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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November 17th at 7-8:30 pm is the first Death Café for this congregational year. 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

The congregational Hanukkah Dinner will be held on Sunday, Dec. 29th. 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.

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 2019-2020 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.

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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.

Covenant House Adopt-a-Family 2019

If you would like to support the Covenant House Adopt-a-Family for 2019, you can contribute by writing a check, donating a Kroger gift card or purchasing a gift – click here for info about the family and gifts requested by Covenant House. Make your check payable to Temple Israel and write “Adopt-A-Family” on the memo line, and get it to the Temple office no later than December 2nd (same deadline for gift cards). Please see the linked article for info about donating gifts.

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