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Fridays at 6:30PM


 

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, December 17 at 3:30PM

 

Our Village Temple Jewish Book Club will be reading The Aleppo Codex by Matti Friedman and discussing the book on Thursday, December 17 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.

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

On Tu BiShvat, Celebrate a Season of Promise for Environmental Action

On Tu BiShvat, Celebrate a Season of Promise for Environmental Action mbendell January 21, 2021

With a shrinking window of opportunity to prevent the worst effects of climate change, Tu BiShvat is an important occasion to make our voices heard and defend the future of the planet.

Jewish Disability Advocacy Month: Creating an Accessible World for All People

Jewish Disability Advocacy Month: Creating an Accessible World for All People kbkaput January 20, 2021

Join us to learn new advocacy strategies and take action to put the needs and rights of people with disabilities squarely on the policy agenda of the administration and the 117th Congress.

Keep Calm and Bake Challah: My New Pandemic Practice

Keep Calm and Bake Challah: My New Pandemic Practice kbkaput January 20, 2021

I've made challot each Friday while sheltering in place, kneading in prayers not only family and friends but also for our country and our world during these trying times.

Nationalism Unhinged: Jewish Insight and Wisdom

Nationalism Unhinged: Jewish Insight and Wisdom kbkaput January 19, 2021

In Hebrew, two terms describe two different aspects of nationalism. Leumiut directly translates to “nationalism"; leumanut carries a jingoistic, chauvinistic, supremacist, and extremist brand of nationalism.