Welcome to TEMPLE of ISRAEL in Wilmington, NC


We are a congregation that supports a wide range of programs and activities for members of all ages.

We want to build a community based on inclusiveness, where everyone is welcome, regardless of age, marital status, sexual orientation, a Jew by birth or by choice.

At Temple of Israel (TOI) we strive to provide a meaningful and fulfilling environment for worship, education and social interaction, following the principles and values of Reform Judaism, including commitment to God, Torah and Israel; and to enhance the lives of our congregants and our community.

As an inspiring center for Reform Judaism, TOI will provide meaningful experiences, where memories will take root and grow, while honoring the past and building for the future.

TOI aims to be a warm, welcoming, multi-generational and inclusive congregation, financially sound, with a committed and growing membership base and religious school.

TOI will be the focal point in our community for Reform Jewish worship, education, social interaction and Tikkun Olam.

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Join Us For Shabbat Services

We always welcome guests at our Shabbat services. We also wish to ensure the safety of all those who worship with us. Due to security concerns, all guests must call the Temple office 910- 762-0000 to register or email the Temple Administrator at Administrator@templeofisraelnc.org. Please give us your name, email, phone number and reason for your visit. We appreciate your cooperation in this  matter.  Shabbat shalom .
We have weekly Friday night Shabbat services.  On the first Friday of the month, these are held at 6:00 PM.  On all other Friday nights, they are held at 7:00 PM.  Our services are followed by an Oneg (meaning “joy”); this is a time for fellowship with refreshments.   Please click here to find more information.  

There were many highlights for Haman’s Last Hoedown, a country western Purim celebration held at the Reibman Center.
The TOI cast presented a Purim Shpiel written by Linda Liss-Bronstein and Myrna Cohen with lyrics by Eileen Rothberg, complete with audience participation in a line-dance. Following the shpiel Scott Gales, a wonderful country western performer, sang our favorite songs as the dancing and celebrating continued.
Thanks to the social committee led by Robi Lorio and Myrna Cronen along with Linda Bronstein and Sharon Levy.

 Pictured above are cast members Rabbi Emily,  Dahlya Shook, Ron Rothberg, Linda Liss-Bronstein, Sam Brody, Eileen Rothberg, Michael Grissom, Myrna Cronen and Sharon Levy with Social Committee Chairperson Robi Lorio.  Cast members not pictured are Ruben Ostrov and Andy Bronstein. 

To pay your

Temple Commitment

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To see our many activities and events in the last few years, check out our archives of previous monthly Temple of Israel Bulletins at Bulletin Archives.


After a successful fundraising campaign conducted by the Restoration 150 Fund, we are so excited to announce that we have completed almost all our renovations on our historic building at 4th and Market Streets.  For the first time since 2019, we held High Holy Day services in our beautiful, historic sanctuary and now we’re back for Shabbat Services too!

To learn more about our wonderful sacred space, click HERE.

We are grateful for the generosity of our many donors who have participated this far.  We appreciate any additional contributions to our campaign.

To show your support: click HERE to donate or mail a check to Temple of Israel, 922 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28401, Attn: Restoration 150 Fund.

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

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Creating Belonging for Interfaith Families

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Making a Jewish Ritual for my Divorce

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