Coming Soon, Fall 2014

posted Aug 12, 2014, 9:55 PM by Ezrath Israel   [ updated Aug 15, 2014, 9:58 AM ]

Broadway Blessing, Monday, September 8th, 2014, 7 PM, Little Church Around the Corner, 1 East 29th Street. Rabbi Jill takes part, with a Reflection by Karen Akers, Jennifer Fouche, and Broadway Dance.

Actors' Temple Hebrew School Open House

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014, 5:30 PM

Shalom! We at the Actors' Temple Hebrew School offer a child-centered experience where children learn about the values of Judaism in a warm, caring environment.

We invite you to attend our Open School Night, Wednesday, September 10th, at 5:30 PM. Kids are welcome! Classes will begin on Monday, September 15th, 2014.

Our goal is to help students develop confident and comfortable Jewish identities. Class sizes are kept small to insure that children are seen as individuals and where their questions can be heard, respected, appreciated, and discussed in a supportive, accepting classroom.

We celebrate the diversity of Jewish life and families in Manhattan, and welcome all families and students with an interest in connecting to Judaism.

Last year we hired a new teacher, Phyllis Marmer, whose son attended PPAS in our neighborhood. She is warm, caring, and has extensive experience teaching kids about Judaism.

We will have a mixed age Monday class, from 4:00 to 5:30 PM, which will help students to become familiar and knowledgeable about topics such as Shabbat and Holidays, Torah, Community/Synagogue life, Israel, Songs from the Liturgy, and Hebrew.

Bar and Bat Mitzvah training is also offered on an individual basis. I personally work with the older children to create a learning experience from which they can derive meaning and insight as they prepare to become Jewish adults.

Hebrew school tuition is kept low, to make it affordable for all. There is a second child discount as well.

Please contact us for more information.

Rabbi/Cantor Jill Hausman
Hebrew School Teacher Phyllis Marmer

Rabbi’s Tel. 212-865-4944
Synagogue Tel. 212-245-6975

Rosh Hashanah Package Delivery with Dorot for homebound seniors on the National Day of Service and Remembrance, Sunday, September 11th, 2014, 10-Noon. Please contact Michael Verdel to participate, or 917 312 2702.

Special Presentation, “Both Sides of the Family,” a play by Maryann Elder Goldstein and Jeffrey Grover, an interfaith family’s journey.

Friday, September 12th, 2014. Shabbat service at 7pm, play at 8:30pm.

This funny, spiritual and often moving journey of interfaith parenting, childhood and marriage made its critically acclaimed debut in 2007. SHE is raising a Jewish daughter for her Jewish husband, although she is not interested in converting. HE is the child of two Jewish parents and the divorced father of two families; one Jewish and one Christian. Follow their journeys as they weave, unravel and reflect on the diversity that is their lives.

Oneg Shabbat follows the service. Free of Charge. Talkback with the performers after the show.

Shabbat Selichot, Friday, September 19th, 2014, 7 PM. We begin the process of turning and returning.

We at The Actors’ Temple invite you to begin the Days of Awe with us, at our Shabbat-Selichot Service, an Actors' Temple tradition, Friday, 9/19 at 7 PM, conducted by Rabbi Jill Hausman. As we change the Torah Mantles from Red to White, we begin the process of turning and returning and recall the beautiful melodies of the Holy Days services. Oneg Shabbat after the service. We are a warm, accepting congregation where each person is valued. Please join us for a spiritual beginning to the New Year.

Broadway Cares Flea Market & Auction, Sunday, September 21st, 2014, 10 AM – 6 PM. Please email us at to sign up/volunteer in two hour time slots.

We at The Actors’ Temple invite you
to celebrate the Holy Days with us!

Rosh Hashanah, Wednesday 9/24, 7 PM; Thursday, 9/25, 10 AM; Thursday 9/25, FREE Service for the Community 7:30 PM; Friday 9/26 Creative Service with music and poetry 10 AM; Tashlich following the service, approx. 2:00 PM, bread and snack provided; we will walk to the Hudson River.

Kol Nidre is Friday10/3, 6:15 PM; Yom Kippur is Saturday, 10/4, 10 AM; Yizkor 1 PM. Synagogue is open all day for reflection & 3 PM study session. N’ila, 5:00 PM; Break-fast 7:25 included in ticket price; led by Rabbi/Cantor Jill Hausman, Rabbi Roger Ross and Scott Matous; Rabbinic/Cantorial Assistant Aron Bederson, Cantors Judith Steel and Jeanie Kwartler, with pianist James Besser. Children’s Services available on all three mornings.

We are a warm, accepting congregation where each person is valued. Please join us for a spiritual beginning to the New Year. No one is ever turned away.

More information on the Events page of our web site, and online ticket purchase at our Online Store, or email us at, or call 212-245-6975.

Erev Sukkot: Wednesday, October 8th, 2014, 7 PM: Service & Oneg in the Sukkah.

Please join us as we celebrate Sukkot, in gratitude for all the sustenance of the Fall season. Special Oneg for the holiday in our outdoor sukkah.

Sukkot Morning: Thursday, October 9th, 2014, 10:30 AM: Service & Oneg in the Sukkah.

Potluck Dinner and Shabbat in the Sukkah, Friday, October 10th, 2014, 6 PM.

We invite you to join us for our Shabbat-Sukkot Potluck Dinner in the Sukkah. Please bring food (dairy/fish/vegetables) to share outside in the Sukkah, beginning at 6:15 PM. Pianist Lilly Galperin plays a program of songs during dinner. The Shabbat Service, conducted by Rabbi Jill Hausman, begins at 7 PM. Stay for coffee, dessert, and socializing. Food for body and soul!

Shemini Atzeret: Thursday, October 16th, 2014, 10:30 AM, Yizkor will be said.

Simchat Torah: Friday, October 17th, 2014, 7 PM, Torah Parade, food, music & dancing!

Come celebrate Simchat Torah at The Actors’ Temple. Sing and Dance with our 10 Torahs, blues singer Judy Buchman, Aron Bederson, Rabbi/Cantor Jill Hausman, and others. End and begin the cycle in joy. Havdalah to start and refreshments to cap the evening.

Welcome New Friends Shabbat: Friday, October 24th, 2014, 7 PM, Service with Wine & Cheese Oneg.

We invite you to join us for our Welcome New Friends Shabbat on Friday, October 24th beginning at 7 PM: a spiritual Shabbat Service conducted by Rabbi Jill Hausman. Stay for wine & cheese, coffee, dessert, and conversation. Meet our Rabbi and all our friends in our historic landmark building where the stars worshipped. We are a warm, accepting congregation where all are welcome. Come find out what a unique and great place we are. Food for body and soul!