Temple Israel is an engaged learning community.  Activities, both formal and informal, challenge our members to learn more about our sacred tradition and to apply its lessons and values to our daily lives. Our educational programs foster community and spark excitement in learners of all ages.

Offerings begin with children from 6 weeks through Kindergarten Prep in our Early Childhood Program called the Kehillah School, progresses with Chavaya (Religious School) instruction to children in grades K-12, and advance to Adult Education courses in spirituality, religious texts, and Hebrew.

Temple Israel’s educational philosophy is to provide a comprehensive set of programs and classes that foster a love of Judaism and enthusiasm for learning.

The Library at Temple Israel

The library at Temple Israel has been led by our librarian Stephanie Krasner for years. After reading reviews of new books with Jewish themes, Stephanie orders them with funding from the Handelman family, for whom the library is named: Edith H. Handelman Library.

There are fiction books, non-fiction books, and award winning books. All in one place!

Stephanie is in the library on Friday mornings from 10 am – 12 pm. You can also reserve books on a specific library website (see below). Please remember to sign the card and place it in the red box on the desk. Books returned can be placed in the basket inside the door.

We are so lucky to have a library here at the Temple, which is available to everyone: Temple members, Kehillah families, Chavaya (Religious School) participants, and Camp Pinebrook campers!

– Linda Capozzola, Library volunteer, and book aficionado!

Come visit the library in person, click to find the latest recommended book by the librarian, or request a book at: