Welcome to Temple of Israel
in Wilmington, North Carolina

Temple of Israel is your Reform Jewish home in Southeastern North Carolina. Come celebrate Jewish life with us! We offer varied weekly activities including Shabbat services, religious school for children, education for learners of all ages, social action programs and social events. Whether you are here to learn, grow, pray or connect, there are many ways to get involved and we have a place for you in our community.

We look forward to meeting you at a Shabbat service on Friday nights at 7pm (online for now) or one of our educational, social action or social events. Please check out our Bulletin below to learn more, and feel free to contact us HERE for more information.
We look forward to welcoming you!


Please join us for …

Temple of Israel



Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 1:00pm

 ~ More information to follow


starting today and going forward should be sent to:

Temple of Israel
922 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

We plan to stop using the Temple PO Box in the next few months.


Last Day to Order: May 21st

In light the world was created.  In light we mark the beginning and ending of the sacred time of Shabbat.  And in light we recognize the memory of those we love.

As she prepares to join the Jewish people, Tessa Cheek has created a very special fundraiser for Temple of Israel.  Her wonderful personalized yahrzeit candles are now available for purchase.  Because her candles are all made to order with details commemorating a specific friend or relative, only 50 candles are available to start. 

Thank you, Tessa, for bringing your light to our community in this special way. 

Please click HERE for the Order Form                 

Due to COVID-19, all Temple events are currently being held via Zoom. Please check your bulletin or Temple emails for the Zoom links. If you need a Zoom link or help, please contact the Temple Office at templeoffice@temple-of-israel.org.


Our BIG NOSH Jewish Food Festival was a tremendous success.  

Many thanks to all who volunteered and worked tirelessly.  

And thank you to all those that ordered.  We hope you enjoyed your noshes!

Please click HERE to read the Spectrum News Story about our BIG NOSH Jewish Food Festival.


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Bulletin Archives


From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Make Memorial Day Count in 2021

Make Memorial Day Count in 2021 jstern May 11, 2021

On Shavuot, the holiday when we celebrate receiving the Torah marks the completion of counting

A Prayer for Peace

A Prayer for Peace urjadmin May 11, 2021

As Reform Jews, we stand strongly together with our brothers and sisters in Israel. Over the past 48 hours, Hamas has launched a massive barrage of rocket fire on southern and central Israel. At last report, six Israeli civilians have been killed and hundreds of thousands more - from Tel Aviv to Beersheba –are confined to bomb shelters. Innocent civilians in Gaza have fallen victim to this latest round of violence as well. Furthermore, the rapid escalation of violence within Israel's own borders between Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel is a new, and deeply troubling, development. We pray that calm will be restored soon.

First Thoughts on the Latest Pew Research Center Study on Jewish Americans

First Thoughts on the Latest Pew Research Center Study on Jewish Americans urjadmin May 11, 2021

In the days and weeks ahead, much will be written about the Pew Research Center’s "Jewish Americans in 2020." Having just received the full study today, we are still absorbing its findings. The Pew data is likely to provide a wealth of information that can be a useful resource for understanding many aspects of our community

Accessing a New Kind of Jewish Community Through Introduction to Judaism Online

Accessing a New Kind of Jewish Community Through Introduction to Judaism Online urjadmin May 11, 2021

Three years before the COVID-19 pandemic response sheltered millions of people at home and drove us to do all things virtual, the URJ was crafting online communities of learners as they journeyed together through our 21 sessions of Introduction to Judaism Online.