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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

  • Actors' Temple 100th Anniversary Gala Celebration (Mon, March 13th, 2017, 6-9pm) PLEASE 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 ofMonday, March 13th, 2017, 6-9 pm at the Friars Club. Buy Tickets and Journal Space Here 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 ...
    Posted Jan 17, 2017, 2:10 PM by Ezrath Israel
  • A Wing and a Prayer Benefit (Mon, Feb 13th, 2017, 8pm) A Variety Show with up and coming Broadway performers, singing love songs and rejoicing in the power of love; Monday, February 13, 8 PM, to help the Historic Actors’ Temple build an ADA Accessible Restroom; Musical Direction by Josh Freilich, produced by Dan Schneider and sponsored by the Florence Belsky Trust. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fyaqi_94S24 Tickets: $25; $10 Students and Seniors.   Buy Tickets
    Posted Jan 17, 2017, 1:20 PM by Ezrath Israel
  • Tu B'Shevat Programs (Fri-Sun, Feb 10th-12th, 2017) Friday, February 10th, 6:30 PM: TU B’SHEVAT SEDER: Potluck Dinner and Seder-Style Shabbat Service, a Mystical Seder for the New Year of the Trees, our Environmental Holiday, with pianist James Besser and singer Aron Bederson. Come eat the native fruits and nuts of Israel and drink some wine, as we ascend through the four worlds. Please bring a dairy/vegetarian dish to share. Lilly Galperin plays a piano program of Baroque to Modern and Songs from Around the World during dinner. Sunday, February 12th, 4-5:30 PM: The Actors' Temple and Different Directions team up for another Family Workshop for Tu B'Shevat, the New Year of the Trees, at The Actors' Temple, 339 West 47th ...
    Posted Jan 24, 2017, 1:48 PM by Ezrath Israel
  • Community Shabbat Chanukah (Fri, Dec 30th, 2016, 6pm) Come join us at The Actors’ Temple for our Community Shabbat Chanukah Latke party, Sing-Along, and Open Mic.Time: 6-10 PMDinner begins at 6:00 PM, Latkes and applesauce provided by us; then a Shabbat Service with music and a Chanukah Sing Along, conducted by Rabbi Jill Hausman, beginning at 7 PM. We will sing, celebrate, pray, eat and sing some more! Pianist James Besser will accompany. Bring yourself and your talents. Stay for coffee, dessert, and conversation. Please email info@theactorstemple.org to perform. Food for body and soul!
    Posted Dec 22, 2016, 3:54 PM 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
  • SAVE THE DATE: Actors' Temple 100th Anniversary Celebration (Mon, March 13th, 2017, 7pm) SAVE THE DATE! PLEASE 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 ClubHors d'oeuvres, open bar, buffet dinner and dessert, plus fabulous entertainment.We will be honoring the great actress Tovah Feldshuh, and 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, Robert Cuccioli, the lovely and talented Anna Bergman, the beautiful and charming Adrienne Haan (accompanied by Richard Rotterrich, who will be rehearsing with all the singers), Pianist James Besser, Violinist ...
    Posted Nov 23, 2016, 4:39 PM by Ezrath Israel
  • 2016-17 Membership, High Holidays, and More! The Overview: Renew or begin your Actors' Temple Membership! Buy your High Holiday Tickets! Buy a page or a listing in our new Yizkor Book! And last but not least, it's our Centennial Year! (Read about this in the letters below.) Please Join or Renew and Save! Please note: You qualify for a significant discount on High Holiday, Passover Seder, and many event tickets only if you are a member, and our membership year now begins on September 1st, so please join the Actors' Temple, or renew your existing membership, and save even more. Whether you are renewing an existing membership or joining for the first time, buying your High Holiday tickets, or purchasing space in our new Yizkor ...
    Posted Sep 8, 2016, 9:18 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 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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