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Upcoming Special Events

  • Passover Services for 2015 Friday, April 3, 2015 at 5:00 PM. EARLY SHABBAT EVENING Service and Passover Oneg Shabbat. NOTE THE UNUSUAL TIME! An early Maariv service, conducted by Rabbi Scott Matous, so ...
    Posted Mar 25, 2015, 3:52 PM by Ezrath Israel
  • Community Passover Seder (Sat, 04/04/2015) Date: Saturday, April 4th, 2015 Time: 6 PM ACTORS’ TEMPLE SECOND NIGHT COMMUNITY PASSOVER SEDER We invite you to our delicious Second Seder, with a new caterer, Food In Motion ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2015, 11:43 AM by Ezrath Israel
  • Jeanne Krausman’s 90th Birthday Celebration (Sat, 03/28/2015) Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015 Time: 10:30 AM Jeanne Krausman’s 90th Birthday Celebration. Luncheon following the service, provided by Jeanne. All are invited to share the service, music ...
    Posted Mar 21, 2015, 9:07 PM by Ezrath Israel
  • 2015 Spring Gala: Berlin to Broadway - Transatlantic (Mon, 03/23/2015) A Celebration of early 20th Century Hits Starring the International Singing Sensation Adrienne Haan Produced by Carol Ostrow A BENEFIT CELEBRATION FOR THE ACTORS’ TEMPLE Adrienne Haan is an award ...
    Posted Feb 23, 2015, 2:52 PM by Ezrath Israel
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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 Nov 25, 2014, 3:47 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


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

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 Special Events listing on the Events page for details.

AT Theatre

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


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.


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.