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601 North Montgomery Street
Miller Beach
Gary, Indiana 46403-1238
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Site Updated
08/25/2015

Welcome to Temple Israel - Celebrating it's 104th Year

 


Temple Israel is a very active Jewish community! We have weekly Shabbat services and many interesting programs on our calendar. We are accepting new members and would welcome the opportunity to meet you!


For over a century, our Congregation has been at the forefront of modern, progressive Reform Judaism. There are many facets to our uniqueness.

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 congregants. Temple Israel captures the essence of Judaism, our "living religion"


The upcoming High Holiday schedule is posted and available on the Temple Calendar.
The 2015 Charles Lazerwitz Scholarship Winners were announced and presented with awards on June 5th. Please read about our amazing young people.

Cantor Eskenasy will be leading services every month. Her schedule is posted on the Temple Calendar.