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 more information about our outstanding Religious School program.
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 stop by the office to learn more about what makes the Village Temple special.More...
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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.
Our project-based program aims to instill in our children a lifelong commitment to Jewish tradition, culture and community. With our experiential and flexible education program, we engage children through Bible stories, basic Hebrew, prayers, music, art and cooking. The Village Temple is known for our excellent Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation, which encourages each student to connect with Jewish values in a personal, meaningful way, through learning about Torah, ethics, ritual, and the state of Israel.
Special for new families: Enroll your child in 1st or 2nd grade for the first time and receive a gift of free membership for one year!
For more information click here or call Alex Tansky, Education Director at (212) 674-2340 x 308
As Rabbi Deborah Hirsch prepares to step onto the bima at The Village Temple on July 1, this is an opportune moment for our members to consider who we are and what we would like to be as a congregation.
You are invited to participate in one of several small gatherings as congregants converse with fellow temple members and Rabbi Hirsch. At these events, there will be an hour or so of guided discussion, a time for you to talk about your experiences and hopes for VT.
Sample Topics: What does the Village Temple mean to you? How might you and your family feel more engaged in the community? Would you like to attend more adult learning events about Jewish theology, history at the VT? More social gatherings? Cultural events in the Village or around town?
The dates of these get togethers are listed below. To RSVP please click here to email Sandy Albert in the VT office, or call 212-674-2340.
Tues. 7/12- 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Wed. 7/13- 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Tues. 7/19- 11:00 pm to 12:30 pm
Wed. 7/20- 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Thurs. 7/21- 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Tues. 7/26- 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Tues. 7/26 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Mon. 8/8- 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Thus. 8/11- 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Please indicate your top two preferred dates and times. You will be notified of the date, time and location a few days in advance.
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