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PARTY - Panhandle Area Temple Youth: There’s a PARTY and you’re invited! Post B’nai Mitzvah teens (ages 13- 18) are welcome to join our teen programming, where they can be leaders in the congregation and engage in the following ways:

Wednesday evenings - teens gather for learning and relational time during which they explore issues important and interesting to them. These include: friendships, relationships, peer pressure, body image and current events. This program takes place between 6:00 and 8:00pm. 

Madrichim (teachers’ assistants): This program develops useful leadership skills through working as assistant teachers and specialists in program areas. The Madrichim undergo training that includes learning how to work with younger students and developing professional and organization skills. The Madrichim are expected to act as role-models to the youth community.

Social Programming: TI teens will have an opportunity to attend recreational, social, and social justice-focused events which will enable them to create, develop, and foster friendships – as well as deepen their engagement and commitment to the Jewish community.



The Sisterhood is an auxiliary of the Temple Israel congregation, affiliated with the Women of Reform Judaism. For nearly 88 years, Sisterhood has supported the Temple Israel congregation and our community through able hands, fundraising, social events, and community action.

Membership is open to any person who is committed to the goals and objectives of Sisterhood, our congregation, and the Jewish community. The objectives of Sisterhood are to foster and further the highest ideals of Judaism as expressed through the synagogue; to promote friendship among members; and, in cooperation with the congregation, to be a mentor for religious, social, and educational activities.

Ongoing Sisterhood activities include operating the Spinning Dreidel Gift Shop and baking for the annual Jewish Food & Cultural Festival.

Count me in to join/renew membership for Temple Israel Sisterhood in 2019 - 2020.

Interested in Sisterhood's monthly Rosh Chodesh celebration and discussion?  View the Rosh Chodesh Handbook.

For additional information, please contact President, Rebekka Istrail or the Membership/Communications Chair, Debra Katz.


Brotherhood is open to all Temple members over the age of 18 who identify as male.  This group plans a variety of fun events and meets on the third Thursday of each month (locations vary). Event suggestions are always welcome! For more information, please contact Temple Israel's Brotherhood President, Michael Caster.


If you are Jewish, in your 20's-40's, single, coupled, or married, and live in the Big Bend area, this is the group for you! Chaverim is open to the entire Jewish community and its goal is to help create a vibrant Jewish community through spiritual, personal development and leadership, and social events. For more information, please contact the Temple. 

Fri, December 4 2020 18 Kislev 5781