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2018-19 Past Special Events

Comedy Benefit (Monday, May 20th, 2019, 7pm)

posted Apr 7, 2019, 7:32 PM by Ezrath Israel   [ updated Jun 28, 2019, 10:38 AM ]

The COMEDY BENEFIT is Back by Popular Demand!

Bob Greenberg, Producer, Emcee and Comedian (pictured below) has created a hilarous show for us, starring Stand-Up Comics As Seen On TV: Bernie Berns, “King Of The Catskills,” Sandy Ehlers, Mike Fine, Rhonda Hansome, Barbara Heller, Dave Konig, Nancy Lombardo, George Saltz, plus, A Surprise  Special  Guest!

With Ira Allen on Piano and Carmen Goldberg, Vocalist.

Wine & Cheese after the show.

Buy Tickets Online Now, by phone, or send a check made out to The Actors’ Temple.

Come out for a great night of comedy!

Passover Holiday Services (Apr 20-27, 2019)

posted Apr 7, 2019, 6:42 PM by Ezrath Israel   [ updated Jun 28, 2019, 10:33 AM ]

In addition to the services within our second night Community Seder, we also invite you to attend our three Passover Morning Services:

  • Saturday, April 20, 10:30 AM
  • Friday, April 26, 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, April 27, 10:30 AM for a Yizkor Service

Phyllis Malamud sponsors the Oneg Shabbat on April 27th in loving memory of her Mother, Hannah Unterman Malamud.

Passover Package Delivery with Dorot (Sun, April 7th, 2019, 10-Noon)

posted Apr 7, 2019, 6:37 PM by Ezrath Israel   [ updated Jun 28, 2019, 10:32 AM ]

At Dorot, 171 West 85th Street, near Amsterdam Ave. Please contact Barbara Bova to participate.

Community Second Night Passover Seder (Sat, April 20th, 2019, 6pm)

posted Mar 27, 2019, 7:57 PM by Ezrath Israel   [ updated Jun 28, 2019, 10:32 AM ]

A fabulous event led by Rabbi Jill Hausman every year.

See the event information and seder menu flyers below.

Buy Tickets Now at our online store!


Purim Spiel: KISS ME ESTHER! (Wed, March 20th, 2019, 7pm)

posted Mar 10, 2019, 10:33 AM by Ezrath Israel   [ updated Jun 28, 2019, 10:30 AM ]

Service, Megillah Reading, Original Spiel written by Bob Greenberg; with professional actors and pianist James Besser, Sing Along, and many shenanigans!

An Oneg with Hamentaschen and wine follows the hilarity. Come one, Come all to Brush up your Shakespeare!

Starring: Aron Bederson, Barbara Bova, Lilly Galperin, Bob Greenberg, Joan Jaffe, David Mohr, Judy Rosenblatt, Mireille Villlarqui, and Rabbi Jill Hausman.

Tu B'Shevat Seder (Fri, Jan 18th, 2019, 6:30pm)

posted Feb 4, 2019, 8:59 AM by Ezrath Israel

A Mystical Kabbalistic Seder and dinner.

Come celebrate Shabbat/Tu B’Shevat, the New Year of the Trees, at The Actors’ Temple’s 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 spiritual Four Worlds. A Vegetarian Potluck Dinner to follow with a Bach piano program by Lily Galperin. Please bring a dairy/vegetarian dish to share. Free of Charge. All are invited. Food for body and soul!

Shabbat Chanukah Celebration (Fri, Dec 7th, 2018, 6pm)

posted Nov 20, 2018, 4:02 PM by Ezrath Israel   [ updated Feb 4, 2019, 8:46 AM ]

Come join us at the Actors’ Temple for our community Shabbat Chanukah potluck & latke party, sing-along, and open mic.

Friday, December 7th, 2018, 6-10 PM. Dinner begins at 6:00 PM.

Please feel free to bring a dairy/vegetarian dish to share. Latkes, sour cream, and applesauce provided by us; then a Shabbat Service with music and a Chanukah Sing Along, conducted by Rabbi Jill Hausman, Aron Bederson, and Judy Buchman, beginning at 7 PM. We will sing, celebrate, pray, eat and sing some more! Pianist James Besser will accompany. Stay for coffee, dessert, and conversation. There will be comedians and singers, actors, and more! Food for body and soul!

Actors' Temple Fall Benefit "ZERO HOUR" (Mon, Nov 5th, 2018, 7:30pm)

posted Oct 5, 2018, 6:21 AM by Actors Temple Information   [ updated Feb 4, 2019, 8:45 AM by Ezrath Israel ]

Buy Online

Purchase Tickets Here

Order your tickets now so you don't miss this fabulous event.
Tickets are selling fast!!!

Buy via Phone

Call Larry Roberts at 917-359-1249

Carol Ostrow & Joan Finkelstein present


Starring Jim Brochu
as Zero Mostel

Directed by Piper Laurie
Featuring John Fischer at the Piano

Monday, November 5th, 2018


at The Actors’ Temple

339 West 47th Street, NY, NY 10036

All tickets $100, General Admission

Light refreshments after the show.
($25.00 of the ticket price is tax deductible)

Buy Online

Purchase Tickets Here

Buy via Phone

Call Larry Roberts at 917-359-1249

Jim Brochu brings Zero Mostel back to life in “Zero Hour.” He re-creates the definitive backstory to this amazing performer's appearances in such shows as “Fiddler on the Roof,” “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” Mel Brooks’ “The Producers,” and many more. Brochu is both hilarious and poignant as he recounts Mostel’s big life - as a Broadway legend, a larger than life personality and the target of Hollywood blacklisting.

