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
  • 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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Sunday, January 12th, 7-8:30 PM is the next Death Café. This is an opportunity for anyone who wishes to come and talk about anything that is related to death. These events were well attended and very popular last year. Come, join the conversation.

Read about the local café (past programs) here. To visit the international site, click here.

Shabbat Services
Friday evenings
5:30 PM

Hanukkah Dinner will be Sunday, Dec. 29th at 5:30 PM

The congregational Hanukkah Dinner will be held on Sunday, Dec. 29th at 5:30 PM. Please RSVP to the Temple office no later than Monday, Dec. 23rd. The cost for Adults is $10; Students of any age $4; Pre-kindergarten, Free. You don’t need to pay ahead of time, but we do need to know if you plan to attend.

You are welcome to bring a menorah from home — and candles that fit — for the 8th night of Hanukkah display.

Standard-size Hanukkah candles available from the Temple office for $2 per box.

REMINDER: Let us know when you move, change or delete a phone number, or change your email address.

If you are planning a move, changing your phone number (or deleting a number, such as a landline) or if you have a new email address, please contact the Temple office as soon as you have your new contact info. We have no other way of obtaining this information, except from you.

The deadline for changes to your contact info in the Sisterhood yearbook must be received no later than August 1st to be listed in the 2020-2021 edition.

Please email your new contact info to the Temple office at templeisraelwv@gmail.com

Click here for a PDF of directions to the Temple Cemetery.

Upcoming Events

Dec
21
Sat
10:30 am “First Shabbat” Saturday morning...
“First Shabbat” Saturday morning...
Dec 21 @ 10:30 am
Saturday, Dec. 21 at 10:30 AM “First Shabbat” morning service[...]
Dec
23
Mon
all-day Hanukkah
Hanukkah
Dec 23 – Dec 30 all-day
(Light 1st candle evening of Dec. 22)

Welcome, Rabbi Joe Blair

We welcomed Rabbi Joe Blair as the rabbi of our Congregation on July 1, 2018. Please read Rabbi Blair’s bio here.

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

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