Qabbalat Shabbat: Friday, 6:00 p.m. Torah Study: Saturday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Weekday Minyan: 6:15 p.m.

Shabbat & Holidays

Our worship services are inviting, fulfilling, comforting, joyous, and filled with music. We come from many places; our memories span the globe and many religious streams. We are creating Jewish experiences that embrace our heritage as they acknowledge the spiritual hunger and search for God in contemporary society. Come pray with us. Add to the sound of our voices. Together, we make a joyful noise.

At Temple Israel, we follow the tradition of Reform Judaism, observing all festivals. Our services are open to innovation and strike a harmonious chord with tradition. We hope our services reflect the joy that Judaism can bring to one’s life, and at the same time be an opportunity for self-reflection and reaching out to the community.


Qabbalat Shabbat

Join us every Friday at 6:00 p.m. to welcome Shabbat with music,  prayer, and study.

Soul Food Fridays

Join us for this monthly Qabbalat Shabbat Service for people in their 20’s and 30’s. This is a highly musical and engaging service led by Rabbi Matt Soffer and wonderful musicians. A free oneg of Jewish soul food follows the service. This is a great introduction to the Riverway community.

Torah Study

Join us on Saturday mornings for an hour of robust Rabbi-led text study. Torah study is preceded by a half hour prayer minyan and followed by a warm community kiddish. Please join us. No experience is necessary.

Tot Rock Shabbat

Tot Rock Shabbat is for kids 5 and under and held the second Friday of every month. The Riverway Band will lead us through a musical Shabbat service and dinner.

Thank Goodness It's Shabbat (TGIS)

Thank Goodness It’s Shabbat (TGIS) is a special service on the first and third Saturday of the month for kids between 6 days and 6 years and includes dancing, singing, playing and praying.

Shabbat Mishpachah

Shabbat Mishpachah (Family Shabbat) is a Shabbat experience for Religious School families in grades K-4 including a festive Shabbat community dinner.

Walking Through the Door

Walking Through the Door is a program led by Rabbi Zecher and the women of Temple Israel to explore our spiritual life and enjoy Shabbat together.

Daily Minyan

Do you need a place to restore yourself at the end of the day? Our weekday minyan is lay-led and occurs when the building is open.

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High Holy Days

a colorful array of services

In Person (tickets required)

Temple Israel members may purchase extra tickets for family members at a cost of $118 for each extra ticket. We offer non-members tickets for $180 each. This is a wonderful opportunity for any of your friends who are looking to try Temple Israel for the High Holy Days and to get to know the Temple Israel family. If they join during the year, their membership dues will be credited with the total price of the tickets. This is only applicable to those who have never been Temple Israel members in the past and is only good for one year.

Live Stream

All services are available through live stream. All you need to take part in the community services is a computer with a high speed internet.

Orange, Yellow, and Silver

traditional services

The Orange, Yellow, and Silver Services are Temple Israel’s traditional Reform High Holy Day services. The beauty of our High Holy Day music will be enhanced by the accompaniment of a professional string quartet. Instead of the Gates of Repentance book, we will use the new Machzor, Mishkan HaNefesh, which Rabbi Elaine Zecher played a big role in creating, for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.


experimental service

The Purple Service combines both traditional and experimental elements to create a unique and evolving High Holy Day experience. Services are held “in the round,” creating a greater sense of intimacy and community. Traditional and contemporary music are interwoven and congregational singing with Cantor Einhorn is a key component. This year, our musical prayer and liturgy will be accompanied by the TI Band. The service contains traditional elements of the High Holy Days including sermons, but the order is changed and traditional liturgy is interspersed with other texts.


older children and family service

The Blue Service is designed primarily for families with children ages 7 to 13, and includes a complete High Holy Day Service with a liturgy inviting participation. This service also contains a sermon or story geared to the age group. On Erev Rosh Hashanah, the Blue Service will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. followed by some delicious New Year treats. If you have your own shofar or can borrow one, please bring it to the Rosh Hashanah morning service. On Kol Nidre, the service will begin at 6:15 p.m. We do not recommend the Blue Service for children under the age of 7. We encourage you to take children 6 and under to the Rainbow Service.


younger children's service

Join us on the mornings of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur at 8:45 a.m. Wayne Potash will lead shorter services designed for children ages 3 to 6 and their families, combined with activities, art projects, music, and movement. A special prayer book, created by our clergy, is used at the service. This service also contains a story geared to this age group. The Rainbow Service is from 5:30-6:00 p.m. on Erev Rosh Hashanah and from 5:00-5:30 p.m. on Kol Nidre.


pilot program

This year we offered babysitting for children up to age 10 during High Holy Day services. The licensed provider is, and a nominal fee will include child care, a nut-free snack, and fun activities.

Military Personnel and Full-Time Students

complimentary tickets

We are pleased to offer complimentary tickets to military personnel and full-time students.