Welcome to Temple Israel!
Temple Israel is a sanctuary for prayer and inspiration, a vibrant center for Jewish learning, and a congregational home for living Torah. We are a source of strength and a force for good for Reform Jews, the greater community, and the world.
Since it was founded in 1854 by a small group of German immigrants as the first permanent Jewish house of worship in Tennessee, Temple Israel has grown into a vibrant and modern Reform Jewish synagogue that now serves 1,500 member families as a place to gather, worship, learn and deepen Jewish identity and commitment.
Temple Israel is fortunate to have a caring and visionary clergy and staff in partnership with an active group of lay leaders, including the clerical team led by Rabbi Micah Greenstein, who continues Temple Israel's strong and historic commitment to the traditions of prayer, family, and Jewish identity.
Temple Israel is located on a thirty-acre wooded campus in the heart of East Memphis at 1376 East Massey Road. New members and families are always welcome at Temple Israel.
Temple, as do all member congregations of the Union for Reform Judaism, welcomes all--regardless of their sexual orientation--to attend services and join as members. If you are interested in membership, click here.