Should I Spend Donuts On Rabbi Krustofsky and Temple Beth Springfield?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s Sunday Morning in Springfield! Gather up those religions because Homer wants to sample them all! Like a religious smorgasbord…as long as Homer can still have the bacon!  Of course it wouldn’t be an event in Springfield without premium items in our stores, just tempting us to spend sprinkles on them!

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything that looks as awesome as this because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add (the long awaited) Rabbi K and Temple Beth Springfield to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this highly requested Rabbi to your Springfield…


Character: Rabbi Hyman Krustofsky
Temple Beth Springfield
Donut Price: 150 Dounts
Earns: Earns $200, 22xp/8hrs
Size: 10×12
 Temple: Obedience +10; Chess Table (awarded at end of questline): Vanity +200

Leaves Stores when the Event Ends

-Helps earn event currency (if you still need it)
-Comes with a questline
-Temple is a gorgeous building design for Springfield, really nice.
-Comes with a bonus decoration at the end of the questline, the Chess Table

-Not voiced
-Expensive for a character/building combo
-Building animation is lacking, doors open.  Nothing really fun with it.
-Character animations are “meh”.  Not bad, but not the best we’ve seen

Final Thought
It’s Rabbi Krustofsky.  I know many premium players already own him and you’ll end up getting him just on the fact that it’s Rabbi K.  I’m one of those players.  How can I not add him?  But I do think EA slapped a high donut price tag on a highly requested character (because they know they’d get the price) and really dropped the ball on some of the animations.  If it were any other character, I’d likely tell you to pass.

Honestly, Brother Faith is a MUCH BETTER buy.   Brother Faith is cheaper, has a bonus % and hilarious animations.  Rabbi K is over priced and is lacking in his fun animations.  That being said, many of you will get him just because he’s Rabbi K..and I get that.  However, for those of you looking at the practical side of things…Brother Faith is the smarter buy.  Freemium players, if you’re not on the side getting him just because he’s Rabbi K I’d pass.  And spend your donuts on Brother Faith.

Of course in the end it’s your decision, we can only tell you what we would or wouldn’t do.  And I can tell you as a premium player, I picked him up almost immediately. For me, it’s the fact that it is Rabbi K and we’ve been waiting a while for him to join our games. (but I also purchased Brother Faith) Just remember this is limited time , and will be leaving our stores once the event ends. So be sure to make your final decision before he’s gone from our games for good. (or for now..)

Here’s a look at his tasks.

Rabbi Krustofsky’s Permanent Tasks:

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Task Length  Earns Location
Attempt to Eat Kosher 1hr $105, 26xp Kwik-E-Mart
Preach a Derasha 4hrs $260, 70xp Temple Beth Springfield
Consult the Texts 8hrs $420, 105xp Outdoor/Visual
Lecture Krusty 12hrs $600, 150xp Krusty Burger
Play Chess 24hrs $1,000, 225xp Outdoor/Visual


What are your thoughts on Rabbi K?  Will you be picking him up or have you already?  Where have you placed the Temple in your Springfield? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!


99 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts On Rabbi Krustofsky and Temple Beth Springfield?

  1. I would buy him and the temple if they cost 100 donuts.


  2. Just bought him and now I’m down to 0 donuts 😕

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  3. I’m torn as to getting him. Classic character, but not voiced. His voice is half the appeal, and like other great characters will probably get lost in the game and have no more interaction or other skins…..BUT, it’s Rabbi K!


  4. I enjoy the character, but I have to be honest, it is all about Jackie Mason voicing the character. I understand the reason why it’s not voiced in the game, but it’s pretty much a deal-breaker for me at this price. I may change my mind, but at this moment, I think it’s going to be a pass for me.

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    • I agree. Jackie Mason made Rabbi Krustofsky. The inconic episode in S4 when Bart and Lisa reunited Krusty with his father may be one of the best guest voice appearances in Simpsons history. Mason was exceptional, and I can clearly hear his voice as I write this. It may be my favorite Simpsons celebrity voice acting cameo of all time, along with MJ’s. In other words, some celebrity cameos over the years have merely salted and seasoned the plot (in some cases, over-seasoning it). But Mason’s Rabbi K. WAS the plot… an enriching meal, a hearty kosher stew enjoyed with a relaxing glass of kosher wine.

