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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There are no Charleston Death Cafés scheduled at this time. Please check back after the High Holy Days.

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

Shabbat Services
Friday evenings
5:30 PM

“First Shabbat” will resume in the fall. There will be no “Sisterhood Schmooze” in July or August.

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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Upcoming Events

Sep
20
Fri
5:30 pm Shabbat service
Shabbat service
Sep 20 @ 5:30 pm
Shabbat service with re-dedication of the refurbished Sanctuary. Covered dish[...]
Sep
27
Fri
5:30 pm Shabbat service
Shabbat service
Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm
Shabbat service with re-dedication of the refurbished Sanctuary. Covered dish[...]
Sep
29
Sun
7:30 pm Rosh Hashanah – Evening Service
Rosh Hashanah – Evening Service
Sep 29 @ 7:30 pm
Evening service with a reception to follow. Everyone invited.

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.