Temple Israel


  • Union for Reform Judaism's Response to Jerusalem Announcement

    As a member of the Union for Reform Judaism, the umbrella organization for North American Reform Judaism, Temple Israel supports the URJ's official statement in response to President Trump's speech on Dec. 6, 2017. 

  • Kadima: Year-End Giving


    Our forward-looking Temple is an inspiring, spiritual home unified by the core principles of inclusivity and treating every Jewish family with dignity and respect. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you are from, or what you have, Temple Israel is open to everyone and exists thanks to your generosity. To kick off 5778, we are introducing an annual year-end giving initiative called Kadima (meaning forward).

    With an exceptional music program, unparalleled pastoral care during life’s most challenging times, the outstanding Barbara K. Lipman Early Learning Center, Wendy and Avron Fogelman Religious School, and TI Chai School, thoughtful cemetery preservation, or any other facet of this Jewish jewel, your support makes our vibrant Jewish home possible. Thank you for thinking of Temple in your year-end giving.

    Will you consider giving to KadimaClick here to donate

  • Stay Up-to-Date with TI Happenings, Read Our New Guides!

    Now available, the Temple Israel Guides highlight all our incredible, congregational experiences! See the full digital versions by clicking the images below.


  • Elul Video Series

    Elul, the month leading up to Rosh Hashanah, is a time of contemplation and introspection to prepare us for the High Holy Days. To encourage this process, we are thrilled to introduce the TI Elul Video Series, a collection of videos offering brief, yet poignant thoughts and reflections. We will release a new video each day until Rosh Hashanah. Click here to view them or follow Temple Israel (Memphis).***

  • WRJ-Sisterhood Featured on WMC 5

    For the month of June, the Temple Israel Sisterhood hosts a Vision Camp for the Colonial Hearing, Speech, and Vision Center. Their latest excursion took them to Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, and WMC Action News 5 recognized the group with a "High Five"! Take a look: http://bit.ly/2tSxwLP. Special thanks to Rochelle Hoenig Fenton and Phyllis Niegelberg for organizing this amazing camp!

  • TI Movie Nights Photos

    Click here to see photos from the three TI Movie Nights!

  • Commercial Appeal Op/ed by Rabbi Bauman: Yearbook photo a teachable moment"

    Our community must support this review and the action steps that flow from it. To do otherwise minimizes a colossal error in judgment by many people and tolerates a lack of appreciation for the power of symbols and images to inflict pain. We owe it to our children to learn through this unfortunate occurrence to treat the study of historical events with greater respect.

    Rabbi Katie Bauman shares her thoughts on the Houston Middle School yearbook photo via The Commercial Appealhttp://memne.ws/2qK14NR

  • See Rabbi Greenstein's Sermons from Calvary Episcopal Church Lenten Series

    Rabbi Greenstein spoke to a packed sanctuary (both days!) during the Calvary Episcopal Church Lenten Preaching Series this past Tuesday (3/21) and Wednesday (3/22). Couldn't make it? See the sermons here.

  • View the March 27, 2017 Interfaith Justice Panel

    Temple Israel hosted an incredible evening, a panel discussion focused on "Why Justice is Foundational to Christianity, Islam, and Judaism". Led by Rabbi Micah Greenstein, Reverend Dr. Stephen R. Montgomery of Idlewild Presbyterian Church and Dr. Yasir Qadhi of Memphis Islamic Center, the 375+ attendees left with a better understanding of the similarities between the faiths and their shared emphasis on justice. View the full evening here.