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:

Norton J. Greenberger          
March 21, 2020
Husband of Joan Greenberger
Father of Rachel Rosovsky (Michael), Sharon Greenberger, and Wendy Czarnecki (Joseph)
Grandfather of Abigail, Ella, Madelyn, Josie, Matthew, Alexander and Jacob
Amy Yoffie
March 3, 2020
Sister-in-law of David and Terry Yoffie
Aunt of Ariel and Elana
Wife of Rabbi Eric Yoffie
Mother of Adina and Adam
Haim Sneh
February 2020
Father of Nitzan Sneh
Regina “Reggie” Sher
February 28, 2020
Mother Phillip Sher (Rachel), Diane Sher (Rick Sprague), Steven Sher (Kathy), and Linda Cahn (Robert)
Grandmother of Henry Sher, Jenny Levine

We celebrate the birth of:

Poppy Dylan Samuel
March 22, 2020
Daughter of Jessica Einhorn and Benjamin Samuel
Granddaughter of Cantor Roy Einhorn and Cantor Jodi Sufrin
Rue Corletta Segel and Graham Saris Segel
March 5, 2020
Children of Celia and Kathryn Segel
Siblings of Malcolm Segel
Niece and Nephew of Marisa Segel and Matt Thaler
Grandchildren of Arthur Segel and Patti Saris
Great Niece and Nephew of Jim and Mimi Segel
Zoë Weiss Lipworth
February 14, 2020
Daughter of Annie Weiss and Adam Lipworth
Sister of Miles and Jacob

We celebrate the marriage of:

Matthew Kerstein and Gosia Jankuc
November 25, 2019
Matthew is the son of Maureen and Michael Kerstein
Gosia is the daughter of Halina and Jan Jankuc