Welcome to Temple Shaaray Tefila

Featured Events

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 12:30pm
Friday, August 7, 2015 - 6:15pm
Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 10:15am
Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 12:30pm
Friday, August 14, 2015 - 6:15pm

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Getting to Know....

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

Pathways: A New Paradigm For Jewish Engagement

5775 ushered in a new opportunity for our post-b’nai mitzvah students to not only chart their own Jewish journey but to also derive from that journey their own special connection, to our religion and culture. 

Click here to learn more.

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.

Shaaray Tefila Doesn't Just Want You to Join
We Want You to Discover Where You 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 31
6:15 pm: Kabbalat Shabbat


Saturday, August 1
10:15 am: Chapel Minyan
12:00 pm: Torah Study

Mitzvah Inc for August

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

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)

2015 URJ Biennial
November 4 - 8 

The URJ Biennial is an amazing, transformative multi-day experience that brings leadership, congregants, clergy and staff from more than 900 Reform congregations across North America.

To learn more and find out how you may be part of this experience, click here.