“This is acting on the grand scale, full of blood and guts and glory and if you care about theatre, or about the evils that people have done (and still continue to do) in the name of politics, then you must see this show.”

TORONTO STAR (Richard Ouzounian)

“I don’t know how many hours Mr. Brochu, who also wrote the script, has spent in front of a mirror practicing his eye rolls and bellowing quips, but it has paid off. He’s the spitting image of the bearish Mostel, down to the strands of hair barely covering his head.”


“... a madcap theatrical portrait of the legendary Zero Mostel that is absolutely delightful and, ultimately, deeply moving.”

TORONTO SUN (John Coulbourn)

The Actors’ Temple, Congregation Ezrath Israel, where spirituality, creativity, acceptance and inclusion are core principles, where enduring values of Judaism translate into human connections. Progressive and egalitarian, welcoming people from all denominations, interfaith couples and families, regardless of race, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Find community. Experience deeds of loving-kindness. Nourish your mind, heart, and soul. Deepen your relationship to God and Judaism. And we’re not just for actors, singers, dancers, performers, musicians, artists and writers, although we have many treasured and creative members in those professions!

This is a very important play, perfect as a reflection of the times we live in today, and our beautiful Actors’ Temple is the perfect venue. Please come, enjoy and help us reach our goals for the 21st Century.

This event is not to be missed.


Actors' Temple 102nd Annual Gala "Hot Jazz @ A Cool Shul" (Mon, March 25th, 2019, 7:30pm)

posted Oct 5, 2018, 6:21 AM by Ezrath Israel   [ updated Jun 28, 2019, 10:28 AM ]

 Actors’  Temple
Congregation Ezrath Israel

Our 102nd Anniversary

Gala Celebration

A Benefit for The Actors’ Temple

Monday, March 25th, 2019



A fabulous evening of food, music and yes, dancing to the incredible sounds of Tony Middleton and his Trio.

Produced by Carol Ostrow, Joan Finkelstein
and the Board of The Actors’ Temple.



$250 per person
$400 per couple

Will include Cocktails, plentiful Hot and Cold Canapés, Music and Wine from 6:30-7:30pm. Showtime, starring Tony Middleton and his Trio, beginning at 7:30pm.

Dancing and merriment included in the package!

More surprises to be announced shortly.

Ads in the Program Booklet:
Full Page: $350
Half Page: $250
Quarter Page: $125

Special “Producers” Package: $1000

This will include your names in the program above the title, 2 tickets and a full page ad in the program. We will be forever grateful!

To purchase tickets and/or program booklet ads:

Visit this section of our web site.

Call Larry Roberts at 917 359 1249

Dear Friends, Family and Congregants of The Actors’ Temple,

We will be celebrating our 102nd Anniversary in our very own recently renovated sanctuary and lower level, on Monday, March 25th, 2019, from 6:30-9:30pm.

Our entertainment for the evening will be the fabulous Tony Middleton and his Trio. He traded in his amateur boxing gloves and jumped into the music business around 1952. His most famous recording of the era was the hit song “Church Bells May Ring” with The Willows. Tony has worked in the music business ever since, producing many great records and singles, working with many of the greatest performers of his time, and contributing his voice for many film soundtracks. His repertoire covers a wide range of musical styles, genres, and periods.

Whatever your age, whatever your musical tastes, Tony has something for you. Would you expect any less from a man with seven decades of work under his belt?

Please come and have a great time while also supporting The Actors’ Temple. I’ll certainly be there and I hope many of you will, too

Lots of love and good wishes,

Carol Ostrow, President

2018-19 Membership, High Holidays, and More!

posted Aug 5, 2018, 6:41 PM by Ezrath Israel   [ updated Nov 20, 2018, 4:48 PM ]


Please read this letter from our Rabbi and some information about our upcoming High Holidays services and events.

Order Tickets, Memberships, Yizkor Book

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

  • Renew or begin your Actors' Temple Membership.
  • Buy your High Holiday Tickets for Rosh Ha-Shanah (Sept 9-11, 2018) and Yom Kippur (Sept 18-19, 2018).
  • Buy a page or a listing in our Yizkor Book, now in it's third year of production!
  • We encourage online ordering and payment!
  • Please note that you can order everything online and choose to pay offline by sending us a check or calling in your payment card.
  • If you prefer an entirely offline solution, please use the forms below.

List in our Yizkor Book

To provide the names and text for those being honored in the Yizkor Book, we recommend providing us with the text in two different ways, to make sure we receive the information correctly and on time.

  • Please send a copy of your Yizkor Book text to Rabbi Jill directly:
  • Also provide your text in the fill-in boxes when purchasing each Yizkor Book item while you are in the Membership and High Holidays section of our Online Store.
  • We encourage online ordering and payment but if you are using the forms below, please write in your text.
  • If you prefer an entirely offline solution, please use the forms below.

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.

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