Temple Israel in the News

Community members pray, console each other at Shabbat service and vigil at Gary's Temple Israel

Temple Israel, Gary community mourns Pittsburgh shooting victims: 'We come together to condemn the violence and hate'



Community Engagement

Our members stay involved in many ways throughout the community. We belong to the Jewish Federation of Northwest Indiana and not only do we have several members on their board, but we regularly attend their activities. We collect year long for the Jewish Federation Food Pantry, St. Mary's Church Food Pantry, and The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana. We also fundraise for a local organization called the Crisis Center, which provides crisis and suicide intervention and counseling for youth ages 6-18. Another commitment is that we support the Lake County Government Child Advocacy Program. We hold voter registration drives and participate in the City of Gary council meetings. We have a yearly yard sale and donate the remaining items to local charities.

Being that Miller is a smaller community, we rely on and support our neighboring organizations in their events, regardless of religious or public or private group. Sometimes we plan events together such as a movie night or the community seder.


Trivia Night (non-religious)-is our biggest event. This is usually a sell out. Doors opens at 5:30 pm and the games begin at 6:30 pm. You can purchase a seat(s) for $20 a piece or buy a table of 8 or 10. Tables compete in categories for financial prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd and of course bragging rights! Food and beverages available for purchase. Also silent auction and this year a raffle for 2 tickets to see Hamilton!