Temple Israel is a place of prayer and a place of education. But it is also a place of congregation - a "Bet K'nesset" - in many forms. Our members are attracted to Temple Israel from a wide geographic area throughout northwest Indiana and Chicago.
Members think of Temple Israel in terms of Community; a Jewish ethos, a Jewish extended home. The Temple Israel vision embraces all people in all circumstances. We are a congregation open to new ideas - flexible - inclusive.
Judaism is a "living religion" to be studied, discussed...to evolve as the world changes. Temple Israel is the home of our vibrant religion. Our egalitarian services are an example of this vibrancy. Hebrew and English are used interchangeably; tallit and kippot are worn... or not; prayers are sung in melodies as old as our faith, as new and fresh as tomorrow. Engaging and often humorous sermons are many times the start of discussions between Rabbi and congregants. Temple Israel captures the essence of Judaism, our "living religion"
Upcoming events: Shabbat pot luck scheduled for Friday, May 10th and another upcoming Family Movie NIght. Please check the Temple's calendar page for more information.
Temple Israel is proud to present "Hebrew 101"!
This class is open to all levels from beginner to advanced. We will start with the basics of the Aleph-Bet and work our way to Hebrew grammar. Don't worry if you miss a class. The pace will be set by the participants. No one will be left behind.
Rabbi Halpern and Joe Kish will present the class.
Materials will be furnished. Just bring paper and a pencil.
Call the temple at 219-938-5232 or email the Temple for details and to sign up.
Please check the calendar for additional weekly dates and times.
Always a popular event, the 2013 Trivia Night was highly successful! All participants had a wonderful time. Check out what you missed!!
If you missed the 2013 Penny Harvest, you missed a great time! View our mighty group of chili eaters!!!
100th Anniversary Weekend Pictures are UP!!!!!! Go to the 100th Anniversary Table of Contents to review them.
DONATE TO THE TEMPLE ISRAEL CONTINUITY FUND
Your contribution to the Temple Israel Continuity Fund helps to ensure the continuity of our Temple. Your donation goes directly into our general fund and is used for expenses. For a mimimun donation of $5.00, you can honor someone for a joyous or sad occasion. Lovely cards are sent to your honorees.
When you contribute, you also honor Temple Israel.