Temple Israel

FAQs

Temple Israel has over 1,500 member families and is one of the largest Reform Jewish congregations in the United States. Temple Israel is a founding member of the Union for Reform Judaism and is the only Reform Jewish synagogue in Memphis, Tennessee.

How do I become a member?

Please provide your contact information, and a member of the membership committee will contact you right away.

How do I contact Temple Israel?

Call Temple's main phone number 901.761.3130 or contact administrative staff. You may also submit this Internet Inquiries form online at any time.

Other Temple numbers (area code 901): Archives 937-2779 Brotherhood 937-2789 Cemetery 942-2999 Judaica Shop 937-2782 Library 937-2738 Mitzvah Day 937-2787 Preschool 937-2784 Sisterhood 937-2790

I'm interested in possibly converting to Judaism. What is the conversion process?

Temple Israel is proud to be the home of many Jews-by-Choice, and those who are on the path to conversion are an important part of our community. If you would like to learn more about Judaism, please contact Carol Geller, assistant to the rabbis, to begin the conversation.

Does Temple Israel in Memphis use social media?

YES! Be an active part of the conversations with us on these communication platforms:

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I'm a Temple member; How do I update my contact information?

Simply login to your account and make the changes you'd like.

How do I schedule life cycle events?

Temple members should contact the rabbi's office, 901.761.3130, for life cycle events such as a brit, baby naming, bar or bat mitzvah, wedding, or funeral. 

What is Temple Israel's address?

Temple Israel's address is 1376 E. Massey Road, Memphis, Tennessee, 38120.

How do I get to Temple Israel's cemetery and the Levy-Cooper Chapel?

The cemetery and chapel are located at 1708 Hernando Road, Memphis, Tennessee, 38106.

How do I make a donation?

Here on a secure website.

How do I sponsor a Kiddush after a Shabbat service?

Honor a loved one or commemorate an engagement, anniversary, birthday, bar or bat mitzvah, wedding, or any special occasion by sponsoring a Kiddush after a Shabbat service.  E-mail Sharon Nickol or call her at 901.937.2797.

Are tickets required for High Holy Days services?

Tickets are not required for members, however, we ask that visitors contact us to make arrangements.

How do I inscribe a loved one's name in the Memorial Book and/or the Roll of Remembrance?

Call Temple Israel, 901.761.3130, and ask for the rabbi's office.

How do I sign up to get "Temple Israel News" e-mails?

Simply provide your e-mail address, and you'll get "Temple Israel News" e-mails!

 
How do I become a member?
Please provide your contact information, and a member of the membership committee will contact you right away.
 
How do I contact Temple Israel?
Call Temple's main phone number (901) 761-3130 or contact administrative staff.
You may also submit this Internet Inquiries form online at any time.
Other Temple numbers (area code 901):
Archives 937-2779 Brotherhood 937-2789 Cemetery 942-2999
Judaica Shop 937-2782 Library 937-2738 Mitzvah Day 937-2787
Preschool 937-2784 Sisterhood 937-2790
 
When are weekly Shabbat services?
Friday evenings at 6:15 pm; Saturday mornings at 10:00 am
 
Does Temple Israel in Memphis use social media?
You betcha! Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Vimeo
 
I'm a Temple member; How do I update my contact information?
Simply login and make the changes you'd like.
 
How do I schedule life cycle events?
Temple members should contact the rabbi's office, (901) 761-3130, for life cycle events such as a brit, baby naming, bar or bat mitzvah, wedding or funeral. 
 
How do I get to Temple Israel?
Temple Israel's address is 1376 E. Massey Road, Memphis, TN, 38120.
 
How do I get to Temple Israel's cemetery and Levy-Cooper Chapel?
The cemetery and chapel are located at 1708 Hernando Road (link to Google Map), Memphis, TN, 38106.  Written directions are linked here.
 
How do I make a donation?
Here, on secure website. Login for members; and login for non-members.
 
How do I sponsor a Kiddush after a Shabbat service?
Honor a loved one or commemorate an engagement, anniversary, birthday, bar or bat mitzvah, wedding, or any special occasion by sponsoring a Kiddush after a Shabbat service.  Email Sharon Nickol, or call her at (901) 937-2797.
 
Are tickets required for High Holy Days services?
Yes.   High Holy Days tickets are mailed to members in good standing.   Non-members must contact the Executive Director's office to make arrangements.
 
How do I inscribe a loved one's name in the Memorial Book and/or the Roll of Remembrance?
Fill out and return this form, or call Temple Israel, (901) 761-3130, and ask for the rabbi's office.
 
How do I sign up to get "Temple Israel News" emails?
Simply provide your email address, and you'll get "Temple Israel News" emails!
 
How do I become a member?
Please provide your contact information, and a member of the membership committee will contact you right away.
 
How do I contact Temple Israel?
Call Temple's main phone number (901) 761-3130 or contact administrative staff.
You may also submit this Internet Inquiries form online at any time.
Other Temple numbers (area code 901):
Archives 937-2779 Brotherhood 937-2789 Cemetery 942-2999
Judaica Shop 937-2782 Library 937-2738 Mitzvah Day 937-2787
Preschool 937-2784 Sisterhood 937-2790
 
When are weekly Shabbat services?
Friday evenings at 6:15 pm; Saturday mornings at 10:00 am
 
Does Temple Israel in Memphis use social media?
You betcha! Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Vimeo
 
I'm a Temple member; How do I update my contact information?
Simply login and make the changes you'd like.
 
How do I schedule life cycle events?
Temple members should contact the rabbi's office, (901) 761-3130, for life cycle events such as a brit, baby naming, bar or bat mitzvah, wedding or funeral. 
 
How do I get to Temple Israel?
Temple Israel's address is 1376 E. Massey Road, Memphis, TN, 38120.
 
How do I get to Temple Israel's cemetery and Levy-Cooper Chapel?
The cemetery and chapel are located at 1708 Hernando Road (link to Google Map), Memphis, TN, 38106.  Written directions are linked here.
 
How do I make a donation?
Here, on secure website. Login for members; and login for non-members.
 
How do I sponsor a Kiddush after a Shabbat service?
Honor a loved one or commemorate an engagement, anniversary, birthday, bar or bat mitzvah, wedding, or any special occasion by sponsoring a Kiddush after a Shabbat service.  Email Sharon Nickol, or call her at (901) 937-2797.
 
Are tickets required for High Holy Days services?
Yes.   High Holy Days tickets are mailed to members in good standing.   Non-members must contact the Executive Director's office to make arrangements.
 
How do I inscribe a loved one's name in the Memorial Book and/or the Roll of Remembrance?
Fill out and return this form, or call Temple Israel, (901) 761-3130, and ask for the rabbi's office.
 
How do I sign up to get "Temple Israel News" emails?
Simply provide your email address, and you'll get "Temple Israel News" emails!