Join Us for Services Online
Following New York State and City Guidelines regarding COVID-19, The Village Temple will be closed until further notice. All Friday night Shabbat services will now be broadcast online. Stay tuned for email updates and more information. Click here for the most recent update from the Rabbi and Co-Presidents.
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.
What Makes The Village Temple?
Keeping The Village Temple Community Connected
Shabbat Services – Welcome Rabbi Fersko!
Pre-oneg Social Time- Friday from 6-6:25pm.
Rabbi fersko and Cantor Bach will be leading us in Shabbat worship at 6:30pm this Friday evening. We look forward to seeing everyone on Zoom as we embark upon a wonderful and exciting future for The Village Temple.
Virtual Oneg and Happy Hour
Children’s Choir and Religious School
Village Temple Mini-Camp on Tuesdays in June
Attention all 1st-7th Grade Families! We are offering fun mini-camp online sessions on Tuesdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 4:00pm (1st-3rd) and 4:30pm (4th-7th) facilitated by our beloved teachers Kalix, Liotte, Julia L, and Julia D. We will offer fun games and activities, Kahoot, trivia, name that tune, Skribbl, Jackbox, music and songs and much more!
Please email Alex Tansky at email@example.com for more information and to enroll your children.
Video of Rabbi Hirsch Farewell Celebration and VidHug
Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate Rabbi Hirsch this weekend at her farewell zoom meeting. It was a wonderful event, with many pop in guests and emcee’d by our own Cantor Bach. For those who missed it, you can access the recording here, Password: 1d.575d4
You can watch the full VidHug here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
VT Online Shmooze and Booze
Every Thursday, 7:00pm
Wave hello across the screen, chat with your friends, and spend some time being social across the distance. 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 Hirsch 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.