At Temple Israel, we believe every Jew should be affiliated with a synagogue.
Why? Synagogues bring us together as a congregation; they help us to define our individual spiritual quest; they ensure a place exists for Judaism to thrive within our present day community and for generations to come.
Life today is far more complex than when our ancestors stood at Mt. Sinai and entered into a covenant with God. But the covenant of membership, the defining relationship between a person and the Jewish community, has not lost its significance.
At Temple Israel, we are a Reform Jewish congregation and are proud to foster an environment where:
- there are stimulating and enjoyable events for the mind and soul
- individuals can learn and comfortably question Jewish teaching
- families of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds are welcome
- tikun olam (repairing the world) is as natural as breathing
- each individual makes a valued contribution
- and gender equality is paramount
Established in 1985, our congregation is still small enough to make each member feel like family, but large enough to support a variety of programming and life-cycle events.
Please come for a visit! You are welcome to join us at any regular Shabbat service or to sample our programming.
- Shabbat and holiday services and programs
- B’nai mitzvah, weddings, brit milah/brit bat, etc.
- ReligiousSchool(Preschool through Hebrew High – please note that membership is required for attendance, except at Preschool)
- Adult education and discussion groups
- Family pot-luck dinners and activities (movie nights, cooking groups, Shabbat afternoon get-togethers, etc.)
- Wednesday morning minyan
- Social action events (food sort at the food bank, blankets for Bubbies, clothing donation drives, etc.)
- Interfaith community events (vegetarian dinners, discussion groups, London Interfaith Peace Camp, etc.)
- Committees, Choir … and the list goes on!
For additional information about membership, or to find out about upcoming events, please contact:
Jason Mandlowitz President
Susan Dean Membership Chair
Daryl Fridenberg, Programming Chair
Margie Wienburg, Religious School Coordinator
We proudly unite for most activities at our charming property at 605 Windermere Road. Our Temple home welcomes individuals of all ages and stages with disabled accessible first-floor facilities; greenspace for family activities and summer services; an educational home for our children in well-equipped classrooms; an organized kitchen to prepare and serve delicious pot-luck (nut-free) dinners; and room for just over 100 voices to sing in harmony in the comfort of the chapel.