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.

Service are now online.

Dear friends of Temple Israel,

Your health and safety is of the utmost concern to us. With the situation engendered by the current public health emergency around the country and the world, we want to protect everyone.

Our Temple is currently closed to the public, our Shabbat and High Holy Day Services will continue to be available on Facebook Live. We offer a Shabbat service on Facebook Live every other week.  We look forward to reopening.

Here is the link to access the live services or the saved videos of our past services since we closed our doors due to the pandemic.

Https://www.Facebook.com/662042600572611/live/

 

 

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

 

 

 

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Creation, Chaos, and Children

Creation, Chaos, and Children jstern September 17, 2021

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was unformed and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God hovered over the face of the waters. God said: “Let there be light.” And there was light.

Sukkot Breads in Fall Colors

Sukkot Breads in Fall Colors jstern September 13, 2021

Decorate your Sukkot table with Ethiopian, North African, and Sephardi breads full of fall colors and tantalizing spice mixes and broaden our palates to the customs of worldwide Jewish communities. Laden with seasonal honey, pumpkin, or orange, they don’t need braiding, and they make perfect gifts.

7 Jewish Endeavors to Make 5782 a Sweet New Year

7 Jewish Endeavors to Make 5782 a Sweet New Year jstern September 13, 2021

It’s a long-standing custom for Jews to wish one another a “sweet new year” on Rosh Hashanah; to hope that this coming year will be one filled with joy, fulfillment, and an abundance of blessings. However, Judaism isn’t a path focused simply on wishing for good things; if our goal is to make each year “sweeter” than the last, we must work to make it happen.

20 Years After 9/11: The Power of Tiny Acts To Create a Moral Universe

20 Years After 9/11: The Power of Tiny Acts To Create a Moral Universe jstern September 5, 2021

The horrific attack of September 11, 2001 was an attack on all of humanity, and we remember all the victims and first responders who died that day.