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.
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.
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.
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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.