March 23-July 25, 2015

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2015 Spring Gala: Berlin to Broadway - Transatlantic (Mon, 03/23/2015)

A Celebration of early 20th Century Hits

Starring the International Singing Sensation

Adrienne Haan

Produced by Carol Ostrow


Adrienne Haan is an award-winning concert and cabaret star in Europe and the United States, who will sing a diverse repertoire of chanson to jazz, blues, klezmer and Broadway, as a Benefit for The Actors’ Temple. This benefit is produced by Carol Ostrow, honoring Phyllis Malamud and her father, Cantor Louis Malamud, who served the congregation for forty years.

Coffee & cookies after the performance.

Tickets from $50 to $1,000 for donors.

Monday, March 23rd, 2015, 7:30 PM

The Actors' Temple Theatre

339 West 47th Street

New York, NY, 10036

Make Your Reservations Now for this award winning singer hailed as “an all-round entertainer of the highest calibre,” one of Europe’s and America's most electrifying concert and cabaret stars.

Tickets are Tax Deductible to the extent allowed by law.

The Actors' Temple Board of Directors and Carol Ostrow cordially invite you to an evening of pure joy, starring the incredibly talented International singing sensation Adrienne Haan, pictured above or to the left.

This unforgettable evening will feature a musical voyage from the 1920's Berlin to recent Broadway while singing Klezmer/Hebrew music and beloved Broadway showtunes in five languages and much, much more. Adrienne has been hailed as "an all-around entertainer of the highest calibre", with Richard Danley on piano and Mike Campenni on drums.


We will also be honoring the wonderful Phyllis Malamud for her many contributions to the Temple and that of her father, Cantor Louis Malamud.

Our once beautiful "jewel of a shul", is trying to keep its doors opened. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, built in 1917, it is falling into terrible disrepair. If we do not renovate in the near future, we will lose this building. It is more than a building. It is our show business heritage. The stars who built this Temple paved the way for Jewish actors, dancers, comedians, directors, and producers to be taken seriously and to have careers in New York. If those old walls could talk, we would be screaming with laughter or crying our eyes out with the likes of Sophie Tucker, Edward G. Robinson, The Three Stooges, The Ritz Brothers, Marx Brothers, Milton Berle, Shelly Winters and sooooo many more. This is your history too!!! Please be with us. We cannot do this without you and your generosity.

PRODUCERS: $1,000 plus 2 Prime Orchestra Seats

SUPPORTERS: $750 plus 2 Prime Orchestra Seats

DONOR MENTION: $500 plus 1 Prime Orchesta Seat

(all the following options are per person, for 1 seat each)





Jeanne Krausman’s 90th Birthday Celebration (Sat, 03/28/2015)

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015

Time: 10:30 AM

Jeanne Krausman’s 90th Birthday Celebration.

Luncheon following the service, provided by Jeanne. All are invited to share the service, music, reminiscences, and food!



Passover Services for 2015

Community Passover Seder (Sat, 04/04/2015)

Date: Saturday, April 4th, 2015

Time: 6 PM


We invite you to our delicious Second Seder, with a new caterer, Food In Motion; see the Flyer and delicious dairy/fish/vegetable Dinner Menu below.

Conducted by Rabbi Jill, with music by James Besser and dinner piano music by Lily Galperin, as part of the festivities. A delicious and spiritual evening! Cost: Members $75; Non-members $100. Children 10-21 $20, Under 10 Free.

212-245-6975 or email

Please reserve by phone, mail, fax, or online by March 27.

For offline reservations, please download, print, and fill out the form below.

To purchase tickets online simply navigate to the Online Store page, click on the Events section, and click on the Community Passover Seder ticket item, or click the link below:

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Yom HaShoah Remembrance Service (Fri, 04/17/2015)

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Yom HaAtzmaut, Israel Independence Service (Fri, 04/24/2015)

A musical sing-along with Judy Buchman.

The Green Book, A Play (Mon, 04/27/2015)

The Green Book, A Play by Calvin Alexander Ramsey, presented as a Backer’s Reading, Monday, April 27th, 7:30 PM, directed by George Ferencz. The “Negro Motorists Green Book” was a response to Jim Crow era laws which prevented black travelers from staying in white only locations. The play examines links among restrictions for both blacks and Jews traveling in the 20th Century.  Free Admission. For information call: 678-760-9850.

Vox Hebraica: sTem: Erwartung (Fri, 05/01/2015)

Vox Hebraica: Arnold Schoenberg's epic one-act monodrama "Erwartung," arranged for clarinet, piano, and soprano trio with a mini-lecture preceding the concert, Friday, May 1, 9 PM. Free to those attending the service; Tickets $10/Stu & Srs, $15/general admission, at the door, online, or by phone; visit “events” in the online store, or 212-245-6975. Tax deductible donations can be made to Vox Hebraica and sent to The Actors’ Temple, PO Box 2620, NY, NY 10108. Refreshments after the performance.

