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 14

    Bim Bam Shabbat

    Dec 14 @ 5:30pm - 6:15pm
  2. Fri 14

    Kabbalat Shabbat Services

    Dec 14 @ 6:45pm - 8:00pm
  3. Sat 15

    Soup Kitchen

    Dec 15 @ 9:00am - 12:00pm
  4. Sat 15

    Bar Mitzvah Alex Honeyman

    Dec 15 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm
  5. Tue 18

    No Religious School

    Dec 18 @ 12:00am - 11:59pm
  6. Tue 18

    Board Meeting

    Dec 18 @ 6:30pm - 7:30pm

New Sanctuary Coalition Immigration Accompaniment Training- Wednesday, December 12, 6pm


The New Sanctuary Coalition of NYC is an interfaith network that stands publicly in solidarity with families and communities resisting detention and deportation in order to stay together. 
Their accompaniment program recruits and trains volunteers to accompany people facing deportation to their immigration hearings and ICE check-ins. This provides moral support to the person facing deportation and enables volunteers to hold immigration authorities accountable. NSC accompanies hundreds of people a year.
We will have an Accompaniment Training at Village Temple on Wednesday, December 12th at 6PM. Please RSVP to Nelly Szlachter, head of the Social Action Committee. 

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

Brooklyn Museum Tour- Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 

Join us on Thursday, January 10th at 6:30pm at the Brooklyn Museum for a guided tour of the exhibit Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power. Tickets are $25. Please email Liotte Greenbaum to RSVP by December 3rd or email for more information. 

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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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

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