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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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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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