Temple Israel Presents Scholar-In-Residence Rabbi David Jaffe 

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Event Schedule

Happening @ TI

  • February 11 | 7:00 pm

    Central Havurah

  • February 13 | 11:15 am


  • February 16 | 8:00 am

    Jews and Java at Whole Foods

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Tom Heyn

A Shabbat Message

Tom Heyn

A Shabbat Message

Tom Heyn

A Shabbat Message

Tom Heyn

A Shabbat Message

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  • TI’s Tzedakah for December 2015

    Dec 08, 2015

    For December, Temple Israel is participating in a Toy Drive up to December 20th to benefit Chapman Partnership: Empowering the Homeless families. We also are encouraging you to please join your Temple family on Dec. 24 at Chapman Partnership to serve dinner and dessert, distribute gifts, and spread holiday cheer to those who need it most. 

  • TI’s Tzedakah for November 2015

    Nov 10, 2015

    Temple Israel is participating in the annual Branches Thanksgiving Meal Program. We are calling on TI members and friends to join us by volunteering Thanksgiving morning to help cook, package, and serve or deliver holiday meals to individuals and families in need. Please register on the Branches website by clicking here. For more information, contact the Temple Israel office at info@templeisrael.net or 305-573-5900.

  • TI’s Tzedakah for May 2015

    Apr 26, 2015

    Temple Israel has selected for May the organization our Religious School chose for its Tzedakah Project: Yad Eliezer, a Jewish poverty-relief organization that helps tens of thousands of people in Israel. Best known for its monthly distribution of food packages for babies and families, it also provides a range of financial and rehabilitative support services, including a Big Brothers & Big Sisters program, initiatives for students with learning disabilities, mentoring children from single-parent families, and medical assistance for low-income families. Founded as a small, neighborhood relief  organization, Yad Eliezer is now one of the largest poverty-relief organizations in Israel, with over 12,000 volunteers. To donate, click here.

  • TI’s Tzedakah for April 2015

    Mar 26, 2015

    Temple Israel has selected for its April Tzedakah: The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and its inaugural PurpleStride Miami fundraising event Sunday, April 12 at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park in South Miami-Dade. The day includes a run and untimed family-friendly walk, children's activities, music, refreshments and more. Our own Robert Glazier is participating, and we encourage everyone to walk/run in his honor, or donate directly on Robert's page, or both! It is estimated that nearly 49,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year, and more than 40,000 will die from the disease. It is the fourth leading cause of cancer death, with a five-year relative survival rate of just 7%. In our case, with Robert a beloved member of our Temple Israel family, pancreatic cancer is personal. Please do an important mitzvah by contributing to this cause. To participate in PurpleStride Miami, advance registration is required; for registration, times, and more information, click here

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A Message from Rabbi Tom Heyn

Rabbi Tom

Last year at a Hanukkah party, I found myself sharing what I had learned in rabbinical school about the holiday's historical background. I explained how it began not only as a struggle between Jews and Greco-Syrians but as a battle within the Jewish community between zealots and early reformers. The Maccabees ushered in a period of Jewish independence plagued by intrigue and fratricide which led to its own downfall. Soon after, the Talmudic rabbis decided to whitewash this tragic outcome with a story about oil that lasted for eight days.          
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  Hear more from Rabbi Heyn by attending our weekly Shabbat services. We'd love for you to join us each Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m.

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Presidential Perspective by Doug Jacobs

Doug Jacobs

I can't believe it has been one year since I returned as President of Temple Israel. It went by so fast, and I am already looking ahead to next year with another great year of programs. Now is the time we start looking at new and creative additions to our programming lineup, so if there is something out there that interests you, please let us know. To read more, click here.


Religious School

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Centennial Brick Project

Temple Israel invites you to support our Centennial Brick Campaign to help pave the way to our future. Click here to learn more »