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Shabbat service prior to Passover Seder
Mar 30 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Temple Israel’s congregational Passover Seder
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm

Temple Israel’s congregational Passover Seder will be held Friday, March 30 at 6 p.m.

The Seder is open to members of the Jewish community and their families. If you wish to bring guests other than your family, please check with Rabbi Cohn before inviting them.

Due to the expense of the food we must purchase and having to order table linens in time for the event, we ask that Seder reservations, along with pre-payment, be received in the Temple office no later than Friday, March 23.

Your check is your reservation.

Cost of the meal:
Adults: $15
Students (all ages): $5
Pre-kindergarten: $2

Please notify us of any special dietary needs well in advance of the event. Let us know if you will need a high chair or booster seat. Let us know of any seating preference, which will be accommodated as much as possible. The most we can seat at one table is 12 people.

Please make checks payable to Temple Israel and mail to Temple Israel, 2312 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston WV 25311.

First Shabbat morning service & Torah study
Apr 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

April’s “First Shabbat” Torah topic
(in honor of Passover, this portion from last month will not be passed over)
“I swear to God it wasn’t my fault!”
Saturday, April 7, 2018, following the 10:30 Shabbat Morning Service
Torah Portion: Ki Tisa, Exodus 30:11 – 34:35
For the text and commentary, check out

Or read the Women’s Torah Commentary in the Sisterhood Lounge, starting on p. 495

“First Shabbat” is a participatory Torah study session facilitated by Rabbi Cohn on the first Saturday of each month. There will be a nosh!!

Temple board meeting
Apr 10 @ 5:30 pm
Joint Temple/Synagogue Remembrance Service @ Temple Israel
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm

“Unto Every Person There is a Name”

Wednesday, April 11 at 6 PM Remembrance Service at Temple Israel

Thursday, April 12 10 AM — 4 PM Holocaust Memorial Program “Reading of the Names” at Charleston Town Center Mall

Unto Every Person there is a Name @ Charleston Town Center Mall
Apr 12 @ 4:00 pm – 4:15 pm

On Thursday, April 12 we invite you to participate in the 24th Annual “Unto Every Person There Is a Name” Holocaust Memorial Program at Charleston Town Center Mall. This event will be held between the 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., inside at Macy’s Court, first level.

Please join with families, friends and neighbors to read names of those murdered. Call the Temple office to schedule a preferred time to read. Reservations need to be made over the phone, not by email. Please note: the office will be closed on Friday, April 6, in observance of the seventh day of Passover.

Covered Dish Dinner @ Temple Israel
Apr 13 @ 5:30 pm

Friday, April 13 at 5:30 p.m. – Shabbat service, followed by a covered dish dinner

Sisterhood general membership meeting
Apr 15 @ 10:15 am

Our next General Membership meeting will be Sunday, April 15th. Please come at 10:15 am. Alan Englebert, Director of the Kanawha County Public Library will speak about the plans that are being made for the library. Our business meeting with the voting on the slate of officers for the 2018-19 year will be the first order of business. We also have a budget to approve. I hope to see you then!
Sue Eisinger, President

KCPL Library Foundation silent auction @ Temple Israel
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm

Kanawha County Public Library’s Friends of the Library Foundation will hold its 12th annual “A Tisket, A Tasket, A Literary Basket” silent auction at Temple Israel on Saturday, April 28 at 6 p.m.
They’re seeking sponsorships as well as donations of baskets and basket items from businesses, organizations and individuals. To donate, please contact Terry Wooten at or 304-343-4646 x1287.
Last year, the Basket Auction raised more than $39,000 for the library.
The Friends of the Library Foundation provide financial support for numerous library events and classes, including summer reading programs for children, teens and adults. The group also sponsored the 2017 West Virginia Book Festival.

Annual Meeting and Congregational Dinner
May 9 @ 6:00 pm

Members are invited to attend Temple Israel’s Annual Meeting and Congregational Dinner. There is no cost to members for the dinner but RSVPs are appreciated. Call or email the Temple office.