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Regular Service Times: Fridays, 7 PM: Service & Oneg Shabbat; Saturdays, 10:30 AM: Service, Torah Discussion in English & Oneg Shabbat. On rare occasions we do change the above times, so please check the calendar to make sure! For Holiday Services and Events, check the Calendar and/or Special Events listings.

More Event Info: larger versions of what's below, further information and bulletins, showtimes and ticketing information for the AT Theatre; and more at the Events page; Facebook events and social connections at our Facebook Page.

Upcoming Special Events

  • Comedy Benefit (Mon, May 15th, 2017, 7pm) 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. 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!
    Posted Mar 27, 2017, 8:40 AM by Ezrath Israel
  • Yom HaShoah / Yom Haatzmaut (Fri, April 21st / 28th, 2017, 7pm) 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.
    Posted Mar 27, 2017, 8:23 AM by Ezrath Israel
  • Passover Services (April 11th-17th, 2017) In addition to our second night community seder, we also invite you to attend the special Holiday and Shabbat services for Passover: Passover (1st Day) Morning Torah & Hallel Service, Tuesday, April 11th, 2017, 10:30amShabbat Evening Service, Friday, April 14th, 2017, 7 PMShabbat Morning Service, Saturday, April 15th, 2017, 10:30 AMPassover (7th Day) Morning Yizkor, Torah & Hallel Service, Monday, April 17th, 2017, 10:30 AM
    Posted Mar 27, 2017, 8:21 AM by Ezrath Israel
  • Community Second Night Passover Seder (Tue, April 11th, 2017, 6pm) We invite you to our COMMUNITY SECOND NIGHT PASSOVER SEDER! Catered by Food in Motion A Delicious and Spiritual Evening Music by James Besser, Pianist $95/Non-members; $75/Members; Children $20; Under 10 Free Buy Tickets online now or download the Printable Order Form below. Also download the Flyer and the scrumptious dairy/fish/vegetable dinner Menu.
    Posted Mar 27, 2017, 1:49 PM by Ezrath Israel
  • Passover Package Delivery with Dorot (Sun, April 2nd, 2017, 10am-noon) Those interested in delivering packages, please contact coordinator Mario Sisneros, mario.sisneros1@gmail.com, 323 205 8872, or Rabbi Jill.
    Posted Mar 25, 2017, 4:21 PM by Ezrath Israel
  • Spring, 2017 Program Summary 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.
    Posted Mar 25, 2017, 3:29 PM by Ezrath Israel
  • Purim Celebration (Sat, March 11th, 2017, 7pm) Service, Sing Along, Megillah Reading & MY LITTLE ESTHER, an Original Purim Spiel with professional actors and comedians, written by Bob Greenberg. Don’t miss it! Holiday Oneg follows the service.
    Posted Mar 10, 2017, 11:38 AM by Ezrath Israel
  • Actors' Temple 100th Anniversary Gala Celebration (Mon, March 13th, 2017, 6-9pm) *** SOLD OUT *** PLAN TO JOIN US FOR ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT EVENINGS IN THE HISTORY OF OUR "JEWEL OF A SHUL". Join us on the evening of Monday, March 13th, 2017, 6-9 pm at the Friars Club. Hors d'oeuvres, open bar, buffet dinner and dessert, plus fabulous entertainment. We will be honoring the great actress Tovah Feldshuh, Jackie Hoffman and our own Barbara Bova, and we will have the finest and most talented performers entertaining you with food and drink all evening long. Performing will be Andrew Beall, composer of SONG OF SOLOMON, the lovely and talented Anna Bergman, the beautiful and charming Adrienne Haan (accompanied by Richard Danley,) Pianist James Besser, Violinist Marina Kifferstein, Comedians Jackie ...
    Posted Mar 8, 2017, 8:09 AM by Ezrath Israel
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Quick Facts

Pray: Weekly Shabbat and Holiday services, special services for children, early services monthly for performers.
Learn: For children: the Hebrew School offers an exciting, fun, and rich curriculum, at a very reasonable cost. For adults: mid-week Torah study, Shabbat Torah discussion, and frequent special programs. Socialize: Meet people in person; visit our Facebook Page and give us a “Like”.
We are happy to celebrate all your life cycle events!
Remember: We are here for you in times of need for Memorial services, yahrzeits.
Join, Give & Receive: At our Online Store Membership is only $180 for an individual, $300 for a family! Please also donate; buy tickets for High Holy Days, Passover Seder, and other events; buy commemorative leaves on our Tree of Life plaque and/or individual chair plaques; the AT tee-shirt and the book "The Rabbi on 47th Street", a memoir about the history of the synagogue.
Sponsor: An Oneg Shabbat, special services, and other events.

Some things to know about the Actors' Temple

  • Judaica Items for Sale Please check out the contents of our lovely new display case, located in the rear corner of the Sanctuary, showcasing many beautiful items for sale, with a focus on Judaic ...
    Posted Dec 24, 2016, 10:28 AM by Ezrath Israel
  • Video and FB Post (iSTAND Media) See the Facebook post. See this video about The Actors' Temple from iSTAND Media LLC on Vimeo.
    Posted Dec 24, 2016, 12:09 PM by Ezrath Israel
  • Video and Slideshow (Manhattan Sideways) Some brief information and a slide show about us at Manhattan Sideways, at this external web page. View the wonderful 5 minute video, in which Rabbi Jill Hausman narrates the ...
    Posted Dec 24, 2016, 12:11 PM by Ezrath Israel
  • Who We Are Today Spirituality, Acceptance, and Creativity. Our Philosophy: In our House of God all are welcome! The Actors’ Temple, Congregation Ezrath Israel, is a place where spirituality meets creativity, where acceptance and ...
    Posted Aug 11, 2014, 10:06 AM by Ezrath Israel
  • Not Just For Actors We're very diverse. We have people from all walks of life, all kinds of professions, education, non-profit, politics, etc. But we do have lots of really creative people ...
    Posted Apr 13, 2015, 11:43 AM by Ezrath Israel
  • New York Times Article About us A New York Times article from November 19, 2011 about the Actors' Temple.
    Posted Jan 2, 2014, 9:21 AM by aimee-dan beyda-miller
  • Houston Chronicle Article About Us A Houston Chronicle article from December 30, 2012 about Rabbi Jill and the Actors' Temple.
    Posted Jan 2, 2014, 9:21 AM by aimee-dan beyda-miller
  • Our Rabbi Meet Rabbi and Cantor Jill Hausman Shalom! And welcome to The Actors’ Temple. It is a great privilege and pleasure for me to serve in this historic house of God ...
    Posted Apr 13, 2015, 11:42 AM by Ezrath Israel
  • Our Unique and Proud History Congregation Ezrath Israel (“Helper of Israel,”) was founded in 1917 as the West Side Hebrew Relief Association. Our building, a national landmark, dates from 1923. We count among our former ...
    Posted Apr 8, 2015, 4:41 PM by Ezrath Israel
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