Holocaust Survivor's Book Talk (Fri, 05/08/2015)

Speaker: Holocaust Survivor Simon Malkes speaking on his book, The Righteous of the Wehrmacht.

Born in Vilna, Poland in 1927, Simon Malkes grew up there, the capital of Lithuania, a city of 200,000 people, 35% of which were Jews. Called Jerusalem of Light or Jerusalem of the North, it was an important center of Jewish culture. Less than 1 % of its Jews Survived.

Malkes and his father were lucky: they worked 3 years in one of the HKP workshops in repairing German military vehicles, managed by Major Karl Plagge, an engineer, member of the Nazi party, who saved Malkes and all the Jewish workers at the plant by notifying them that the SS was arriving the next morning. Malkes will speak about his escape, his book, and the life he led after the war.

View the flyer about the book.

Spring 2015 Comedy Benefit (Mon, 05/18/2015)


Bob Greenberg presents



Monday, May 18th, 2015, 7pm

The Actors’ Temple Theater

339 West 47th Street

(Between 8th & 9th Avenues)



Starring Stand-Up Comics AS SEEN ON TV






IRA ALLEN on the piano


Special Guest Star STEWIE STONE

The Actors’ Temple is a “post denominational” shul where all are welcome, with a rich show business history: former members include Sophie Tucker, Joe E. Lewis, Shelley Winters, 2 of the 3 Stooges, and Henny Youngman!

Come on out for a great night of comedy to help restore this historic Temple!


Yom Yerushalyim Service (Fri, May 22, 2015)

With the regular Shabbat Evening Service, followed by an Oneg Shabbat.

Shavuot Services for 2015

Saturday, May 23, 2015, 6PM: Erev Shavuot Service, Potluck Dinner, & Study Session. Dinner at 6 PM; Service at 7 PM; study session after service. Lilly Galperin plays a piano program, From Baroque to Modern, during dinner. Please bring a dairy/vegetable dish to share. Rabbi Jill provides a blintz soufflé and we will eat, sing, pray, and find meaning in our beautiful traditions.

Sunday, May 24, 2015, 10:30 AM: Shavuot Morning Service with Torah Chanting of the Ten Commandments and the Hallel Service, followed by a Holiday Oneg.

Trip to See Lincoln and the Jews (Sat, 06/06/2015)

Note the Date Change!

Trip to See Lincoln and the Jews, Saturday, June 6th, 4 PM, New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West (76-77th Streets), $14/person if 10 or more come, Seniors $12: 100 letters, photos, and other artifacts, presenting Lincoln’s political career. Please contact Rabbi Jill to come along!

A Concert to Inaugurate our New Piano (Mon, 06/15/2015)

Time: 7:30pm

Friends of Music and Arnold Rosner

Come hear about the piano that saved a life and hear works for voice, violin, and piano by the late Arnold Rosner, {whose sister Irene donated the piano in his memory}, and by Barber (Knoxville, Summer 1915), Bloch (Baal Shem Tov Variations), Castelnuovo-Tedesco (Sea Pieces), Gershwin (selections from Porgy & Bess), with Aron Bederson, Baritone, James Besser, Carson Cooman, Jonathan Dzik, Piano, Rabbi Jill Hausman, Soprano, and Marina Kifferstein, violin. Refreshments after the concert. Suggested Donation: $20.

Ukuleles For Peace (Wed, 07/22/2015)

Ukuleles For Peace: Young Jews and Arabs performing together.

Ukuleles For Peace have been playing and singing for peace for 11 years. They befriend each other, involve their families, and turn the wheels of social change in Israel. UFP wants to inspire you through music, share their story and spread the message of Peace.

$15 Donation at the door to support them and cover their expenses.

Date: Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Time: 7pm

Erev Tisha B'Av and Film (Sat, 07/25/2015)

Shadows From My Past, a film at The Actors’ Temple, about Austrian collaboration and guilt during the Shoah, with some original footage of Simon Wiesenthal and interviews of prominent politicians and officials who were alive during the Holocaust, by Curt Kaufman and Gita Weinrauch Kaufman; Question and answer talk back with Gita Kaufman, survivor of the Shoah, after the film.

Shown in conjunction with the Erev Tisha B’Av service. Food appropriate to the holiday will be served.

Please visit the film’s website:

Free of charge.

Date: Saturday, July 25th, 2015

Time: service at 7 PM, film at 8:15 PM