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Join Our Family

We are so happy you’re here.

Temple Israel aims to do the greatest good for the greatest number of people, which is why we need you – your unique gifts and passions. With every new member, our family grows richer.

Throughout the pandemic, we have raised the bar to reach our members and maintain a spiritual connection. Our virtual platform continues to connect us in new and innovative ways. Our 30-acre campus keeps us grounded. Even our cemetery – among the oldest in the South – is brimming with life.
We look forward to meeting with you and welcoming you personally to our extraordinary Temple Israel community.
Rabbi Micah D. Greenstein, Senior Rabbi
Meet the Clergy Team

We would love to talk to you about joining our family!

We know joining a new temple can be intimidating. We want to make your first experience here at Temple a meaningful one! Here is some information that will help you know what to expect. Reach out to Mark Gulner, at markg@timemphis.org or 901.937.2781 or click here to request more information about becoming a member at Temple Israel or schedule a tour.

New to Temple Israel? Here is what you can expect.


We offer Shabbat services in-person and via livestream on our website and Facebook on Fridays at 6 PM.

Events and Programs

Stay up to date with upcoming events, announcements, and everything TI by visiting our Calendar page or by signing up for our weekly e-newsletter. Sign up here.

Temple Israel Tribes

Temple Israel is a dynamic community that encourages members to explore and share their passions. Our diverse Tribes offer a unique opportunity to meet with others who share similar hobbies and creative pursuits to encourage inspiring conversations and lifelong connections. Learn more here.

Exploring and Embracing Judaism

For those interested in learning more about Judaism or conversion, call our front desk at 901.761.3130. Learn more about Exploring Judaism here. Learn about the conversion process, Embracing Judaism, here.

At Temple Israel, we are one extended family.

Diverse in age, interest, background, and orientation. Everyone matters – Jews by birth, Jews by choice, newcomers, natives, and many out-of-towners. We welcome you into our home.

As the last remaining large Reform synagogue in the Deep South, we balance our size with an unmatched warmth of Southern hospitality. We are a vibrant religious center for study, music, worship, and spirituality.  We are also part of the greater fabric of Memphis as a force for good for the entire faith community. 

Through and beyond our three sites – from our East Memphis campus, our satellite midtown location at Crosstown Concourse, and the South Memphis cemetery – Memphis is our tikkun olam laboratory, and Temple Israel is our shared home. Learn more about our mission and values.

Meet the team!
Our dedicated clergy and staff are passionate about all things Temple.

Learn more about the immersive Jewish education here.

Listen to Torah to the People–A Podcast By Temple Israel-Memphis
The best way to learn about Temple is through its people! Torah to the People is a podcast with sermons, conversations between clergy and special guests, and select Temple Israel University (TIU) classes – easily accessible wherever you get your podcasts!

See what’s going on at Temple – check the calendar.

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