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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

  • 2019/20 Benefit Events --- Save these Dates! Fall Benefit: Monday, November 18th, 2019 Spring Anniversary Celebration: Monday, March 23rd, 2020 More details to follow.
    Posted Jun 28, 2019, 1:58 PM by Ezrath Israel
  • Weekly Torah Study for Adults No Class through the Summer. We’ll resume in the Fall, studying the Book of Deuteronomy, uptown at 96th St., $10 donation gratefully accepted. To call in please contact Rabbi Jill.
    Posted Jun 28, 2019, 12:39 PM by Ezrath Israel
  • Erev Tisha B'Av (Saturday, August 10th, 2019, 7pm) Service and Film: The Presence of Their Absence, the story of Fred Zaidman, a Los Angeles son of Holocaust survivors, on a journey of discovery to trace his roots and “inherited trauma.” Talk back with the Director, Donna Kanter, Q& A, and food suitable for the holiday after the service. The Presence of Their Absence follows Fred Zaidman, the son of Holocaust survivors, on a journey to trace his inherited trauma.  Armed with determination and scant clues from his late parents, he ventures into the unknown.  With helpers in Poland, Israel, and Germany, and an unlikely source – a Baptist minister in Atlanta who guides him through a cemetery in Poland – Fred finds his roots in the ashes of the Shoah ...
    Posted Jul 15, 2019, 10:45 AM by Ezrath Israel
  • Special Torah Chanting Service (Saturday, July 27th, 2019, 10:30am) Special Torah Chanting Service and Pre-Bar Mitzvah Celebration for Benjamin Feingold, Parashat Shofetim (yes, this is correct!) Special Oneg Shabbat Lunch sponsored by Benny’s proud parents, Rob and Kris Feingold. All are welcome.Additional Upcoming Shabbat Services:Saturday, June 29, 2019, 10:30 AM. Service, Discussion of Parashat Shelach Lecha, and Oneg Shabbat. Friday, July 5, 2019, 7 PM. Service and Oneg sponsored by Sharon Snyder in loving memory of her brother Daniel. Saturday, July 6th, 2019, 10:30 AM. Friday, July 12th, 2019, 7 PM. Saturday, July 13th, 2019, 10:30 AM. Friday, July 19th, 2019, 7 PM. Saturday, July 20th, 2019, 10:30 AM. Friday, July 26th, 2019, 7 PM.
    Posted Jun 28, 2019, 12:37 PM by Ezrath Israel
  • Rabbi Jill's 13th year Celebration (Friday, June 28th, 2019, 7pm) Service with music and Oneg Shabbat sponsored by Barbara Bova for Rabbi Jill’s 13 years at The Actors’ Temple, with musicians Aron Bederson, and Judy Buchman and comedian Zygy Susser.
    Posted Jun 28, 2019, 10:51 AM by Ezrath Israel
  • Shavuot Services (June 8-9, 2019) EREV SHAVUOT, Saturday, June 8, 2019, 6 PM: Potluck Dairy Dinner, Shavuot Holiday Service, Study Session follows the service. Come and eat blintzes, cheesecake, and more and ascend to receiving the holy Torah. Please bring a dairy dish to share. Lily Galperin plays a piano program of the French Baroque during dinner. SHAVUOT Morning, Sunday, June 9, 2019, 10:30 AM: Holiday Torah Service, Chanting of the Ten Commandments. Haftarah chanted by Ira Helf. Yizkor will be said. Oneg follows the service.
    Posted Jun 28, 2019, 10:54 AM by Ezrath Israel
  • 80th Anniversary of the Voyage of the S.S. St. Louis (Friday, May 31st, 2019, 7pm) A Talk and PowerPoint presentation, by Robert Shapiro, J.D., PhD. With special guest, Judith Steele, who was on the St. Louis. Oneg sponsored by Sanford and Paul Kravitz in loving memory of their Mother, Devorah Kravitz. A brand new Projector has been donated by Barbara Bova for the occasion and for other events.
    Posted Jun 28, 2019, 10:38 AM by Ezrath Israel
  • Shabbat and Holiday Services 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!
    Posted Nov 21, 2016, 9:31 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”.
Celebrate:
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 May 30, 2017, 5:44 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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