2014 Annual Gala Information

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Regular Service Times

For Shabbat:

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 calendar to make sure!

For Holidays:

See the Calendar page and Special Events listing on the Events page.

More Event Info

Our Calendar shows all the events in the coming weeks and months, and can feed your personal calendar using iCal subscription.

Our E-Mail Announcements are PDF versions of our weekly or occasional e-mail bulletins.

Special Events listings and more at the Events Page.

AT Theatre

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

Social

Facebook events and social connections at our Facebook Page.

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Some things to know about the Actors' Temple

  • 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 Aug 11, 2014, 8:47 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 Aug 11, 2014, 1:30 PM 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 Aug 11, 2014, 2:06 PM by Ezrath Israel
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Quick Facts

Pray

Weekly Shabbat and Holiday services, special services for children, early services monthly for performers.

Learn

For children: the Hebrew School 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.