Jody's Journey to Empower Healthy Smiles

Posted Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 3:00:00 pm

By Jody Gerth
Interfaith Outreach Coordinator and Youth Group Advisor at Temple Israel

This was my second year going to Honduras with Washington Overseas Mission (WOM). I love to travel and I love to help those in need, so this organization is right up my alley...


Posted Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 9:00:00 am

Eleanor Chih-En Docter Fan is quite a mouthful of a name for a six month old. And just imagine when she has to sign her name on standardized tests, for her driver’s license, or on her first mortgage. Right now, she is known by most just as “Ella”...

What is Yom Ha’atzmaut?

Posted Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 2:00:00 pm

An Israeli professor of mine used to say, “You know the biggest difference between the histories of America and Israel?...  


Posted Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 4:17:00 pm
By Rabbi Amy Feder For weeks, our daughter Molly has been telling people how excited she is that this year, her birthday is on a Jewish holiday: Tu B’Shevat. But after ...

Birthday Celebrations, Preschool Style

Posted Monday, December 4, 2017 at 2:00:00 pm
The following blog post is written by Ken (Melissa) Susman, a TI member and the DECC parent of Madison Susman, who attends Miss Nancy and Miss Angela's Purple Lizard class. ...

The legacy of my great-grandfather, Mike Fadem

Posted Monday, November 13, 2017 at 2:00:00 pm
It is a funny thing to be connected to a person you've never met. A person who died 15 years before you were born. However, my entire life I have felt a strong connection to ...


Posted Monday, September 18, 2017 at 10:54:00 am

Enjoy this poem about forgiveness by Temple Israel member Leanne Rebecca Ortbals in anticipation of the High Holy Days.

Why I am a Jew

Posted Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 3:00:00 pm

When did I become a Jew? As a convert, it’s a long story, and as a retired minister it’s a really long story...

Temple Israel Religious School 'Magic'

Posted Monday, August 14, 2017 at 7:32:00 pm
As a kid, I loved going to Sunday School. Yes, you may find that funny, but it’s true. It seemed magical, and I loved everything about it. But, truth be told, there was ...

CAMP UPDATE: This has been a tremendous Summer at Camp Shook!

Posted Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 2:31:00 am
Due to the construction on the Education Building, Camp Shook is being held at Villa Duchesne, and the facility is amazing; complete with a pool so our campers have not ...

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