Events

Temple Israel Annual Meeting & Hot Dog Supper, May 20, 5:30 pm

Posted on May 3, 2024

5:30 pm Hot Dog Supper
6:00 pm Business Meeting
Calling all temple members! Please join us in person or via the special Zoom link in your emailed invitation.

Yom HaShoah Service May 5, 7:00 pm

Posted on May 3, 2024

Please join us for a special Yom HaShoah Observance.
Dehumanization lies at the root of our capacity to commit atrocities against our human family, including genocide.

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. 

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

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.

Rabba Kaya

Yom Kippur 2023 Sermon

Posted on September 27, 2023

Yom Kippur 2023 Sermons “Israel – The Hope” Sermon for Yom Kippur, 5784/2023, by Rabba Kaya Stern-Kaufman Looking about in this room, we see a beautifully diverse community with members from varied Jewish and non-Jewish backgrounds. Our synagogue is affiliated with the Conservative movement, but we have members who come from Reform, Reconstructionist and Orthodox Continue Reading »

Rabba Kaya Stern-Kaufman

Rosh Hashanah 2023 Sermons & Videos

Posted on September 27, 2023

Rosh Hashanah 2023 Sermons “Birds, Bees and Butterflies” Sermon for Rosh Hashanah Day 1, 5784/2023 by Rabba Kaya Stern-Kaufman I want to begin by thanking Pastor David Clark whose ideas greatly influenced my sermon today. We are so blessed to live in such a beautiful place, where each season brings its treasures and where in Continue Reading »