Our Temple

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Shabbat Services

NEW TIME: Friday at 6:15 PM

Saturday at 9:30 AM


Tuesdays at 5:30 PM

Please join us!


Introduction to Biblical Hebrew

See details on Education Adult Education page.

Class meets on Tuesdays, 6:15 – 7:30 pm

at Temple Israel


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Temple Israel is a warm and dynamic conservative, fully egalitarian Jewish family. Founded over 100 years ago by immigrants to the New Hampshire seacoast, the synagogue is conveniently located in the historic district of Portsmouth. The historic sanctuary is surrounded by paned windows and woodwork reflecting craftsmanship nearly 200 years old. Services every Friday and Saturday employ traditional Hebrew liturgy and encourage congregational participation. Social events and educational programming take place in the attached modern social hall and school with its own chapel and library. The community also enjoys Family services monthly, as well as ongoing Adult Education classes and enrichment programming. The Hebrew School teaches an extensive curriculum for kindergarten through seventh grade. The Early Learning Center is a licensed, nondenominational Jewish preschool for children ages 2 years-9 months to 5 years.

Temple Israel
200 State Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 436-5301

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Welcome to Our New Board Members:

Amy Borne, Treasurer

Steve Sachs, Director

Beth Salzman, Recording Secretary

Joanne Samuels, VP House

Margie Wachtel, Director


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Upcoming Events

From the President

Over 100 years ago, the founders of Temple  Israel came together, and we are the beneficiaries of their brave vision. Since then this Temple has evolved with the times, with each generation taking the necessary steps to enable us to thrive in Portsmouth, NH. 

Temple Israel is a house of learning at all levels. A beit kadosh, a holy place. A place where everyone is welcome and has a Temple family to share both simchas and sorrows. 

We can take great pride and satisfaction that we Jews have survived 5,000 years, in good times and bad. We are also proud that Temple Israel continues to thrive in its second century as a Jewish home in the New Hampshire seacoast area.

Temple Israel is here for you when you need it, whatever the need. We look forward to welcoming you.