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 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

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

Celebrating Emancipation Day

Celebrating Emancipation Day urjadmin July 30, 2021

It is important to pay attention to how we remember Emancipation Day in Canada.

August Family Fun with the Artists Behind Shabbat ShaMorning

August Family Fun with the Artists Behind Shabbat ShaMorning jstern July 28, 2021

Before the summer slips away, join award-winning children’s musician and composer Ellen Allard for Summer Family Jam, a 5-week series of joyful, interactive, and engaging 30-minute virtual family music classes for ages 0 - 6.

Don’t Wait: Life Lessons for the High Holidays from 88-Year-Old Reb Murray

Don’t Wait: Life Lessons for the High Holidays from 88-Year-Old Reb Murray jstern July 27, 2021

Meet 88-year-old Murray, an astounding man. Quiet, sometimes reserved, Murray became my father-in-law 31 years ago, when God softly whispered to me, “Don’t wait.” I confess I didn’t appreciate him fully until recently.

Two Books That Lifted My Spirits in the Time of COVID

Two Books That Lifted My Spirits in the Time of COVID jstern July 26, 2021

Jared Goldin discusses the lessons he took away from A Life of Meaning, Embracing Reform Judaism’s Sacred Path and What Kind of Future Will Our Children Inherit?