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 can do for you, please don’t hesitate to call upon me.
“Rabbi Jill” has been the rabbi and cantor of The Actors’ Temple since 2006. She came to this historic synagogue from Boro Park Progressive Synagogue, where she served for twelve years as Cantor, and for two years, also as Assistant Rabbi. She has a background in classical singing and acting. Rabbi Jill, a New Jersey native, is a graduate of Smith College and received her Semicha from the Rabbinical Seminary International, under the aegis of Rabbi Joseph Gelberman. She is married, has two sons, and lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. She can sometimes be seen riding her bike to the office.
Visit Rabbi/Cantor Jill Hausman’s Blog "Spiritual Action" to read her sermons, and/or take a look at some snippets of recent posts right here.