Yom Rivii, 23 Nisan 5774





Featured Events at the Village Temple


Friday, April 25, 6:45 PM - Prayer project and Harry Rosenfeld speaking on his book "From Kristallnacht to Watergate; Memoirs of a Newspaperman"

Sunday, April 27 at noon - A special Yom Ha Shoah commemoration featuring Lilly Salcman, an Auschwitz survivor, in conversation with her daughter Julie Salamon, co-president of the Village Temple.

Friday, May 9, 6:45 PM - Volunteer Appreciation Shabbat

Celebrating all of you who contribute to our community in so many ways. Special guest speaker Chaim Van Unen will speak on the topic of Tikkun Olam combined with Tikkun ha Nefesh.


Friday, April 11, 6:45 pm - Join us for our Passover Shabbat

After the service, please join us for A Taste of Passover: Charoset and Macaroon Sampling. Congregants are invited to bring your favorite Charoset and Macaroons for sharing at this special holiday Oneg. Please bring enough for 10 people to taste and include a label/index card with name of dish (i.e. Aunt Rose's Delightful Charoset) and ingredients. You can drop off your dish in the Social Hall beginning at Noon on Friday, April 11.


Friday, April 4th, 6:45 PM: The Sounds of Andalusia

Much of the Sephardic music we know traces its roots to the southernmost Spanish region of Andalusia where a rich Jewish life thrived until the expulsion of the Jews in 1492. As Jews migrated throughout Mediterranean and northward to The Netherlands and England, they added to the richness of this musical heritage.

Join Rabbi Chava Koster and Diego Campo as they fuse the flamenco sounds of solea and bulerias with the melodies and prayers of Shabbat. This special Erev Shabbat service followed by a buffet Oneg.



Shabbat, Holiday and Special Services

Tuesday, April 22, 6 PM - Yizkor

Join us every Friday at 6:45 PM for Kabbalat Erev Shabbat - a music-filled Friday night service for tuning the soul. Stay and meet the congregation, clergy and musicians at the Oneg, immediately following services.




Religious School and Youth Groups

From Pre-K through Grade 12, we provide a strong grounding in Jewish ethics, history, texts, Hebrew, culture and ritual. We want our students to feel that Judaism is relevant to their lives, to understand how Jewish principles and belief in social justice can guide them in their relationships within their families, with friends, and with the wider world.

Contact Alex Tansky, Director of Education for information about our Religious School and to learn about Jewish summer camp opportunities (212) 674-2340, ext. 308. 


Tikkun Olam (Social Action)

Tikkun Olam (Social Action)

Social Action

Help feed New Yorkers in need next Shabbat. The VT Soup Kitchen welcomes volunteers every Saturday morning from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM.

Sunday, April 6, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Village Temple Mitzvah Day - Washington Square Park Cleanup.




The Village Temple is more than a Synagogue - it's a community filled with kesher (connection). Whether you're a longtime member or a first-time visitor, we welcome you. Join us for our musical Friday night services or call the office to make an appointment with Rabbi Chava Koster to learn more about what makes the Village Temple special.

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The Village Temple is a place for kesher – connection.  It is a home for contemporary Reform Jews who are seeking connections to Torah and the search for spiritual fulfillment, links between past and present and one generation to the next, a bridge between the downtown Reform community with Israel and the world, and the balance between our daily lives and the “turn off your cellphone” respite of Shabbat.


We invite all who wish to join us to enter our doors: Jews by birth, Jews by choice, interfaith families. Inside you will find a community of people who are on a quest to reshape Shabbat and holiday worship, reinvigorate Jewish learning, and renew our commitment to tikkun olam through social action and justice. 



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