Welcome to Temple Israel

Vestal, New York

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W e l c o m e   t o   T e m p l e   I s r a e l   o f   V e s t a l

N e w   Y o r k

Temple Israel, located in Vestal, New York, is a modern, conservative synagogue founded in 1886 and is affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and the Jewish Theological Seminary.

Temple Israel provides a complete range of religious, educational, spiritual and pastoral services dedicated to the principle that our people's survival and our personal satisfaction depend upon a living heritage that is loyal to the past and relevant to the present.


Passover will be here soon. Please remember to sell your hametz. Forms are available in the TI office or online. Information on our TI services, selling hametz, and community seders on our website at: http://templeisraelvestal.org/images/stories/bulletin/bulletin.pdf

Beth David Synagogue has kindly invited our congregation to join them this year for their Fast of The Firstborn Siyyum: Mon Apr 14th. Service at BD at 6:40am, Siyyum followed by breakfast approx 7:15am, out for work approx 7:45am. Men and women, firstborns and not firstborns all welcome.

Passover Services: 9:30am Tuesday April 15th, Wednesday April 16th, Monday April 21st & Tuesday April 22nd (Yizkor at 10:30am).

Temple office closed for Passover & JCC Construction – Monday April 14th – Tuesday April 22nd, and Friday April 25th


For additional Passover Information, click here.



Late Sunday night, December 15, the roof over Temple Israel's social hall caved in.


We are grateful that no one was in the building at the time and there were no injuries.  Fortunately, the Sanctuary was unharmed. Our leadership is making plans to repair the damage as quickly as possible. Our thanks for the community's tremendous support.


Click here for updates on our rebuilding.


DONATIONS for REBUILDING: DONATE ONLINE at USCJ and be sure to direct funds to "Disaster Relief".  Mail checks to at 4737 Deerfield Pl, Vestal, NY 13850.  Please make the check out to "Temple Israel" and write "Rebuild" in the memo area. Thank you.

Link to "Healing Journey", a sermon by Rabbi Szajman



Services continue.  Our community is strong.  Join us Tuesdays and Fridays at 5:30pm in the JCC Library and Sat at 9:30am at the JCC.  

Hebrew school Wed and Sun continue at the JCC. Thank you to our head teachers: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Temple Israel

Friday Shabbat Programming

Every Friday night!

5:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Services in the JCC meeting room.

Pray and Play 



  Passover Schedule & Chametz sale 2014 - Click Here



 Binghamton University

Sunday, April 27 at 7:00pm in EDT

BU Lecture Hall 14

Yom HaShoah is an annual event, in which the Binghamton community comes together to reflect on the tragic events of the Holocaust and remember those who were lost. This year, Rabbi Jacob Jungries, a Holocaust survivor, will be the featured speaker for the evening. There will also be speeches from faculty of the Judaic Studies Department, third-generation Holocaust survivors, and there will be a candle lighting ceremony. Please join us for this very important and meaningful event.




Click here for full calendar



Hillel Academy of Broome County K-8 Jewish Dayschool

For more information contact Administrator This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

or visit our website:  HillelAcademyofBroomeCounty.org.

Due to Temple Israel's Building Damage, Hillel will be meeting for the remainder of the school year at TEMPLE CONCORD.



Once a month, Temple Israel takes our Kabbalat Shabbat Service on the road.  Our members gather in nursing homes to share kabbalat shabbat with our elders who can't travel to us. (This replaces the regular 5:30m service that day.)



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Temple Israel is a proud participant in Children of Abraham Interfaith Dialogue

For Information on our Interfaith Book Club:   click here



for Rabbi Prouser's Form: CLICK HERE