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

Rachel Daniels

Executive Coordinator to Senior Rabbi Elaine Zecher

617-566-3960

rdaniels@tisrael.org

We mourn the loss of:

Lillin Rees
May 10, 2019 (5 Iyar, 5779)
Stepmother of Michael Rees (Susan)
Grandmother of Adam and Jonathan

Ken Leavitt
May 7, 2019 (2 Iyar, 5779)
Stepmother of Michael Rees (Susan)

Marcia Starensier
May 5, 2019 (30 Nisan, 5779)

We celebrate the birth of:

Henry Julian Mira
April 24, 2019
Doree Shafrir and Matt Mira (parents)
Avishai Shafrir and Roberta Steinberg (grandparents)

We celebrate the marriage of:

Emma Savitz and Samuel Crawford

Tom Atkins and Raquel Cohen
January 12, 2019