B'ruchim Habayim to Riverdale Temple! Where everyone is ALWAYS welcome!
Riverdale Temple is located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. It is the oldest and the only congregation in the community affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism. Our members come from the New York City area and lower Westchester. At Riverdale Temple everyone is welcome to participate in temple life, no matter what their approach to Judaism or degree of
Jewish literacy. The temple is founded on the principles of faith, mitzvot and tikkun olam "and the study of Torah leads to them all." Riverdale Temple offers commmunal support for your laughter and tears. We are an inclusive, welcoming community of Jewish and interfaith families, young and old, married and single. We are also welcoming to all lifestyle choices.
Come and join us in our beautiful sanctuary which sets a peaceful, meditative tone for worship. We have a rich, diverse and evolving musical tradition that embraces different styles. We are egalitarian in our approach to leadership and worship. Children are welcome at all services. Most of all, we are a caring congregation, small and intimate yet not intrusive.
COME GROW WITH US! NOW MORE THAN EVER!
YOU CAN NOW MAKE MEMBERSHIP AND DONATION PAYMENTS TO RIVERDALE TEMPLE.
You may also pay for any program which requires payment, such as special events and rentals.
ON THIS WEB SITE, USING A SECURE SITE. click on the red pay now link.
Our Kabbalat Shabbat Services with potluck dinner on the first Friday evening of each month have been a huge success for years.
We have two Kabbalat Shabbat services left before we break for summer, May 3rd and June 7th. For the June Kabbalat Shabbat - we are planning to set up an Open Mike
program. So start working on your song, dance, comedy routine, play musical instrument anything to show off your talent. Kids of all ages are encouraged to participate. Please let us know if you will be participating in the Open Mike so that we can plan the program.
Kabbalat Shabbat is a success for many reasons - we are together celebrating and sharing. Please let Joanne (firstname.lastname@example.org
) know what you plan on bringing this Friday May 3rd and if you will be participating in the Open Mic on June 7th.
Our goal is to make every Friday evening at Riverdale Temple a warm and welcoming extended-family Shabbat celebration.
Invited Speakers, former members and random visitors. To see who has visited Riverdale Temple click here
In addition to using Amazon through this web site, to raise money for the temple,
you can SHOP online at your favorite stores and make money for Riverdale Temple by registering at www.iGive.com. After registering, whenever you shop at a participating on-line business, a box will pop up telling you what percentage of your purchase will be donated to Riverdale Temple.
There are now almost 700 businesses listed in this program.
Remember, you, your family and your friends can all be Riverdale Temple supporters while making convenient online purchases.
summer camp opportunity click here
To view photo highlights of past
Temple activities, click here
Adult Education offering:
Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Judith Lewis
Meets every Tuesday at noon in the
Social Hall. Bring your lunch.
Hebrew blessings and Prayers help
to give congregants familiarity and fluency in reading and
speaking the Hebrew prayers that are used in our
services. Instructor Rachel Radna by appointment
free and open to members only. You can
contact Rachel at email@example.com
put hebrew prayers in subject line
January 19 Chavurah meets following Shabbat Service
Pot-luck dairy lunch
Adult Ed./Community Outreach
Learn the Torah Blessing click here
Scroll down to Shabbat Service
and click on Torah Blessing
From The URJ:
Learn the Blessings for Shabbat
COME MAKE RIVERDALE TEMPLE
YOUR SPIRITUAL HOME
ON THE CALENDAR
Date to be announced 7:30 -10:30pm
BYOB - The Temple will provide the snacks.
Come have fun with your friends.
This activity is open to the
we are always looking to make
Still only $10.00 cover charge
For Reservation call Debbie
718-548-3800 xt 0
*Kabalat Shabbat Service
Friday March 1st service at 6:15 pm|
(Please note new time!)
followed by potluck nut-free
all are welcome. Call the office
let them know what you are bringing
Come and join our celebration of Shabbat!
*Charity Knitting for Warm Up America
as an ongoing Mitzvah Project. We will also be knitting
Preemie and Chemo Caps to be donated to local
Hospitals. We are back to meeting on the second
Tuesday of the month. We are taking a break until
Spring Will announce when we meet next. In the
meantime, you could knit at home and bring your
squares to us.
A wonderful way to make new friends, build bridges
in our community and participate in the mitzvah of
Gemilut Chasadim (act of love and kindness).
Knitting for Fun and Games
We added a Knitting activity which will
meet TBA in the spring. We work
on our "own" projects and will teach you to knit!
Also on the same night, there will be board
games i.e. chess, checkers, scarbble and whatever
you want to bring. Come and bring your play
partners! We have a new Ping Pong table!!!
Thank you Joyce and David Currier!
Riverdale Temple joins other
congregations in changing
our lightbulbs to CFLS.
We are doing our part for the
Wear your Riverdale Temple T-Shirt
on Mitzvah day! Shirts may be bought from WRJ Judaica shop
* These activities are open
to the community call
temple for detail.
Shabbat Worship Services
*April 5 6:15 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat
April 12 5:30 p.m. Tot Shabbat
6:15 p.m. Shabbat Service
**April 19 6:15 p.m. Shabbat Service
April 26 5:30 p.m. Tot Shabbat
6:15 p.m. Shabbat Service
Emor/April Birthday Blessings
April 6 10:30 a.m. Shabbat Morning
April 13 10:30 a.m. Shabbat Morning
April 20 10:30 a.m. Shabbat Morning
Camille Shapiro Bat Mitzvah
April 27 10:30 a.m. Shabbat Morning
Zachary Gerber and Rachel
Schwartz Aufruf Blessing
April Birthday Blessings
*Followed by a potluck dairy, nut-free meal.
Riverdale Temple is now a scent-free sanctuary
**Our professional quartet will
participate April 19 service.
Please contact Arnold Ostlund RT Musical Director
if you would like to underwrite the professional quartet
at one of our services (718-548-3800, ext. 0).
*tickets required at some High Holy Day services
No one is turned away because
of inability to pay! call the Temple at (718) 548-3800
Looking for a Recital Hall? A place to have a party?
Have your next Simcha or Meeting in our beautiful Social Hall.
(see other photos of our Social Hall, decorated for a party, in our picture gallery)
Call the Temple office for information