The Temple is one of New York City's only all-ages, 100% DIY venues
run completely not-for-profit.
Founded in December 1998, the grand social hall of Temple Beth
Ahavath Sholom has hosted a countless number of shows ranging from
small local bills to full-fledged national acts. Bands that have played
here include Dropkick Murphy's, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Mephiskapheles,
Shutdown, Catch 22, Ensign, Bigwig, Kill Your Idols, Submachine,
Bombshell Rocks, Candiria, Inspecter 7, Gob, The Nerve Agents,
Creep Division, No Redeeming Social Value, Most Precious Blood,
Against All Authority, Whippersnapper, Autopilot Off, The Explosion,
River City Rebels and many more.
Holding approximately 750 people at maximum capacity and layout,
The Temple is one of the few DIY venues with a fair-sized stage and
hires the best sound engineers and staff to run day-of-show operations.
While the Temple is indeed not a full-time venue, it is run with the
professionalism of an established club.
The Temple is run by Jordan Cooper, Loni Berman, Sid Kaptsenel &
Ugo Marceca on a joint venture to bring the best bands to the
Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn. Providing an alcohol-free enviornment
and a safe place for kids to attend shows, The Temple has been written
up many times in community papers and commended by the local civic
We would like to thank everyone for supporting us and would especially
like to thank Sam Silverman, everyone else on the Temple board,
and the surrounding neighborhood for putting up with us for so long!