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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

  • Founder's Weekend (May 19th-21st, 2017) 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 ...
    Posted Apr 26, 2017, 8:34 AM by Ezrath Israel
  • 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.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!  
    Posted Apr 3, 2017, 1:30 PM 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • Our 100th Anniversary: Gala Benefit We thank all of you who joined us on March 13th, 2017 from 6-9 pm at the Friars Club where we held our Centennial Gala Benefit to celebrate the ...
    Posted May 5, 2017, 2:30 PM by Ezrath Israel
  • Our 100th Anniversary: Founder's Day Weekend Our upcoming Founder's Day Weekend is on May 19th-21st, 2017, and is the concluding part of our Centennial celebrations and events. (See details on this page or the ...
    Posted May 5, 2017, 8:54 AM by Ezrath Israel
  • 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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