Welcome to The Village Temple

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. 

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 reinvigorate Shabbat, holiday worship and Jewish learning, and renew our commitment to tikkun olam through social action and justice.   

Upcoming Events

  1. Tue 28

    Religious School

    Jan 28 @ 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
  2. Wed 29

    Religous School

    Jan 29 @ 3:45 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Fri 31

    Kabbalat Shabbat Services

    Jan 31 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Sat 01

    Soup Kitchen

    Feb 01 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  5. Sun 02

    Religious School

    Feb 02 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  6. Sun 02

    Paparim

    Feb 02 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Martin Luther King Jr Shabbat

January 24th, 6:45pm

Shabbat services honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr begin at 6:45pm, featuring the children’s choir, as well as teen speakers who will share their experiences from the ETGAR Civil Rights Journey.

Jazz Shabbat

February 7th, 6:45pm

Join Cantor Bach, Anita Hollander, and VT member Antoine Dyre along with our own Hila Kulik with her awesome Jazz combo for another romping, rousing Jazz Shabbat, as our musicians merge their gifts and talents with our clergy. We’ll have an extra musical Shabbat and snap and sway along to our liturgy set to the jazz standards our community has come to love, as well as to some new jazz arrangements by Hila Kulik.

Disability Awareness, Acceptance, and Inclusion Shabbat and Community Dinner

February 21st, 6:45pm

Please mark your calendars to join us for Disability Awareness Shabbat and community dinner (RSVP required, $20 per person). Our speaker is Judith Heumann, an international advocate for Disability Rights. Appointed by President Obama, Judy became the first U.S. Special Advisor for International Disability Rights. She has served as a disabilities advisor to the World Bank and as the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. Judy has been featured in a TED Talk as well.

Purim Celebrations

Purim Carnival- Sunday, March 8th, 11am-1pm

Games, Prizes, Costumes, Magic Animals Show, and Hamantashen! $25 suggested donation per family.

Adult Purim Megillah Reading Celebration – Monday, March 9th 6:00 pm

This year, we are planning an adult Purim celebration that will include Megillah reading, drinks (BYOB), discussion, food, drinks, community, drinks…costumes most welcome!!
Our annual Purim Shpiel featuring the Children’s Choir will be held on Shushan Purim, Tuesday, March 10th at 6 pm. In order for the adult celebration to be viable we need to ensure we have a critical mass. The cost of the event is $18/person.
Please email lgreenbaum@villagetemple.org by January 24th, if you would be interested in attending. 

Purim Shpiel- Tuesday, March 10th, 6pm

Come join the celebration as our children’s choir and staff perform the shpiel, written by Anita Hollander.

Religious School Registration is Open!

Our innovative education program aims to instill in our children a lifelong commitment to Jewish learning, culture and community. In our experiential and flexible camp-inspired and fun Religious School, we engage our students through stories and songs, Hebrew prayers and music, educational and fun games, art and cooking. The Village Temple is known for our excellent Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation, which enables each student to experience Jewish learning and life in a personal, meaningful way, as a unique educational journey through Torah, ethics, ritual, and the state of Israel.

We offer pick-up services from PS 11 and PS 41. Call or email Alex Tansky for more information and to sign up.

2019-2020/5780 School year registration is open now! Click here to register online or call Temple office!

Click here for 2019-2020/5780 Religious School Calendar

Learn more about the Religious School curriculum here.

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

5th Grade Shabbat, Dinner, and Shul-In

Friday, January 31st, 6:45pm 

5th Graders will help lead Shabbat services, followed by a dinner and temple sleepover. RSVP required

Rabbi Hirsch’s 5780 High Holy Days Sermons

 

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Book Club

The next book is The Girl from Berlin by Ronald H. Balson.  The meeting will be on Thursday, January 16th at 3:00pm.  Please RSVP to Liotte Greenbaum if you are interested in attending.


Photo Gallery

Visit the gallery to see the latest photos of our community in action. 


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Newsletter  VT Newsletter

Keep track of services

Yizkor – Thursday, October 12th at 8:00 am