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Tisha B’Av

Written by Rabba Kaya Stern-Kaufman Posted on July 14, 2021

In preparation for Tisha B’Av which begins this Saturday night, I would like to share a compelling reflection on this observance written by Rabbi Ellen Bernstein (author of The Promise of the Land haggadah). See below. Please join me on Saturday night in our Court Street parking lot for Havdalah at 9:00 pm followed by the chanting of Eicha/Lamentations Continue Reading »

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President’s Message: Reconvening Plan Updated

Written by: Robert Zimman Posted on July 6, 2021

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic we at Temple Israel have tried to base our policies on science and data to protect our members, especially the vulnerable. Our latest revision to our Policy for Reconvening in Person takes into account the most recent science as well as the recently released guidelines provided by the Synagogue Council of Continue Reading »

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Tisha B’Av Service Saturday, July 17

Posted on June 24, 2021

The ninth of Av is a day of deep sadness within the Jewish world as we commemorate the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem by the Babylonians and then the Romans, as well as other tragedies that have befallen our people. It is observed with fasting and prayer. This year our observance will begin outdoors Continue Reading »

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Welcome Tzipporah (Tzippy) Horowitz

Written by: Ian Kaner, VP Education Posted on June 10, 2021

New Head of School / Family Programming Coordinator for Temple Israel! We are very excited to welcome Tzipporah Horowitz as the new Head of School / Family Programming Coordinator. Tzipporah (Tzippy) has dedicated her professional life to creating unique Jewish experiences in a variety of settings, including USY and Camp Ramah. A current rabbinical student Continue Reading »

New video about Temple Israel!

Written by: Heather Tomlinson Posted on June 1, 2021

We’re so pleased to share this short video showcasing Temple Israel members. It has been a long time in the works! In 2019, temple member Jeremy Kasten interviewed several congregants for a video introducing the synagogue to potential new members and convey why they should engage with the congregation. In the winter of 2020, congregant Continue Reading »

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Shop the new Open for Business Directory

Written by: Temple office 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 »