Stipend For Food 1) Click Link to Register 2) Create an account 3) Fill out info 4) Submit!
  • Luau Summer Rooftop Happy Hour | 20s & 30s
    Luau Summer Rooftop Happy Hour | 20s & 30s
    Mon, Aug 19
    MJE
    Aug 19, 2024, 7:00 PM
    MJE, 131 W 86th St 10th floor, New York, NY 10024, USA
    Aug 19, 2024, 7:00 PM
    MJE, 131 W 86th St 10th floor, New York, NY 10024, USA

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Our Mission

Founded by Rabbi Mark N. Wildes in 1998, MJE is a warm and open community where millennial men and women in their 20s and 30s can explore Jewish life and meet new people. MJE runs a wide range of inclusive, engaging and innovative programs for thousands of young Jewish professionals, including Shabbat Dinners, Holiday Events and Parties, Ski Trip, Classes, Beginner Services, Trips to Israel, Marching in the Israel Day Parade and much more. MJE was founded in memory of Ruth B. Wildes z”l.

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Shabbat Dinners

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Beginner Services

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Before becoming a rabbi, Mark Wildes was on track to become part of the family legal legacy as a high profile attorney. He got his JD from the Cardozo School of Law and a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University. While on this track, he and his father worked closely with Ed Koch to help “Refusenik” Jews obtain emigration rights when the Soviet Union tried to ban them from leaving.

During this time, he somehow also became active in reaching out to NYC’s less affiliated Jewish community. He became very interested in and troubled by the growing number of young people intentionally distancing themselves from religion and their heritage. So, while in graduate school, he also enrolled in Yeshiva University and became ordained as a Rabbi, not really knowing which way he would go professionally.

And then the moment of truth came, and he had to pick a path.

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