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.

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Rachel Daniels

Executive Coordinator to Senior Rabbi Elaine Zecher


We mourn the loss of:

Jonathan Strongin
February 9, 2019 (4 Adar I, 5779)
Husband of Ellen Seely
Father of Matthew and Jessica

Benard Fried
February 8, 2019 (3 Adar I, 5779)
Father of Deborah Bates (Joseph)
Grandfather of Julie and Joshua

Delores (Dee Dee) Edith Gilray
January 31, 2019 (25 Shevat, 5779)
Grandmother of Brigid Goggin (Tyler Kirsch)

Sy Raboy
January 20, 2019 (14 Shevat, 5779)
Husband of Debby Raboy
Father of Adam (Amy) Raboy, James (Ellen) Raboy, and Alyce (Charles) Alfano
Grandfather of Alexandra and Christopher Saltis, Nicholas and Olivia Alfano, Harry and Jenna Raboy, Elizabeth, Mason, and Lewis Raboy
Great grandfather of Evelyn Saltis

Lee Daniels
January 17, 2019 (11 Shevat, 5779)
Husband of Joanie Daniels
Father of Wendy Daniels, Scott Daniels (Marla), and Melissa Madden (Rob)

Ruth Keegan
January 13, 2019 (7 Shevat, 5779)
Mother of Christine Keegan

We celebrate the birth of:

Jomei Malcolm
February 10, 2019
Laura and Jared Kusida (parents)
Kai (big brother)
Cantors Roy Einhorn & Jodi Sufrin (grandparents)

Theodore Shia Saltis
January 25, 2019
Alexandra Saltis & Christopher Saltis (parents)
Debby & Sy (z”l) Raboy (great grandparents)

Isabella Platten Bralower
January 8, 2019
Jaclyn & Robert Bralower (parents)
Jake & Luke (big brothers)

Raphael Erley-Hodgkin
December 16, 2018
Laura Mieka Erley & Samuel Gold Hodgkin (parents)

Emiliano Noe Arond Jimenez
December 11, 2018
Elisa Arond and William Jimenez (parents)
Dr. David and Caroly (z’l) (grandparents)

Benjamin Jacob Kalin
December 6, 2018
Becky Lambert & Mike Kalin (parents)

We celebrate the marriage of:

Emma Savitz and Samuel Crawford

Tom Atkins and Raquel Cohen
January 12, 2019

Sarah Zink & Ethan Jaffee
December 1, 2018