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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

Joint Purim celebration at B’nai Jacob Synagogue on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 6 PM

This year we will celebrate Purim together with our Jewish cousins at Congregation B’nai Jacob. The event will be held at 6:00 PM on the Eve of Purim on Wednesday, Feb. 28. You can add to the fun by attending in costume.

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

Upcoming Events

Feb
22
Thu
6:30 pm Leora May Book Club dinner meeting @ Aladdin Restaurant
Leora May Book Club dinner meeting @ Aladdin Restaurant
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm
Back by popular demand, we have a book club dinner[...]
Feb
28
Wed
6:00 pm Purim Eve combined service @ B'nai Jacob Synagogue
Purim Eve combined service @ B'nai Jacob Synagogue
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm
Purim Eve combined service @ B'nai Jacob Synagogue
This year we will celebrate Purim together with our Jewish[...]
Mar
2
Fri
5:30 pm Shabbat service followed by Cove...
Shabbat service followed by Cove...
Mar 2 @ 5:30 pm
Shabbat service at 5:30 PM, followed by the covered dish[...]