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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

Learn more about us…

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Shabbat Services
Friday evenings
5:30 PM

Joint Shabbat Service

at Temple Israel on June 1

Rabbi Cohn and his colleague Rabbi Victor Urecki will lead a joint Shabbat service at Temple Israel on Friday, June 1 at 5:30 PM.

Everyone is invited to attend this shared celebration of Shabbat with our Conservative cousins.

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

Upcoming Events

Jun
1
Fri
5:30 pm Joint Shabbat service @ Temple Israel
Joint Shabbat service @ Temple Israel
Jun 1 @ 5:30 pm
Joint Shabbat service at Temple Israel on June 1, 2018[...]
Jun
2
Sat
10:30 am First Shabbat service and Torah ...
First Shabbat service and Torah ...
Jun 2 @ 10:30 am
June’s “First Shabbat” Torah topic “Moses is ready for retirement[...]
Jun
24
Sun
11:00 am Fond Farewell to Rabbi Jim Cohn @ Temple Israel
Fond Farewell to Rabbi Jim Cohn @ Temple Israel
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am
Fond Farewell to Rabbi Jim Cohn @ Temple Israel
The congregation bids a fond farewell to Rabbi Jim Cohn[...]