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

Click HERE for the

Agenda, Minutes, and Reports for the Meeting


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

What is Juneteenth to a Black Jew?

What is Juneteenth to a Black Jew? kbkaput June 10, 2021

While Juneteenth marks an incredibly important step in Black American rights, it was just that – one step. Juneteenth celebrated slavery becoming illegal, but it did not do away with racism; not even close. And yet, the history and spirit of Juneteenth make me hopeful.

The Ethical Conundrum of a Jewish and Democratic State

The Ethical Conundrum of a Jewish and Democratic State jstern June 8, 2021

When the State of Israel was established in 1948, its secular founders envisioned a nation that would be both Jewish and attuned to the values of liberal democracy. They were confident that a country with an overwhelming Jewish majority could maintain a Jewish character and ensure civic equality for all its inhabitants.

The Tulsa Massacre in the Yiddish Press

The Tulsa Massacre in the Yiddish Press jstern June 8, 2021

On June 2nd, 1921, when news of the Tulsa massacre reached New York, Yiddish newspapers in the city were unified in their impassioned coverage of the events.

Final Account: Film Review

Final Account: Film Review jstern June 7, 2021

The film, produced by the USC Shoah Foundation, attempts to capture the recollections of an elderly subset of Germans who lived through the Third Reich and will soon no longer be around to give voice to what they witnessed.