Welcome to Temple Shaaray Tefila

Featured Events

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 10:00am
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 12:30pm
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 5:15pm
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 7:30pm
Monday, May 4, 2015 (All day)
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 10:00am

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Getting to Know...

Mindy B. Davids, RJE
Director of Religious School and Educational Innovation

Mindy can hardly believe that she has been an educator at Shaaray Tefila and living in New York for the past nine years.  Moving in 2006 from sunny Southern California, she has come to enjoy Broadway Theater, sampling fine dining restaurants around town, and taking long walks on those rare perfect spring afternoons.

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Opportunities for Connection

Cast Your Vote For Progress

We are proud to announce that congregants Rabbi Marla Feldman, Marla Gamoran, Michael Laufer, Steven Portnoy and Brian Solomon and staff members, Hope Chernak and Maya Glasser are representing Shaaray Tefila as members of the Slate of Delegates for ARZA: Representing Reform Judaism in the World Zionist Congress elections.

Click here for more information and to cast your vote for the ARZA Slate.


Mitzvah Inc. For April

Thursday, April 23 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm

WHAT: Help out at an afterschool program for young, underprivileged, inner-city kids (activities will have an environmental theme) 

WHERE: Isaacs Afterschool Learning Center 
1792 First Avenue
at 93rd Street

Ages 5 and over (Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult volunteer)

Sign up at [email protected]. You will receive an email confirming your registration.


Spring Mitzvah Sunday 
May 17, 2015
Registration now Open

Volunteer opportunities for all ages.

Projects taking place in our community or at
Shaaray Tefila

Click here to register.


Save the Date
Special Kabbalat Shabbat with Celebratory Oneg
Honoring Rabbi Joshua
and Tali Strom
Friday, May 29 at 6:15 pm

Spotlight On

Erev Shabbat

Friday, April 24
6:15 pm: Kabbalat Shabbat
honoring Mindy B. Davids, RJE

Shabbat

Saturday, April 25
9:30 am: Family Shabbat
10:00 am: Sanctuary service with bnai mitzvah Morgan Covino, Jacob Shaz and Ava Soodek

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


Yom HaAtzmaut 
Wednesday, April 22
Israeli Tasting at 6:15 pm
Celebration at 7:00 pm

Israeli cellist and lecturer Elad Kabilio, founder of Music-Talks.com, presents the history of Israel's cultural melting-pot through its music in a unique concert-talk program:

Experience "East meets West" in Israeli classical music by composer Paul Ben Haim

Israeli singer Gon Halevi accompanied by pianist Maya Rand present Israeli songs by Sasha Argov, Leah Goldberg and others 

Learn about the musical history of Israel's national anthem "Hatikvah"


Toilet Training and Signs of Readiness
with Dana Rosenbloom M.S. Ed
Tuesday, April 28 at 6:30 pm

Think your child is ready for toilet training? Not sure? This workshop will help you recognize the signs of readiness and follow your child's lead. You'll learn to use your child's temperament and stage of development to make toilet training as easy as possible. By using a practical strategy that considers both you and your child, you'll be done with diapers in no time!

$20 for Parenting Program Families
$25 for Friends

RSVP to [email protected]