Covid-19 Update

Due to concerns about the spread of Covid-19, Temple Israel is currently holding all services, meetings and other events outdoors or via Zoom. For links to online temple activities, contact Administrative Director Heather Tomlinson.


On June 19, 2020, Board President Amy Hyett sent the following message to Temple Israel members:

Thanks to everyone who took the time to complete our survey (over 100 members!). You gave us some amazing data to digest and some very clear direction. While community members are united in missing one another and longing to gather again in our historic sanctuary, we are quite divided in terms of how swiftly that should occur!

The Ritual Committee has scheduled the first outdoor service on Friday, July 10 (details to follow).

While we acquire appropriate signage and cleaning protocols, the building will be open “by appointment.” Feel free to contact the office if you have temple business in the building. Starting in July, Rabba Kaya will be holding weekly office hours at the temple and you will be able to reach out to her for an appointment also.

These early events will enable us to test out logistics and protocols to keep our community safe. We will soon be rolling out guidelines for committee chairs so that additional “in person” events can be planned. Meanwhile, new A/V technology in the sanctuary and social hall is scheduled for installation during the first week of July, which will enable a multitude of options moving forward.

Please know, we share your longing for community and for togetherness. We are here for you. And we can’t wait to be together again.

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