Livestream Services with us  

Fridays at 6:30PM or join us in person.

To pre-register please contact

Sandy Albert


Welcome to The Village Temple

The Village Temple is a place for kesher – connection.  Our downtown synagogue 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.   

The Social Action Committee is Here To Help, and Opportunities to Volunteer

Many people in our community are offering to help grocery shop for others for those who are unable to go outside in Manhattan. We will keep volunteers in their own locations.  If you need help or if you can help shop please email and we will try to connect those in need with those that can help.

The Social Action Committee has put together a list of ways you can volunteer to help the community at this time. Please visit VT Opportunities to Volunteer to see how you can help.

Torah Study with Rabbi Fersko

Saturdays at 10:00AM

Email Liotte Greenbaum if you’d like to participate and for Zoom meeting information.

Book Club – Thursday, May 20th at 3:30pm


Our Village Temple Jewish Book Club will be reading Apeirogon by Colum McCann  and discussing the book on Thursday, May 20 at 3:30pm. All are welcome to join! Email Liotte Greenbaum if you’d like to participate.


Coffee Klatch – Grab a Cup of Coffee

Every Wednesday at 9:45AM

Join with other Village Temple members for a chat over your morning coffee!  Email Liotte Greenbaum if you’d like to participate.

Social Online Pre-Oneg

Every Friday, 6:00pm

Join us on Friday at 6:00 pm as a community to talk about our week, enjoy a drink together, and prepare for the coming Shabbat. Rabbi Fersko and Cantor Bach look forward to seeing all of you again in one place as a community (digitally of course.) Please RSVP to Liotte Greenbaum if you are interested in attending.

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit: A Film Review

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit: A Film Review jstern May 12, 2021

The film is based on a children’s novel of the same name, written by Judith Kerr depicting her own childhood memories of escaping Hitler’s Germany.

Make Memorial Day Count in 2021

Make Memorial Day Count in 2021 jstern May 11, 2021

On Shavuot, the holiday when we celebrate receiving the Torah marks the completion of counting

A Prayer for Peace

A Prayer for Peace urjadmin May 11, 2021

As Reform Jews, we stand strongly together with our brothers and sisters in Israel. Over the past 48 hours, Hamas has launched a massive barrage of rocket fire on southern and central Israel. At last report, six Israeli civilians have been killed and hundreds of thousands more - from Tel Aviv to Beersheba –are confined to bomb shelters. Innocent civilians in Gaza have fallen victim to this latest round of violence as well. Furthermore, the rapid escalation of violence within Israel's own borders between Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel is a new, and deeply troubling, development. We pray that calm will be restored soon.

First Thoughts on the Latest Pew Research Center Study on Jewish Americans

First Thoughts on the Latest Pew Research Center Study on Jewish Americans urjadmin May 11, 2021

In the days and weeks ahead, much will be written about the Pew Research Center’s "Jewish Americans in 2020." Having just received the full study today, we are still absorbing its findings. The Pew data is likely to provide a wealth of information that can be a useful resource for understanding many aspects of our community