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 15th

Shabbat eve services– 6:00 pm

Oneg hosted by Carol and Jay Kitterman; Gloria and Michael Schwartz.


Saturday morning,  November 16th     

Shabbat morning services– 9:00 am

Torah portion– Vayera - Genesis 18:1-33

Abraham’s hospitality to wayfarers. God tells Abraham and Sarah that they will be blessed with the birth of a son. Abraham argues with God about the fate of Sodom and Gomorrah.


Monday, November 18th

Jewish Ethics – 12:00 Noon

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


Sunday, November 24th

Greater Springfield Interfaith Association Thanksgiving Service – 7:00 pm

We at Temple Israel will have the honor of hosting the interfaith community for this service of worship and for a reception following.


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.