Who We Are
Through a combination of award winning programming, enlightening worship, dynamic lectures, and exciting social events, members of the Temple Israel community join together in unique and wonderful ways. By emphasizing community, tradition, and Tikkun Olam, Temple Israel has created an atmosphere in which those of all ages can feel engaged and active, and where visitors and guests are always welcome.
Board of Directors 2015-2016
Samuel P. Morris, President
Robert Crystal, Executive Vice President
Karen B. Shulman Vice President
Alvin Goldman, CPA, Vice President
Geoff Patack Vice President
Miriam R. Adler, Treasurer
Nancy D. Bell Secretary
Board of Trustees
Adult Education College Outreach Givah Men’s Club
Dr. Steven Huz Wendy Shaffer Alan Rosenblum Gary Ginsburg
Cultural Arts House and Grounds
Stacy Cohen Paul Goldberg
Bingo Dance Religious Affairs Investment
Audrey Ellowitz Gail Sacco Bob Gottheim Mitch Eil
Education Scholarship Kiddush Cemetery
Beth Levine Ellen Schwartz Marcia Rosenberg David Brown
Finance Social Action Membership
Selig Corman Amy Krenzel Gary Ginsburg
Youth Commission Sunshine Visits
Adam Selsley Les Fisher
Temple Israel Mission Statement
The synagogue is a Beit Knesset (House of Assembly), a Beit Tefillah (House of Prayer) and a Beit Hamidrash (House of Study). The goal of our congregation, therefore, shall be to establish and maintain our synagogue through educational, religious, social and recreational activities which further the causes and objectives of Judaism, the Jewish people, and the State of Israel.
More than any other institution, the synagogue ensures the continuity of Judaism by facilitating the interaction of all generations and reinforcing the reality of the Jewish people as an extended family.
Therefore, among the activities which we must provide for our members are prayer services, celebration of Shabbat and Jewish holy days, study programs for both children and adults, life cycle ceremonies, the teaching of moral and ethical behavior based on biblical and rabbinic values, support for members in times of need, and concern for the larger community in which we live.