Temple Israel

Facilities

Temple Israel's campus is a beautiful blend of form and function.  Please note that the entire campus, both in the buildings and outside areas, is a smoke-free environment. E-mail Facilities Director Sharon Nickol or call her at (901) 937-2797 regarding Temple facilities.

Adult Lounge
This well-appointed and private setting is located near the Danziger Chapel and is a comfortable place to relax or meet.

 

 

Atrium
This entrance for Shabbat services and major events is complemented with a fountain, all "under the glass." 

 

Atrium Lobby
Once entering through the atrium's doors, you're in the atrium lobby, only feet from the sanctuary, Danziger Chapel, and Ettelson-Wax Hall. The atrium lobby is a nice setting for receptions or Oneg Shabbats.

 

Beit Midrash
This comfortable oasis is a fantastic space for learning, gathering, and connecting.
Beit Midrash

 

Courtyard
Home to Temple's Sukkah, the courtyard is a beautiful and enclosed outdoor setting used for "waterplay" with kids in the summer, wedding receptions, or various special events.

 

 

Courtyard Gallery
Between the courtyard and Ettelson-Wax Hall, this area connecting the Scheidt Family Center and the atrium lobby is perfect for Shabbat dinners or for special events.

 

 

Danziger Chapel
With seating for over 300, this gorgeous chapel is named for long-time Temple Israel Rabbi Harry K. Danziger and his wife, Jeanne.

East Hall
This gathering area outside Scheidt Family Center is used for small receptions and dinners, as well as preschool Shabbat programs.

 

 

Ettelson-Wax HallEttelson-Wax Hall
Named for Rabbi Harry W. Ettelson and Rabbi James A. Wax, both of blessed memory, this beautiful, multi-use social hall is used for bar and bat mitzvah luncheons, meetings, wedding receptions, speaking engagements, parties, and more!

Hall of Presidents
The images of all who have served as president of Temple Israel are displayed here, as well as one of three pieces of artwork listing contributors to the A Gift for Generations campaign. The Hall of Presidents is in the area leading to the Scheidt Family Center.

Information and Welcome Center
Located in Temple's main "everyday entrance."
Information and Welcome Center

Playground
Located outside the Temple preschool, these fun and secure playgrounds are enjoyed by Temple's preschoolers.

playgrond

Sanctuary
The semicircular design of the 1,500 seat sanctuary implies that there is another half beyond its confines: one half, the congregation within the sanctuary; the other half, the community at large.
sanctuary

Scheidt Family Center
Another multi-use venue, the Scheidt Family Center hosts Tot Shabbat services and dinners, bar and bat mitzvah parties, MeFTY events, basketball games, religious school programs, and much more.

 

Temple Israel Museum
The Temple Israel Museum houses and proudly displays a remarkable treasure of Jewish ritual art with The Herta and Justin H. Adler Judaica Collection.  Become a Friend of the Museum today!

 

WRJ-Sisterhood Judaica Shop
A gift and bridal registry and the largest selection of Judaica merchandise in Memphis is here in this gift shop located across from the Information and Welcome Center.