Town And Village Synagogue

Rating: 4.85 stars   48 reviews

Issues: Religion

Location: 334 E 14th St New York NY 01000 USA

Mission: Named for our roots in Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village, T&V is home for congregants and members from throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. We are grateful to have evolved as a caring, inclusive, multigenerational congregation whose members, having grown up in all walks of Judaism, have found their way home. We invite you to join us for participation at any of our scheduled services.
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Town and Village is a really special place. Rabbi Sebert is absolutely fabulous; he's an incredible teacher and a generous soul. The leadership and community is warm and welcoming. This is a fabulous shul!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The community. Rabbi Sebert and Cantor Postman are so welcoming, and the community is so generous.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Since we moved to NYC we have not been able to truly feel connected and a sense of belonging to a synagogue. This High Holiday season at Town and Village Synagogue was definitely an exception. Very meaningful. Orly

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

welcoming 'strangers' and making them feel good.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Services were meaningful.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

awesome.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Do more outreach.

Ways to make it better...

If I agreed to participate and help in services.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

They offer free services for the High Holidays. Unbelievable! Especially for New York City. The High Holiday experience was so pleasant. Staff and clergy were inclusive and warm. I wil definitely be back.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Being able to attend high holiday services at the donation I was able to pay.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Warm and inclusive.

Ways to make it better...

My family had come with me!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

I've been going to the Town and Village Synagogue community services for the high holidays for seven years since I moved into the neighborhood. It is so difficult to find a synagogue that will take nonmembers on the high holidays. Not only do they accept us, but they accept us with open arms. Though I know I give donations every year, I'm sure there are plenty who attend the services who are either unable or forget to donate, and I'm sure it's at least a small (if not significant) financial burden to provide this service. But it cannot be underestimated how much this synagogue gives back to the community in this simple, though highly appreciated gesture.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the wonderful community services on the high holidays.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Extend its service to the community throughout the year, and expand its education and community outreach programs.

Ways to make it better...

the microphone didn't cut out so much during kol nidre. ;)

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

financial needs.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

Great synagogue! They are always welcoming. The monthly dinners are a great way to meet other young Jews in the community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the weekly services, high holiday services, and monthly community dinners.

Ways to make it better...

nothing

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Wonderful synagogue, welcoming community. The monthly dinners are great. Each time I have gone I have met a diverse set of people from all over the city.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how welcoming the rabbi, cantor and staff are.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Helpful, friendly

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I am a deaf woman. There are not many synagogues in NYC or anywhere that a deaf person can come and be made to feel accepted and part of the congregation. Town and Village Synagogue makes sure to have interpreters so that deaf people can understand the prayers and what is going on. People are very warm and try very hard to welcome the deaf community and make us feel welcome Thank You Liora Rotem

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

deaf people that are in the community enjoy coming to the synagogue

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

being welcome warmly

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very kind warm and helpful

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

have more programs for deaf people

Ways to make it better...

If there were more sevices for deaf people

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I first started coming to T&V for the daily morning minyans. I am saying Kaddish for my dad, who passed away at the end of June. I did a lot of investigation into other synagogues and T&V really stood out. In addition to holding one of the only egalitarian, daily minyans in the area, there is a wonderful community. They were friendly and supportive from the very first morning. And after the first Shabbat I attended, I decided that this was a good synagogue for me to join. The feeling on Friday nights is very different from daily services and also from Saturday morning. But I really like it all. I love how warm and quirky the people in this community are and the clergy are amazing. I dont know what I would have done without this community during this very challenging time.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The community, the clergy, daily services, shabbat services, holiday services, young adult events and dinners.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

The Rabbi is a very done to earth, plain spoken person that exudes the proper mix of approachability, confidence and knowledge. WONDERFUL!! The Young Adult programming (Synaplex) hosts a Shabbot Dinner once a month. Rarely have I felt as comfortable and "at home" with a group of people. It is the highlight of my month. The dinners usually have a theme and/or a speaker that actually speaks about a topic of relevance to the audience. Authors, Artists, Social Workers, have all spoken about topics that bridge the spirt of Shabbot and the interests of the attendees. This is the place that someone that hates going to synagogue would love, but it also is the place that someone that loves synagogue would frequent. It encapsulates the diversity of Lower East Side and infuses it with the warm spirit of Judiasm. The people that run Synaplex have a contagious approachable enthusiasm that makes you feel you belong. Everyone has a "real" genuine affect-not the glazed over robotic smile that pervade so many similar programs. If I won the lottery I would give them money.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My life-feeling more connected to Judiasm and other people.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The feeling that it is like a family.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

I don't understand what you mean by "kind"? Race, ? Ethnicity? Job title?

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Keep the price for dinner low. Enhance social offerings beyond once a month. Make sure that every dinner could be in the "big" room. Ensure that after the people running it move on, there is someone that could take over and have the same warmth.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

My parents and I have been members of T&V since I was 6 years old. I am now 31. The synagogue community is like my 2nd family. I have celebrated many happy times and unfortunately some sad at T&V. Even during tough times, I have felt comforted by the warmth and energy at T&V. The energy and spirit during Shabbat and other services is amazing. Rabbi Sebert, Cantor Postman, Shanee Epstein, and the countless members who present and volunteer make this community what it is.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many immeasurable ways.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

create more great programs for youth and adults a like to lead a fulfilling Jewish life.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

 
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