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Welcome to Temple Israel…

Established in 1873 and a founding member of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), we are one of the oldest and most renowned congregations in the American Jewish experience.

  • Serving families from Charleston and surrounding areas of West Virginia
  • Rabbi James Cohn has over 3 decades of experience leading Reform congregations in the southeast
  • Offering an engaging array of education classes, enrichment programs, visiting scholars, concerts, and social opportunities
  • Active Temple Sisterhood affiliated with the WRJ
  • Energetic participation in community social action and interfaith relationship building
  • ​A community that treasures its diversity in all its forms – age, marital or partnership status, gender identity, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity

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Shabbat Services
Friday evenings
5:30 PM

Special meeting of the Congregation Monday, April 23 at 5:30 PM

For information about
Weather Related Cancellations
call 304-342-5852
and listen to the
recorded message.

Upcoming Events

6:00 pm KCPL Library Foundation silent a... @ Temple Israel
KCPL Library Foundation silent a... @ Temple Israel
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm
KCPL Library Foundation silent auction @ Temple Israel
Kanawha County Public Library’s Friends of the Library Foundation will[...]
10:30 am First Shabbat morning service & ...
First Shabbat morning service & ...
May 5 @ 10:30 am
May’s “First Shabbat” Torah topic “I have to marry a[...]
6:00 pm Annual Meeting and Congregationa...
Annual Meeting and Congregationa...
May 9 @ 6:00 pm
Members are invited to attend Temple Israel’s Annual Meeting and[...]