Spam Alert

We’re very sorry to report that several members have received “phishing” emails. This attempted fraud involves scammers targeting communities of faith by creating fake email addresses that appear to be from the rabbi or staff, and sending messages that ask for your help. Please delete these messages, and feel free to contact the temple office if you have any questions about the legitimacy of an email.

Our Location

Temple Israel is located in historic downtown Portsmouth on the scenic seacoast of southern New Hampshire.

The entrance to our historic sanctuary is at 200 State Street.

For most events and activities, please enter at 315 Court Street. (Enter with fob or ring doorbell.)

Our mailing address: Temple Israel, 200 State St., Portsmouth, NH 03801

Phone: 603-436-5301

Rabba Kaya Stern-Kaufman, Rabbi: Ext. 12

Heather Tomlinson, Administrative Director: Ext. 10

Erik Martin, Head of School / Family Programming Coordinator: Ext. 14

Tammy Roberge, Director, Early Learning Center: Ext. 23

Temple Israel Building, State Street EntranceOffice Hours

Monday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.



There are public lots and metered spaces throughout Portsmouth. Temple Israel has a private parking lot located on the Court Street side of our building with a limited number of reserved spaces for members. Members must display their Temple Israel parking sticker in the vehicle’s rear window.  Guests of the Temple should make parking arrangements by contacting the Temple administrator in advance.

On-site High Holiday parking in the Temple lot is reserved for those with limited mobility.  Parking information for members and guests is distributed along with High Holiday packets.

We would love to hear from you.

To ask a question or arrange a visit, call 603-436-5301 ext. 10 or email us.

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