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.
New Sanctuary Coalition Immigration Accompaniment Training- Wednesday, December 12, 6pm
The New Sanctuary Coalition of NYC is an interfaith network that stands publicly in solidarity with families and communities resisting detention and deportation in order to stay together.
Their accompaniment program recruits and trains volunteers to accompany people facing deportation to their immigration hearings and ICE check-ins. This provides moral support to the person facing deportation and enables volunteers to hold immigration authorities accountable. NSC accompanies hundreds of people a year.
We will have an Accompaniment Training at Village Temple on Wednesday, December 12th at 6PM. Please RSVP to Nelly Szlachter, head of the Social Action Committee.
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.
2018-2019/5779 School year registration is open now! Click here to register online or call Temple office!
Click here for 2018-2019/5779 Religious School Calendar
Learn more about the Religious School curriculum here.
Brooklyn Museum Tour- Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power
Join us on Thursday, January 10th at 6:30pm at the Brooklyn Museum for a guided tour of the exhibit Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power. Tickets are $25. Please email Liotte Greenbaum to RSVP by December 3rd or email for more information.
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Adult Education: Hebrew for Worship
The class will begin with the study of Hebrew used in prayer and, for those interested, the course work will continue toward an adult B’nai Mitzvah. Please RSVP to Liotte Greenbaum if you are interested in attending.