Every Friday Night at 7:30 PM, we host services. Our Rabbi is here on select Fridays of each month and for all major holidays and life cycle events. The remaining Friday night services are led by members. We have about 12 members who rotate and like to lead the service, in a manner that they choose. Some of the services are more religious, others less, and some secular. Each one is unique and has a different perspective on how you can celebrate Judaism trying to appeal to our diverse membership.
High Holiday Services
Every year we have Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services. Members and their families attend and guests are always welcome. We always have room for more! These services encompass some of the traditional prayers along with new passages. Our choir consists of several members playing various instruments as piano, violin, guitar, and tambourine and their voices are incredible! The melodies are a mix of old and new, but very spiritual and the music enhances the holidays.
Various Holidays Services
We also celebrate other Jewish and secular holidays as Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, Tu B’shevat, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Passover, Israel Independence Day, 4th of July, and sometimes we celebrate just because. If you are having a birthday, we want to celebrate you and let you know we are glad you are a part of our community.
Czech Memorial Scrolls
Temple Israel is the proud home of MST#55, a Torah Scroll rescued from the Czech Republic during the Holocaust. It was rehoused to Temple Israel Gary where it lives on permanent loan. Click this link for more information on the scrolls!