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Temple Israel - Dover, NH


Shalom!  Welcome to the website of Temple Israel of Dover, New Hampshire.

We are a Reform congregation serving the Seacoast community since 1938. Our congregation provides a warm and supportive environment that nurtures both the mind and the spirit. Our Rabbi, Sam Seicol, explains that the role of a Synagogue is to create a sacred community, a kahal kadosh. Here at Temple Israel, we welcome all who seek a connection to and through Judaism: Jews, members of Jewish homes, interfaith families, visitors, and seekers of knowledge related to Judaism and the Jewish tradition. We are committed to study, ritual, Shabbat and holiday observance, and music as paths for enriching communal life and personal spiritual growth.

For Shabbat and Holiday service times and education and social events, please check our calendar page (see below).

We would be happy to tell you more about Temple Israel. You are welcome to give us a call at (603) 742-3976 or email us at

Please visit the rest of our web site for more information about who we are Contact the Temple office, if you need any additional information or assistance.


For regularly scheduled events, such as Shabbat Services,  
Torah Study, Adult Education and Religious School,
see the Temple and Religious School calendar sections below.

If there is a weather-related or other cancellation, it will be posted here.
Weather-related cancellations also will be posted on WMUR.

March Events

****** Important:  March 16-17 events have been moved
from Durham to Temple Israel in Dover. ******

Community Seder at Temple Israel
Saturday, March 31,
5:30PM - Community Seder at Temple Israel
All are welcome.  Reservations are required.
Click here for the details and the Seder Reservation Form
Discount if payment is received by March 19
Payment by check must be received by March 26

Upcoming Events...Save the Dates

Friday, April 13, 7PM - Yom Hashoah Service

Friday, April 20, 7PM - Yom Ha'atzmaut Service with Noam Wolf and
Presentation by Holocaust Survivor Kati Preston

Upcoming Sisterhood Meeting
Thursday, March 8, 6:30PM at Janet Insolia's home (pot luck)
(preceded by the Program Committee meeting at 5:45PM)
Wednesday, May 2, 6PM at Julie Serrano's home
For further info on Sisterhood, contact
Stacey Segil

Hannaford Prepaid Shopping (Gift) Cards are Available
If you shop at Hannaford,
please buy these cards for your grocery shopping.
Doing so helps support the temple and costs you nothing extra.

click here for the flyer

**** Members who had a balance due at the end of 2017 were notified in January. ****
If you have any questions or need additional information,
please send an email to
or call 603-742-3976 and leave a message.

If you have paid, thank you.

School has Begun - All are Welcome
New students still being accepted.

Sign up to Enrich the Lives of Your Children or Grandchildren

Classes for Pre-Kindergarten through 7th grade
Meets most Sundays 9:30AM-11:30AM

The Religious School at TI offers a broad range of Jewish history, Bible study and stories,
and liturgy practice and experience on Sundays from 9:30-11:30.  Students in pre-K through 2nd grade
focus on basic Jewish songs of the service, Jewish stories, and learning the letters of the alephbet.
Students in grade 3 and up learn Hebrew in small groups based on the level of knowledge
and experience.  The ultimate goal is familiarity and comfort with the basic liturgy of the morning service.

click here for the latest Religious School Calendar

Note: While we would like all interested families to become members of Temple Israel of Dover,
you do not need to be a member to send your children, grandchildren, etc., to our Religious School.
However, the Religious School tuition is highest for non-members, so please consider becoming a member.

For 2017-2018, there are two sign-up sheets, depending on your membership status.
Please select, download and print the correct one:

For Sustaining and Benefactor Members
(requires 2017-2018 dues to be paid in full or on a payment plan)

click here for religious school form for Sustaining and Benefactor Members

For Associate Members (requires 2017-2018 dues to be paid in full or on a payment plan)
and Non-Members (see note above)

click here for religious school form for Associate Members and Non-Members

Support the Temple When You Shop at Amazon

When you shop at Amazon,
Amazon Smile will donate 1/2 of 1% of what you spend to the Temple.

Here's what you have to do.  Spread the word.

  • From your browser on your computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone, instead of going to, go to and log in as usual.
  • You will be prompted to select your charity.  In the white search box, type "Temple Israel of Dover" and execute the search.  "Temple Israel of Dover, NH" should pop up.  Select it and then shop as usual.
  • You need to do this each time you shop, unless you leave the browser tab open.  If the URL (web address shown at the top of the browser page) doesn't include, you need to log on again to
  • The smile program doesn't work with smart phone apps.  (When this changes, we will change these instructions.)  Thus, to get the donation, you must do your shopping from a browser regardless of its type.
  • Contact, if you have any questions or problems.

All are welcome
click here for the flyer with the details
click here for the handout "Adult Hebrew Lesson 1 and 2 with Vocabulary"
click here for the handout "Adult Hebrew Shema Vahavta reading practice"

Saturdays Mornings (except 3rd Saturday)
10:30-11:30 - Shabbat Morning Torah Study

at Dover Food Pantry and Dover Friendly Kitchen

click here for the flyer with the details

Messages from the President

We are excited that we now share our facility with Honey Tree Learning Center.  They will be in the building Monday - Friday each week from 6:30AM to 6:00PM.  Learn more at

 We will continue to provide services, programs, Religious School, and Adult Education every week Friday evening through Sunday morning. The Sanctuary and two offices will remain dedicated solely to the Temple. The Social Hall is a shared space and the Temple will have full use of it and the kitchen during our times of operation.

The March Issue of the Kesher has been published
click here to see the latest Kesher

March - June 2018 Temple Calendar
Updated on 3/9/2018
Downloadable/Easy-to-Print Latest Calendars (PDF)
click here to open, print or save the March-June 2018 calendar

For questions, corrections, changes, or additions, please contact the Temple Office
- click here to send an email to the Temple Office

Tree of Life Order Form - click here for details and form

No the Temple hasn't moved,
but please note that we do have a new street address:
36 Olive Meadow Lane

Please send U.S. Mail to P.O. Box 254, Dover, NH 03821

Rabbi Samuel Seicol is
Temple Israel's rabbi.

Click Here for More Info

Email "RabbiSam" at

Photo of Rabbi Seicol.

Cancellation of
Temple Israel Events

Click here for more information

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Temple Israel Photos -
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Also find us at -
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Temple Israel
36 Olive Meadow Lane
(formerly 515 Sixth Street)
Dover, NH 03820

Email Addresses:
Important - Postal Address for U.S. Mail:  P.O. Box 254, Dover, NH 03821

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