We join together to celebrate our holidays throughout the year, including Rosh Hashanah, a sweet beginning; breaking the fast as a community after the final blast of the shofar on Yom Kippur; gathering in our sukkah for songs and snacks; dancing to a live klezmer band on Simchat Torah; eating latkes and lighting candles together on Hanukkah; greeting Purim with groggers, hamentashen, Megillah reading and a Purim carnival; holding community seders for Pesach and Tu B’Shevat; and learning a bit of Torah together on Shavuot.



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Previous Holidays & Festivals

Tisha B’Av Service Saturday, July 17

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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Honey from the Heart Annual Fundraiser

Order online by July 7 to receive free domestic shipping. (Shipping charge of $5.50 per jar applies to orders placed between July 8 – August 6, the last day to order.) ORT will ship a personalized package, including a festive 8-ounce jar of  kosher clover honey, a gift card, and the blessing for the New Continue Reading »

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Highlights from Shavuot

Lilacs, rhododendrons, and apple blossoms adorned the Court Street entryway to Temple Israel as we celebrated our first ever outdoor Shavuot service. Surrounded by the lattice panels of our sukkah, which had been transformed into movable screens decorated with flowers and greenery, about 25 congregants joined voices in song and prayer on Shavuot morning. The Continue Reading »

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High Holidays and Fall Festivals 2020

This past High Holiday and fall festival season was like no other in a wide variety of ways, but at Temple Israel we made the most of it. Rediscover the sermons, songs, prayers and teachings.

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