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Special Events

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Quick Facts

Regular Service Times

Fridays, 7 PM
Service & Oneg Shabbat

Saturdays, 10:30 AM
Service, Torah Discussion in English & Oneg Shabbat

On rare occasions we do change the above times, so please check the weekly summary to make sure!

Holidays: depending on the holiday, services may begin up to one hour earlier. See the weekly summary, weekly bulletin on the Events Page, or the listing of special events here.

Jewish Calendar Information for this week

More information

See the complete weekly bulletin at the Events page.

Facebook events and social connections at our Facebook Page.

Current plays, showtimes, and ticketing information at the AT Theatre Website.

We're Affordable

So that anyone can join, or attend our events and programs.

Membership is only $75 for an individual, $150 for a family!

Our Hebrew School offers an exciting, fun, and rich curriculum, for a reasonable cost. Please inquire!


339 West 47th Street, New York, NY 10036

Right in the Heart of the Theatre District!

Donate / Buy

Please donate at our Online Store, where you can also buy Tickets, Memberships, commemorative leaves on our Tree of Life plaque, the AT tee-shirt, or the book "The Rabbi on 47th Street", a memoir about the history of the synagogue.

We also welcome the sponsorship of our Oneg Shabbat, special services, and other events.

Member Announcements

For current and past Thank Yous, Mazel Tovs, Welcomes to new members, Health & Healing, Yahrzeits and Kaddish please see the Events Page.

Life Cycle

We are happy to celebrate your Simcha, and support you in times of need for Memorial services.

Welcome to The Actors’ Temple!

Stained glass window on our façade. Image in center represents the two tablets of the Ten Commandments, (Exodus 20:2-13).
Photo © Jono David, HaChayim HaYehudim Jewish Photo Library

Where each person is valued and important,
Where all are welcome.

Spirituality, Acceptance, Creativity.

Who We Are

The Actors’ Temple, Congregation Ezrath Israel, is a place where spirituality meets creativity. Our warm community welcomes all people who are searching for a deepened relationship to God and Judaism, for self expression, learning, and friendship. In our house of God, all people are included and appreciated.

Our Approach to Judaism

We are eclectic and post-denominational, retaining some traditional elements of worship and including modern forms of ritual.

We have a Reform-style service, using the Conservative prayerbook.

Our Unique and Proud History

Congregation Ezrath Israel (“Helper of Israel,”) was founded in 1917 as the West Side Hebrew Relief Association. Our building, a national landmark, dates from 1923. We count among our former members the entertainers: Al Jolson, Joe E. Lewis, Sophie Tucker, Edward G. Robinson, Moe and Curly of the Three Stooges, Jack Benny, Shelley Winters, Milton Berle, Henny Youngman, and many, many others.

The Three Stooges

Sophie Tucker

Jack Benny

Shelley Winters

Al Jolson

Elsewhere on the Web

Visit our Facebook Page and give us a “Like” a/k/a the Thumbs Up!

Spiritual Action, Our Rabbi's Blog

Visit Rabbi/Cantor Jill Hausman’s Blog to read her sermons.

What Others are Saying

A New York Times article from Nov 19, 2011 about the Actors' Temple.

A Houston Chronicle article about Rabbi Jill and the Actors' Temple.

The Actors’ Temple · 339 West 47th Street · New York, N.Y. 10036
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