Learn the extraordinary untold theatrical history of The Actors’ Temple - an active Jewish synagogue smack in the middle of Broadway!
The Three Stooges, Jack Benny, and Jerry Lewis were all members of this unique congregation. On this hour-long tour, led by the Temple’s Rabbi and Cantor Jill Hausman (a former singer and actress herself!), you will see the beautiful stained glass windows up-close and examine amazing photographs that reveal facets of Jewish theater history. An unmissable and unforgettable glimpse into the continuing tradition of Judaism and theater.
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If you are curious about Jewish influences on the NYC’s entertainment industry, then you are in for a treat! Rabbi Jill has incredible stories to share about the Actors’ Temple’s most famous congregation members and the history of this national landmark.
The tour begins in the pews of the temple. Rabbi Jill gives a brief overview about the history of The Actors’ Temple and its role in the development of New York City theater in the early 1900s.
Then, guests get the chance to go on stage and get a closer look at the temple’s breathtaking stained glass windows. Rabbi Jill also exhibits sacred plaques which honor past members of the congregation and tells stories you won’t be able to hear anywhere else.
Next, she will guide you to the back of the Temple where you can see an array of exclusive archival images that showcase celebrities spending time in the exact same place you are standing. At the tour’s conclusion, Rabbi Jill hands out even more information (entirely non-Googleable) about the Temple that you can take home and share with your friends.
This tour is great for the theater fan, the Jewish history buff, and the New York site-seer.
- Guided tour
- Local guide
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Terms & Conditions
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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Schedule & Info
Actors' Temple Theater (339 W 47th Street)