Temple Israel

Springfield, Illinois

Rabbi Barry Marks named State Journal-Register First Citizen


Temple Israel is a Conservative synagogue located in Springfield, the state capitol of Illinois.  We are a warm, sociable congregation with members from diverse professional and religious backgrounds.    



Friday evening, November 22nd  

Shabbat eve services– 6:00 pm

Oneg hosted by Laurel Kroak and Adam Mervis; Susan Nightingale; Barbara and Barry Seidman.


Saturday morning,  November 23rd     

Shabbat morning services– 9:00 am

Torah portion– Chayei Sara - Genesis 23:1-24:9

Death of Sarah and purchase of a burial place for the patriarchs and matriarchs. Finding a wife for Isaac.


Sunday evening, November 24th

Greater Springfield Interfaith Association Thanksgiving service – 7:00 pm

We are hosting this interfaith worship service at our Temple.

Reception following the service.


Monday, November 25th

Jewish Ethics – 12:00 Noon

Weekly class on the Path of the Upright, one of the classics of Musar, the Jewish ethical tradition.


At Thanksgiving time, please remember those in our community who are suffering from food insecurity. Contribute to the Thanksgiving Basket project, sponsored by Temple B’rith Sholom, Temple Israel, and First Congregational Church. A donation form is in the November bulletin or call the office for more information.