News & Updates

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 »


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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Celebrating Purim, online and in-person!

Posted on March 9, 2021

Many thanks to the Ritual Committee members, Hebrew School students, Sisterhood, Rabba Kaya, and all the volunteers who created an array of programs for a socially-close and physically-distanced Purim celebration. With the generous support of the Cultural Endowment Fund, temple members enjoyed a variety of events, including: The family-friendly and interactive comedy show “Esther to Continue Reading »

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Invitation to New Discussion Group for Seniors

Posted on March 9, 2021

Temple Israel is pleased to announce a new discussion group for seniors: The Joyful Blessing of Time. This discussion group, led by experienced facilitator Laura Durant, will be a safe, supportive place to share our experiences, concerns, thoughts, and feelings about this time in our lives. We will recognize and celebrate our triumphs, acknowledging the 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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Tu Bi-Shvat Community Seder

Posted on January 13, 2021

We are preparing for a delightful and delicious Community Tu Bi-Shvat Seder on Wednesday, January 27, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.     Print your “fridge flyer” with all the details! Curious about the origins of this festival? Read on for a lively explanation by Deborah Hirsch Mayer, VP, Ritual. The Why and What of Tu Continue Reading »

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The Wall Has Been Beautified!

Posted on January 6, 2021

The first phase of the landscaping project that was a major beneficiary of the 2019 Annual Fund campaign has been completed! The granite blocks that formed an uneven, crumbling retaining wall below the playground and above the Court Street parking area have been rearranged to form a smooth, secure wall. The work was completed by Continue Reading »