Leadership Statement on Vandalism

Leadership Statement on Vandalism

Posted on April 12, 2024

On Monday night, April 8, 2024, an unknown individual intentionally smashed two antique light sconces on the front of our synagogue. These light fixtures have stained-glass panels on three sides that feature a Jewish star design. The perpetrator struck the glass directly on the Stars of David in a deliberate desecration of our sacred space and a bigoted attack on our faith community.

Community Passover Seder April 23

Posted on March 7, 2024

Tuesday, April 23, 6:00 pm, Come one and all for our traditional Passover seder, led by Rabba Kaya Stern-Kaufman, with songs, prayers, and stories. The evening features a delicious catered kosher meal, with menu options that include vegetarian, vegan, or nut-free meals. 

Water from the well

Water from the Well: Leadership and Peace

Parashat Tetzaveh
Posted on February 26, 2024

In this Torah portion, God instructs Moses to endow Aaron with the office of the priesthood.

Purim Begins March 23

Posted on February 11, 2024

Please join us Saturday evening for a musical Megillah reading, and Sunday morning for carnival games, prizes, activity stations, refreshments, and a very special magic show!

Spotlight on Israel Speakers

Posted on February 11, 2024

Spotlight on Israel
Speaker Series Hosted by the Temple Israel Brotherhood and Israel Affairs Committee

Dr. King’s Legacy and Israel Today

Parashat Va-eira
Posted on February 11, 2024

Dr. King’s Legacy and Israel Today

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.