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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The April 5 Death Cafe has been canceled.

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

All Services, Meetings, Classes and other events
are canceled until further notice.

The Passover Seder is canceled.

In order to protect our families, friends and the public health from the spread of Covid-19, all events scheduled in the Temple have been canceled effective March 18, 2020. Please understand that this situation may continue into May or beyond, depending on how the situation unfolds. The Temple office will keep limited hours until the situation is resolved.

The Passover Seder is canceled.


Temple Israel’s cemetery is located within the boundaries of Charleston’s Spring Hill Cemetery

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

Temple Israel on Facebook

Upcoming Events

all-day Passover
Apr 9 – Apr 15 all-day
(Seder is held on the evening of April 8)
5:30 pm Temple board meeting April 14 wi...
Temple board meeting April 14 wi...
Apr 14 @ 5:30 pm
Temple board members will receive an email from Rabbi Blair[...]
all-day Shavuot
May 28 – May 29 all-day
(Community event evening of May 28. Service with Installation of[...]
all-day Tisha B’Av
Tisha B’Av
Jul 30 all-day
(Reading of Lamentations evening of July 29.)

PDF of Rabbi Blair’s March 30, 2020 Facebook posting, which is currently taking the place of an April Bulletin.

Please read Rabbi Blair’s bio here.

Local partner in Social Action March highlight: Manna Meal.

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

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