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2017-18 Past Special Events

Purim Celebration (Wed, Feb 28th, 2018, 7pm)

posted Feb 16, 2018, 3:00 PM by Ezrath Israel   [ updated Mar 10, 2018, 8:57 AM by Actors Temple Information ]

A PURIM SPEAKEASY or THE ROARING PURIM SPIEL! SERVICE, Original Spiel, written by Bob Greenberg, with song parodies by Eric Zaccar, starring professional actors, dancers, and singers: Aron Bederson, Barbara Bova, Lilly Galperin, Bob Greenberg, Elyas Isaacs, Sandy Rosenberg, Melissa Sobol, Eric Zaccar, Rabbi Jill Hausman, and Pianist James Besser. There will be a sing along, Megillah reading, Holiday Oneg, and lots and lots of laughter and fun! All are welcome. No Charge.

Tu B'Shevat Seder (Fri, Jan 26th, 2018, 6:30pm)

posted Jan 4, 2018, 2:32 PM by Ezrath Israel   [ updated Mar 10, 2018, 8:56 AM by Actors Temple Information ]

Come celebrate Shabbat/Tu B’Shevat, the New Year of the Trees, at our Kabbalistic Seder, with Music, Singing, and Dance. Wine will flow and we will sample the native fruits of Israel as we raise ourselves through the Four Worlds. A Vegetarian Potluck Dinner to follow. Please bring a dairy/.vegetarian dish to share.

Lily Galperin will play a piano program during dinner: Baroque Music (17th & 18th Centuries) From Many Lands, Part II. Free of Charge. All are invited! Food for body and soul!

Shabbat Chanukah Celebration (Fri, Dec 15th, 2017, 6pm)

posted Dec 13, 2017, 8:16 AM by Ezrath Israel   [ updated Jan 4, 2018, 2:07 PM ]


Join us for Music, Comedy, Food and celebration, Latkes & Potluck Dinner at 6 PM, Service, Sing Along with Aron Bederson, Judy Buchman, and James Besser; Open Mic at 8:30. Please reserve a spot to perform by contacting Rabbi Jill and please bring a dairy/veggie dish to share. Come and celebrate with us!

Family Chanukah Celebration (Sun, Dec 10th, 2017, 4:30pm)

posted Dec 13, 2017, 8:13 AM by Ezrath Israel   [ updated Jan 4, 2018, 2:06 PM ]

Bring the Kids to Celebrate Chanukah.

Listen to Stories, Paint a Dredel, Decorate Donuts, Sing Songs and Light Candles. $5/child.

Please reserve here or pay at the door.

Human Rights Shabbat (Fri, Dec 1st, 2017, 7pm)

posted Dec 13, 2017, 8:07 AM by Ezrath Israel   [ updated Jan 4, 2018, 2:06 PM ]

Service and Oneg Shabbat. We will hear about people who need us to care about them.

Thanksgiving Package Delivery with Dorot (Sun, Nov 19th, 2017, 10am)

posted Dec 13, 2017, 8:06 AM by Ezrath Israel   [ updated Jan 4, 2018, 2:05 PM ]

Please contact Barbara Bova to participate (

DOROT’s Annual Thanksgiving Package Delivery. Help us delivery packages to home-bound seniors.

Congregation Rodeph Sholom - 5th Floor
7 West 83rd Street
between Central Park West and Columbus Ave.

10:00 AM — 11:30 AM

More information at DOROT's web site:

Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah 2017/5778 (Oct 4th-13th)

posted Oct 3, 2017, 12:52 PM by Ezrath Israel   [ updated Oct 31, 2017, 9:07 AM ]


Come join us for services and our backyard Sukkah!
  • Erev Sukkot: Wednesday, October 4, 7 PM. Holiday Service and Oneg.
  • Sukkot Morning: Thursday, October 5, 10:30 AM. Torah Service and Holiday Oneg.
  • Erev Shabbat: Friday, October 6th, Service at 7 PM. A POTLUCK DINNER in the Sukkah at 6 PM. Please join us and bring a dairy or fish or veggie dish!

Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

  • Shemini Atzeret, Thursday, October 12th, 10:30 AM.Torah Service and Holiday Oneg.
  • Shabbat Celebration for Simchat Torah, Friday, October 13th, 7 PM, with Judy Buchman playing music.


Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, Simchat Torah

Save the Date for our Fall Benefit: “The Melody Lingers On” (Wed, Nov 8th, 2017, 7pm)

posted Sep 12, 2017, 12:35 PM by Ezrath Israel   [ updated Dec 13, 2017, 7:47 AM ]

The Actors’ Temple Presents a special Benefit Event:

The Twenty Year Cast Reunion of “The Melody Lingers On”: The Songs of Irving Berlin

See the flyer below for complete details, and buy tickets now at our online store!

2017 Fall Benefit

Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS Flea Market (Sun, Sept 24th, 2017, 10am-7pm)

posted Sep 10, 2017, 9:54 AM by Ezrath Israel   [ updated Oct 3, 2017, 12:30 PM ]

Please contact us if you wish to participate and help out!

More information:


2017-18 Membership, High Holidays, and More!

posted Aug 17, 2017, 3:25 PM by Ezrath Israel   [ updated Oct 3, 2017, 12:27 PM ]

The Overview:

Visit the Membership and High Holidays section of our our Online Store to:

  • Renew or begin your Actors' Temple Membership.
  • Buy your High Holiday Tickets for Rosh Ha-Shanah (Sept 20-22, 2017) and Yom Kippur (Sept 29-30, 2017).
  • Buy buy a page or a listing in our Yizkor Book, now in it's second year of production!

Yizkor Book Information

To provide the names and text for Yizkor items, we recommend doing both of the following steps to make sure we receive the information correctly and on time.

  • Send a copy to Rabbi Jill directly:
  • Provide the information in the fill-in boxes when purchasing each Yizkor item.

Please 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 membership year now begins on September 1st, so please join the Actors' Temple, or renew your existing membership, and save even more.

Whether you are renewing an existing membership or joining for the first time, buying your High Holiday tickets, or purchasing space in our new Yizkor Book, you can do all these things at our online store, even putting them all into a single order, which can accommodate as many items as needed. This will save you time, effort, and possibly even a postage stamp.

If you are a new member, or an existing member who needs to change some information (address, phone, e-mail, family information, etc.) please make all your purchases online, then print and fill out the membership form, and return it to us, so that we can keep all of your extended information on file.

If you prefer to order and/or pay another way, please download, print, fill out, and return the appropriate order forms below.


Membership and Yizkor

High Holidays

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