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Events PageWeekly Announcements and other recent E-Mail Bulletins, half page Calendar in Agenda format, and a longer version of the special events listed below.

Calendar Page: Full page Calendar in Monthly grid.

Upcoming Special Events

  • Shabbat and Holiday Services We offer services for Shabbat and most Jewish Holidays in our beautiful and historic sanctuary! Fridays, 7 PM: Service & Oneg Shabbat; on select dates additional programming included. Saturdays, 10:30 ...
    Posted Nov 21, 2016, 9:31 AM by Ezrath Israel
  • SAVE THE DATE: Actors' Temple 100th Anniversary Celebration (Mon, March 13th, 2017, 7pm) SAVE THE DATE! PLEASE PLAN TO JOIN US FOR ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT EVENINGS IN THE HISTORY OF OUR "JEWEL OF A SHUL". Join us on the evening of ...
    Posted Nov 23, 2016, 4:39 PM by Ezrath Israel
  • Actors' Temple Fall 2016 Benefit (Mon, Nov 14th, 2016, 7pm) A Benefit for The Actors’ Temple A Cavalcade of Songs and Remembrance Commemorating WW I “OVER THERE” An Historic Revue for both Young and Old, Showing the Tragic Events of ...
    Posted Nov 4, 2016, 10:45 AM by Ezrath Israel
  • 2016-17 Membership, High Holidays, and More! The Overview: Renew or begin your Actors' Temple Membership! Buy your High Holiday Tickets! Buy a page or a listing in our new Yizkor Book! And last but not least ...
    Posted Sep 8, 2016, 9:18 AM by Ezrath Israel
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  • Judaica Items for Sale Please check out the contents of our lovely new display case, located in the rear corner of the Sanctuary, showcasing many beautiful items for sale, with a focus on Judaic themed objects. We are offering these items because each sale brings the Temple additional income. Why not take a look next time you are here, and see if there's something for yourself, a special occasion, or perhaps for a gift? To order any items please contact Larry Roberts at our office via phone or e-mail.
    Posted May 20, 2016, 4:47 PM by Ezrath Israel
  • 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

Pray

We celebrate Shabbat and 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.


Learn

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.

Socialize

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

Celebrate

We are happy to celebrate all your life cycle events!

Remember

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

Join

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

Give & Receive

Donate

Please contribute at our Online Store.

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 at our Online Store.

Sponsor opportunities

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