Hanukkah begins the evening of Dec. 7

Hanukkah begins the evening of Dec. 7

Posted on November 30, 2023

We plan to light candles at the temple on seven of the eight nights of Hanukkah. Please join us to usher in the light, together.

WE Sing Interfaith Choir

Posted on November 9, 2023

Join us! Temple Israel and South Church UU Portsmouth are organizing a new interfaith community choral experience this winter season. All are welcome!

Elana Arian weekend

Welcome Artist-in-Residence Elana Arian!

Posted on November 9, 2023

Please join us for a full weekend of musical programming. The festivities begin on Friday, November 10, at 6:00 pm. with a Kabbalat Shabbat service and community potluck.

Sheloshim – A Month of Mourning

Posted on November 9, 2023

Tuesday was the one-month anniversary of the massacre in Israel on October 7. And while our grieving continues, we have begun to accept the fact that the war against Hamas will likely continue for some time, that the situation is complex, and that our support for Israel becomes more crucial with each passing day. Next Tuesday, November 14, Jewish Federation of North America is organizing a march in Washington DC.

President message jared nabel

President’s Message Regarding Security

Posted on November 2, 2023

Dear fellow community members,

I am writing with an update about security at Temple Israel, given the well-documented rise in antisemitic incidents nationally and globally, and, closer to home, the tragic murders, ensuing lockdown, and days of uncertainty our neighbors in Maine endured last week.

Update on Israel and TIP

Posted on November 1, 2023

Dear Friends,

In the wake of all the devastating events we have witnessed over these past several weeks, I am reaching out to you today to share some thoughts and some helpful actions we can all take.

November Hebrew School Happenings

Posted on October 27, 2023

Please keep these dates on your calendar for upcoming special programs and events connected to the Hebrew School.

Rabba Kaya Stern-Kaufman

TIP Community Support for Israel

Posted on October 11, 2023

This is such a difficult and painful time for us all. As the news of the horrors continue to mount, we are shattered and heartbroken. We grieve and we fear, for loved ones, innocents of all ages, our extended family.

Gathering tonight in support of Israel

Posted on October 10, 2023

The news from Israel continues to worsen as more innocent lives are lost and the reign of terror continues. The situation is dire and heartbreaking. We are all connected and we feel it. We have many community members who are Israeli and/or have family members and dear friends in Israel.

Talking to our Children About Israel

Posted on October 9, 2023

Like many of you, I have been overwhelmed by the heinous events of the past few days in Israel. To say that this is a tragedy would be a gross understatement. My heart breaks for those who are affected by this conflict, the senseless violence that has already claimed far too many lives, and will undoubtedly, and tragically, take more before it ends.