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Upcoming Major Events

  • 2016 Annual Gala: Falling in Love with Love (Monday, March 21st, 2016) Carol Ostrow and The Actors’ Temple Board of Directors cordially invite you to an evening of pure joy as we proudly present our Annual Gala Honoring Rabbi Jill Hausman and our president Robert J. Reicher Buy Tickets Online Now! Monday Evening, March 21st, 2016, at 7:30pm Come join us for: FALLING IN LOVE WITH LOVE Romantic songs by Richard Rodgers Starring Anna Bergman Produced by Carol Ostrow Featuring Nat Chandler ● Musical Director: Joseph Thalken Lighting and Sound: Josh Iacovelli Publicity: Katie Rosin/Kampfire Films, Inc. Stage Manager: Jana Llynn   Fall in love again, or for the first time, at the Actors’ Temple! Our once beautiful “jewel of a shul”, is trying to keep its doors opened. Listed on the ...
    Posted Jan 21, 2016, 10:48 AM by Ezrath Israel
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Upcoming Special Events

  • Purim Spiel (Wednesday, Mar 23rd, 2016) The Queen and I: A Purim Celebration: written by Bob Greenberg, with song parodies from the famous Broadway show, King & I; Service, Megillah Reading, Sing along, & Spiel with professional actors ...
    Posted Jan 21, 2016, 4:29 PM by Ezrath Israel
  • Speaker on Afterlife: Gregory Alexander (Friday, March 11, 2016) Gregory Alexander, Ph.D. speaks on Stages of the Afterlife According to the Jewish Sages. Dr. Alexander will present a talk to include: the Sages’ Seven Stages of the Afterlife ...
    Posted Jan 21, 2016, 4:22 PM by Ezrath Israel
  • Shabbat Across America & Canada (Friday, March 4, 2016) On Friday night, March 4, 2016 hundreds of synagogues across the continent will take part in an historic national Jewish event to celebrate what unifies all Jews — Shabbat! Everyone is ...
    Posted Jan 20, 2016, 2:47 PM by Ezrath Israel
  • Tu B'Shevat Seder (Friday, Jan 22nd, 2016) Come celebrate Shabbat and Tu B’Shevat, the New Year of the Trees, at our Kabbalistic Seder, with Music, Singing, and Dance. James Besser will be at the piano. Wine ...
    Posted Jan 19, 2016, 9:26 AM 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
  • 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

  • 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 Nov 11, 2015, 7:04 AM by Ezrath Israel
  • 2016 Annual Gala: Falling in Love with Love (Mon, Mar 21st, 2016, 7:30 pm) Your opportunity to support the historic Actors' Temple at a gala one-night-only performance featuring exquisite opera singer ANNA BERGMAN in a concert of both classical art songs and ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2016, 4:37 PM by Ezrath Israel
  • Queen of Mean: The Rise and Fall of Leona Helmsley (Mon, Apr 4th, 2016, 7:30 pm) Starring TOVAH FELDSHUH as Leona Helmsley. A reading, with songs, of the new musical! Does getting what we want bring happiness? What does it feel like to be rich and ...
    Posted by Ezrath Israel
  • Actors' Temple Comedy Benefit (Mon, May 16th, 2016, 7:00 pm) Bob Greenberg presents THE ACTORS’ TEMPLE COMEDY BENEFIT with special guest Freddie Roman. This is a beloved annual event! Emceed by comedian Bob Greenberg with always a great line-up ...
    Posted Sep 21, 2015, 1:16 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

Pray

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.


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.

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