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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

The Temple’s congregational Passover Seder will be held on Friday, March 30 at 6 PM. It’s open to members of the Jewish community and their families. Pre-paid RSVP required by March 23. Click here for complete information about the Seder. Please email templeisraelwv@gmail.com or call the Temple office if you have questions.

There will be a short Shabbat service at 5:30 PM prior to the Seder.

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

Upcoming Events

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