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. Wed 20
  2. Thu 21

    Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Hirsch

    Bring your lunch and study with
    Feb 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  3. Fri 22

    Kabbalat Shabbat Services

    Feb 22 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Sat 23

    Soup Kitchen

    Feb 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  5. Wed 27


    Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  6. Fri 01

    Kabbalat Shabbat Services

    Mar 01 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Disability Awareness and Inclusion Shabbat

Friday, February 15, 6:45pm 

Please mark your calendars to join us for Disability Awareness Shabbat. The Village Temple staff has been working with the UJA-Federation of NY on a Synagogue Inclusion Project to make Village Temple an inclusive congregation for all. Our speaker will be Julie Ridge, LCSW and performer of the off-Broadway show Bipolar and the English Channel. Julie established the Frank Ridge Memorial Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit – dedicated to living well with mental health conditions through awareness and understanding – in her father’s honor.


The Village Temple’s 70th Anniversary Gala

Wednesday, March 6th at 6PM at Manhattan Penthouse 

Please click here to purchase your tickets or to make a donation.


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.

2018-2019/5779 School year registration is open now! Click here to register online or call Temple office!

Click here for 2018-2019/5779 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

Disability Awareness, Acceptance, and Inclusion Teen program

Our Village Temple Youth Group board has put together a program to help educate their peers on some of the disabilities that many teens face and ways they can make sure everyone is included and welcomed. Please encourage your teen to join us on Wednesday, February 13th at 6pm for dinner, followed by this important program.

Religious School Registration is Open!

Call or email Alex Tansky, Director of Education and learn why the Village Temple Religious School is the perfect choice for your child.

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Book Club

The next book is Second Person Singular: A Novel by Sayed Kashua and the meeting will be on Thursday, February 7th at 3:30 pm.  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. 


Rabbi’s and Co-Presidents Blogs

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


VT Newsletter

Keep track of services

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