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Temple Israel welcomes a new spiritual leader,

Rabbi David Ross Senter



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Shabbat Services

Friday at 7:30 PM

Saturday at 9:30 AM


Tuesdays at 5:30 PM

Please join us!


Sign up now for our Annual Community Seder

Saturday, April 4

6:30 PM



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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Prayer book Hebrew Reading Class for Adult and Youth:

See details on Education/Adult Education page.

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

at Temple Israel


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Happy Purim!


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From the President

Over 100 years ago the founders of Temple of 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. Today is no different.

For over 100 years the men and women of this congregation gave their time, effort and money to create a Jewish house of worship. 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. Today’s men and women of Temple Israel continue to do what is necessary to keep us thriving.

We can take great pride and satisfaction that we Jews ehave survived 5,000 years, in good times and bad. We can also take pride that Temple Israel is in the beginning of its second century of being our Jewish home in the New Hampshire seacoast area.

Temple Israel is here for you when you need it, whatever the need.