Welcome to Temple Shaaray Tefila

Featured Events

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 8:00pm
Monday, September 22, 2014 - 10:00am
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 12:30pm
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 10:00am
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 12:30pm
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 10:00am
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Getting to Know...

Rabbi Deborah A. Hirsch
Interim Senior Rabbi

If you've spent any time with Rabbi Hirsch you know that she cares deeply about Shaaray Tefila, its congregants and those who may wish to become congregants. But what does she do in her down time and how did a 1974 trip to a kibbutz lead Rabbi Hirsch to Shaaray Tefila?

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Opportunities for Connection

Stay Connected to Israel

We invite you to visit our Eye-on-Israel section for links to articles about Israel, the war and meaningful ways that you and your family may help.

Shaaray Tefila Introduces Rabbinic Search Committee

On July 11 Shaaray Tefila President Michael Starr and Rabbinic Search Committee Chair Lois Nyren announced the formation of Shaaray Tefila's Rabbinic Search Committee. 

To learn more about those selected, please click here. 

Temples Want you to Join. Shaaray Tefila Wants You to Belong.

Shaaray Tefila is a Chavurah, a community committed to creating a warm and welcoming environment. Whether you wish worship or study; continue your Jewish journey or begin a new one our community is here for you. 

To find your place within our sacred community please contact Sara Samuels Reiner, Shaaray Tefila's Director of Congregant life by email or phone at (212) 328-9396 or click here to learn more. 

Spotlight On

Rabbinic Transition

The Committee for Engagement on Rabbinic Transition (CERT) invites Congregants to help shape the future of Shaaray Tefila.

You must register in advance to be part of one of these conversations.

The final Community Conversation will be held on:

Friday, September 19 at 9:00 am

These conversations will help provide information vital to the Rabbinic Search Committee's efforts to secure our next Senior Rabbi.

Click here to learn more and register.

Erev Shabbat

Friday, September 19
6:15 pm: Kabbalat Shabbat 


Saturday, September 20
9:30 am: Tot Shabbat
10:00 am: Sanctuary Service with Bnai Mitzvah: Benjamin Bauer, Camille Bordonaro and Evan Wagner

10:15 am: Minyan in the chapel
12:00 pm: Torah Study

Live Streaming

Each week we will be streaming our sanctuary services live on-line. Streaming will begin a few minutes before each service.

If you would like to request a copy of a service, please contact Cantor Todd Kipnis.