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

Life Cycle Events

Our clergy, professional staff, and lay leadership can help provide you with the support, information, and resources for life cycle events including births, B’nei Mitzvah, conversation, weddings, and funerals.


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Mazal tov on your new addition! We love to celebrate with you and are thrilled to welcome the newest members of our Temple Israel family. In addition to sending out birth announcements to our community, our clergy are available to perform baby namings during Qabbalat Shabbat services.

B'nei Mitzvah

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From selecting a B’nei Mitzvah date to standing on the bima, all of us look forward to guiding you through this special time in the life of your family. Our goal is to have each of you look back on the process with a deep sense of pride and accomplishment.



All of our rabbis are available to meet with individuals and couples who are interested in the conversion process.  In addition to one-on-one meetings for study and reflection, we ask our conversion students to take the Introduction to Judaism course offered by URJ.



Mazal tov to you and your life partner! Our clergy are available to meet with couples who are interested in spiritual counseling before the big day.

Funeral & Cemetery


“May God comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.”

The clergy at Temple Israel are here to support when you experience a loss. Please notify us so that we can help guide you through the process.

The Temple Israel Cemetery in Wakefield plays an important role in the life cycle of the congregation’s members. It is a place of history, contemplation, and spiritual renewal.

Remembrance (Yizkor)


We offer a special Yizkor service, dedicated to the memory of our family members and loved ones who have died and for those who consider themselves mourners. This service is held on Yom Kippur and the eves of Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah, Pesach, and Shavuot.

Connect with Us

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Amy Sherr

Executive Coordinator to the Senior Rabbi


We mourn the loss of:

Susan Bolton
August 28, 2020
Sister of Leslie Kates (Richard)
Hilda Appelblatt
August 20, 2020
Mother of Linda Barnes (Richard)
Rochelle Alexander
August 16, 2020
Mother of Robert Alexander (Kathryn) and Steven Alexander (Sandra)
Grandmother of Alyssa, David and Shara
Stephen Antler
August 15, 2020
Husband of Joyce Antler
Father of Rachel Meagher (Daniel) and Lauren Antler (Carl Martin)
Grandfather of Tillie, Max, and Micah
Jeffrey Freiberg           
August 15, 2020
Uncle of JoJo Jacobson (Rabbi Suzie)
Great-uncle of Nathan Yitzy and Ruben Jacobson
Don Green           
August 14, 2020
Father of Avi Green (Sarah Almer)
Grandfather of Rachel Almer
Lewis Cohen
August 13, 2020
Father of Liza Gates (Andrew) and Benjamin Cohen (Melissa)
Grandfather of Oliver, Isabelle, Sophie, and Jalona
Roslyn Kleinerman
August 5, 2020
Grandmother of Mallory Bram (Clinton Pong)
Great-grandmother of Teddy and Susannah Pong
Robert Weil                
July 26, 2020
Father of Sam Weil (Sarah Kalish)
Noel Rose
Husband of Deborah Rose
Debbie Minden
August 2, 2020
Sister of Sarah Minden (Stephen Wright), Mark, Ruth and Judy Minden
Wife of Gary Goldberg
Mother of Miriam, Margot, Jessica and Gillian Goldberg
Grandmother of Geno, Moshe and Phil

We celebrate the birth of:

Maxwell Lewis Raboy
August 30, 2020
Son of Harrison and Jenna Raboy
Grandson of Adam and Amy Raboy
Joshua Handler Segel
August 25, 2020
Son of Alexandra Handler Segel and Edward Saris Segel
Grandson of Arthur Segel and Patti Saris
Henry Solomon Frankford
July 28, 2020
Son of Shira DeCovnick and Saul Frankford
Aviva Joy Reichman
July 24, 2020
Daughter of Alyssa Frank Reichman and Ben Frank Reichman
Jacob Morikawa Oser
July 23, 2020
Son of Roger Oser and Midori Morikawa
Theodore Henry Pong
July 5, 2020
Son of Mallory Bram and Clinton Pong.
Brother of Susanna Pong

We celebrate the marriage of:

Anna Licht and Phil Tomezko 
August 9, 2020
Roberta Bergstein and Ayla Axeloons
August 9, 2020
Rabbi Jen Gubitz and Matan BenYishay
July 26, 2020