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
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IMPORTANT REMINDER to TEMPLE and SISTERHOOD MEMBERS
If you are planning a move, changing your phone number or your email address, please contact the Temple office as soon as you have your new contact info. We need to have your correct contact info to keep you up to date with the Temple Israel Bulletin and other mailings, and also the Sisterhood Yearbook.
Changes to your contact info must be received no later than August 1st to be listed in the 2019-2020 edition of the yearbook.
Please email your new contact info to the Temple office at firstname.lastname@example.org
The annual meeting of the congregation will be Wednesday, June 12. Temple members will receive a meeting packet in the U.S. Mail.
The evening will begin with a social, with refreshments, from 5:15 to 5:45 PM. The meeting will follow, starting at 5:45 and last till approximately 6:30.
Next Shabbat Dinner – Friday, June 7; report on Social Action
Following the Shabbat service, which begins at 5:30 PM. Rather than the traditional 1st Friday POT LUCK dinner, the meal will feature chicken as well as catered vegetarian Israeli vegetable rice stew, with scrumptious home made whole wheat and plain herbed pita breads, baba ganoush, hummus, Israeli salads, babka chocolate and cinnamon desserts and ice crèmes. Wines will be served.
At the service, members of the Social Action Committee will report on what they learned at the recent Consultation on Conscience. At the dinner, members of the Committee will be available to answer questions and take suggestions about its efforts and programming.
Temple Israel on Facebook
Temple now has an official Facebook presence
Welcome, Rabbi Joe Blair
We welcomed Rabbi Joe Blair as the rabbi of our Congregation on July 1. Please read Rabbi Blair’s bio here.
For information about
Weather Related Cancellations
and listen to the
WV Jewish Film Festival June 30 at the Clay Center
The summer edition of the WV Jewish Film Festival, sponsored by Federated Jewish Charities of Charleston, will be Sunday, June 30 at 5:45 PM at the Clay Center, part of FestivALL. Free and open to the public.
Enjoy a double feature of the newest releases on the subjects of Jewish culture and history.
Bagel & lox spread at 5:45, films start at 6:30.
Watch your email and the Temple website for details.