The idea of Temple Israel was conceived by seven families in 1963, and shortly thereafter with 30 member families, They rented a store in the Holiday Park shopping center. By the end of 1963 membership had grown to 100 families, and a Sisterhood and Men’s Club were formed.
By the end of 1964, a 1 1/4 acre lot was purchased at the current Clubhouse Road location. Temple Israel moved into the new building in the latter half of 1968, with a membership of 200+ families.
In 1970, participation of female congregants in the synagogue rituals took a step forward when, on Rosh Hashanah, two women were called to sit on the Bema.
In 1974, a major fire destroyed much of the inside of the building, but by September, not only was the fire damage repaired the new sanctuary wing was completed.
The current facility was offically dedicated on April 6, 1975.
Today, Temple Israel is looking to enhance our community with new members like you, and your family. Join us for one of our weekly gatherings such as Minyan at 8:00 pm (Mon. through Thurs. ) Friday evening Shabbat services (8 pm) and Saturday Shabbat Services (9 am).
Join us to take advantage of one of our religious programs. Join us for our Hebrew School of excellence.
Most importantly join us for a family, a community and a place to hang your Kippah!