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Celebrate SHAVUOT Four Ways!

Posted on May 3, 2021

  Sign up on the website calendar to join us for Shavuot observances: 1. An Outdoor Bimah Sunday, May 16, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Transform our Court Street parking lot and outdoor bimah into a prayerful garden-like space with greenery, flowers, and plants that you bring from home.   2. Tikkun Leil Shavuot: A Statewide Continue Reading »

Annual Meeting

Don’t Miss Temple Israel’s Annual Meeting!

Posted on April 20, 2021

Calling all Congregants Temple Israel will be holding our Annual Meeting on Monday, May 3rd beginning promptly at 6:30pm. All members are encouraged to join to hear from your leadership and cast your vote.  This year’s agenda includes: Year in Review Vote on the 2021-2022 Budget Vote on candidates for Board of Directors officers and directors Continue Reading »

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Shop the new Open for Business Directory

Posted on April 19, 2021

Did you know that our website now features a directory listing businesses owned by synagogue members? It showcases a range of businesses and services, from web design and concierge services to realtors and retailers. We hope you consider patronizing these member-owned establishments and professional services. Many of these businesses also donate services and products to Continue Reading »

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Sacred Boundaries

Parashat Tazria/Metzora
Posted on April 19, 2021

On Shabbat we honor and celebrate the magnificence of all of Creation. In psalm 92, the psalm for Shabbat, we sing: Mah gadlu ma’asekha Yah– How awesome is Your handiwork God, how fathomless Your designs. In our Creation story at the beginning of Genesis, Torah teaches that God transforms the world from a state of Continue Reading »


President’s Message: COVID-19 Update

Posted on April 5, 2021

Dear fellow congregants: It is hard to believe that it’s been a year since we shut our doors. While we had a brief respite over the summer with outdoor services and small group gatherings, high COVID numbers in the later fall and winter drove us back online almost exclusively. I am quite proud of our Continue Reading »

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Temple Israel is hiring!

Posted on March 1, 2021

Head of School/Family Programming Coordinator We are seeking a dynamic, creative educator who is passionate about Jewish learning to direct our Hebrew School (K-7) and to implement family programming to foster ongoing engagement of families with children and teens. Our ideal candidate is a warm and approachable person who is committed to working collaboratively. We Continue Reading »

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Annual Fund Has Hit Its Target!

Posted on October 8, 2020

By Fran Berman, Development Chair Thank you to the many donors who helped the 2020 Annual Fund surpass our $50,000 goal! Because of the community’s generosity, we can expand technology and programming this winter and spring to meet the special challenges created by Covid-19. This funding will enable members of our congregation to stay connected Continue Reading »