Religious School and Youth Groups

From Pre-K through Grade 12, we provide a strong grounding in Jewish ethics, history, texts, Hebrew, culture and ritual. We want our students to feel that Judaism is relevant to their lives, to understand how Jewish principles and belief in social justice can guide them in their relationships within their families, with friends, and with the wider world.

Contact Alex Tansky, Director of Education for more information about our outstanding Religious School program. 

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Religious School Open House

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Sunday, April 29th, 10-11AM

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  Welcome to The Village Temple

The Village Temple is a place for kesher – connection.  It is a home for contemporary Reform Jews who are seeking connections to Torah and the search for spiritual fulfillment, links between past and present and one generation to the next, a bridge between the downtown Reform community with Israel and the world. 

We invite all who wish to join us to enter our doors: Jews by birth, Jews by choice, interfaith families. Inside you will find a community of people who are on a quest to reinvigorate Shabbat, holiday worship and Jewish learning, and renew our commitment to tikkun olam through social action and justice.   


Membership Special Offers


Receive a Gift of Free Temple Membership for New Members with Children in 1st and 2nd Grades!

Special offer for families with children entering 1st or 2nd grade: enroll your child in the Village Temple Religious School and receive a gift of free memebrship for one year! For more information please contact Sandy Albert, Executive Director at (212) 674-2340 x 303

New Member Discount

Submit a new member application by June 1 and you will quality for a special new member discount (You will be charged the 2017/2018 rates for the 2018/2019 calendar year).   


ParentSocialThe Village Temple Religious School Family Social - Wednesday, April 25, 6:30-8:00PM

Come join our family get-together and schmooze with other Village Temple parents over wine, cocktails and finger food, while your kids will have their own great time and engage in fun games and activities with our Religious School teachers and teens. Children in 1st-7th grades will celebrate Israel @70 with food, arts and crafts, Ga-Ga and folk dancing!
Bring your friends who may be considering joining our congregation! Their kids will get a taste of our Village Temple Religious School experience.
Click here to RSVP by April 23rd!


Jazz5778Jazz Shabbat - Friday, April 27, 6:45PM

This year Cantor Bach joins Rabbi Hirsch, Anita Hollander, Hila Kulik, Antoine Drye, and Almog Sharvit for an extra special musical Shabbat. Join us, as we snap and sway along to our liturgy set to the jazz standards our community has come to love, as well as some new arrangements by our jazz expert, Hila Kulik.




OHSpring5778Religious School Open House - Sunday, April 29, 10:00-11:00AM
Meet the Director of Education and the Clergy, chat with Village Temple parents and lay leaders and learn how children experience the joy of Jewish life and learning at the Village Temple Religious School.




ShabbatDinnerOn Friday, May 4th, The Village Temple community will welcome and celebrate Shabbat in each other’s homes. The evening will start at 5:30PM with singing, blessings and appetizers at the temple, and then, we will disperse to host homes for a delicious Shabbat dinner, conversation and fun. What better way to deepen connections with one another?

There will be no Kabbalat Shabbat service on May 4th. Those individuals/families who are observing a yahrtzeit will gather at 5:45PM in the sanctuary for memorial prayers including kaddish.

In order to make this a successful event we will need Shabbat hosts as well as reservations for those individuals and families that would like to participate.

Details, including registration and cost will be available in the next few weeks. For now—HOLD THE DATE!



Adult Education: Hebrew for Worship 

The class will begin with the study of Hebrew used in prayer and, for those interested, the course work will continue toward an adult B'nai Mitzvah. Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in attending.




booksJewish Book Club at The Village Temple 

Our next book chosen is The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult. Join the meeting on May 10 at 3PM or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP or for more information. 





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Religious School at the Village Temple

Our innovative education program aims to instill in our children a lifelong commitment to Jewish learning, culture and community. With our experiential and flexible camp-inspired and fun education program, we engage our students through stories and songs, Hebrew prayers and music, educational and fun games, art and cooking. The Village Temple is known for our excellent Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation, which enables each student to experience Jewish learning and life in a personal, meaningful way, as a unique educational journey through Torah, ethics, ritual, and the state of Israel.

2017-2018/5778 School year registration is open now! Click here to regsiter online or call Temple office! Learn more about the Religious School curriculum here

For more information click here or call Alex Tansky, Director of Education at (212) 674-2340 x 308




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