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 (now in person and online) or one of our educational, social action or social events. Please check out our events listings below to learn more, and feel free to contact us HERE for more information. We look forward to welcoming you!

TEMPLE COVID POLICY UPDATE

Temple of Israel will currently be holding Shabbat Services both in-person at the Reibman Center and online via Zoom and Facebook.

As a reflection of the Jewish imperative of “pikuach nefesh,” we encourage everyone to be fully vaccinated or wear a mask while inside the building.

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Temple of Israel Annual Meeting

Sunday, June 19th at 3:00pm

at the Reibman Center

922 Market Street

Wilmington, NC 28401

This will be a hybrid meeting ~ both in-person & online

NOMINEES are being accepted for Board President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and three Members at Large for the 2022-2023 Temple of Israel Board. Nominees may be submitted, in writing, to Richard Lerner and must be submitted by Monday, May 30, 2022 before 9:00am.

Per Temple of Israel By-Laws, ARTICLE IV – Annual and Special Meetings of the Congregation, A. Annual Meeting, # 5

If you would like to add an item to the MEETING AGENDA , please submit your request, in writing, to Temple of Israel President Beverly Tetterton by Monday, May 30, 2022 before 9:00am

Per Temple of Israel By-Laws, ARTICLE IV – Annual and Special Meetings of the Congregation, A. Annual Meeting, # 6

Please Note: You must be a member in good standing to vote.

Restoration 150 Fund

The beautiful Temple of Israel has been a landmark in Wilmington for almost 147 years. Built in 1876, the Moorish Revival style Temple is the oldest synagogue in continuous use in North Carolina and one of the oldest in the United States. This Temple is an architectural jewel.

The historic Temple​ now needs financial help as its almost 150 year old sanctuary requires urgent repair. We have nearly reached our initial goal but because of raising construction costs, we are continuing our fundraising efforts.

We ​are grateful for the generosity of our many donors who have participated ​thus far. Additional contribution​s​​ to our campaign are greatly appreciated.

To show your support:

  • Mail a check to Temple of Israel, 922 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28401, Attn: Restoration 150 Fund or
  • Click the button below to donate online.

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For more information on the Restoration 150 Fund, click here. 

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From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Reflecting on the Jewish Rally for Abortion Justice

Reflecting on the Jewish Rally for Abortion Justice jemerman May 24, 2022

As a young woman, I am very frightened by the recent draft Supreme Court opinion that overturns Roe v. Wade. This opinion would abolish 50 years of court precedent that protects our fundamental right to privacy. I was shaken that my ability to make private medical decisions could soon be policed by people who will never experience the circumstances surrounding those decisions.

Netflix’s Russian Doll Season 2: Nesting Trauma in Three Generations of Jewish Women

Netflix’s Russian Doll Season 2: Nesting Trauma in Three Generations of Jewish Women jemerman May 18, 2022

In this season, time is immutable. It can be questioned, but not changed. Family can be understood, but not altered. The self, in this case, the result of intergenerational trauma, must be accepted. In Russian Doll, the only way to see the good in the world is to stop looking back, to stop journeying inward, and to the wake up in the present.

Q&A with Chinese Jewish Advocate and Educator Amy Albertson

Q&A with Chinese Jewish Advocate and Educator Amy Albertson jemerman May 4, 2022

Amy Albertson (she/her), 30, is a Chinese Jewish advocate and online educator living in Northern California. She works as a social media consultant for Jewish organizations.

Holy Sparks: Celebrating 50 Years of Women in the Rabbinate

Holy Sparks: Celebrating 50 Years of Women in the Rabbinate jemerman April 28, 2022

On June 3, 1972, Rabbi Sally Priesand was ordained by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion as the first woman rabbi in North America. To celebrate this milestone in Jewish and American history, HUC's Dr. Bernard Heller Museum in New York partnered with The Braid's Story Archive of Women Rabbis in Los Angeles to create the exhibition "Holy Sparks," presenting 24 ground-breaking women rabbis who were "firsts" in their time.