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See our calendar for the Dates and Times of all 2015/5776 holiday services (Sept-Oct).
See our special events for more details about the High Holidays, Membership, and the Fall programming.

What's Happening

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Events PageWeekly Announcements and other recent E-Mail Bulletins, half page Calendar in Agenda format.

Calendar Page: Full page Calendar in Monthly grid.

Upcoming Special Events

  • Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, Simchat Torah 2015/16 EREV SUKKOT: Sunday, September 27, 2015, 7 PM. Please join us to celebrate one of our most joyous holidays, by coming into our Sukkah and enjoying a Holiday Oneg in ...
    Posted Oct 5, 2015, 3:37 PM by Ezrath Israel
  • Fall Programs 2015 Please click on Fall Programs 2015 to see the PDF below for a brief summary of the Fall, 2015 special events and programs.
    Posted Aug 17, 2015, 9:10 PM by Ezrath Israel
  • High Holidays 2015 / 5776 Welcome to the High Holidays at Actors' Temple Please join us for the High Holidays for 5776, beginning with our celebration of Selichot on Friday, September 4th, 2015, and continuing ...
    Posted Aug 16, 2015, 9:46 PM by Ezrath Israel
  • Membership 2015-16 Join or Renew and Save Please note: You qualify for a significant discount on High Holiday, Passover Seder, and many event tickets only if you are a member, and our ...
    Posted Aug 16, 2015, 9:37 PM by Ezrath Israel
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Upcoming ARTS@AT Events

  • When Comedy Went to School (Mon, Oct 26th, 2015, 7:30 pm) Why are there so many Jewish comedians? Lawrence Richards is the Writer/Producer of this film, which explores this provocative question in a seriously side splitting look at the Borscht ...
    Posted Sep 21, 2015, 12:59 PM by Ezrath Israel
  • Free Sound Ahn-Somble with special guest Frank London (Tues, Nov 10th, 2015, 9:00 pm) This adventurous ensemble takes you on a journey through big band, free jazz, and experimental improvisation. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door; $10 for students under age 18 ...
    Posted Sep 21, 2015, 1:00 PM by Ezrath Israel
  • The Epichorus (Mon, Dec 14th, 2015, 7:30 pm) Led by Rabbi Zach Fredman of The New Shul, The Epichorus is an ensemble stirring the sounds of Judeo-Arabic retro-folk. They are creating new sounds in world music ...
    Posted Sep 21, 2015, 1:01 PM by Ezrath Israel
  • The Louis Moreau Trio (Fri, Feb 19th, 2016, 9:00 pm) Marina Kifferstein, violin; Arnaud Ghillebaert, violin/viola; Liam Veuve, cello in a program featuring Arnold Schoenberg’s Trio, Opus 45, one of the composer's final works. Tickets: $15 in ...
    Posted Sep 25, 2015, 2:55 PM by Ezrath Israel
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More about the Actors' Temple Today

More about the History of the Actors' Temple

Some things to know about the Actors' Temple

See all of the following items with full size pictures, or just click on individual items.

  • Video and FB Post (iSTAND Media) See the Facebook post. See this video about The Actors' Temple from iSTAND Media LLC on Vimeo.
    Posted Aug 11, 2015, 6:42 PM by Ezrath Israel
  • Video and Slideshow (Manhattan Sideways) Some brief information and a slide show about us at Manhattan Sideways, at this external web page. View the wonderful 5 minute video, in which Rabbi Jill Hausman narrates the Actors' Temple story, while giving you a look at many interior and exterior views of our space. THE ACTORS TEMPLE from Polivision on Vimeo.
    Posted Apr 14, 2015, 11:11 AM by Ezrath Israel
  • Who We Are Today Spirituality, Acceptance, and Creativity. Our Philosophy: In our House of God all are welcome! The Actors’ Temple, Congregation Ezrath Israel, is a place where spirituality meets creativity, where acceptance and inclusion are core principles, and where the enduring values of Judaism translate into human connections. We provide community and self-expression, deeds of loving kindness and caring. We look for fresh approaches to enliven worship while maintaining a connection to our Jewish roots. 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 congregation is progressive and egalitarian, a place where your mind, heart, and ...
    Posted Aug 11, 2014, 10:06 AM by Ezrath Israel
  • Not Just For Actors We're very diverse. We have people from all walks of life, all kinds of professions, education, non-profit, politics, etc. But we do have lots of really creative people! Some of our members are indeed actors, dancers, singers, musicians, artists, and writers. Whether you are a creative professional, or an aficionado of performing and literary arts, this is an opportunity to socialize and network with other like minded people. And don't forget that our sanctuary is also an off-Broadway theater space. We are part of the New York performing arts community, and proud of it.
    Posted Apr 13, 2015, 11:43 AM by Ezrath Israel
  • New York Times Article About us A New York Times article from November 19, 2011 about the Actors' Temple.
    Posted Jan 2, 2014, 9:21 AM by aimee-dan beyda-miller
  • Houston Chronicle Article About Us A Houston Chronicle article from December 30, 2012 about Rabbi Jill and the Actors' Temple.
    Posted Jan 2, 2014, 9:21 AM by aimee-dan beyda-miller
  • Our Rabbi Meet Rabbi and Cantor Jill Hausman Shalom! And welcome to The Actors’ Temple. It is a great privilege and pleasure for me to serve in this historic house of God, where the vibrant, happy energy of all those stars of the stage and screen who worshiped here can still be felt. Our accepting, inclusive community is a place where people come first and where everyone feels welcomed and comfortable. I lead a Reform-style service from the Conservative prayer book, with a little bit of Chassidic wisdom to add warmth and Jewish spirituality. We pray, sing, learn, and celebrate together.  I invite you to come and visit me at a service or event. If there is ever anything that I ...
    Posted Apr 13, 2015, 11:42 AM by Ezrath Israel
  • 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. Please see our History page for more information and photos. The Three Stooges
    Posted Apr 8, 2015, 4:41 PM by Ezrath Israel
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Quick Facts


Weekly Shabbat and Holiday services.

For Shabbat:

Fridays, 7 PM: Service & Oneg Shabbat

Saturdays, 10:30 AM: Chavurah-Style Service, Torah Discussion in English & Oneg Shabbat.

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

For Holidays:

We celebrate all major Jewish Holidays. See the brief summary of Upcoming Special Events on this page, and/or visit the Events and Calendar pages for even more details.

AT Theatre

Current plays, show times, and ticketing information at the Events Page.


For children: Bar & Bat Mitzvah Training offers an exciting, fun, and rich curriculum, at a very reasonable cost.

For adults: mid-week Torah study, Shabbat Torah discussion, and frequent special programs.


Meet people in person; visit our Facebook Page and give us a “Like”.


We are happy to celebrate all your life cycle events!


We are here for you in times of need for Memorial services, yahrzeits.


Membership is only $180 for an individual, $300 for a family!

Give & Receive


Please contribute at our Online Store.


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 at our Online Store.

Sponsor opportunities

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

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