On May 27 Temple will honor Veterans. Services begin at 7:00 pm and are followed by a festive Oneg.
Prepare for Shavuot by attending the Shavuot Learning on Monday, June 6 at 7:00 pm.
Goldie Lansky and Naomi Chase will be presenting a modern dramatic reading of the Naomi and Ruth story. Small group discussions will follow facilitated by Goldie, Naomi, Rabbi Cohen and Rabbi Lief to explore a variety of themes that emerge from the narrative and this modern take.
Join in the Worship Service with Yizkor on Sunday, June 12 at 10:30 am.
Confirmation is a milestone event in the life of each Confirmand's family and in the history of the Congregation. Our Confirmands are prepared to confirm their decision to live their lives as Jews because of the dedication of clergy, teachers, parents and the Temple family. View the names of this year's Confirmands here.
Your decision to send a WRJ Sisterhood Uniongram to the Confirmation class is a contribution to the WJR Youth, Education and Special Projects Fund (Y.E.S.) Fund. The Y.E.S. Fund provides funding for religious school teacher training and awards scholarships to rabbinic and cantorial students. Look for Uniongrams form in your mailbox soon. Deadline: May 30, 2016
Keep up with all the activities. Read Temple's newsletter, the Messenger. You can keep up with current information and events, read back issues with messages from our professional staff and learn about Temple's other publications, Temple Times and the Religious School newsletters.
Look for photos of Temple events in our web page Photo Galleries
Friday Night Live and the Temple Chorale!
Enliven your Shabbat spirit with the music of our own Friday Night Live Band. Your hands will be clapping and your toes a-tapping. It will be a spiritually exciting Shabbat experience.
Watch video of the band from the Soul Food Shabbat service.
Temple 20's and 30's Group
View upcoming events on the Temple 20's and 30's Calendar.
First and Third Wednesdays at 7:30 am Ethics of the Fathers: Pirkei Avot (Learn and then, work) Join Rabbi Cohen and your Temple friends to explore and discuss Jewish wisdom texts in ways that will help add meaning and fulfillment to the experiences of our lives in the past, present and future.
Saturdays at 9:00 am Torah Study Come at 8:45 am and enjoy a bagel and coffee.
Mondays at 10:30 am Wisdom Years Join the conversation about issues viewed through a Jewish lens. All are welcome.
Wednesday, June 8 at 7:00 pm Rosh Chodesh Join us for song, prayer and inspirational readings as we welcome the month of Sivan. This is open to all women Bat Mitzvah age and over. If you have a tambourine, bring it with you.
Monday, June 6 at 7:00 pm Shavuot Learning:With the festival of Shavuot coming this month, join us for a very special night of Jewish Learning. All are welcome, and no prior knowledge is required.
Wednesdays at 11:30 am Jewish Meditation Stay after Yoga Shalom and just come at 11:45 am to meditate.
View The Times-Union slide show and article about Temple and Jacksonville Jewish Center congregants preparing holiday meals for the Aging True Community Senior Services on Thursday, December 24. On December 25 volunteers, joined by members of The Sanctuary @ Mt. Calvary Church, delivered the meals to homebound seniors and disabled residents. Baked goods were delivered to area First Responders. Click on News4Jax and read about the Mitzvah project.
Boy Scout Troop 12 at Temple
Earlier this summer we were noticed that the Boy Scouts of America has reversed its ban against homosexual Scout leaders. At its November Board meeting, the Temple's Board of Trustees voted to remove restrictions prohibiting Scout activity.
Jacksonville's Status in Florida Jewish History
How Jewish History Is Uncovered at the Temple
Read about our Archives and watch Hazel Mack in the YouTube Video.
'Six Words': A Documentary Film Spotlighting Jacksonville's Human Rights Ordinance Controversy
Jacksonville is the largest city in Florida and the second largest in the U.S. that has not passed job or housing protections for gay and lesbian citizens. Without the ‘six words’ sexual orientation, gender identity or expression in the Human Rights Ordinance (HRO,) Jacksonville is not an inclusive City and some believe Jacksonville could lose millions in new business. Rabbi Lief has been a leader in the fight to include the ‘six words.’ Portions of his interview are included in the documentary at this YouTube site.
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06.01.2016 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Pirkei Avot with Rabbi Cohen
06.03.2016 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple 20's and 30's Pre-Neg, Services and Dinner with Rabbi Lief
06.03.2016 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Worship
06.04.2016 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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