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.   

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

Youth Group


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 for more information and to enroll your children.

Upcoming Events

  1. Fri 10

    Kabbalat Shabbat Services

    Jul 10 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Sat 11

    Soup Kitchen

    Jul 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Fri 17

    Kabbalat Shabbat Services

    Jul 17 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Sat 18

    Soup Kitchen

    Jul 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  5. Fri 24

    Kabbalat Shabbat Services

    Jul 24 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
  6. Sat 25

    Soup Kitchen

    Jul 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 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.

Book Club – Thursday, July 13 at 3:30PM


Our Village Temple Jewish Book Club will be reading Focus by Arthur Miller, and discussing the book (or film if you choose) on Thursday, July 16th at 3:30pm. All are welcome to join! Email Liotte Greenbaum if you’d like to participate.


Support the Village Temple with every purchase on Amazon


Click here to set VT as your charity and the temple will receive a percentage of all eligible purchases on Amazon.

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.

Photo Gallery

Visit the gallery to see the latest photos of our community in action. 

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