Programs & Services

We provide quality educational and community based programs for ages.  We’re a Jewish neighborhood with warmth and caring, we embrace all who come through our doors. We celebrate the diversity of our members with a commitment to respect the dignity of each person in our midst. We invite you to share our past, and help shape our future.

Jewish Troop Program

US Army Maneuver Center of Excellence
Fort Benning, GA

When it was discovered, back in 2001, that there wasn’t an active duty Jewish Chaplain at Fort Benning (now the army’s combined infantry and armor basic training command) several members of Temple Israel who were veterans stepped forward and organized a Jewish community effort which continues to thrive today.   Volunteers were recruited to conduct worship services and to ensure that major holidays are observed and that Jewish troops had a nucleus of Jewish spirituality to rely on during their demanding transformation as trainees from civilians to active duty warriors.

Temple Youth Group


A group of high school students at T.I.R.S. who get together for social, eduicational, cultural, recreational, and social action oriented events.  


Our Temple Youth Group is a part of NFTY - SAR (North American Federation of Temple Youth - Southern Area Region



Lifelong learning is the ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Therefore, it not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship and personal development.

Shabbaton 2013

On June 7th and 8th, Temple Israel hosted a fantastic Shabbaton with surrounding congregations.  Here you can see that remarkable weekend in photos.

Ruach Shabbat


We sing lively Jewish music, engage the Torah, pray meaningfully, dance like nobody's watching, and motivate each other to live more authentic Jewish lives.  This is where we show our Ruach* the most.  These family services are held monthly at 6:30pm in the Schwob Parlor.  


Created the Jewish experience you have always wanted.  Everyone is welcome.  


Ruach - Hebrew for "Devine Spirit, Energy, Vitality, Brfeath, Life Fource, and Soul.  Basically, it's the enthusiasm we show for Jews, Judaism, and Jewish Community.