The most sacred time of the year is the period of the High Holidays, from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur. At Temple Israel, study sessions are offered in preparation for this holiest of all seasons. There are many opportunities for the congregation to come together in worship and study during these Days of Awe. Worship begins with our Selikhot programs and prayer, which comprise the “midnight” Saturday service prior to Rosh Hashanah. We open the High Holidays with Erev Rosh Hashanah services, followed by worship on the first day of Rosh Hashanah. The moving Kol Nidre evening service is the prelude to our Yom Kippur day of prayer and fasting. Adults, teens, families and tots can enjoy separate daytime services during both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. These services offer a wide variety of musical expressions, including our Shofar Choir. At the conclusion of communal prayer, the congregation is invited to walk together to the Pinebrook brook for a thoughtful casting off of our sins through Tashlikh.
Synagogue membership is about having an extended family present to share in your joys as well as in your sorrow. It is comforting to know that Temple Israel will be there for you in your darkest of hours when a loved one passes away. For our members as well as some extended family, our clergy […]
Temple Israel leads adult Hebrew students through a two-year journey that culminates in an adult B’nei Mitzvah experience. This program can bring fulfillment to any adult who was unable to celebrate their becoming bar or bat mitzvah at the age of thirteen. Through preparation for this life-cycle event, a class of learners study Hebrew, Torah, […]
A wedding is the most beautiful and special time in the life of a couple. We at Temple Israel are always honored to be a part of such an important event. The clergy of Temple Israel are happy to guide you through the process from the moment of engagement through the breaking of the glass. […]