Welcome to Temple Shaaray Tefila

Featured Events

Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 11:30am
Monday, December 18, 2017 - 6:00pm
Monday, December 18, 2017 - 7:15pm
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 12:30pm
Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 12:15pm

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Getting to Know....

Senior Rabbi Joel M. Mosbacher

Prior to joining Shaaray Tefila, Rabbi Mosbacher served as Rabbi of Beth Haverim Shir Shalom in New Jersey since 2001. He spent 13 summers at Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI) summer campClick here for more.


Opportunities for Connection

Engaging Israel: Foundations for a New Relationship
a course with Rabbi Mosbacher

Used by synagogues and community groups across North America and the United Kingdom, the Engaging Israel: Foundations for a New Relationship video lecture series, focuses on the critical questions facing world Jewry with regard to Israel. This video series was created by the Shalom Hartman Institute, whose goal is to develop new and diverse voices within the Jewish tradition.

Together with Rabbi Mosbacher, we will join the many communities and thousands of concerned individuals in establishing a new narrative of Jewish values and ideas that encourages Jews to engage with Israel and to act on a vision of what they believe can and ought to shape the modern Jewish nations and its policies.

The cost of this eight-week course is $50 per person and scholarships are available. The tuition includes a course sourcebook and refreshments.

The classes will be held from 7:00 - 9:00 pm* on the following dates:
Wednesday, January 3
Wednesday, January 17
Sunday, January 21
Sunday, February 11
Wednesday, February 21
Wednesday, March 7* (7:30 - 9:30 pm)
Wednesday, March 28
Wednesday, April 4

To sign up, please contact Sandra Ghiorzo at [email protected] or 212.535.8665 by December 22. There is a MINIMUM enrollment of 15 students.

Shaaray Tefila Doesn't Just Want You to Join
We Want You to Discover Where You Belong

We strive to help Reform Jews throughout New York, from the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Midtown, Downtown and anywhere in between find a place within our congregational community.

Click here to arrange a meeting or tour.

Spotlight On


Friday, December 15
5:15 pm: Tot Shabbat
5:45 pm: Congregational Candle Lighting
6:15 pm:  Shabbat Chanukah Service

Saturday, December 16
10:00 am: Sanctuary Service
Bnai Mitzvah of
Stella Rothfeld
Henry Silverman

10:30 am: Minyan in the Chapel
12:15 pm: Torah Study