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.   

Upcoming Events

  1. Tue 17

    Religious School

    Dec 17 @ 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
  2. Tue 17

    Board Meeting

    Dec 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. Wed 18

    Religous School

    Dec 18 @ 3:45 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Fri 20

    Kabbalat Shabbat Services

    Dec 20 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
  5. Sat 21

    Soup Kitchen

    Dec 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  6. Tue 24

Family Hanukkah Carnival

Sunday, December 15, 2019 • 11:00 am


Vodka and Latkes Hanukkah Shabbat Service and Celebration

Friday, December 13, 6:45pm

Olive Oil Workshop and Tasting

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.

We offer pick-up services from PS 11 and PS 41. Call or email Alex Tansky for more information and to sign up.

2019-2020/5780 School year registration is open now! Click here to register online or call Temple office!

Click here for 2019-2020/5780 Religious School Calendar

Learn more about the Religious School curriculum here.

For more information click here or call Alex Tansky, Director of Education at (212) 674-2340 x 308

Adult Education with Rabbi Hirsch

Thursdays, December 5th, 12th and 19th , 6:30-8:00pm

Rabbi Hirsch will contextualize the role of translation and commentary through a Jewish lens, and highlight Alter’s lyrical and poetic translation of three key biblical stories: Creation, The Binding of Isaac and The Golden Calf.

Rabbi Hirsch’s 5780 High Holy Days Sermons


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Book Club

The next book is Brooklyn Local– Growing up Jewish in the 1930’s & 40’s by Mordecai Rosenfeld.  The meeting will be on Thursday, December 5th at 3:00pm.  Please RSVP to Liotte Greenbaum if you are interested in attending.

Photo Gallery

Visit the gallery to see the latest photos of our community in action. 

OurBlog    Rabbi’s and Co-Presidents Blogs

Read about our community from our Rabbi and Co-Presidents and be part of the conversation.

Newsletter  VT Newsletter

Keep track of services

Yizkor – Thursday, October 12th at 8:00 am