Welcome to Temple Israel of Portsmouth, an engaging, diverse Jewish community.

Temple Israel is a Jewish home for people interested in Jewish life, culture and tradition, regardless of their level of observance or knowledge of Judaism.

We are an extended family — 300 member-households strong, coming from more than 40 Seacoast and surrounding towns — dedicated to preserving and continuing more than 200 years of Jewish heritage, values and traditions in Portsmouth.

Coming from all walks of life, family structures and religious backgrounds, our members reflect the diversity of the Seacoast’s Jewish community. Interfaith families and people who have chosen to become Jewish are an integral part of our synagogue family. We welcome the non-Jewish partners and families of members and encourage their participation in our community. People of all sexual orientations and gender identities will find a welcoming home at Temple Israel.

Our diverse, egalitarian, Conservative congregation is active religiously, socially, culturally, educationally and philanthropically. Join us!

We hope you will choose to become part of the present and future of our congregation.

Get to Know Us

The best way to learn about Temple Israel is to attend any of our religious services or social, cultural or educational programs. Please use our calendar to find out what’s going on, and know that you are welcome to join us anytime.

Membership Benefits 

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Ready to Join?

For a membership application, please contact  Administrative Director Heather Tomlinson at 603-436-5301 ext. 10 or by email or fill out our online form below:

Submit a Membership Application

Membership dues are half-price during your first year as a member. View membership dues schedule below, and know that dues should never be a barrier to becoming a member; confidential requests for dues adjustments are always considered. 

School and Membership Dues