Growing & Fostering Our Jewish World

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Temple Israel is a Reform Temple that promotes the enduring and fundamental principles of Judaism. Through prayer, study and friendship we strive to enrich our lives and insure Jewish continuity in Highlands County.

Temple Israel is a caring center of Jewish activity in the Florida Heartland. We reflect a concern for individuals, as well as the community at large, while promoting an acceptance and adherence to our traditions.

Our beautiful Sanctuary and our Cantor provide warm and meaningful Shabbats, Torah Studies, Festivals, and High Holy Days, as well as all Life Cycle ceremonies. We offer educational activities for children as needed, as well as for adults. We also have a Women’s Lunch Bunch, which meets every month.

Everyone is encouraged to participate with us in our beloved Jewish heritage.

 

Cantor Riselle Bain on WNMF – SUNDAY SIMCHA – 25 November 2019

 

 

 

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Making a Jewish Ritual for my Divorce

Making a Jewish Ritual for my Divorce jemerman

In the weeks leading up to my civil divorce, I delved into Jewish tradition to see how I could mark it Jewishly. I'd been married under a chuppah with the exquisite blessings of our tradition; simply marking my divorce in the Cook County courthouse was not going to suffice.

Creating Community on World Refugee Day

Creating Community on World Refugee Day jemerman

June 20 marks World Refugee Day, which honors the experiences of refugees and celebrates their contributions to their communities and the world. The UN Refugee Agency reports that more than 114 million individuals were forcibly displaced by the end of 2023, with more than 35 million identified as refugees.

What Should Jewish LGBTQ+ Spaces Look Like?

What Should Jewish LGBTQ+ Spaces Look Like? jemerman

For many LGBTQ+ Jews in the United States, LGBTQ+ synagogues and organizations offer that sustenance.

Empowering Camp Staff and Counselors to Address Difficult Questions about Israel and Beyond

Empowering Camp Staff and Counselors to Address Difficult Questions about Israel and Beyond jemerman

As we gear up for another unforgettable summer at URJ Camps - and with some camps already in full swing - we are reminded that today, more than ever, providing safe, nurturing spaces for our campers, counselors, and staff is of utmost importance.