      So I’ll probably pick him up in spite of him being a mute. Also, I love chess 😀

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  5. I had to rearrange a bit and store the cathedral we got in October to make space for the temple on my Religion Row. Not sure where the cathedral can go now. (The cut-glass cathedral obviously had to be placed between the mini golf course and the hot air balloon, maybe I can find a spot in that area for the stone cathedral as well.)


    • Josephine Kick@$$

      Pardon my ignorance (or sleepiness), but I didn’t get the reference to the placement between the HAB & MGC. What am I missing? 😊


    • I need some brownstones. This looks a lot like a synagogue in my neighborhood. There’s a sushi shop on one side that looks sort of like Akira’s on one side and brownstones on the other with a park across the stree with chessboards. I love that area and would love to recreate it. Also need more chessboards.


  6. I ended up getting both Rabbi Krustofsky and Brother Faith. The temple is a nice addition to my Springfield Heights.


  7. I snatched him up right away. I’ve passed on a lot of stuff lately, but had to have Rabbi K. Plus, I’m a sucker for a character/building combo. 😉

    I also like having the religious diversity in my town. Now if only we could get a mosque…

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  8. As a freemium player since day 1, I only allow myself to spend donuts on character building combos that are cheap or on donut rebate deals, so I got Brotha Faith and passed on the Rabbi. My donuts are too hard-earned and I’m too poor to drop real life cash on donuts like the ballers. Lol.


  9. The Halloween event and Holiday event were awesome. I just had to buy basically everything offered and spent a ton of donuts. Although I still have just enough donuts left to buy him, I find him rather ‘Meh’, so I’m going to pass for now and save the donuts for something that I like more.

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  10. Of course I got him. Since there was so little to buy during Halloween and Winter the doughnuts are really stacking up. Haven’t seen him outdoors yet though.

    Normally during these mini events I’m done in a couple of days and then bored. I haven’t even unlocked Homer’s second animation. It’s a mix of general burnout in the game and the fact that the snow may look cool but my game crashes more than a drunk driver. By the time I’m done with my town I don’t have patience for neighbor visits and have only been playing once a day.

    I hope I feel more into it by the next event. I think EA kind of screwed up. Not the winter event but the Shelbyville bonuses. I’m not upset since I found out they are permanent but I always had this have to have it approach to the game. Since I can’t afford any doughnuts at the time EA finally broke that must have everything attitude. So we’ll see with the next event if I all care enough to get everything.


  11. I had never spent donuts on much of anything in the years I’d been playing until I started reading this blog 😉 So I’ve recently gone from over 1,400 to a tad below 1,100. I bought Brother Faith already and I’m tempted by the Rabbi, but I think I can wait for a long-off day when he might be offered again.


  12. I saved up my bonuts and just bought Uriah Heep’s recycling center. I’m very satisfied with my choice. Next up, Miss Springfield.


  13. Come on. The voice is the best thing about him but it seems none of the characters played by guest stars are voiced for legal reasons I suppose. Sadly pass!

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  14. This was a no brainer for me. Instant buy.

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  15. I bought him in a heartbeat. The temple is a lovely building and as I was expecting character only, was a nice bonus.

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  16. Just a heads up since moderators of this site probably already have these items, but the First Church of Lard Lad returned for 80 donuts, as did Satan’s Anvil for 225 donuts with a 100 donut rebate.

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  17. I’m gonna pass. I consider myself more of a fan of the game rather than the show so I rarely have that “must buy” or “been waiting forever” feeling about stuff being introduced to the game. I enjoy the show but I’m not a crazy fanatic…not that I’m inferring any of you are crazy fanatics…it’s just that umm…oh never mind 😉

    BTW just to make sure I’m not misunderstood..totally just joking around 😂

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  18. I don’t know if this has already been mentioned, but i think there were a couple of items added in the store today. First church of lard lad and satan’s anvil.


  19. I got him without hesitation. I’m happy to see Jewish culture celebrated in TSTO. We have a few other Jewish characters (Krusty and Sophie, Dolph, Kent Brockman, Artie Ziff, Duffman and, of course, Old Jewish Man), but they do little to celebrate their heritage. It seemed odd to wait this long, especially on the heels of the unusual (and divisive) Pagan holiday event, but I’m glad he was finally introduced into the game.

    I didn’t think the price was too high, but then again, I’ve cherry-picked most of the lower-cost premium figures. Most of the premium characters I have yet to buy cost more than 150 doughnuts, so Rabbi K seems like a bargain.

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