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.
Temple Israel has a great lineup of Holiday and Event programming.
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The kids are back to school with all the fanfare of back-to-school shopping, their first haircuts since Covid-19 started, and obligatory first day photos. This week’s four-day weekend means finding ways to involve the kids in my hectic High Holiday preparations. For me, the holiday starts with the sounds and the tastes. “Bashana haba’a” gets Continue Reading »
The holidays are right around the corner – just after the first few days of school – and I’m in full planning mode. Who needs to be where when? What do we need to wear? What are we going to eat? How do I keep my children quiet and busy while also teaching them to Continue Reading »
Shana tova! Please join us for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah! Temple Israel is planning inspiring, meaningful in-person and virtual services to celebrate this year’s High Holidays. For the first time, we will hold creative Family Services outdoors under a tent, and traditional High Holiday services will once again take Continue Reading »
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.