Read the High Holy Days Voice!
Get the scoop on spending the High Holy Days at Temple! Read the latest Voice here.
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).***
High Holy Days Childcare & Tot Discovery Camp
Available during the 6:00 pm Kol Nidre service and 10:00 am / afternoon Yom Kippur services for children 18 months through first grade. Holiday-specific music, crafts, stories, snacks, and play will be offered in age-appropriate classrooms. Register by September 25 for Yom Kippur for complimentary childcare. Sign up here and click here to learn more. Special thanks to WRJ-Sisterhood for making this childcare possible!
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 Appeal. http://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.