Welcome to Temple Israel...
Established in 1873 and a founding member of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), we are one of the oldest and most renowned congregations in the American Jewish experience.
NOTICE: SUMMER SERVICE HOURS
Summer Shabbat Services
will begin at 5:30 pm
every Friday evening from
June 3 - September 2.
Services are held in the Chapel
followed with challah, wine & juice.
Book Club Selections for September & October
Read Reform Judaism magazine online
Reform Judaism magazine was the official voice of the Union for Reform Judaism, linking the institutions and affiliates of Reform Judaism with every Reform Jew. Covering developments within the Reform Movement while interpreting world events and Jewish tradition from a Reform perspective, it was received quarterly by nearly 300,000 member households (members of 860 Union congregations) as a benefit of their synagogue's Union affiliation.
The Fall 2014 edition was the final print version of the magazine which is why you are no longer receiving the print copy in the mail. However, you can read Reform Judaism magazine online by using and bookmarking this link: reformjudaismmag.org
More to come...
Summer WV Jewish Film Festival
FestivALL 2016 and The Federated Jewish Charities of Charleston present...
The Summer WV Jewish Film Festival
Sunday, June 26
Clay Center Digital Dome
Free and open to the public
Event includes three short films and a feature documentary.
The first two shorts are written and directed by 26 year old Jewish-French filmmaker, Jordan Goldnadel. We will Skype him live from Paris for a Q&A after their screening. Jordan was born in Paris and left home at age 17 to study at the prestigious Stern School of Business at NYU. Following his passion, he transferred to the Tisch School of the Arts, where he successfully completed a BFA in 2011 in Film and Television, with honors, as well as a minor in Judaic Studies. He has lived in Paris, London, New York and Tel Aviv and speaks fluent English, French, Spanish and Hebrew.
This will be the world's first live trans-Atlantic interview projected on a planetarium dome. Ever.
6:00pm - Coffee and Cheesecake
7:00pm - The Boy and the Chess Player
English, 22 min)
Leonard, a shy and troubled young boy raised in an anti-Semitic family in New York, meets a mysterious old chess player in a park who will teach him a great lesson. This was Mr. Jordan's film school production.
7:30pm - And Then, Violence
(French with English subtitles, 15 min)
In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks and the Kosher market murders, a Parisian law student and family fear the future for Jews in the French Republic. Written, directed, and starring Mr. Goldnadel. Possible Oscar nominee.
7:45pm - Skype interview with Jordan Goldnadel
8:15pm - The Man Who Shot Hollywood
(English, 13 min)
This short chronicles the life of photographer Yasha (Jack) Pashkovsky, from his humble beginnings as a Jewish-Russian immigrant to his self-appointed position photographing the biggest stars in Hollywood's golden era. An amazing story.
8:30pm - God's Messengers(Hebrew with English subtitles, 75 min)
The film's director, Itzik Lerner, was allowed full access as a group of Jewish settlers inhabit the unauthorized outpost of Havat Gilad. The resulting film contains an intimate documentation of the most radical Jewish outpost in all the West Bank. They confront the Israeli government, its security forces, court system and their Palestinian neighbors.
Watch some of all of the above. Same price…Free