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.   

Keeping The Village Temple Community Connected

Shabbat Services Led by Rabbi Fersko and Cantor Bach!

Pre-oneg Social Time-Fridays from 6-6:25pm. 


Rabbi Fersko and Cantor Bach will be leading us in Shabbat worship at 6:30pm on Friday evenings. We look forward to seeing everyone on Zoom as we embark upon a wonderful and exciting future for The Village Temple. 

If you missed Rabbi Fersko’s welcome sermon, please click here to view: Rabbi Fersko’s Sermon- Friday, July 3, 2020


Upcoming Events

  1. Fri 07

    Kabbalat Shabbat Services

    Aug 07 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
  2. Fri 07

    Kabbalat Shabbat Services

    Aug 07 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. Fri 14

    Kabbalat Shabbat Services

    Aug 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
  4. Fri 14

    Kabbalat Shabbat Services

    Aug 14 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
  5. Fri 21

    Kabbalat Shabbat Services

    Aug 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
  6. Fri 21

    Kabbalat Shabbat Services

    Aug 21 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

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 villagetemple@villagetemple.org 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

Saturday, August 1st at 10:00AM

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

Book Club – Thursday, August 27 at 3:30PM


Our Village Temple Jewish Book Club will be reading Color Me In by Natasha Diaz and discussing the book on Thursday, August 27 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 Tuesday at 10:00AM

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.