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. Fri 16

    Bim Bam Shabbat

    Nov 16 @ 5:30pm - 6:15pm
  2. Fri 16

    Kabbalat Shabbat Services

    Nov 16 @ 6:45pm - 8:00pm
  3. Fri 16
  4. Sat 17

    Soup Kitchen

    Nov 17 @ 9:00am - 12:00pm
  5. Sun 18

    Pre-K, & Kindergarten

    Nov 18 @ 9:00am - 11:00am
  6. Tue 20

2018/5779 Rabbi Hirsch’s High Holy Days Sermons

Click here to read Rabbi Hirsch’s Erev Rosh Hashanah Sermon

Click here to read Rabbi Hirsch’s Rosh Hashanah Morning Service Sermon

Click here to read Rabbi Hirsch’s Kol Nidre Sermon

Click here to read Rabbi Hirsch’s Yom Kippur Sermon

Membership Special Offers

Receive a Gift of Free Temple Membership for New Members with Children in 1st and 2nd Grades!

Special offer for families with children entering 1st or 2nd grade: enroll your child in the Village Temple Religious School and receive a gift of free memebrship for one year! For more information please contact Sandy Albert, Executive Director at (212) 674-2340 x 303 for the 2018/2019 calendar year).

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

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.

Thanksgiving Interfaith Service

2018 Interfaith Thanksgiving Service is presented in Partnership with East End Temple. The Service begins at 6:30PM on November 20 at East End Temple.

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Adult Education: Hebrew for Worship 


The class will begin with the study of Hebrew used in prayer and, for those interested, the course work will continue toward an adult B’nai Mitzvah. 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