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Tikkun Olam Hanukkah Collection for Cross Roads House

Posted on December 4, 2020

In the spirit of Hanukkah giving, the Tikkun Olam Committee is excited to set up a seasonal collection to benefit Cross Roads House. Since 1982, Cross Roads House has been providing emergency and transitional shelter to homeless men, women, and children in the NH Seacoast area. To connect our giving to the 8 days of Continue Reading »

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Join Temple Israel for Hanukkah!

Posted on December 3, 2020

Hanukkah Happenings December 10th through the 18th   (The 25th of Kislev through the 3rd of Tevet) The pandemic means that we will celebrate differently this year but celebrate we will! Here is the schedule of Hanukkah events planned in collaboration with Rabba Kaya, the Hebrew School, and community members. All welcome! Please note: all events Continue Reading »

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Tikkun Olam Committee News & Invitation

Posted on October 28, 2020

Virtual Food Drive Closes November 15 If you brought bags of food to previous High Holiday services, and would like to contribute an equivalent amount to this year’s “virtual” effort, there’s still time to help! Please send a check to the temple office or contribute via the temple website’s “Donate” page. The Tikkun Olam Committee Continue Reading »

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High Holiday Information

Posted on August 19, 2020

TIP High Holiday Services and events will include a combination of live-streamed services from our sanctuary (via Zoom and Facebook Live) as well outdoor experiences. Erev Rosh Hashanah begins with a Rosh Hashanah Seder over Zoom. Participants will receive a prayer guide to use during this event as well as instructions on how to prepare Continue Reading »

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Sandy and Helaine Roberts Honored as Top Volunteers

Posted on August 14, 2020

Congratulations to Sandy and Helaine Roberts, recipients of the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire’s 2020 Shem Tov award for their service to Temple Israel. The Shem Tov award recognizes individuals from organizations across New Hampshire who have provided outstanding service to the Jewish community. Helaine and Sanford (Sandy) Roberts moved to the Seacoast area nearly Continue Reading »

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Temple Israel Honey Fundraiser

Posted on June 27, 2020

Looking for a lovely gesture to wish your family, friends, and business associates a sweet New Year? How about sending them a jar of honey by participating in our annual Temple Israel Honey Fundraiser? We will ship a personalized package, including a festive 8-ounce jar of kosher clover honey, a gift card, and the blessing Continue Reading »

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TIP Welcomes New Rabbi

Posted on June 9, 2020

The Temple Israel Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Rabba Kaya Stern-Kaufman as the congregation’s new rabbi, spiritual leader, and head of the Religious School, effective July 1, 2020. “Rabba” is the Hebrew word for a female Rabbi. Rabba Kaya is dedicated to the development of meaningful Jewish community rooted in Continue Reading »