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Founder's Weekend (May 19th-21st, 2017)

posted Apr 26, 2017, 8:26 AM by Ezrath Israel   [ updated Apr 26, 2017, 8:34 AM ]

Our 100th Anniversary Celebration continues!

  • Special Service (Fri, May 19, 7pm)
  • Klezmer Service & Luncheon (Sat, May 20, 10:30am)
  • Sunday Brunch (Sun, May 21, noon) on our actual Founding Day!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday May 19th at 7 PM: Special Service with Rev. Gregory Johnson speaking on Interfaith and World Issues: Love, A Common Language; Neva Small singing, accompanied by James Besser; and a special Oneg Shabbat.

Saturday May 20 at 10:30 AM: Klezmer Shabbat Service, featuring honoree NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, with many musician friends, new and old, including James Besser, piano, Fred Fastow, guitar, Pam Fleming, trumpet & shofar, Steve Greenstein, violin, Suki Rae, flute, Eve Sicular, percussion, Michael Winograd, clarinet, and singers Aron Bederson, Judy Buchman, and Rabbi Jill;  a Luncheon, with readings from our Memory Book; and a showing of The Actors’ Temple Video and other video and audio clips

Please reserve in advance at our online store (in the Events section.) Luncheon is $25/person.

Sunday May 21st, noon – 3 PM: Sunday Brunch on our actual founding day. An open house, Location TBA. With the A Cappella group Bir’nana, conducted by Judy Buchman,

Please reserve in advance at our online store (in the Events section.) Brunch is $5/person.

Please write a sentence, paragraph, or page for our Memory Book about why The Actors’ Temple is special or why you come, or relating some anecdote about us, or why we should be preserved. Please submit by email to Rabbi Jill on or around May 1.

Sponsorships for Founders’ Weekend: $200 Sponsors a Musician (4 or more sponsorships needed); $150 Sponsors Food (4 or more sponsorships needed); $100 Sponsors Projector Rental or Printing Costs (2 or more needed); $50 Sponsors Paper Goods and Utensils (2 or more needed)

Please donate your sponsorships at our online store (in the Events section) and help us to make this a weekend to remember!

Comedy Benefit (Mon, May 15th, 2017, 7pm)

posted Mar 27, 2017, 8:40 AM by Ezrath Israel   [ updated Apr 3, 2017, 1:30 PM ]

Back by Popular Demand!

Produced by Bob Greenberg (pictured below)

Starring Stand-Up Comics as seen on TV: Scott Blakeman, Joey Callahan, Sandy Ehlers, Mike Fine, Stevie Gb, Bob Greenberg, Rhonda Hansome, Nancy Lombardo, Alan Streisfeld, Joan Alster Weisblatt, Ira Allen and Ron Gold on the Piano, with Carmen Goldberg, Vocalist.

View the Flyer shown below.

Tickets: $40 Friend, $50 Mensch, $100 Angel, $200 Seraph.

Buy Tickets Online Now or send a check made out to The Actors’ Temple or fax credit card info to 212-586-3025

Come out for a great night of comedy!


Yom HaShoah / Yom Haatzmaut (Fri, April 21st / 28th, 2017, 7pm)

posted Mar 27, 2017, 8:23 AM by Ezrath Israel

Yom HaShoah Remembrance Service, Friday, April 21, 2017, 7 PM, with Lori Leifer singing Yiddish Songs.

Yom Haatzmaut, Israel Independence Day Celebration, Friday, April 28, 2017, 7 PM. Oneg sponsored by Dorothy Silvernagel to honor the memory of her beloved husband, Philip Silvernagel.

Spring, 2017 Program Summary

posted Mar 25, 2017, 10:24 AM by Ezrath Israel   [ updated Mar 25, 2017, 3:29 PM ]

See the summary document below about our Spring 2017 programs, including Passover services and seder, Shavuot services and dinner, Holocaust Remembrance Service, Israel Independence Day Shabbat, and our annual Comedy Benefit, and Founder's Weekend, the final part of our 100th anniversary celebration. The folders below contain detailed flyers.

Spring Programs

Shabbat and Holiday Services

posted Nov 21, 2016, 9:31 AM by Ezrath Israel

We offer services for Shabbat and most Jewish Holidays in our beautiful and historic sanctuary!

Fridays, 7 PM: Service & Oneg Shabbat; on select dates additional programming included.

Saturdays, 10:30 AM: Chavurah-Style Service, Torah Discussion in English & Oneg Shabbat; on select dates Torah reading by members and staff.

Holidays: Check our calendar for exact dates/times of any Holiday service. Note that some holidays are celebrated as part of the closest Friday night Shabbat service.

On rare occasions there are exceptions to the above, so please check back right here or look at the Calendar to make sure!

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