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.

Birth

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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.

Conversion

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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.

Wedding

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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

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“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)

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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

617-566-3960

asherr@tisrael.org

We mourn the loss of:

Carolyn Beth Greenberg
Daughter of Abby Greenberg
Gloria Mazo
Mother of Bruce Mazo
Grandmother of Adam Mazo (Liza)
Great-grandmother of Gideon and Raphael
David Akiba
Husband of Jane Akiba
Father of Daniel Akiba (Gisela Sanders Alcantara), Jonah Akiba (Rivka), Rachel Akiba (Josh Sherman), Samuel Akiba, Isaac Akiba, and Abigail Akiba

We celebrate the birth of:

We celebrate the marriage of:

Rebecca Feinberg and Chris Webb
Daughter of Marsha Feinberg and David Feinberg
September 14, 2019
Michael Ross and Karolina Chorvath
September 14, 2019
Laura Godine and Stephen Dondero
Daughter of Frances and John Godine
September 14, 2019