Join the Celebration at a Special Event on Monday, September 12 @ 6:30 pm Inaugurating Meaningful Mondays
The Actors’ Temple is a place where spirituality meets creativity, where acceptance and inclusion are core principles. The Temple has been in our community for over 105 years, founded by European Jews, many of them performers. All had to flee their countries to seek freedom of religion and the ability to be free human beings. God bless America for accepting these immigrants then as we are doing now for those seeking freedom from their oppressive governments as well as war torn countries.
The Temple was the place to worship for all the actors and performers on Broadway from the 1920’s – to the present. Members included stars such as Sophie Tucker, Al Jolson, Shelly Winters, The Marx Brothers, The Three Stooges, The Ritz Brothers, Henny Youngman, Milton Berle, Red Buttons, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein as well as producers, directors, choreographers, set designers, agents and even athletes such as Sandy Kofax. Anyone connected with show business prayed on Friday nights and the High Holy days or raised money at fund raisers for the Jewel of a Shul on West 47th Street, just around the corner from Broadway.
On Monday, September 12th, 6:30-8:30, the Temple is inaugurating our MEANINGFUL MONDAY series. This will be a fascinating evening honoring late Board member Mike Libien as well as celebrating Jewish life and the contributions made not only to the community but to the entire world. The main attraction will be the author Joshua Greene who wrote the biography of Ziggy Wilzig called UNSTOPPABLE. Ziggy survived the concentration camps as a child of 16 and came to this country with nothing at all. With his courage and tenacity and a lot of chutzpah, he became a multi-billionaire on Wall Street. The moderator will be Rabbi Joe Potasnik, Executive Director of the New York Board of Rabbi’s. The evening will be produced by Carol Ostrow, President of the Temple.
The price for this unforgettable evening is $125.00 per person. This includes the book and a Wine/Cheese/Dessert Reception at the end of the evening. For tickets please call 212.245.6975 or go to our Web-site: www.theactorstemple.org and look for the event.