Welcome to Temple Shaaray Tefila

Featured Events

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 12:30pm
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 6:45pm
Friday, July 10, 2015 - 6:15pm
Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 10:15am
Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 12:30pm

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Shaaray Tefila Welcomes...

Beni Wajnberg
Assistant Rabbi

Rabbi Beni Wajnberg (pronounced Vine-berg) feels blessed to serve the Temple Shaaray Tefila community as of July 1, 2015. Rabbi Wajnberg was ordained from the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles, where he earned a Masters in Hebrew Letters.

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Opportunities for Connection

Become a Backpack Buddy
Kids in our Neighborhood are Hungry.
You can Help.

Many children depend on the free meals they receive at school during the week and often go hungry on the weekend because their families lack the resources to feed them.

Backpack Buddies is a nationwide program, endorsed by the Union for Reform Judaism, that aims to end childhood hunger one backpack at a time. Each Friday, Shaaray Tefila will provide backpacks filled with six meals and nutritious snacks for children, ages 5 - 11, to be distributed by the Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center.

Click here to learn more.

Temples Want You to Join
Shaaray Tefila Wants You to Belong

Let us help you find your place within our Sacred Community.

Contact Sara Reiner, Director of Congregant Life, to arrange a meeting or tour.

Spotlight On

Erev Shabbat

Friday, July 10
6:15 pm: Kabbalat Shabbat


Saturday, July 11
10:15 am: Chapel Minyan
12:00 pm: Torah Study

Mitzvah Inc for July and August

Read one-on-one with a child at this summer program for under-privileged, inner-city children in grades K-5 

Wednesday, July 22 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Wednesday, August 19 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm


Stanley Isaacs Summer Day Camp,  1792 First Avenue (93rd Street)

Open to ages 12+ (under 14 with an adult)

Sign up at:  [email protected]. You will receive an email confirmation.
*If you are interested in reading more regularly on Wednesdays between 1:00-5:00, that can be arranged)