Welcome to Temple of Israel


Temple of Israel is a vibrant, warm and caring congregation of approximately 200 families. Our membership is represented by all ages including singles, families with young children, empty nesters and retirees.

We are affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) and follow the practices of Reform Judaism. We are an inclusive community, where everyone is welcome regardless of sexual orientation, race, whether a Jew by birth or by choice.  Interfaith couples and families are welcomed and encouraged to take an active role in all activities. While many of our members are long time congregants, numerous others are relatively new additions to the Wilmington area.  We greet the infusion of new individuals and families and welcome everyone’s unique perspective and creative ideas. We encourage everyone to share their time and talents and offer many opportunities to get involved in our congregational family.

Rabbi Emily Losben-Ostrov is our Religious leader.  We have a very active Religious School, Sisterhood and Men’s Club plus a full calendar of adult education, social activities, religious observance and celebrations and social action programs.

If you would like to learn more about Temple of Israel and how you can join our family, please contact the Temple office at 910-762-0000.  Our Membership Committee chairperson will be happy to answer your questions and provide further information.  No one will be denied membership due to financial difficulties.

If you have not already done so, we encourage you to experience Temple of Israel first hand.  Come to Shabbat services and stay for the Oneg or attend another Temple event, meet the rabbi, and other members of the congregation.  Also visit our new Facebook pageIf you would like to be placed on our mailing list to receive our monthly bulletin, please email our Membership Co-chair, Myrna Cronen


Thank you to our Circle of Giving Members!

Walter & Beth Pancoe Michael & Lorraine VanVekoven
Barry & Bonnie Newman** Dr. Eric & Jean Rosenberg
Dr. Joshua & Karen Vogel
Evelyn Agnoff Jeffrey & Nancy Brudney
Dan & Marta Cohen Rita Reibman
Glenn & Beverly Tetterton Mr. Jeffrey Schrager & Dr. Anne York**
Larry & Malinda Zimmerman
Samuel & Jane Brody Geoffrey & Dana Crater
Vernon & Myrna Cronen Dr. Lawrence Frankel
Arthur Kareff Dr. Naomi Kleid**
Dr. Kenneth & Nancy Kotz** Genie & Lank Lancaster
Morris & Sharon Levy Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence Linett**
Rhonda Pruss & Donald Messer Jackie Silver**
Jerry & Debbie Smith  

** New to Circle of Giving in 2018-2019