Welcome to Temple Shaaray Tefila

Featured Events

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 10:00am
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 12:30pm
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 10:00am
Monday, December 29, 2014 - 10:00am
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 12:30pm
Monday, January 5, 2015 - 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

SAGE Chanukah Celebration

Thursday, December 18 at 6:30 pm

Join friends for a festive holiday dinner with laughter, music and libations. Shaaray Tefila will provide the food (including latkes made at Latke Palooza), non-alcoholic beverages and music; you'll provide the laughter and libations.

RSVP to Sherlee Shubert by clicking here or calling (212) 535-8008.

Special Screening of Selma

Monday, January 5 at 5:45 pm

Shaaray Tefila congregants are invited to an advanced screening of the Lee Daniels movie Selma.

The film will be preceded by remarks from Human Rights leader Joanne Bland.

Click here for more information.

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


Friday, December 19 at 6:15 pm

Join us for a music-filled service with the Shaaray Tefila Band, Kol Rinnah and Shaaray School of Rock. Bring your menorah and light the fourth candle with us. 

Following the service will be a festive oneg with latkes from the Latke Guys!

Second Chance Toy Drive

December 1 - 18
Sponsored by the Social Action Committee

Every year tons of no-longer-wanted plastic toys end up in our landfills while disadvantaged children go without.

Help make a difference in the lives of others while serving the environment by donating your gently-used plastic toys to the Second Chance Toy Drive.

Toys must be in clean and in good working condition with batteries included where necessary.

Donations may be left in the bins in the Temple lobby.


Erev Shabbat

Friday, December 19
6:15 pm: Kabbalat Shabbat/Chanukah


Saturday, December 20
10:15 am: Minyan in the chapel
12:00 pm: Torah Study