Celebrate

Celebrate

Featured Events at the Village Temple

Friday, May 26th at 6:45pm - Kabbalat Shabbat Service led by Rabbi Hirsch and Cantor Bach

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Worship

Worship

Shabbat, Holiday and Special Services

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.

 

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Learning

Learning

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 more information about our outstanding Religious School program. 

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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.

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Gay Pride Shabbat

Gay Pride Shabbat

Connection

Gay Pride Shabbat - Friday, June 23rd at 6:45pmFriday, June 23rd at 6:45pm

Please join us for a special Shabbat service as we celebrate Gay Pride Weekend in NYC. The service will include readings and reflections of inclusion. We are proud to be a religious presence in Greenwich Village that embraces the LGBTQ community.

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Welcome to the Village Temple

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Come as you are.  Discover who you are.

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. 

  

ShavuotShavuot - Tuesday, May 30th at 6:30 pm

Join us for Yizkor and a short service at 6:30pm, followed by a dairy potluck dinner and text study led by Rabbi Hirsch. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with RSVP and what you will be contributing to the potluck dinner.

 

Speaker Series: A Special Evening With Author Sabeeha Rehman- Thursday, June 1st at 7:00 pm

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A part of our #LoveNotTolerance campaign, this evening will focus on Love Pakistan. Sabeeha Rehman will discuss her fascinating book Threading My Prayer Rug: One Woman's Journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim, give us a glimpse into her life in Pakistan, and answer your questions while we enjoy a Pakistani meal together after breaking the Ramadan fast. Click here to buy tickets ($20) for this great event.

 

 

 

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Gay Pride Shabbat - Friday, June 23rd at 6:45pmFriday, June 23rd at 6:45pm

Please join us for a special Shabbat service as we celebrate Gay Pride Weekend in NYC. The service will include readings and reflections of inclusion. We are proud to be a religious presence in Greenwich Village that embraces the LGBTQ community.

 

MusiKef - Thursdays, April 20 - June 29, 9:30am and 4:30pm

MusiKefSpring5777A fun Music and Movement Class for childern, ages 5 and younger. Come join our free trial class and get a taste of Jewish and Israeli music and let your preschoolers sing, dance, play instruments and just have Kef (fun in Hebrew). Call or email Alex to RSVP.

 

 

Village Temple’s In-Depth Tour to ISRAEL Led by Rabbi Deborah Hirsch - March 1-15, 2018

IsraelFlTraveling together in Israel is an opportunity to connect – with our brothers and sisters in Israel, with the land itself, and with each other. As a traveling community, we will bond through our shared experiences, from the fun and adventurous to the historical and spiritual. Follow the links to see the trip itinerary and its cost information

 

Religious School at the Village Temple:

Our innovative educational 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.

Learn more about the Religious School curriculum here.

For more information click here or call Alex Tansky, Education Director at (212) 674-2340 x 308


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